Monterey Car Week: Concorso Italiano

Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s and Alfa’s and Maserati’s. . . if it was Italian and exotic, it was here! The day started out very foggy, with exotic cars from all around the US slowly trickling in to their respectable corrals. I had heard that there were going to be about 7 NSX’s showing up, although only 5 did, it was a good turnout.

One of the first things that caught my eye was this: A Maserati MC12!! This was one of the first MC12's I have seen in over 2 years. I just stood there in awe of this awesome car.

One of the first things that caught my eye was this: A Maserati MC12!! This was one of the first MC12’s I have seen in over 2 years. I just stood there in awe of this awesome car.

As I moved around the Maserati section, I also got to see the brand new Maserati Ghibli.

As I moved around the Maserati section, I also got to see the brand new Maserati Ghibli.


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Although I'm not the biggest fan of Alfa Romeo, This 8c is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. This car is a dream car for sure. Next to it, was also a classic Alfa, showing old vs. new  design.

Although I’m not the biggest fan of Alfa Romeo, This 8c is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. This car is a dream car for sure. Next to it, was also a classic Alfa, showing old vs. new design.

And now we get to the good stuff, the quintessential Italian sports car, Ferrari. Here was a Ferrari 330. Later that day, I saw one fetch $400,000 at the RM auction.

And now we get to the good stuff, the quintessential Italian sports car, Ferrari. Here was a Ferrari 330. Later that day, I saw one fetch $400,000 at the RM auction.

There were also new Ferrari's. These F430's were lined up and it seemed like the line went for miles.

There were also new Ferrari’s. These F430’s were lined up and it seemed like the line went for miles.

The best was saved for last as I neared the end of the Ferrari section. Another one of the coolest Ferrari's besides the F40, and Daytona, of course; a Ferrari F50!

The best was saved for last as I neared the end of the Ferrari section. Another one of the coolest Ferrari’s besides the F40, and Daytona, of course; a Ferrari F50!

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As I walked back to my car I saw a few people taking a picture next to my car! That made my day.

As I walked back to my car I saw a few people taking a picture next to my car! That made my day.

After leaving Concorso Italiano, my family and I ate at a local restaurant called Rosini’s. The food was amazing; a must-eat place for anyone in the area. After eating there we headed to the RM auctions to see some cool cars that were up for sale.

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The Lister Le Mans racecar in the foreground sold for an astonishing $1.8 million dollars.

The Lister Le Mans racecar in the foreground sold for an astonishing $1.8 million dollars.

On the walk back to the hotel I spotted a lone BMW 650 under a street light. I just had to take a picture.

On the walk back to the hotel I spotted a lone BMW 650 under a street light. I just had to take a picture.

Next: Laguna Seca!! The Historics races held at Laguna Seca is the best place to see some amazing vintage racecars swap paint besides Goodwood. More posts/pictures to come!!

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