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Concorso Italiano 2018

Concorso Italiano, 2018 Car Show, Monterey, California
25th of August
Black Horse Golf Club at Marina in the Monterey Bay Area. California
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"Every Thing Italian".

Concorso Italiano is a day of Italian, Fashion, Food, Music and Style. Even Big Sur challenges the Amalfi Coast for splendor. This is the world’s largest Italian automotive event at the Black Horse Golf Course in the Monterey Bay area on August 25, 2018.

If you like Lamboghini's the Concorso Italiano is Ground Zero for Lamboghinis with the Lamborghini Club America making their annual pilgrimage to Monterey and Concorso Italiano.

Alfa Romeo celebration this year with so many Alfa Romeo's, Concorso Italiano is a can’t miss part of the overwhelming Monterey Bay Automobile Week and features nearly 1,000 exotic vehicles, all with Italian influences.
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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta 1937 Carmel CA 2018 Best in Show 2018

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta 1937 Carmel CA 2018 Best in Show Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2018.

Concours d'Elegance, Car Show, 2018-08-26, Pebble Beach Lodge, Pebble Beach, California, US
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance one of the most significant automobile shows in the world displaying the most prized collector cars.

To AllCarCentral's Readers: We are sorry to report that after 11 years with AllCarCentral joining Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with pre-event promotion pages and writing glowing reports and publishing 2,547 Identified Images of the magnificent cars, both on the Pebble Beach lawn and on the presentation ramp, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concours staff chose NOT to host our AllCarCentral Magazine for this years event.

Therefore please read our other stories and reports about the Monterey Car Week where we attended and covered the spectacular events put on by the fabulous staffs of the Concorso Italiano, Porsche North America, Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, Alfa Romeo USA, and McLaren Automotive.

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance pre-event promotion:

The Indy Revolution Heading to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

For 1965, 27 of the 33 cars that started this 500 were mid-engine designs. But the Lotus 38 created by Chapman, powered by Ford, and driven by Jimmy Clark scored a convincing victory, recording what was then the highest-ever average speed (150.686 mph).

The Indy Roadster was Dead!

Mention car racing in the United States and Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is first to come up. In the 1950's and 60's Oval racing was very big in the US and the cars that raced on the Speedway were designed and made for going around that oval at maxim speed. They were called "Roadsters"

The Pebble Beach Concours®, one of the top-ranking collector car competitions in the world draws competitors and viewers from all over the globe. Each year a significant collection of rare examples of motoring history from all over the world come together on the fairway and lawns around the historic Loge at Pebble Beach.
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Rennsport Reunion VI

UPCOMING
Rennsport Reunion VI 2018, Monterey, California

Porsche Historic car show and car race,
2018-10-27 - 2018-10-30, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, US
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Rennsport Reunion "VI" 2018.
Porsche racing history is laid bare within the hills surrounding The WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during the Rennsport Reunion's call to arms and historic Porsche racecars from around the world gathers for a long weekend of racing and remembering.

Meeting the drivers and their cars, seeing the cars on the track where they once screamed in anger and now battle in friendly but spirited challenge races is Porsche Nirvana. What more can one say?
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MGB LE 1979 Dean Lowe Photo 2016

MG HISTORY That we don't talk about! By Geoff Wheatley

I was born just a few miles from the M.G.. Abingdon factory in the UK and can claim to have cut my teeth on the success of the marque. I guess that I can justify this obsession with the fact that my father worked for MG most of his active life.

I won't bother to review the various pre 1935 vehicles that sold perhaps ten or even fifteen cars, at a financial loss of course but will start with the 1936 MGTA.
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Sauber C36 F1 2017 Alfa Romeo Test Drive Monterey 2018

Alfa Romeo at Monterey Car Week 2018
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We recalled seeing an Alfa Romeo Banner and headed that way. Leaving our car in the large lot we headed for what looked like a check in table in front of an arch way with new Alfa Romeo's beyond. The nice friendly ladies invited us to test drive the new Alfas. I chose the Quadrifoglio. I was given a most thorough introduction to the Quadrifoglio by a most capable and impressive guide named Courteney Cox. No not that one but a young lady that is equally lovely and one that is really into moving fast. Alfa Romeo has always provided some really nice and fast cars.

The Quadrifoglio is all Alfa on the inside. Yes you can get the groceries in it. But you can scream over the nearest mountain pass and back into your driveway before the ice cream starts to melt. The brakes with the carbon disks are as impressive as the twin turbo V6 under the hood. It is also equipped with the current selection of performance switches to choose between getting the kids and getting your kicks.
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ASTON MARTIN DBS Superleggera 2019 Carmel CA 2018

Aston Martin in Carmel California 2018
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Aston Martin has gone back to racing and building some real nice cars for the road. And they are showing them off.

So Aston Martin was out in force in Carmel by the Sea during the Monterey Car Week.
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Exotics On Cannery Row 2018

Exotics On Cannery Row 2018, Monterey, California
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The current explosion of hyper cars and over the top exotic new cars, is the theme of the EXOTICS ON CANNERY ROW!.

There were 4 examples from Koenigsegg; 2 from RIMAC; and of course 4 Bugatti, 'HOT' exotic cars and young people and noise.
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 Cafe-Petrol Automotive 9-2018

Cafe-Petrol Automotive 9-2018 The Veranda center in Concord California
The Cafe-Petrol Automotive Gathering seems to be the brain child of one person who likes cars and people. A very laid back meeting of all kinds of cars all with a good vibe. The following is a few shots of the cars on 9-16-18
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The Lamborghini Club gathering, Serata Italiana

SERATA ITALIANA LAMBORGHINI CLUB AMERICA GALA 2018, Monterey, California
The Lamborghini Club America holds its annual members only meeting on Monterey Automotive Car Week with several well planed and attended activities. This year, the 39th year of meeting at Monterey, The Lamborghini Club America is announcing Roger Dubuis as the presenting title sponsor of Serata Italiana Lamborghini Gala, with special awards dinner, to be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
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Bentley R Type Contental Franay Fastback 1954

Cars I Yearned For But Never Owned By Geoff Wheatley
Regretfully my father was not rich or even close to being in that special club so there were always a few cars that I yearned for but never owned.

As I followed in his footsteps as far as fortune was concerned, I know that the closest I can get to these mechanical delights is to write about them.
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 California Mille 2018

28th Annual California Mille April 15-19, 2018 Free Car Show Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA. April 15, 2018
On Monday, April 16, at 8:30 a.m. the Italian flag was waved outside the departure arch at Mason and California Streets, officially starting the four-day, one thousand mile tour of Northern, California
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Concorso Italiano, 2017 Car Show, Monterey, California
19th of August
Black Horse Golf Club at Marina in the Monterey Bay Area. California
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"Every Thing Italian".

A viewers paradise, laid back with all that the senses can take in.

Concorso Italiano 2017 is a day of Italian, Fashion, Food, Music and Style at the world’s largest Italian automotive event.

This show is hugely supported by the car clubs and the turnout is enormous. The judging and awards brings an endless parade of the best cars on the field to the stands with guests and owners speaking over the show cars.
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Bg Car Show 2018 Belgrade Serbia

Bg Car Show 2018
22-28 Mar 2018
Belgrade, Serbia
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Bg Car Show is a 7 day event being held from 22nd March to 28th March 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.
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Porsche 911-991 II C2S sn-WPOZZZ99ZHS120000 2017 1,000,000th example


Porsche One Millionth 911
One million of anything can be a big deal. And not many single car model reaches that distinction. But in the fundamentally low volume world of sports cars this can be a big deal. The Type 901/911 was developed to replace the original Type 356 that made Porsche Cars so popular, both for road and track.

So where is the Porsche 911 at the time of the One Million 911 was made?
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 McLaren P1 sn-SBM12ABA1FW000144 2015 100-OCT Santana Row San Jose CA 10-22-17

McLaren P1 sn-SBM12ABA1FW000144 2015 100-OCT Santana Row San Jose CA 10-22-17

McLaren 100-OCT Santana Row
October 22 2017
San Jose, California
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The 100|OCT CARS AND CROISSANTS

The 100|OCT CARS AND CROISSANTS at Santana Row, San Jose CA on October 22 2017 had a really good showing of McLarens backed up with perfect weather. Additional exotics were lined up for inspection by the attending viewers.
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 Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo 2016
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®
Pebble Beach, California, 2016


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Telsa
by Geoff Wheatley

I doubt if anyone reading this would be able to say "I don't know what TESLA is" However ...

The name was once associated with a unique man; Nikola Tesla, who's name can be included with such people as Edison, and Marconi.
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 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Ferraris and American Dream Cars of the 1960s Heading to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.


Concours d'Elegance, Car Show, 2016-08-20, Pebble Beach Lodge, Pebble Beach, California, US

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance one of the most significant automobile shows in the world displaying the most prized collector cars.

The Pebble Beach Concours, one of the top-ranking collector car competition in the world draws competitors and viewers from all over the globe. Each year a significant collection of rare examples of motoring history from all over the world come together on the fairway and lawns around the historic Loge at Pebble Beach.

Four classes of Ferraris will compete on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, where special classes for Ferrari Major Race Winners and Ferrari One-Off Spéciales will be featured. Ferraris will also line the first fairway of the famed course, where Ferrari North America will simultaneously be hosting the Ferrari 70th Anniversary Concours.

The Automobile has long been used as a basis for expressing designers artistic skills. In this 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, several examples from the 1960s.
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Citroën 11BL 1954

Those Were the Days
by Geoff Wheatley

I recently spent a few days in Europe and whilst there visited two private car collections and a national car museum in the UK. Many of the cars on display I remember and some I even owned.

The most interesting thing about this visit was that almost each car had a special attraction and looked independent from a model aspect. Today it seems to be the reverse, that is that most cars look much the same except for the color and the technical trinkets that in theory are supposed to make driving more enjoyable!
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 Porsche 911-991 II C2S sn-WPOZZZ99ZHS120000 2017 1,000,000th example  Porsche Works Reunion 2017

Porsche Works Reunion 2017 Car Show
August 18 2017
Tierra Country Club, Monterey, California
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Porsche Works Reunion was a wonderful laid back gathering of Porsche's in a wonderful setting. Signage for the cars was good and the slow pace allowed the owners time to talk about their cars. The stage had several Porsche drivers from the past to the present to talk about their racing experience.
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Exotics On Cannery Row 2017


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 Lamborghini 100-OCT Santana Row San Jose

Lamborghini 100-OCT Santana Row
June 25 2017
San Jose, California
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The 100|OCT CARS AND CROISSANTS

The 100|OCT CARS AND CROISSANTS at Santana Row, San Jose CA on June 25 2017 had a collection of ELEVEN Aventador SV and 40 Lamborghini's total for a really great day with the unbelievable highlight of most gracious Valentino Balboni, Automobili Lamborghini Ambassador, on hand to meet with the Lamboghini owners and sign the cars on display.
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Daimler motorized Carriage 1886

Who built the first motor car by Geoff Wheatley

As I have mentioned before, there are several conflicting stories about who or what was the fist vehicle on the road. You could start with an early steam car.....


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Concorso Italiano 2017

KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN Kode57 2017 Concorso Italiano 2017


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 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

DiDia 150 Bobby-Darin-Coupe 1960

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Where's the Spare
by Geoff Wheatley

I recently had an interesting experience with a spare wheel, or to be correct a Doughnut spare wheel. While visiting Ottawa, Canada on the fast ring road, my front tire disintegrated.
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