Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival
Saturday June 2, 2018
Sat Aug 16
One of Monterey’s signature events, and one of the world’s largest Italian car showcases, Concorso Italiano, has announced some significant changes in date and venue. After five years at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, the 2014 event will return to Seaside’s Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course, which served as host of Concorso Italiano from 2002-2007. Black Horse features ample parking, great natural beauty, and amazing views of Monterey Bay. This event has evolved into a must-attend convergence of sophistication, taste and affluence and embraces all the cultural elements of Italian style, including music, cuisine, fashion, and travel. The event is centered around collectible Italian automobiles, motorcycles, and boats. The Concorso emphasizes display and appreciation over competition and although the cars are truly magnificent, this event is not just about cars; it’s about people too; widely recognized as the most fun yet sophisticated event of the entire Monterey weekend.
The biggest news, however, is the change from its traditional Friday slot to Saturday, August 16th. Concorso President Tom McDowell indicates that many participants also wanted to attend the Quail Motorsports Gathering, and the new Saturday time slot will allow Italian car collectors to now enjoy both luxury events. Heacock Classic Insurance is thrilled to return as the exclusive insurance sponsor of Concorso, which will feature over 1,000 fine exotic vehicles from every Italian marque. The 2014 Concorso Italiano will once again offer the enthusiast an elegant display of all elements of Italian style, including high fashion, fine cuisine, elegant music, and authentic wines. This year’s Special Features include 100 Years of Maserati and the Cars of Zagato. Heacock Classic will once again host an impressive Participant Dinner on Friday evening, as Concorso is continuing the very popular early vehicle placement from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Thursday evening. The doors open on Friday at 9:00 AM, and we hope you’ll join us for one of the world’s finest displays of Italian Motorcars. Full information is available at www.concorso.com