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Concorso Italiano changes day and venue, features display of modern Zagato creations

The Alfa-Romeo TZ3 Stradale will be among the modern Zagato creations at Concorso Italiano | Zagato

The Alfa-Romeo TZ3 Stradale will be among the modern Zagato show cars at Concorso Italiano | Zagato

Concorso Italiano, the sweeping celebration of Italian motoring, returns to its original location at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, California, on August 16 during Monterey Car Week.

The biggest change, though, is Concorso’s move from its traditional Friday position during the crowded docket of Monterey happenings to Saturday, when there are fewer competing events, according to the organizers. For example, the Quail Motorsports Gathering is held annually on Friday.

The 29th annual Italian car and lifestyle festival, considered to be the largest assemblage of exotic Italian cars in the world, took place for the past five years at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch but returns to where it was held from 2003-2007. Some 800-1,000 cars are expected, ranging from vintage classics to modern exotics.

 The Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato will have its first U.S. showing | Zagato


The Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato will have its first U.S. showing | Zagato

Special features for this year’s Concorso focus on the 100th anniversary of Maserati, the 60th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and a special exhibition of automotive design by Zagato Atelier of Milan as it marks its 95th year The Zagato display will include a grouping of Zagato Atelier Contemporary Collectibles, eight exotic concepts that will be shown together for the first time ever. The show cars were created in recent years by Andrea and Marella Zagato, representing the third generation of the design company. Andrea Zagato and other Zagato representatives are expected to attend Concorso.

The Zagato collection will include a recently created Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato that has never been shown in the U.S. The Lamborghini was flown straight from the factory in Rho, Italy, to be delivered to its American owner, and it will serve as the centerpiece of the display, shown along with Zagato Alfa Romeos, Ferraris and Aston Martins. Another focal point will be the Zagato-designed Alfa-Romeo TZ3 Stradale.

“We are honored to have these stunning modern day Zagatos as part of Concorso Italiano’s 95th Anniversary Zagato celebration,” said Tom McDowell, Concorso Italiano president. “This is the first time these contemporary cars have ever been seen together in a grouping, creating a display that is sure to impress car fans of all ages.”

Enter to win two free tickets to Concorso Italiano 2014 in a competition hosted by ClassicCars.com. Click here for details: Concorso Contest.

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About the Author:

Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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