Concorso Italiano 2007
Sponsored by Girard-Perregaux, Best of Show at the 2007 Concorso was the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS owned by Tazio Denicolo. The car beat strong competition in the Ferrari class from a 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, and then had to head class winners from all the other Italian manufacturers including Lamborghini, this year's featured marque.
As usual, the Concorso at the beautiful Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course over-looking Monterey Bay in California was a celebration of all things Italian, with fine wines and designer clothing alongside the best automobiles from Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Fiat, Iso, de Tomaso Lancia and Alfa Romeo. There were motorcycles too, with the little-known 1952 Rumi Gobbetto owned by John Goldman coming top in the two-wheeler class.
The Italian event the Coppa Milano-Sanremo has its own award and this year it went to Larry Vivian's turquoise 1954 Fiat 8V. In keeping with previous years the Concorso features new cars as well as classics, and owners of the latest supercar are encouraged to bring it to the event with examples of customised moderns (such as the unbelievably intricate design on the Gallardo) mixing it with older Ferraris and Alfas. True rarities included the very first Countach and the unique Lamborghini Miura Spider .
Both green, ironically, in a sea of red and yellow.
For further information please visit www.concorso.com.
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