Concorso Italiano 2011

Adjacent to the legendary Laguna Seca race track near the town of Salinas, California, is the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch.  Once a year around mid-August, this golf course has the privilege of serving a much higher purpose than that of providing little holes for grown men wearing funny pants trying to fill said holes with dimpled balls.  Continue reading

The Monterey Historics: Glorious Man, Glorious Machines

August, 1988.

That was the first and only time I had traveled up to Monterey for the annual historic auto races. My friend Chris and I had just graduated from high school down in Coronado, and we were car crazy. Continue reading

We Head to Monterey for a Sensory Overload Weekend

This week the beautiful Monterey peninsula hosts a number of car events that no Alfista or any vintage automobile fan should miss.  Three spectacular concorso take place this weekend: Concorso Italiano and the motorsport gathering at the Quail Lodge both take place this Friday, followed by the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday where some of the greatest and rarest of legendary autos with no-expenses-spared restorations are on display.  And if you get the itch and have the means to treat yourself to one of these machines, you’re in luck: you’ll have a few examples to bid on amongst the various high-end auctions there which are projected to gross $230Million in sales.

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