8/17/2004: Concorso Italiano 2004
Last week I went out to Monterey, CA to attend some of the many car-related events during the “monterey car weekend”. (in fact, it covers the better part of a week at this point).
I ended up spending thursday with a bunch of Fiat America folks, on a cleverly organized “frugal thursday” tour of various events which can be gotten into for free, including the warm-up day for the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca.
On friday, I went to the Concorso Italiano event. It was really a great time! There were a mind boggling number of expensive italian cars there. I didn’t take a whole lot of photos of those, but here are some links to other peoples’ collections:
- pelicanparts.com (1000+ photos)
- broadsword.com (27 photos)
- supercarfreak.net (630 photos)
- dealerrater.com (567 photos)
I got to meet Tim Schlose and Dan Lennon, who both brought ‘65-66 (118K) 1500 Cabriolets. I filled most of my camera’s memory card with just close-up pics of these two cars, which will come in handy for reference.
|Tim Schlose’s 1500, 118K 047086|
|Dan Lennon’s 1500, 118K 044778|
Great cars, guys! Makes me anxious to get back to work on mine :)
Tim’s car is very pretty, with a great body and a mildly customized interior. It’s been switched to cloth upholstery, and he’s added a few OSCA-inspired touches, like the nardi wheel and footrest:
Dan’s is fairly original overall- most of the car seems untouched, which is great as far as I am concerned! The car is amazingly solid and rust free, even the undercarriage. Check out that grille!
Hard to believe the pitted one on my car is supposed to look that smooth :)