Significant moves are in store at Concorso Italiano, as the Monterey Car Week staple announced changes to its location and schedule for 2014.
After five years at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, next year’s event will return to Seaside’s Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course, which served as host of Concorso Italiano from 2002-2007. The biggest news, however, is a date change from its traditional Friday billing to Saturday, August 16th. Organizers said that by moving the event to Saturday, individuals that currently attend the Quail Motorsport Gathering on Friday will now have the opportunity to visit Concorso Italiano the following day.
The 2014 Concorso Italiano will feature 100 Years of Maserati and the Cars of Zagato, both strong draws that may help smooth over the transitions.
“We’re very excited about working with Bayonet Black Horse and the City of Seaside again,” said Concorso Italiano President Tom McDowell. “We look forward to bringing the event back to its roots of sorts, and anyone who attended Concorso Italiano at Black Horse can attest to its natural beauty and expansive views of Monterey Bay.”
Additionally, Concorso Italiano will expand its concept by adding a new Southern California event on March 30, 2014. Desert Concorso: Classic and European Sports Cars will be held in Palm Desert, California, in conjunction with Fashion Week El Paseo. The event will include Italian cars, designers, fashion and cuisine, as well as a gathering of classic and European sports cars. Desert Concorso will also honor Maserati’s 100th anniversary among other automotive legends to be announced.