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Concorso Italiano 2010 – Bravo! Bravo!

By D. Brian Smith

Photography: D. Brian Smith

When you’re at an Italian auto show, a sea of red is a good thing. In the case of the Concorso Italiano 2010, Redline Review witnessed firsthand a rainbow of hues, in the form of some captivating Italian automobiles. Underneath sumptuous blue and sun-filled Monterey skies, Redline Review swooned over almost every enthusiast automobile at this latest iteration of the Italian car fest.

We arrived on the scene as the last of the show machines were being directed into place and felt as if there was fine synthetic oil coursing through our veins, what with the ultra exotic and expensive Italian and otherwise supercars, sports cars, classic and grand touring machines surrounding us. We did our best to hide the Easter Egg Blue 1990 Mazda Miata Redline Review daily driver behind a large Laguna Seca Golf Ranch sand trap and made our way to the show field with stealthy dignity, apart from being recognized by a few smart Redline Review fans.

Next year, we won’t go the stealth route. We’ll show up in the just-finished Redline Review Factory Five Racing Mk4 roadster, a 550+ horsepower C. car replica. Nevertheless, the automobiles at the 2010 Concorso Italiano were still more superlative than last year’s event, which if you read our coverage of the 2009 show, was marvelous.

We weren’t kidding when we said there was a sea of exotic and vibrant hues for the 2010 Concorso Italiano. Multa Bella!

As you can imagine, pretty young ladies were in abundant supply at the 2010 Concorso Italiano. Alix Goodlad and Julia Marantidi agreed to model for RR. Thank you, ladies!

Why don’t you stroll along with us, as if we covered the show together? And we’ll point out some of the vehicles that most stirred the pistons in our collective automotive enthusiasts’ hearts. We forewarn you though, our goal is to get you so excited about the Concorso Italiano that you simply must be there with us in 2011. For information on next year’s Monterey Car Week Exotic Italian Automobile Appreciation Friday, better known as the Concorso Italiano, visit www.Concorso.com. Until then, we hope you have your walking shoes on and your eyes ready to be dazzled.

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