Posted by Anthony CarboneAugust 13, 2009 at 8:33 am
It is currently 6:16am here in beautiful Monterey California and I have been awake for the last hour resizing and uploading some of my 2009 Monterey Car Show Pictures for your enjoyment. Yesterday we saw a total of 5 red Enzo Ferrari’s, a rare White Porsche Carrera GT, a Ferrari F50 F40 and Enzo all driving together, a Porsche 959, 3 Bugatti Veyron’s, a Saleen S7 Competition and race car were both at my hotel and so much more I think I blew a couple fuses. What an amazing day we had running from hot location to location, today will start in about an hour! STAY TUNED
Jason Thorgalsen and Stephan Bauer are still sleeping as they got in super late from the party at the Monterey Jet Center (pics coming don’t worry).
WHEN: Friday, August 14, 2009
WHERE: Black Horse Golf Course – Monterey Bay, CA
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy live music sponsored by Blue Fin on Cannery Row, a wine pavilion, great food, beautiful cars and wonderful people in the region Steinbeck spoke of in his novels for years. La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse will deliver a special treat first thing in the morning, as the Grapes of Wrath vehicle made famous in the movie The Grapes of Wrath. The car will be on offer at the famous Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in early 2010.
Lamborghinis have always been a popular sight and are always a crowd pleaser. La Dolce Vita has several dozen Lamborghinis on board in every color of the rainbow plus many additional unique configurations you won’t want to miss. The Lamborghini owners are exceptional folk who love to share stories about the cars and don’t mind camera-happy fans who love to snap photos from all around. After all, these cars look spectacular from every angle! A great surprise for both spectators and the media, La Dolce Vita will have a new 2010 Lamborghini LP 670 SV on display for all to admire! This car does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds!!!!
While La Dolce Vita Automobili is an Italian car-centric event, there is also a European display showcasing other cars as art. Featured Marques of the Peninsula invites cars being showcased at other Monterey Car Week events to display on Friday such as Bugatti which is featured at Sunday’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Porsche, the featured marque at the weekend’s Historic Races.
An Automotive Design Pavilion will offer visitors a look into the future of cars. Featured students and graduates of the Academy of Art University School of Industrial Design in San Francisco, California will showcase a myriad of work. Digital renderings of cars will be on display via computer kiosks. Easels will display 3′ x 4′ drawings and large, beautiful painted clay model will showcase projects aimed at car design decades from now. These are the future designers of collector cars, cars that will be admired generations from today.
Alfa Romeo Spiders through the Ages offers a wide variety of beautiful Alfa Romeos. Current entries span early models such as a 1931 6C 1750 to the recent 2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, Alfa Romeo’s newest design masterpiece that marks Alfa Romeo’s re-entry into the North American automotive market after more than a decade.
There will be many exciting features at this year’s event. A very special display of Lancia cars will showcase models as early as the 1916 Lancia Theta driven by Jan Vorboril in the Peking to Paris Rally. Jan will be on hand to autograph a new book written about the rally entitled Peking to Paris 2007 which chronicles adventures driving across Mongolia, Europe and more.
The annual Maserati Days Celebration will be held during La Dolce Vita Automobili at Black Horse. Visitors can expect to see dozens of unique and incredible Maserati cars including both Vintage Race Cars and luxury car designs.