PRLog - March 22, 2012 - MONTEREY, Calif. -- MONTEREY, Calif. / Concorso Italiano, the world’s largest car show of exotic Italian cars, announced that its 2012 centerpiece will feature ‘The Cars of Bertone’ in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bertone Design. Bertone has confirmed that they will debut several prominent concept cars from the Bertone Collection, for the first time in North America, at this year’s Concorso. Bertone also plans to showcase the Nuccio supercar at the event. After it’s unveiling atGeneva with huge fanfare, the Nuccio will be shown again in April at the Beijing Auto Show before appearing at Concorso in Monterey 2012.
Bertone Nuccio Concept Car
Over the years, many of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers have commissioned Bertone to create cars that have since become benchmarks for auto design and icons of Italian style. These manufactures include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat (OTC: FIATY), Lancia, Iso, Aston Martin, BMW, Jaguar, Citroen, Opel, Mazda, Volvo, Ford (NYSE: F) and Chevrolet.
Bertone has a 20 year history at the Concorso and Lilli Bertone, the automotive design company’s president, is scheduled to participate at this year’s event in Monterey. In a letter to enthusiasts, Bertone announced that her company wants to share this historic celebration with the most enthusiastic supporters of Italian automobiles in the world.
“Bertone has produced some of the most beautiful and historically important automobiles. It is my hope that many of those cars can be brought to this special centennial event”, said Bertone.
Alfa Romero BAT 5, 7 and 9 Concept Cars by Bertone at Concorso Italiano in Monterey, Calif.
In recent years, the Bertone designed Alfa Romeo BAT 5, 7, 9 and 11 concept cars have been displayed at the Concorso. A spokesperson for the Concorso stated, “We will have a tremendous lineup of showstoppers this year, including many cars that have never been seen in North America! In addition to the concept cars, pristine examples of most Bertone production designs will be displayed.”
The Concorso Italiano is an annual celebration of Italian vehicles and style featuring everything great from Italy including cars, fashion, food and wine in an elegant setting on the greens at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch inMonterey. The Concorso boasts the world’s largest collection of Italian automobiles and supercars in one place, outside of Italy.
This August 17, the 27th edition of the Concorso will kick off the traditional Monterey-PebbleBeachweekend portion of the internationally famed Monterey Car Week festivities. Spectator event tickets and limited VIPFan Club packages are currently available online at http://www.concorso.com.
Bertone’s most significant designs for Italian production cars include:
Ferrari: Dino 308 GT4
Fiat: X1/9, 850 Spider, Dino Coupé
Alfa Romeo: Giulietta Sprint, Giulietta SS, Montreal, GT
Friday August 17, 2012
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Mark Knass & Associates
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Concorso Italiano kicks off the traditional Monterey - Pebble Beach weekend portion of the internationally-
The Concorso boasts the world's largest collection of Italian automobiles and supercars in one place, outside of Italy. Close to 1,000 cars of Italian origin will be on display at the event with upwards of $100-million worth of classic and newer vehicles.