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Concorso Italiano is an event born in the mid-80’s in Monterey, California, where classic and modern cars of many prestigious automotive brands made in Italy are exhibited.

The event has been directed since 2009 by Tom McDowell, an American entrepreneur always passionate about engines and since 2016 Raffaello Porro, CEO of StudioRPR, has become co-organizer and Italian ambassador of the event. 

As a result, StudioRPR has a key role in the organization of the event, dealing with contacts with the most influential Italian companies in the automotive and communication sector.

Concorso Italiano is aimed at the great Italian car enthusiasts and is an opportunity to allow meetings and discussions between the most famous personalities of international motorsport.

Every year in August, more than 1000 Italian cars gather in an exhibition area of over 5000 square meters.

These are very limited series of super cars, concept cars and one-offs, of yesterday and today that parade and compete to be rewarded.

The 2023 Concorso Italiano was also a great success, hosting a large audience of collectors, enthusiasts and experts.

Among these were great representative faces such as: Wayne Carini, Steve and Molly Saleen, Dominic Dobson, Monica Zanetti, Pietro Corradini and Valentino Balboni.

The “Best in show Award” this year was awarded to the 1967 Lamborghini Miura.

In addition to this, several awards were awarded:

“La Bella Macchina Award 2023” was awarded to Monica Zanetti, Beppe Gianoglio and Dominic Debson.

“Valentino Balboni Award 2023” has chosen to reward the Lamborghini 350 GT of 1965 by Stuart Brooke.

Finally, “Doug Magnon Preservation Award” was presented to Kevin Enderby’s 1997 Ferrari 355.


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