My Car Quest

June 26, 2019

The Bizzarrini Class At Pebble Beach Was Awesome – Part 1

by Mike –

Regular readers of My Car Quest know I am a big fan of all things Bizzarrini and Iso. Look at the top of this page and you will see my former Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada.

This year the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance included a very rare Bizzarrini class where assembled on one field was the best gathering of Bizzarrini built cars that I have ever seen, and maybe better than anyone has ever seen.

Not all of them carried the Bizzarrini brand but that doesn’t matter because they all have Giotto Bizzarrini’s DNA.

Below are my photos of each of the 13 cars from Pebble Beach (actually 6 today and 7 tomorrow) and a summary of each car scanned from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Guide.

Click on the images, the scan documents and the slide shows for a larger view.

1966 Bizzarrini P538

Bizzarrini P538

Bizzarrini P538

Bizzarrini P538


 

1965 Iso Grifo A3/C

This is the most successful Iso/Bizzarrini race car – it won its class at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Iso Grifo A3/C

Iso Grifo A3/C and owner Bruce Meyer

R-03

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1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada

This is the first Bizzarrini GT 5300 that I saw in person and the owner, the late Gerd Eckstein, let me sit in it many years ago so I could be sure that I would fit before I bought my own. I fit just fine, thanks Gerd.

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada


 

1970 American Motors AMX/3

AMC AMX/3

AMC AMX/3

AMC AMX/3


 

1966 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile Italia

This one-of-a-kind won second in class – congratulations to Allison and Mark Sassak.

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile Italia

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile Italia

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile Italia


 

1969 Bizzarrini GT 1900 Europa

Bizzarrini GT 1900 Europa

Bizzarrini GT 1900 Europa

Bizzarrini GT 1900 Europa


Much of the credit for the success of this class at Pebble Beach goes to Don Meluzio, the president of the Iso & Bizzarrini Owner’s Club (you will see Don’s Bizzarrini Spyder here tomorrow).

The many owners who brought their cars from around the world so we could see them and admire them are to be praised as well – thank you all.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Part 2 is here.

 

 

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The Bizzarrini Class At Pebble Beach Was Awesome - Part 1
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The Bizzarrini Class At Pebble Beach Was Awesome - Part 1
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A rare gathering of magnificent Bizzarrini cars.
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  1. Anthony Moody says

    Dear Mike, All utterly stunning – thank you! Though sometimes I think I might know a little about the marque it is always nice to be pleasantly surprised, such as with the ‘Spider Prototype Stile Italia’ above. Best wishes, Anthony

  2. Just awesome! Thanks for sharing Mike.

  3. Super collection of shots and very helpful of you to include the Car Guide entries. It was lovely to see all the cars — including the Macchinetta — and watch Bruce arrive with his son, and thank Don and Mark for bringing their cars. My friends who attended thought it was one of the best parts of PB this year.

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