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May 20, 2024

More Photos From Monterey Car Week

by Mike –

It seemed like everyone had a camera last week in Monterey County and they were all taking photos of the cool cars that were driving by, sitting on a golf course or participating in the historic races at Laguna Seca.

The photographers place themselves on strategically located corners and then wait for something worthy of a photo to drive by. I was surprised to see several people taking photos of my ’96 Porsche 911.

I was not surprised to see many people taking photos of the Bizzarrini GT 5300 as I drove to and from Concorso Italiano on Saturday. Usually I see these photos on someones Flickr album.

This year however, Cindy Meitle sent the three photos below taken by Anthony Carbone of Madwhips who said in an email to me “I was hanging out of the top of the Yellow Hertz rental Corvette!”

We were on Highway 1 between Carmel and the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside where Concorso Italiano was held.

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

Sophisticated, fast and timeless.

These are the best photos I have of the Bizzarrini at speed from the outside. Thank you Anthony!

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

Concorso Italiano Photos

I met Ben Brown, MD, from Sausalito, at Concorso Italiano and had a great time talking to him. A few days later he sent an email with photos (see the slide show below) and said,

I enjoyed meeting you at Concorso Italiano and photographing your gorgeous Bizzarrini, one of my all time favorite examples of stunning Italian coachwork. Attached are a few photos from Concorso including your Bizzarrini and my blue Mondial.

Ferrari Mondial at Concorso Italiano

Check our our Biscotti and Cars website. The website includes Previews of upcoming Feature Cars, Event photos from Biscotti and Cars as well as Other Events (e.g. Pebble Beach, Allure of the Automobile at the Portland Art Museum etc.) There are also a few videos of car events like local Ferrari Owner’s Group drives.

Photos in the slide show below are by Ben Brown, MD.

Mike Clarke sent in the four photos below of Concorso Italiano.

Bizzarrini GT 5300 at Concorso Italiano

The class winners together – Bruce Caron and I are talking to the Lamborghini GT350 owner who won Best in Show.

Bizzarrini GT 5300 at Concorso Italiano

I am sitting between a De Tomaso Mangusta and the Lamborghini GT350

Bizzarrini GT 5300 at Concorso Italiano

Giorgetto Giugiaro really knows how to design great cars.

Bizzarrini GT 5300 at Concorso Italiano

I am chatting with Phil White who was first in the Maserati class with his special one-of-a-kind prototype which is parked right behind the Bizzarrini.

Alfa Romeo at Concorso Italiano

Someone wanted more photos of Alfa Romeos at Concorso Italiano, so here is a slide show with all of my Alfa photos from that day.

As always your Comments are welcome.

More Photos From Monterey Car Week
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More Photos From Monterey Car Week
Photos of the Bizzarrini GT 5300 at speed and more photos from Concorso Italiano.


  1. Pete Lyttle says

    Hi Mike

    Your car looks great on the move!
    Any chance of a report on what Iso Biz members cars were in attendance this year?

    Best regards

  2. Pete Lyttle says

    Planning to come again next year.

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