Monterey Car Week-Day 8; Ferrari Club Concours

Monterey Car Week; Ferrari Club Concours 2015

Monterey Car Week usually ends with the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. This year (Aug, 2015) we extended our time in northern California to attend the 2015 Ferrari Club of America (FCA) National Meet which started immediately after Pebble Beach. The Meet was hosted by the FCA’s Pacific Region, a great group of folks. The highlight was the Ferrari Club Concours.

Very early Monday we met our car hauler at the Nicklaus Club in Monterey, a private membership country club. The venue was quite beautiful; a Spanish architecture clubhouse, 18-hole golf course, and southern California style residences. The Club was a convenient few miles from the Hyatt Monterey, ground zero for the FCA Meet.

This event had some logistical problems; IT issues with ticket purchases, insufficient parking, and lack of space for the haulers to park and unload. Something I did not understand; spectators were not allowed to purchase tickets at the event, only pre-purchased tickets by FCA members were allowed.  Several vendors we spoke with were unhappy with the Concours as they had so little foot traffic. It was never crowded, and there was plenty of room for more cars on the field, though they had stopped taking car registrations for ‘lack of room’.  Regardless, we thoroughly enjoyed the cars and being with our Ferrari brethren.

The Ferraris that attended were surprisingly good, a nice mix of vintage to new, and speciales. Mr. AutoBlonde was judging, which he  enjoys and at which he is quite proficient. However it does turn a long day into a very long day. In spite of the poor logistics on the registration end we did have a grand time with our Ferrari friends, and visiting with Ferrari Club members from other regions and countries. A shout out to Phillip and the gang in the Ferrari Club of New Zealand, what a fun bunch they were all week!!

Pictures from the FCA Concours

ferrari club concours

ferrari club concours

Setting up for the day - ferrari club concours

Setting up for the day

 

ferrari 2+2's - ferrari club concours

2+2’s

 

More ferrari 2+2's - ferrari club concours

More 2+2’s

 

ferrari Dinos - ferrari club concours

Dinos

 

Rear Admiral and Mrs. Phillips arrive in their 1955 500 Mondial Series II - ferrari club concours

Rear Admiral and Mrs. Phillips arrive in their 1955 500 Mondial Series II

 

ferrari 328's - ferrari club concours

328’s

 

ferrari 512's - ferrari club concours

512’s

 

ferrari 550's - ferrari club concours

550’s

 

ferrari 599's - ferrari club concours

599’s

 

avorio ferrari - ferrari club concorso

The unique color on the spider is Avorio

 

ferrari 355's - ferrari club concorso

355’s

 

ferrari TR's - ferrari club concours

TR’s

 

ferrari 360's - ferrari club concours

360’s

 

More ferrari 328's - ferrari club concours

More 328’s

 

ferrari Daytonas - ferrari club concours

Daytona’s

 

silver 1962 250 GT/E - ferrari club concours

There’s our 1962 250 GT/E

 

red 1985 288 GTO - ferrari club concours

1985 288 GTO

 

red/black LaFerrari - ferrari club concours

The only LaFerrari on the field, surprisingly

 

ferrari F40's - ferrari club concours

F40’s

 

ferrari 275's - ferrari club concours

275’s

 

white 1950 Inter Ghia Coupe 195 - ferrari club concours

1950 Inter Ghia Coupe 195

 

blue 1965 500 Superfast - ferrari club concours

1965 500 Superfast

 

black 1961 400 Superamerica - ferrari club concours

1961 400 Superamerica

 

silver 1956 250 GT Alloy Boano - ferrari club concours

1956 250 GT Alloy Boano

 

white 1956 250 Europa GT - ferrari club concours

1956 250 Europa GT

 

silver 1963 400 Superamerica - ferrari club concours

1963 400 Superamerica

 

judges at ferrari club concours

judges at ferrari club concours

judges at ferrari club concours

The judges judging

 

The badge on a Superfast - ferrari club concours

The badge on a Superfast

 

 platinum winners - ferrari club concours

Some of the platinum winners

 

tom yang ferrari 330 america - ferrari club concours

Tom Yang receiving an award for his customer’s 330 America

 

blue Ferrari 550 HTC package

A rare HTC Package on this Ferrari 550. Note the special exhaust tips

 

blue 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider PF - ferrari club concours

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider PF recently restored by Ferrari Classiche

 

white Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pinin Farina Coupe Aerodinamico Prototipo - ferrari club concorso

Best in Show; 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pinin Farina Coupe Aerodinamico Prototipo, a beauty from New England

 

About suz

The Auto Blonde is an enthusiast who attends and participates in many car events. She welcomes you to ride shotgun. All pictures and posts are hers unless otherwise noted.
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