INAUGURAL CONCORSO ATLANTICO TO FEATURE ITALY'S FINEST
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| The first ever Concorso Atlantico celebrating the exotic vehicles of Italy is set for Saturday, March 10th, 2012, from 10am to 4pm, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort located at 6800 First Coast Highway on Amelia Island, Florida. Owners of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and other vehicles of Italian heritage are invited to display their vehicles on one of the Omni's world class golf courses bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Enthusiasts around the globe agree that Italy's car manufacturers and design houses have brought the world some of the most striking and coveted exotics to ever hit the road or racetrack. The mere mention of Ferrari generates thoughts of sleek motoring freedom along with memories of the grand era of sports car racing at venues such as Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring, Monza and the Nurburgring. In fact, one of the most coveted examples of all the Italian marques – the Ferrari 250 GTO – celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Less than 40 of these cars were built and, on the rare occasion today that one changes hands, the price is easily in the $15-20 million range.
In addition to the sensual red cars from Maranello, other prominent Italian builders have contributed their share of notable models, too, including such legendary examples as the Alfa Romeo 2300 8C, the ultra wild Lamborghini Countach, and the Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage.' Owners of these and other special production vehicles are welcomed to show them at the event.
'We are looking forward to hosting a great selection of Italian marques for the inaugural Concorso Atlantico, as this event will be a gathering to celebrate unique styling and fellowship among owners,' says event chairman Ken Perry. 'Many of the world's most sought-after sports cars were designed and built in Italy, and we hope that this will be the start of a long automotive tradition at the Omni. We want to hear from all of the ‘tifosi' in the Southeast and invite them to show their pride and joy with us.'