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Italian Happening at St. Johns Concours

Italian Happening at St. Johns Concours July 2014
This event, held on the day before the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's in Plymouth, enjoyed great weather and an equally impressive turn-out of auto enthusiasts. In attendance were cars from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Lancia, Dual Ghia, DeTomaso, and over 70 Alfa Romeo's. Along with a good amount of quantity, there was a great deal of quality. There was a plethora of examples that helped paint a picture of vehicles designed and produced in the country of Italy.

An Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS in attendance was the second of four SSZ prototypes produced. Only two still exist. It was the first car with a tilt front, has an early low nose configuration, lightweight body panels, and perplex windows. There was a great turn-out of competition Alfa GTA's. A sleek and exotic DeTomaso Mangusta rested in close proximity to a pair of DeTomaso Pantera's and was closely flanked by brightly colored Lamborghini's. Along with the modern Lamborghini's, there were three Lamborghini Jalpa's. The Jalpa's were the replacement for the Lamborghini Silhouette and they wore styling courtesy of Bertone who had used the styling-cues from the Silhouette. The result was a super car that was not as angular as its predecessor but with a more modern appeal. Like many other Lamborghini's, the name Jalpa was borrowed from a breed of fighting bulls. An eight-cylinder engine was mounted mid-ship providing 255 horsepower to the rear wheels.

With this being the second edition of this event, we did not expect it to be as good as it was. We were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed the enthusiasm and turn-out.

Galleries

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900  
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint  
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale  
1963 Alfa Romeo 2600  
1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Series 105  
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA  
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia  
1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1600  
1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA Jr.  
1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce  
1969 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior  
1970 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce  
1971 Alfa Romeo GTV Veloce 1750  
1971 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 1750  
1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV  
1973 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce  
1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce  
1974 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce 2000  
1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal  
1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta  
1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta  
1979 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce  
1980 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce  
1982 Alfa Romeo GTV-6  
1982 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce  
1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce  
1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6  
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate  
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio  
1988 Alfa Romeo Milano  
1989 Alfa Romeo Milano  
1990 Alfa Romeo SZ  
1991 Alfa Romeo 164  
1991 Alfa Romeo Spider  
1995 Alfa Romeo 164  

1969 DeTomaso Mangusta  
1972 DeTomaso Pantera  

1968 Ferrari 330  
1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT  
1972 Ferrari 246 Dino  
1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4  
1973 Ferrari 246 Dino  
1978 Ferrari 308 GTS  
1980 Ferrari 308  
1981 Ferrari 308  
1982 Ferrari 308i GTS  
1985 Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole  
1986 Ferrari Testarossa  
1988 Ferrari 328 GTS  
1990 Ferrari Testarossa  
1995 Ferrari F355  
1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello  
2001 Ferrari 360 Modena  
2003 Ferrari 360  
2005 Ferrari F430  

1959 Fiat 600 Multipla  
1963 Fiat 1500GT  
1970 Fiat Dino  
1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2000  
1983 Fiat Spider 2000  
1986 Fiat X 1/9  
2012 Fiat Abarth 500  

1967 Ghia 450 SS  

1984 Lamborghini Jalpa P350 GTS  
1985 Lamborghini Jalpa P350 GTS  
1987 Lamborghini Jalpa  

1967 Lancia Fulvia  
1981 Lancia Beta  
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