Le Belle Macchine d'Italia August 2005Le Belle Macchine d'Italia
Translation: The beautiful Machines of Italy
The 2005 Le Belle Macchine d'Italia was a three Italian automotive event held in the eastern part of Pennsylvania. Two days were dedicated to racing these machines around Pocono International Raceway's 2.5 mile road coarse. The third day was a Concorso held at the Pocono Mountains Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA. It was the largest three day Italian automotive event in the United States.
The Skytop Lodge was built in 1925 as an Executive Retreat. Since then it has maintained its luxurious ambiance while providing modern amenities. The location is a perfect complement to these Italian masterpieces.
This event served as the Lamborghini and Maserati owners' club national meet. Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Pantera, Bizzarini/ISO also held club meetings during this weekend.
The participants are categorized by marques representing Alfa Romeo, Bizzarrini, DeTomaso, Ferrari, Fiat, Iso, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati, Motorcycles, and an Open Class.
The judging for awards is performed by clubs representing each marque. Each marque is divided into classes and evaluated under standards set by the individual clubs. The class winners within each marque are then judged against one another for the honor of 'Best of Marque'.
The winners of the 'Best of Marque' are then presented to the Board of Directors of Italian Cars and the Event Officials. From these finalist is chosen a winner of the Coppa d'Bella, Best of Show. The Concorso d'Eleganza is the only event during Le Belle Macchine d'Italia that is open to the public.
Thanks Brad Yankiver for event coverage.