Concorso Italiano, the world’s largest exotic Italian car show and lifestyle event held annually in Monterey, CA, along with a very select group of restoration specialists, has undertaken an exciting project. They are restoring a 1974 Fiat Spyder to raise funds for JDRF.
The vehicle was purchased from the Shackelford family in Covington, WA. The family’s son Taylor was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, a disease which has touched many people close to the team at Concorso Italiano. Concorso Italiano has supported JDRF since 2009.
“Working with Katrina on our marketing team, we decided to really step our efforts up this year and have our sponsors join us in raising money to help this research organization,” said Concorso Italiano President Tom McDowell. “The response has been wonderful as more of our valued sponsors each day are joining to support this project.”
The car was inspected by Road Ready Certified, a classic vehicle inspection and certification program of ClassicCars.com, and is being transported by Plycar Automotive Logistics of Torrance, CA. In Redwood City, CA, Cooks Upholstery, the preferred upholstery company of Ferrari Club of America, has removed the Spyder’s interior, upholstery and convertible top to customize a full new interior. The exhaust was removed and shipped to Champion Motorsports in Pompano Beach, FL. TUBI will fabricate a custom exhaust.
Once completed, the roadster will be unveiled at Concorso Italiano on Friday, August 16, at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, CA.
From Concorso, the Spyder will travel to the Russo and Steele auction in Monterey, to be sold on Saturday, August 17. The proceeds will go directly to the JDRF.