MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA (May 28, 2009) – Concorso Italiano, the premier event celebrating exotic and Italian automobiles, announced today the exclusive Alfa 8C Competizione will be a featured vehicle at the leading kick-off event to Monterey weekend, Friday, August 14.

The Alfa 8C Competizione is a stunning and lavish car that will be built in limited numbers, as the ‘crown jewel’ of the manufacturer’s fleet. With its sweeping curves and powerful engine, the 8C Competizione brings real Alfa design, engineering and power back to the market. The 8C engine comes from the Ferrari, representing the first firm collaboration between three of Italy’s greatest sports car manufacturers, Alfa, Ferrari and Maserati. The 8C encompasses an exhilarating style with its true sports car shape and an aggressive look, attracting high-end buyers who will wait up to one year to purchase one of only 500 models to be built.

Concorso Italiano owner, Tom McDowell said, “We are excited to feature the Alfa 8C as it encompasses all the elements we look for with sensational styling and searing performance exemplifying the ultimate in Italian design and providing the automotive enthusiasm we strive for at Concorso.”

Concorso Italiano is a must-attend convergence of sophistication, taste and fun that embraces cultural elements of Italian style, including music, cuisine, fashion, and travel. The event is centered on as many as 1,000 collectable Italian automobiles, motorcycles, and boats. Keith Martin of Sports Car Market and Alan Richmond have been confirmed as Masters of Ceremonies this year and the event already has support from Ferrari Club of America-Pacific Region, Lamborghini Club America, Pantera International, Ferrari Owners Club, FIAT America Car Club, Iso Bizzarrini Club of America, as well as Allante Club of America.

For more information, please visit, where you can also purchase spectator tickets or register a vehicle for display. Spectator tickets are $85 until May 31. Children 12 and under are free. Complementary on-site parking.

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