Events I Have Attended

These events are arranged in a more-or-less chronological order, with the most recent additions at the bottom.

Carmel Concorso Italiano

Carrol Shelby and Stirling Moss
Stirling Moss presenting an award
to Carrol Shelby in 1998



1998
The 1998 Concorso Italiano in Carmel, California, USA, was a great collection of some fine Italian automobiles. I tried to take enough pictures to impart to others a sense of how awesome this event was. Hopefully, I succeeded. Enjoy the pictures.

1999
This event just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I have over 600 pictures that Dave Okada and I took or video-captured from this event. Yes, they are nicely categorized and thumbnailed.

2000
Once again, this event was awesome. My friend and fellow Club Z member, Lee D. attended with me this time. As usual, the Italian exotics were out in force. I got to see my first Pagani Zonda. We had an awesome time.

2001
As usual, this event was too awesome to describe. Tons of cars there, including some that I've never seen before. Of note were a yellow Vector W8, multiple Porsche 959s, a couple of Bugatti EB110s, 4 or 5 Jaugar XJ220s, some beautiful Pininfarina concepts including the Rossa, the Mythos, the P6, and the Modulo, and even a Pagani Zonda.

2002
There were so many incredible cars at the Concorso this year. This show just keeps getting better and better.

2003
As usual, a great show.

2005
Another good show, with some rare cars, but sadly, no Enzo.

Visa Sports Car Championship

Held at Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA, USA

If you love sports cars and have never been to a road race, you're missing out on an awesome event. The cars in these races are incredible. I have seen Mercedes CLK GTR's, Porsche 911 GT1's, Panozes, a couple of Marcos LM's, McLaren F1s, Audi prototypes, a Saleen S7, and a bunch of other cars, all duking it out at high speed. It's well worth the price of admission.

Sports Car Invitational

Held at Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA, USA

This race is a combination of club racing (Porsche Club of America and Klub Porsche), Karting (World Super Karts), and historic racing (Historic GT and Historic GTP), put on by the Northwest Vintage Racing Group. It's a lot of fun to watch, especially the historic GTP races.

Club Z

In late 1998, some people in the San Fransisco Bay Area expressed interest in starting a new club, which has now been named Club Z. The first meeting occurred on Saturday, December 5th, 1998. But before this, some of the people who would eventually get involved in Club Z had another meet.

Auto Shows

Auto shows are a great place to find out what lots of different cars are like in a short period of time. You can sit in the driver's seat of most cars, play with the radios of some, and generally see how everything works. Some of the most expensive cars are kept locked, but they'd probably unlock them for a serious buyer. I have pictures from some of the auto shows I've attended.


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