I’m not much of a car show guy, preferring to tear up the back roads on a Sunday afternoon but with Alfa Romeo this years featured mark and a potential meet-up with some friends I couldn’t help but attend the 2008 Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance this last Sunday the 22nd of June at Stanford University.
I spent a few hours in the hot sun taking pictures of interesting cars, talking to old friends and making new ones. There were some neat Alfas in attendance including an 8C2900, a TZ1, an immaculately restored Giulietta Sprint Veloce and others.
Corvettes and Vintage travel trailers were the other features at the event and I spent some time admiring the dedication, enthusiasm and in some cases obsession owners of these vehicles exhibit. The vintage travel trailer crowd seems to enjoy taking their 1940’s and 50’s Americana meets kitsch collections on the road as much or more than the trailers and towing rigs themselves which added a period feel to the whole exhibit that is sadly lacking in most shows.
Below are a few of my favorite pictures from the show. The whole set can be seen as a slideshow here.
Giulietta TI’s are rare in the states. Early Alfa importer Hoffman didn’t see a market for them but if Volvo Amazon numbers are any indication, I’d imagine they would have done fine. I think when the my SS is done I will have to get one, maybe Martin will sell me this one.