Since 2019, the Fuoriconcorso has been a beauty contest for youngtimers and young classics. The first edition took place near Lake Como in Italy. A second event followed in Monza in the same year. Due to the Corona pandemic in 2020, the organizers shifted the program to the road and held tours in Palm Springs, at Lake Como, and in northern Italy. Also in early 2021, some participants were able to join a Fuoriconcorso tour on the island of Sardinia. Now, last weekend, it finally was possible to organize a real concours event again. At the Villa del Grumello and the Villa Sucota a total of 30 vehicles came together on the theme of “Turbo”. While some, such as a Porsche 956C or various Lancia from the legendary time of Martini sponsorship in the 1980s, were pure exhibits, others competed against each other.
The Porsche Museum undertook a long drive in the 911 GT1 with former Formula 1 and WEC racer Mark Webber. This car is just as special as the Italdesign Aztec or the Lancia Hyena HF Zagato. Classic supercars such as the Ferrari 288 GTO and F40, Jaguar XJ220, Lotus Esprit Turbo, Bugatti EB110 SS or Porsche 959 stood here alongside rarities such as a Porsche 968 Turbo RS, a Peugeot 205 T16 or a Vector W8. Two prototypes from the coachbuilder Stola, the Lancia ECV2 designed for the Group S of the World Rally Championship, which was buried at an early stage, or the Mini De Tomaso Turbo rounded off the line-up. In surrounding buildings, lifestyle companies such as Bulgari, Larusmiani and La Reale Domus presented themselves. All in all, the good weather and the clear layout of the grounds created an almost family atmosphere – car, sports car and turbo fans were among themselves here.
Images: Maximilian Müller