The 2015 Santa Fe Concorso, a gathering of more than 110 rare and exotic cars and motorcycles, will take place September 25 – 27 on the grounds of The Club at Las Campanas, a stunning development located just 15 minutes from the historic Plaza in downtown Santa Fe.The Concorso features a three-day celebration of mechanical motion – seminars, an evening gathering at Hangar K at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport, a Mountain Tour for entrants, and culminating with a judged exhibition of "rolling works of art," including classic cars, racing champions and speed-record seekers, as well as legendary motorcycles on Sunday.
The opening Friday Night Gathering is an informal event for entrants and guests at Hangar K at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport that will showcase a special speed display of vintage WW II Warbirds, racing cars and speed-record seekers. Music, food and spirits will set a festive mood. VIP ticket $150.
Earlier that day, the Concorso kicks off a special tribute to Luigi Chinetti and the Ferrari, and how speed has shaped the American landscape. This talk takes place in Hangar K at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport. The following very special Ferraris will be present for Luigi's talk:
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Berlineta SWB
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Fantuzzi NART Spyder
1964 Ferrari 250 LM* (shown above)
1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder
1970 Ferrari 512 M*
Luigi Chinetti drove two of these cars (indicated by an asterisk). Join in on this once-in-a-lifetime experience with your $20 admission.
On Saturday the focus turns to driving. Entrants and their cars will gather on the historic Santa Fe Plaza and be treated to the challenging roads and spectacular New Mexico scenery. There will be a stop in the Old West town of Cerrillos for refreshments, and a special lunch for our entrants. What a great opportunity for photographing these works of art in motion! Santa Fe Plaza starting point is open to the public at no cost. There will be a Tribute to Denise McCluggage, 3:00–5:00 p.m., Santa Fe Bar and Grill (in DeVargas Mall).
The Concorso main event will be held on Sunday, September 27, when the classic cars and motorcycles will be displayed on the 9th fairway at The Club at Las Campanas Sunrise Golf Course and in close proximity to the Clubhouse, where attendees will be surrounded by panoramic mountain views. A group of expert automotive judges will review the field and name class winners based on a vehicle’s elegance, authenticity, provenance and craftsmanship. Both VIP and public food concessions will be available as well as the popular Concorso merchandise. The Concorso silent auction always has a wonderful gathering of art and experiences to bid on and take home while supporting our favorite charities. Tickets are $50 to $150, with discounts for children and active duty military/first responders.
There will be many stars in the field of vehicles, but some standouts include an assortment of Ferraris, a special tribute of cars representing GM designer Harley Earl’s 1951 LeSabre concept and Bill Mitchell’s 1959 Cadillac Cyclone, with a special display of three very rare Willys Knight plaid-sides from 1930’s.
Friday, September 25, 1–2:30 p.m. Ferrari Legend Luigi Chinetti talk Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Hangar K
Friday, September 25 5–8 p.m. Friday Night Gathering VIP event Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Hangar K
Saturday, September 26, Mountain Tour 8–10 a.m. on the Santa Fe Plaza. Entrants' cars surround the plaza prior to tour.
Tribute to Denise McCluggage, 3:00–5:00 p.m., Santa Fe Bar and Grill (in DeVargas Mall)
Sunday, September 27, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Santa Fe Concorso held on the grounds at the Club at Las Campanas
Join us for the 2016 Santa Fe Concorso which will be held September 30, October 1 and 2.
The Santa Fe Concorso is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The success of The Santa Fe Concorso directly benefits youth organizations of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County.
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