Modern-day Zagatos Make the Field at Concorso Italiano
Special Display Puts Contemporary Coachbuilding in the Spotlight
The annual Concorso Italiano, held in conjunction with this weekend’s Monterey (Calif.) Automobile Week, is well known for showcasing some of the most exotic Italian vehicles ever produced—and they don’t get much more exotic than the eight modern-day Zagatos that will be a highlight of this year’s event.
Said Tom McDowell, president of the Concorso Italiano: “We are honored to have these stunning modern day Zagatos as part of Concorso Italiano’s 95th Anniversary Zagato celebration. This is the first time these contemporary cars have ever been seen together in a grouping, creating a display that is sure to impress car fans of all ages.”?
Of course, as Milanese-minded motoring mavens likely know, Zagato doesn’t actually build vehicles. The design house was founded in 1919 by Ugo Zagato in Milan, Italy, and became famous for its classic coachbuilding efforts for the likes of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Aston Martin. Even today, as it turns out, the Zagato Atelier remains in the hands of Zagato family, continuing to satisfy a surprisingly robust demand for exclusively restyled cars with entries like the following: