To thank everyone for the intimate experience of La Dolce Vita, I will start this thread. I did not go to concourso, primarily because the traffic on the highway getting close to it at 8 a.m. was too thick for me. I followed the signs to LDV and got lost, but there is a happy ending. Eventually, I found myself at the golf course main entrance. I drove over to the LDV office on the side. A nice guy was there watching the bottled water and cookies. I grabbed a pink frosted cookie and asked for directions. The guy told me, "with a car like that you can go anywhere." I guess that is true and I replied, "only while she is on." Anyways, I don't usually get those comments in my blue 328 GTS. Taking his directions by heart, and being able to see the show about five holes over, I drive right through. Yes over the rough, down the greens, and through the woods my little non-red Ferrari she went, while I ate the cookies. I gently approached a row of Fiat Spiders and yelled, "fore!!" while greeted with a round of laughter, claps of the hand, and thumbs up. I joined a red Ferrari, the two sat there under the shade of an old tree on-top of the hill. This was the back area of the show, I was not a participant but a welcomed guest at this intimate event. It was vast and spacious, with enough cars to fill your appetite. Carmel Car week attracts mega-attractions that are organized and impromptu. Around lunchtime, some friends asked me to join them for lunch. We started our row, led my a new F V-8, and a Vector W-8, and my blue 328 to go to the Intercontinental Hotel for a bite. Eventually, a couple of the diablos, testarossa, lotus joined us from LDV. The hotel roped off the cars, and a swarm of on-lookers enjoyed the cars. I enjoyed a hamburger. Having gone to Pebble Beach for many years, and talking to some of the people from the early days, LDV reminded me of their stories. Pebble started as a group of car enthusiasts getting together for an impromptu meet and drive. Sure, it grew to "Car Week" and the mecca for nearly everyone on this forum. I felt lucky to have that experience that can get lost in the over-organised car marketing events. P.S. I decided to post after seeing all the pictures of Concourso. I forgot my camera, so I don't have any pics.