Wednesday, 15 April 2009


Here is an update from Joe Sackey Classics on the Ferrari 288 GTO event later in the year. Joe Sackey is the author of the much acclaimed Veloce book The Lamborghini Miura Bible.

JSC is thrilled to announce that the 2009 Ferrari 288 GTO 25th Anniversary Reunion has partnered with Concorso Italiano 2009 and this reunion is now a two day event!

Friday August 14th, 2009:

Ferrari 288 GTO owners and one guest will receive complimentary entrance into the world-famous Concorso Italiano. This year marks the show returning to its original roots and glory. Please see for complete details of the event and its new beautiful location ten minutes from downtown Carmel and Monterey.

288 GTO cars will be prominently displayed and featured, and owners and guests will be able to enjoy the comforts of the 288 GTO hospitality tent, complete with seating and refreshment, amidst beautiful Ferrari decor. As a Ferrari owner, you will also be invited to the Ferrari hospitality area as well.

To register for Concorso Italiano please contact and indicate that your car is a 288 GTO display car. You will not be billed for your car entry fee.

Saturday, August 15th:

Meet and greet at a pre-determined location in Carmel at 9:15 am. Depart at 10:00 am sharp. *location to be announced closer to date

We will drive on CA - 1 North to CA - 17 N to Los Gatos. It is a 60 mile drive, and will take approximately 60 minutes. It is a freeway with a two lane highway in some hilly areas. A very beautiful coastal California drive both the driver and passenger will enjoy, as well as the GTO!

We will arrive at Campo di Bocce, an "Italian Ristorante, Bocce Facility and Full Bar" located in the quaint and historical town of Los Gatos, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The owners are enthusiastic Italians and are excited about welcoming our group. We will have full use of their private parking lot in the front of the restaurant and security guards will be provided to keep an eye on the cars.

We will enjoy outside dining alongside three reserved state-of-the-art Bocce courts amid vine covered arbors and Cypress trees. We will receive instruction in the game of Bocce for those that need it! Its fun and oh, so Italian!

The reunion will be photographed extensively, and it will be featured in Joe's upcoming book on the Ferrari 288 GTO, to be published by Veloce in 2010.

Visit the JLC website for more information and contact details.