Gallery: Best of France and Italy car show

Updated captions by John

Another one of those small classic car shows that seem to pop up all over the place on any given weekend, the Best of France and Italy show, now in its 6th year, was held this past Sunday. Every year it manages to draw out some of the greatest examples of French and Italian classics that are such a part of the European car scene. But this show is held in America, and more specifically California, so some of the vehicles are very rare sights for showgoers. Held at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, it's a showcase for the best of French and Italian motoring machinery. This is a non-judged show, covering everything from "the rough restoration project to the serious concours offering."

Entrants are encouraged to bring their whole collection, although the organizers point out that even if you don't have a car, there are plenty for sale. Sure there are modern examples of Europe's finest, but the biggest reason to attend this show, compared to similar concours around SoCal, are the oddball creations that always manage to find their way into the field: "The intent of this gathering is to provide a meeting place for those marques that get little attention at the fancier concours." Local celebrities often show up at this event, a stone's throw from Burbank and Hollywood. Leno often brings some wonderfully weird creation and Bruce Meter almost always has some outrageously awesome Ferrari from the '50s or '60s to share. Here we offer a small taste via the photos of our friend Duane at Full gallery available by following the read link. Enjoy.


Fiat X1/9

Fiat 8V Zagato

Abarth project


Abarth plus

Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

Alfa Romeo TZ1


Alfa Romeo 1900 Zagato

Lancia Fulvia HPE


Citroen CX and DS row

Matra Bonnet D'Jet

Matra Murena

Peugeot 402 Eclipse


DeTomaso Guara

Maserati Sebring S2

Renault LeCar Turbos

Maserati 3500

Citroen Traction Avants

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB


Lamborghini Diablos

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