Posted on October 14, 2013 · Posted in Blog

10/13/13 – This year’s 4th Annual Italian Sports Car Day was a blast! Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati and a collection of around 75 (+-) fantastic rides made for an impressive presentation. Pair that with great Italian food and you’ve got an amazing day of relaxing and catching up with the Las Vegas exotic car crowd.

This gathering of beautiful exotics just keeps getting better and better! This year I counted around seventy-five cars, mostly stunning Italian sports cars, along with a few other amazing four-wheeled beauties adorning the Siena Italian Restaurant‘s parking lot, filling it to near capacity.

I have to confess, as if you didn’t already know, I’m a car guy. I have always enjoyed cars for their design and performance, and my appreciation for these beautiful beasts just grows more over the years. I view them as a form of art and testimony to man’s accomplishments in engineering and design. And while I appreciate a lot of different kinds of car, I especially love exotic high-performance Italian super cars, with their lines inspired by beautiful women and their hearts driven by bulls and stallions of past.

4th Annual Italian Sports Car Day, Las Vegas, NV

The day started early as I joined the crew at Lamborghini Las Vegas in preparation of driving these beasts across town for the day’s event. Our line-up today… four Lambos: one Aventador, three Galladro. My day’s drive – the black Lamborghini Galladro 550-2. Those, along with a few more bulls will make for a colorful collection.

Lamborghinis at Italian Sports Car Day 2013, Las Vegas, NV

By 9:00am or so, we’re all set up at Siena Italia with more cars rolling in. This day was more than just showcasing some of the city’s most luxurious sports cars FREE of charge, but Siena Italian also invited the community to experience what the “NEW” Siena is all about. Their freshly remodeled restaurant revealed some of the great changes made to their bar, lounge and main dining room. And, as a way to give back, they donated a portion of the restaurant’s proceeds from the day to THREE SQUARE Food Bank.

Lamborghinis at Italian Sports Car Day 2013, Las vegas, NV.

Good thing I brought sunglasses. These cars are stunning. Lamborghini colors like Verde Ithaca and Giallo Evros scream of excitement!

Lamborghini Gallardo at Italian Sports Car Day 2013, Las Vegas, NV.

Named after a famous breed of fighting bull, the V-10 Gallardo in black is more my style – old school bold in a new school design.

Lamborghini at Italian Sports Car Day 2013, Las Vegas, NV.

A view from the other side… reflecting on beauty.

Ferraris at Italian Sports Car Day 2013, Las Vegas, NV.

Positioned straight across from the Lambos was a fantastic selection of Ferrari exotics. It’s still early so this lot filled up fast.

Lamborghini Murcielago at Italian Sports Car Day 2013, Lad Vegas, NV.

This tricked Lamborghini Murcielago is a beautiful example of luxury, beauty and style.

Ferraris at Italian Sports Car Day 2013, Las Vegas, NV.

Beside her, a selection of Ferrari on yellow and red.

Lamborghini Gallardo at 4th Annual Italian Sports Car Day 2013.

Buckle up and grab your sunglasses. This screamin’ green Lamborghini Gallardo rocks!

Yellow Ferrari F430 at Italian Sports Car Day 2013. Las Vegas, NV.

I like the Ferrari F-430 Scuderia in yellow.

Yellow Ferrari F430 at Italian Sports Car Day 2013. Las Vegas, NV.

As in previous years, there where more Ferrari sports cars than anything else. Old, new, custom and cool – the selection was impressive.

Blue Ferrari 599 at Italian Sports Car Day 2013. Las Vegas, NV.

This topless Ferrari in blue is beautiful.

Yellow Ferrari Daytona at Italian Sports Car Day 2013. Las Vegas, NV.

The yellow Ferrari Daytona has long been one of my favorites…

Yellow Ferrari 599 at Italian Sports Car Day 2013. Las Vegas, NV.

…and of course this yellow 599 is an amazing car.

Red Ferrari at Italian Sports Car Day 2013. Las Vegas, NV

Ya, I like this red Ferrara with chrome wheels. Bilng… gone.

Ferrari Testarossa at Italian Sports Car Day 2013. Las Vegas, NV

This hugely modified white Ferrari Testarossa was a big hit…

Ferrari Testarossa at Italian Sports Car Day 2013. Las Vegas, NV

And under the hood of that white horse lies a Ferrari Bi Turbo with 1,000+ horsepower. She sounds sweet too.

Silver Ferrari Enzo at Italian Sports Car Day 2013. Las Vegas, NV

Any time you bring a Ferrari Enzo to teh party it’s gonna be a hit! Sexy in any color – I really like it silver.

Ferrari Enzo at Italian Sports Car Day 2013

Gone. Gone. Gone. In true Vegas style the “SVNSINS” Ferrari Enzo heads out for the day.

Ferrai at Italian Sports Car Day 2013, Las Vegas, NV

Dream Racing brought out a couple of race-ready Ferrari beasts in red…

White McLaren at Italian Sports Car Day 2013, Las Vegas, NV

…and this beautiful McLaren designed using Formula 1 technology and beautiful design lines.

McLaren at Italian Sports Car Day 2013, Las Vegas, NV

This McLaren in silver/gray is stunning.

Rolls Royce at Italian Sports Car Day 2013

A true gentleman’s car, this Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé is amazing.

A.D. Cook with Rolls Royce at 4th Annual Italian Sports Car Day 2013

Ya, it’s me alright.

The Vegas Good Fellows at Italian Sports Car Day 2013

Inside, The Vegas Good Fellas performed their great nostalgic jazz, swing, pop, and danceable music.

4th Annual Italian Sports Car Day Flyer at Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria, Las Vegas, NV

Always a great time. I’m already looking forward to next year’s Fifth Annual Italian Sports Car Day. Until then… Cheers!

Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria, Las Vegas, NV

Thanks to our host Antonio at Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria.

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Three Square, Las Vegas, NV - working together, we serve hope.

In support,,, Three Square Food Bank – http://www.threesquare.org

Your contributions of food, funds and time go directly to support the many hunger relief programs offered by Three Square Food Bank. These programs benefit over 600 Program Partners in Southern Nevada including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, senior citizens and more. Our Program Partners receive food from Three Square and distribute it to Southern Nevadans in need through their pantry and on-site meal programs.

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4th Annual Italian Sports Car Day, Las Vegas, NV

 

Lamborghini Las Vegas

Special thanks to Tom Brazill at Lamborghini Las Vegas — Follow Tom at Twitter|SinCityLambo

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Fast Forward Ferrari FF painting by A.D. Cook

Check out my latest painting FAST FORWARD featuring the Ferrari FF with the Red Rock mountains.

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