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Italian Happening

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June 11, 2017

M1 Concourse is proud to host the Italian Happening car show and festival presented by Alfa Romeo on June 11, 2017.  The event will be the largest gathering of Italian vehicles in Michigan history and will also include Italian food vendors, wine tasting tent, vendor displays and kid’s pasta making activity.  Featured in the show will be Modern Italian Exotics, Supercars, and the Classics that span over 6 decades. Only 500 spots are available for the car show.  Italian motorcycles are also invited, including Aprilia, Benelli, Bimota, Ducati and MV Agusta. Only 100 spots available for motorcycles!

All years of Italian Makes and Models are welcome. There will be a separate section of the show for “Italian Design House Specials” which includes vehicles with bodies designed and built by coachbuilders such as Pininfarina. Vehicle load-in starts at 8am and will end at 11am. Vehicles must be on-site by 11am for judging. Vehicles in the show are also required to stay until 5pm.

A distinguished panel of judges will select winners in 4 categories for automobiles:

Best in Show ($500 prize)
Coolest Unrestored Original ($250 prize)
Best Modern 1990+ ($250 prize)
Best Classic Pre-1990 ($250 prize).

In addition to the judged car/motorcycle show, our auto partners Suburban Exotics (Maserati, Lamborghini, Fiat and Alfa Romeo) and Cauley Ferrari will have an incredible selection of cars on display.

An exclusive Italian Wine-Tasting Event will be on-site featuring over 40 wines. Take a Tour of Italy by sampling 12 unique wines or visit the Beer Garden and Italian Fizz areas.

Imported Italian Marketplace with olive oils, handmade ceramics, gourmet meats and cheeses, sauces, pastas, linens, and much more!

Artisan Italian Foods include: Wood-fired Pizza, Soups, Olives, Cured Meats, Stuffed Peppers, Risotto, Meatballs, Pasta, Italian Sausage, Bruschetta, Arancini, and many more delicacies.


11AM-5PM Car and Motorcycle Show

11AM-7PM Food + Fare including Beer Garden

12PM-3PM Wine Tasting (Details Below)

Entry fee is only $35/car or motorcycle. This fee includes gate admission for 2 people who enter M1 Concourse in the vehicle or on the motorcycle.


This can be done by clicking the “Create An Account” link in the top right corner of this page. Once you have created a profile and logged in, return to this page to purchase tickets by clicking “Add to Cart” and select the number of vehicle registrations you would like to purchase. One vehicle registration includes gate admission for 2 people who enter M1 Concourse in the show vehicle or on the show motorcycle.

Purchase Tickets for Wine-Tasting click here:

Purchase Gate Admission (public spectating, non-show-car-entry) for the Italian Happening here:

Purchase Show-Car-Entry tickets below. Note: It is necessary to create a profile on to purchase tickets.

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June 11, 2017