AUTOMEZZI XXX ANNIVERSARIO
LA PASSEGGIATA

On August 23, 2020

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Golden, CO, USA

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The Automezzi celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2020 as the largest showcase of Italian exotics in the Rocky Mountain region, however; this year has its challenges with the state restrictions around large gatherings. In order to celebrate our 30-year anniversary, continue raising funds for a local non-profit and now comply with Covid-19 guidelines, we have reformatted the Automezzi (for this year only) in the spirit of a long standing cultural tradition in Italy called la Passeggiata. La Passeggiata typically happens at the end of the day in Italy and lasts several hours. The Automezzi Passeggiata Live Broadcast Event will begin at the same time here in Colorado as la Passeggiata is taking place in Rome, Italy; which is 10am MST. La Passeggiata (known as the walk, stroll, promenade) is often the main social event of the day in Italy where the most important thing is simply seeing and being seen (vedere e farsi vedere). La Passeggiata will reinforce a sense of belonging, the greeting of friends and acquaintances, sharing of the latest news, products and services and most importantly showcasing those shining Italian exotics and raising awareness and much needed funds for our benefactor Caruso Family Charities. It’s our way of connecting everyone in the Italian Car & Motorcycle community, for this moment in time, in a virtual rally showcase (designed within social distancing guidelines) that will be broadcast live to our virtual spectators who can watch the event for FREE! The Automezzi virtual spectator can help pick the "People's Choice" winners by tagging a favorite vehicle every time they donate to Caruso Family Charities leading up to or during the live broadcast (vote for all your favorites so they have a chance of winning). For every dollar donated, that vehicle will receive one point. The top 3 vehicles with the most points, who raise the most funds for CFC; will win the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for People's Choice so vote often and DONATE BIG to help both your favorite vehicles and Caruso Family Charities win! The first 100 donors over $75 (with or without tagging a vehicle) will receive a commemorative Automezzi XXX bandana as a thank you gift.

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Caruso Family Charities Mission Statement

 

Caruso Family Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting families of a child, adolescent, or young adult who is being treated in Colorado for a life-threatening disease or life altering event. Through our Funding Families program, our mission is to relieve some financial pressures so the family may focus on caring for their sick child.

Caruso Family Charities (CFC) receives requests for families needing assistance from Doctors and Social workers at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Hospice Care of the Rockies/KidsCare of the Rockies, Centura Health, Brent’s Place, and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s to name a few. Jerry Caruso, Executive Director of Caruso Family Charities and his team, make a personal visit to each family after they have completed CFC’s required application. An assessment of each application is made to determine how much help is needed. This process is immediate, since in many cases, the family’s situation has become desperate. In keeping with a very accountable process, the bills to be paid are given to CFC, where the creditors are paid directly. Over the years, CFC has assisted families with such necessities as rent, groceries, phone and energy bills, car repairs, built wheelchair access ramps, widened doorways and much more. Caruso Family Charities also gives assistance to siblings who are in need of comfort and a sense of normalcy during the hardest of times for their family. CFC has provided funding for art lessons, dance lessons, Tae Kwando, and more. CFC also provides an annual college scholarship presented to a former patient or a sibling.  Learn more about Caruso Family Charities HERE

Check out a Day in the Life of Caruso Family Charities HERE

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Online registration for la Passeggiata is OPEN! (Italian marques only please) DUE TO THE FORMAT THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE VEHICLE REGISTRATION OR SALES. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE OR PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR EXTRAS IN ADVANCE.

SPECTATOR VIRTUAL TICKET

FREE
  • Please donate to Caruso Family Charities
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REGISTRATION PACKAGE - ITALIAN MARQUES ONLY

$50
  • 1 Vehicle Admission to la Passeggiata course
  • 1 Guest Admission included (if present with driver)
  • 1 Official Automezzi XXX Bandana included
  • 1 Commemorative Event Poster included
  • 1 Event Goodie Bag & VIP Wine Gift included
  • Professional Paparazzi "Photo in Italy"
  • Package Valued at $150
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PURCHASE EXTRAS

VARIED
  • Official Automezzi XXX Bandana $16
    (while quantities last)
  • Automezzi XXX Commemorative Poster $20
    (while quantities last)
  • VIP Experience Box $50
    Includes a bottle of Bonacquisti wine, commemorative items and goodies
    (limited qty, sold in advance, shipped prior to event)
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Schedule

There will be plenty to see at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Automezzi via a special live broadcast event of the 2020 showcase.  Car and motorcycle enthusiasts can enjoy all the beauty of nearly 100 Italian marques in a specially curated, live broadcast production of la Passeggiata. The "parade" theme for this year's virtual showcase will capture every vehicle registrant along the course so even though we cannot gather in person, you will have a front row seat to la Passeggiata.

Please support the Automezzi by watching the live broadcast event and donating to Caruso Family Charities.

Pre Show
  • 7:30 am - 9:30 am - Sponsor Load-In and Broadcast Set Up

    Sponsor, broadcast production and course set up - NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.    

  • 9:30 am - Live Broadcast Vehicle Staging Begins

    Registered vehicles will NOT all arrive at once.  Once registered, you will be notified of your marques designated time to pass through la Passeggiata course.  We ask that you arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to your la Passeggiata time slot, just enough time to allow for the live broadcast staging. Your rally to the event is on your own or may also be coordinated by your club.  Vehicles will not be parked on the lawn as in the past.  This year's event is a "parade" through la Passeggiata course (finish line) which is the culmination of your rally.  NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - spectators will watch virtually.

Live Broadcast Event
  • 10:00 am - La Passeggiata Automezzi XXX Broadcast Begins

    La Passeggiata is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Spectators can view the entire broadcast virtually on the Automezzi Facebook Page or YouTube Channel for FREE!  Broadcast highlights include all vehicles announced as they pass through la Passeggiata, live interviews with sponsor guests, sponsored club spots on several marques plus special up close and personal features of the Automezzi Supercars. Please donate to Caruso Family Charities to show your support and tag your favorite vehicles so they can earn points towards the People's Choice Awards.

  • - People's Choice Voting Ends

    Due to the virtual event, we will allow People's Choice voting (via your donation to Caruso Family Charities) to continue for 3 days after the event so you can watch the whole show again and pick your favorites to tag with your donation!

  • - Awards Presentation, Virtual Winners Circle

    The People's Choice and Director's Cup winners will be announced the week after the show on the Automezzi blog and social media platforms once the People's Choice voting closes and points/donation totals for each vehicle have been tallied.

Food and Beverage
  • 10:00 am - VIP Experience Box

    Due to the format this year, food and beverage concessions will not be available for the vehicle registrants on site.  Please plan accordingly.  For those who will experience the Automezzi virtually from home you can order a Special VIP Experience Box delivered right to your door prior to the show for a "Taste of Automezzi" including all the 30th Anniversario commemorative items also!  Only available in advance, limited quantities.

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Director's Cup

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2019 AUTOMEZZI DIRECTOR’S CUP

2017 Ferrari La Ferrari Aperta – Darren Crystal
Director's Cup 2018 Winner Lou Ficco with Automezzi Show Director Gina Hallisey pass the Cup to 2019 Winner Darren Crystal.
The Italian racing car Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Auto Show and was without a doubt, the biggest surprise of the French show, since it is the most powerful convertible Ferrari ever created, developed on the basis of the Ferrari LaFerrari.  Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta develops the same power as the hard awning model, that is, 963 horsepower, with a top speed of 218 mph. Said in other figures, LaFerrari Aperta accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in less than three seconds.  As announced at the time, the production of this car would be limited to 209 units, which were sold completely, even before being manufactured. However, a short time later, the House of Maranello announced that one more unit would be manufactured, the number 210 that was auctioned by RM Sotheby's to benefit Save the Children.
 

2018 AUTOMEZZI DIRECTOR’S CUP
Congrats to Lou Ficco and his 2003 Ferrari Enzo, winner of the 2018 Automezzi Director's Cup. Ferrari made only 400 of these fire-breathing 6L V12 dragons that can roar by you at some 217 MPH, making it one of the world's fastest cars. If looks could kill, this car would be a serial killer. It is the ultimate in coolness and refined macho power. If Steve McQueen were a car, he would be this one.

Jeremy Hubbard

We are thrilled to announce Jeremy Hubbard as our Celebrity Emcee for Automezzi XXX.
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Jeremy Hubbard co-anchors FOX31 News at 5 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm.
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    Italian Marques Showcased at the Automezzi

    Large showcase is expected to travel la Passeggiata course!

    For 30 years the Automezzi has been known as the largest gathering of exotic Italian cars and motorcycles (vintage to current) in the Rocky Mountain region. Past displays have included a rare, vintage 1913 Fiat, a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Berlinetta Touring said to once be owned by Mussolini; alongside the current year's top selling marques. Other "two wheeled" participants have included Italian scooters and Italian bicycles alongside rare and vintage motorcycles. The Automezzi showcase is typically 100-150 Italian exotics from the marques shown plus a few surprise guest exotics. For the 2020 event, the marques will be judged by People's Choice from the online virtual spectators. For every dollar donated to Caruso Family Charities, the vehicle tagged with the donation will receive one point. Awards will be presented to the Top 3 vehicles who raise the most money for the charity. The coveted Director's Cup, which is a traveling award, will be selected by the previous year's recipient and the Show Director and awarded after the event to the winner. All winners will be announced after the event with the donation totals. Due to the la Passeggiata format in 2020, spectators can vote for unlimited favorites (because you will have LOTS of favorites!) in the People's Choice category by donating often or donating big and tagging your favorites. Please click on the marque if you wish to learn more or get local club info.

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    Connect with the Alfa Club of the Rockies:
    Scott Walker
    Alfa Romeo

    Founded 1910 ~ Milan, Italy

    Speaker
    Connect with the Ducati Club:
    Ryan Sabga
    Ducati

    Founded 1926 ~ Bologna, Italy

    Speaker
    Connect with the Ferrari Club of America Colorado Chapter:
    Ryan Sabga
    Ferrari

    Founded 1947 ~ Maranello, Italy

    Speaker
    Connect with the Fiat Club:
    Tish Gance
    Fiat Facebook:
    FIAT

    Founded 1899 ~ Turin, Italy

    Speaker
    Connect with the Lamborghini Club:
    Andrew Romanowski
    Colorado contact:
    Bob Cloutier
    Lamborghini

    Founded 1963 ~ Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy

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    Connect with the Lancia Club:
    Lancia Facebook:
    Lancia

    Founded 1906 ~ Turin, Italy

    Speaker
    Connect with the Rocky Mountain Maserati Club:
    Jason Duffey
    Maserati

    Founded 1914 ~ Bologna, Italy

    Speaker
    Connect with the Moto Guzzi Club:
    Roger Pritzel
    Moto Guzzi

    Founded 1921 ~ Genoa, Italy

    Speaker
    Connect with the Colorado Pantera Club:
    Jeff Nicholson
    DeTomaso Pantera

    Founded 1959 ~ Modena, Italy

    Partners/Sponsors

    Our Esteemed Partners/Sponsors for this Event

    A heartfelt "Thank You" goes out to the many partners and sponsors over the years whose continued support helps us in presenting the Automezzi. With their generous support we are able to produce the Automezzi, the largest Celebration of Italian Motoring in the Rocky Mountain Region. Sponsorship also allows us to support our benefactor Caruso Family Charities, in a more substantial way. The Automezzi community as a whole is a very generous group of car enthusiasts that are also supporting the event with each exhibitor booth sold, vehicle registration and individual donation given. We are very excited to be partnering with Caruso Family Charities in 2020 and welcome their families to our Automezzi family. We hope you will join us as a partner or sponsor to make our 30th Anniversary the most successful Automezzi yet! Mille grazie!

    To learn more about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities at the Automezzi click HERE.

    CHECK OUT OUR CULTURAL PARTNERS:
    The Dante Alighieri Society of Denver
    Italian American Business Association

    Venue

    Location that you'll be looking for

     

    Jeffco Fairgrounds Pavilion and Lawn

    15200 W 6th Ave, Golden, CO 80401
    GET DIRECTIONS HERE

    Call Us: 303.726.6111

    Email Us: info@automezzicolorado.com

     

    FAQ

    Most Asked Questions About the Automezzi Event

    REGISTRANT MOST ASKED QUESTIONS:

    The Registration Package (all Italian vehicle types) includes 1 vehicle admitted to la Passeggiata, 1 admission ticket for driver and 1 Guest, 1 Official Automezzi Commemorative Bandana, 1 Commemorative Poster, Professional photo of vehicle “in Italy”, 1 goodie bag and a VIP Wine Gift.
    You can register as many Italian vehicles as you would like but there won’t be any discounts this year.  Due to la Passeggiata format this year, there is only one vehicle package for this special rally course experience.
    The Automezzi is typically a “purist” show of all Italian marques but guest appearances from other exotics are welcomed via an application process during a normal year’s event set up.  Due to the limited capacity in 2020 we will not be accepting non-Italian exotics.
    If purchasing the Package you will get 1 Guest Ticket included and that is the limit for on site guests in 2020. All the “Extras” are listed on the order form when you register so it’s easy to add in an extra bandana, poster or VIP Experience Box in advance!  Remember that there will be no on site sales so only advanced orders will be filled.
    The VIP Food & Wine Experience has been postponed until 2021. The VIP Experience Box is the VIP offering for this year.
    Show vehicles should arrive 30 minutes prior to their “on air” time to allow enough time to check in and get staged for entrance into la Passeggiata course.  Enter from McIntyre Street to Jeffco Fairgrounds off the 6th Avenue Frontage Road.  Look for signage. Due to capacity guidelines, there will be NO day of registration, only pre-registered vehicles will be allowed, your load-in time will be given upon completed registration.
    The judging for 2020 will be by People’s Choice only due to the format this year.  Virtual spectators can tag their favorite vehicle with every donation to Caruso Family Charities.  For every dollar donated to CFC, the tagged vehicle will earn one point.  The Top 3 vehicles with the most points/money raised for CFC will be awarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place awards for People’s Choice plus bragging rights!  The traveling Director’s Cup is chosen by the Director and previous year’s recipient.  The Director’s Cup winner will be featured on the Automezzi website in the Director’s Cup Gallery.  All registered vehicles are eligible to win the coveted Director’s Cup.  If you don’t want to be judged, simply choose display only on your registration.
    With the format of la Passeggiata in 2020, vehicles will only be on site for the time needed to travel the course, greet the sponsors and collect VIP items.  If inclement weather becomes eminent, we will adjust accordingly but given the live broadcast won’t go longer than 2 hours, we anticipate a rain or shine event.

    SPECTATOR MOST ASKED QUESTIONS:

    The Spectator hours for the live virtual broadcast will be 10am-Noon.  The virtual spectator will see every car on la Passeggiata (parade) and some special features during the 2-hour professionally curated show.
    The virtual viewing is FREE but we ask that you consider a donation to Caruso Family Charities.
    Unfortunately, No spectators will be allowed at the event due to state guidelines on mass gatherings.
    We will have live interviews with features on several marques including a close up look on some special Supercars.
    You can watch the event live on the Automezzi Colorado Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.
    YES! These items are limited and sellout quickly so it’s best to order in advance to avoid disappointment.  Your items will be shipped to you.
    You can donate to Caruso Family Charities and tag your favorite vehicles.  For every dollar donated to CFC, your favorite vehicle will be awarded 1 point.  You can vote for as many as you would like in several donations or in one big donation and we will split the points evenly for your favorites listed.  The Top 3 vehicles with the most points/money raised will be awarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place People’s Choice Awards.  Some registrants will choose to Display Only and won’t be recognized in the judging list.  Voting will close 3 days after the event and winners will be posted on the Automezzi blog and social media platforms.
    Yes! On the Automezzi registration order form you will see an item to add whatever extra amount you wish for Caruso Family Charities and they will receive 100% of any additional donation.  You can also donate on the CFC website at www.carusofamilycharities.org by going to the Automezzi event page.  The first 100 donors who give $75 to CFC will receive the Automezzi commemorative bandana as a thank you gift.