Doug Magnon Preservation Award Will Highlight Concorso Italiano

Monterey, CA — The Concorso Italiano will again honor the late Doug Magnon, a noted Maserati collector and founder of the now-closed Riverside International Automotive Museum, with its Preservation Award. Magnon died in 2015 at the age of 55.
Doug Magnon and wife Yvonne with his ’51 Maserati A6G Coupe at Pebble Beach. Photo: Tom Stahler
In announcing the award, event organizers commented, “Doug Magnon was a strong advocate of enhancing the adventure of life through the enjoyment of automobiles. The Preservation Award will be for the owner who was never tempted to upgrade or enhance the cars, but is always tempted to take them on long winding roads.” Submit a vehicle for consideration.
In other news, organizers said the Aug. 15 gathering will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Ferrari’s Dino 246 GT. Designed by Leonardo Fioravanti, more than 3,000 were made through 1974 in both GT and GTS models.
The Concorso will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Tomaso Modena SpA, founded in 1959 by Alejandro de Tomaso.