Bella Italia

Words by Tim Wong


The 15th annual Bella Italia car show in San Diego’s Spanish Landing Park on the San Diego Bay featured some Concours level Italian classics and exotics. While it was sponsored by San Diego’s Ferrari Owners Club, the event had a variety of Italian cars such as Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini, and Fiat. Not surprisingly, there was some non-Italian vehicles as well such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Mclaren, and a Bugatti. San Diego’s local exotic car community and vendors such as Symbolic Motor Car Company and Ferrari and Maserati of San Diego brought out many vehicles to display. The range of years between the classics and the modern exotics was amazing to see with some of the rarer cars one is less likely to see at other shows.

This wasn’t a big venue or high-profile show, but the quality was nice in both terms of quality and atmosphere. There didn’t seem to be too many people coming to this show specifically as a spectator aside from random bystanders walking through and the car owners. I was expecting to see a small little gathering of Ferrari owners, not that there was anything wrong with that, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the variety. This was my first visit to this show, but I think it’s worth a yearly visit to just to enjoy some nice cars by the bay for a couple of hours.


Ferrari Dino


It’s surprisingly how rare I see Lamborghini Diablos considering how much time I spent around high-end cars so it’s kind of exciting to see them.



Ferrari Enzo (F60)




Ferrari 275 GTS



Bugatti Veyron


Alfa Romeo 4C




In the sea of red Italian cars, this white Testarossa Spider was something straight out of the 80s. White on white works well on this car.



Porsche Carrera GT in yellow



Ferarri 275 GTB


Ferrari F50





Lamborghini Jota which is essentially a Miura.



Lamborghini Countach






One response to “Bella Italia”

  1. joct18 Avatar

    Nice cars. It seems like a mixed bunch of either cars made lately or cars from years ago.

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