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Concorso d' Eleganza



Each year, the Center for Italian Studies presents the Robert D. Cess Concorso d'Eleganza Annual Celebration of Italian Vehicle Excellence and Beauty. The show is a display of "art forms on wheels" as a means of illustrating one form of Italian culture. Various Italian vehicle groups will be represented.


The Center of Italian Studies will be offering its Annual Italian Vehicle Concorso d'Eleganza Event This Fall:

Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XVI
September 18,  2022
Sunday,  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Stony Brook University Campus

The show is free and open to the public and will take place on the lawn adjacent to the Physics Building, across Toll Drive from the Island Federal Arena. Download a map to the show here.

The show was canceled in 2020 due to COVID but returned last year with almost 100 cars and motorcycles on display. Click here to watch The Donna Drake Show attend the annual event in 2021!

Owners of Italian vehicles interested in participating can contact Josephine Fusco at or 631-632-7444.