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Concorso 2023

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.

Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XVII
Sunday, September 10,  2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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.

Click here to watch The Donna Drake Show attend the annual event in 2022!

Owners of Italian vehicles interested in participating can contact Alicia Ryan-Meuschke at or 631-632-7444.