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Time is getting closer for the official Fiat 500 release on American soil, and everyone is getting excited. So much so that Fiat is looking for every possible enthusiast out there that owns a Fiat 500 or 600 built between the 1950s to the 1970s to display their cars at the world famous Concorso Italiano during the Pebble Beach festivities.
Fiat is requesting anyone who owns one of those Fiat classics to email or call the Concorso Office to receive a “special invitation.” And they don’t care what condition the vehicle is in, they simply ask that you do wash and wax it. This special once-in-a-lifetime display will probably be nice to usher in the new era of Fiat 500s that will be sold late in 2010.
AutoGuide be on hand to cover the event and will be sure to see what fine collection of classic Fiats they were able to gather. Plus, we’ll also be sure to check out the European version of the Fiat 500 that will be on display.
The Concorso Italiano will be at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, California on August 13th, 2010 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Get more Fiat 500 news and info at Fiat500Owners.com
GALLERY: Calling All Fiats For Concorso Italiano
Fiat’s cute 500 model is set to hit the streets in North America by the end of this year followed by numerous other versions of the Italian mini car. We’ve already reported on the upcoming 4-door 500 model but now there’s word of a name change. According to Car & Driver, the 4-door 500 will be badged as the Fiat 600. Using a version of the 500′s platform that is both longer and wider, the 600 will take on models like the MINI Clubman in the premium compact segment. Unlike the 500, which will be built in Miexico, the 600 will be built in Italy.
The 4-door 600 is expected to arrive later in 2011, along with a 500C (convertible) and eventually high-performance Abarth versions. Although an Abarth 600 is unlikely. There are also rumors of a Fiat 500 wagon model.
[Source: Car & Driver]