I am pleased to announce a new chapter in my automotive life.

After 25 years and 30 Tours, I have decided to end the Car Guy Tour and focus my energy on a new and exciting Italian automotive venture together with some of my Italian friends.

Look for some announcements in the near future. The last official Tour ended Sept 13th, 2023. There may be a Reunion Tour in 2025 or 2026 – open only to those who have been on the Tour before.

I sold my Maserati business after 26 years and moved on to the Concorso Italiano, selling the show after 18 years, I then focused on the Car Guy Tour. Now the time seems right to move on to new exciting projects and new goals. It is not often that a man is able to pursue his passion as his vocation and make a success of it. As they say when your work is your hobby you will never work a day in your life. There is no retirement in my future.

"I will continue to work with my Italian friends, but in a new way."

I truly loved and enjoyed the Tour. From that very first Tour in March 1998 when 38 people drove off into the rainy night in rented cars, to this year’s 30th Tour and the wonderful gala evening on the patio of the Canalgrande Hotel. The Tour has been a memorable experience for me personally and to the hundreds of enthusiasts who joined me along the way.

I want to thank all of you who have traveled with me on my Tours including all the legendary icons of Italian automotive industry who hosted us in their Design Studios, Factories and sometimes in their homes.

A special shout out to those of you who have joined me 2, 3 and in some cases 4 times. Two guys actually went on the tour five times. Each Tour was a unique experience with great lifetime memories we will forever cherish.

I look forward to sharing the next chapter with you on YouTube and Instagram @carguytour. So, stay tuned.

Francis G. & Janet Mandarano
Mercer Island, WA. | frank@carguytour.com | +1 206 310 8380



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