The Italian Gathering will celebrate its 10th year with one of the biggest names in Lamborghini. Retired test-driver and brand ambassador Valentino Balboni will help roll out the 2015 Italian Gathering from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of Wendy's Corporate headquarters, 1 Dave Thomas Blvd.

The Italian Gathering will celebrate its 10th year with one of the biggest names in Lamborghini. Retired test-driver and brand ambassador Valentino Balboni will help roll out the 2015 Italian Gathering from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of Wendy's Corporate headquarters, 1 Dave Thomas Blvd.

Organizer George Evans, owner of Evans Automotive on Columbus' north side, said he knows Balboni from Lamborghini shows.

"He's the most famous Lamborghini person in the world," Evans said.

Balboni, the only person in the world to have his name on a Lamborghini production model, talked with Evans about coming to show and agreed to attend this year. At the show, Balboni will sign autographs and talk to people about his time with the company.

"It's a real laid-back, informal show," Evans said. "We'll have him at the booth signing cars and T-shirts and talking to people."

Balboni is expected to be a big draw and Evans said he's expecting his presence to double the amount of cars at the show featuring Italian vehicles from companies such as Alfa Romeo, De Tomaso, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia, Lamborghini, Maserati and Pantera.

"We usually have 100 (cars)," Evans said. "We're hoping to have 200. It's a big thing with Valentino here. Owners will have him sign their car."

People bring their Italian cars to the Dublin event from as far south as Florida and from Chicago, New York and Long Island, Evans said.

"This is the east coast event," he said.

The Italian Gathering will give the public a chance to see a 1990 Ferrari F40, a car made of carbon fiber and Kevlar that has a top speed of 201 mph. The car sells for more than $1 million.

A 1987 Lamborghini LM002, one of 300 made, will also be on view. The four-wheel drive Countach is also known as the "Rambo Lambo," holds 76 gallons of fuel and has a top speed of more than 120 mph.

After 40 years in operation, Evans said many of the featured cars come from customers and friends.

"There will be two (Ferrari) F40s there this year," he said. "One is mine. ... A lot are customers of mine. We've been here 40 years. We draw a lot of people."

Italian motorcycles will also be welcomed to the show.

"Most any exotic Italian car will be there to see. Just about anything from vintage to brand new," Evans said.

Vehicle registration for the Italian Gathering is $35 on the day of the show. Motorcycle and scooter registration is $25.

Admission for spectators is free; parking is $10 per car.

Proceeds from the Italian Gathering will benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

For information, look online at italiangathering.com. The show will be held rain or shine.