Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

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Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este (Competition of Elegance of Villa d'Este) is an elegance competition for classic and vintage cars. It has taken place every year since 1929 during the last weekend of April in Villa d'Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Since 2011 the event takes place in the second half of May.

BMW Group has organised the Concorso, jointly with the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este, for the last ten years.[1][2][3][4]

Visitors can admire about fifty cars, all built between the 1920s and the 1970s, organized in different categories.

Car makers also take advantage of the event to showcase some of their upcoming models: a working Aston Martin One-77 was officially unveiled to the press during the event.[5]

Winners[edit]

2014 Event[edit]

Historic cars[edit]

Concept cars and prototypes[edit]

Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award: Alfa Romeo 4C, 2011

2013 Event[edit]

Historic cars[edit]

Concept cars and prototypes[edit]

2012 Event[edit]

Historic Cars[edit]

  • Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS 6th Series, 1933 (by the Jury and by Public Referendum at Villa d’Este) and winner of BMW Group Trophy.[7]

Concept Cars & Prototypes[edit]

Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award: Alfa Romeo 4C, 2011

2011 Event[edit]

Historic Cars[edit]

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, Berlinetta, Scaglione, 1968 (by the Jury and by Public Referendum at Villa Erba) and Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS, Coupé, Bertone, 1942 (by Public Referendum at Villa d’Este)

Concept Cars & Prototypes[edit]

Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award (By Public Referendum at Villa Erba):
Aston Martin V12 Zagato, Coupé, 2011

2010 Event[edit]

Cernobbio, 23–25 April 2010

Historic Cars[edit]

  • Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este - Best of Show (by Public Referendum at Villa d’Este):

Maserati A6GCS, Spider, Frua, 1955

  • Trofeo BMW Group - Best of Show (by the Jury):

Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop, Coupé, Figoni & Falaschi, 1938

  • Trofeo BMW Group Italia - (by Public Referendum at Villa Erba):

Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop, Coupé, Figoni & Falaschi, 1938

Concept Cars & Prototypes[edit]

Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award (By Public Referendum at Villa Erba):
Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa, Coupé, 2010

2009 Event[edit]

Cernobbio, 24–26 April 2009

1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta - winner of the 2009 edition

Historic Cars[edit]

  • Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este (80th anniversary) - Best of Show (by Public Referendum at Villa d’Este):

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, Berlinetta Touring, 1938.

  • Trofeo BMW Group - Best of Show (by the Jury):

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, Berlinetta Touring, 1938.

  • Trofeo BMW Group Italia - (by Public Referendum at Villa Erba):

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, Berlinetta Touring, 1938.

Concept Cars & Prototypes[edit]

Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award (By Public Referendum at Villa Erba):
Aston Martin Lagonda One-77, Coupé, 2009

2008 Event[edit]

Cernobbio, 26–27 April 2008

Historic Cars[edit]

  • Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este - Best of Show (by Public Referendum at Villa d’Este):

Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahnkurier Coupé, 1938

  • Trofeo BMW Group - Best of Show (by the Jury):

Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta Touring, 1949

  • Trofeo BMW Group Italia - (by Public Referendum at Villa Erba):

Delahaye 135M 2-seater roadster Figoni & Falaschi, 1937

Concept Cars & Prototypes[edit]

Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award (By Public Referendum at Villa Erba):
Bugatti Veyron Fbg Hermès, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harper, Brian (April 27, 2009). "Stunning Alfa Romeo best of show at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2009". National Post. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009 the 80th Anniversary". ClassicRallies.com. March 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  3. ^ Gauthier, Michael (April 28, 2009). "Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2009 - Results". World Car Fans. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Distinguished Guests. Special Exhibitions at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.". TheAutoChannel.com. April 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  5. ^ Gauthier, Michael (April 27, 2009). "Aston Martin one-77 Unveiled at Concorso d’Eleganza". www.worldcarfans.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  6. ^ de Jager, Dirk (July 7, 2014). "Concorso Impeccable". Autoweek 64 (14): 12. 
  7. ^ Sonnery, Marc (June 25, 2012). "Lake Gems". Autoweek 62 (13): 16–18. 

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