The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019 will celebrate the sound of the most beautiful classics and two anniversaries between 24 – 26 May.
50 exclusive automotive classics will be showcased on the shores of Lake Como for the Villa d’Este Elegance Competition.
The extraordinary vintage cars selected will endeavour to impress a critical panel of judges, with criteria that include the usual stunning and clinical beauty, but also their ‘sound’.
Organised by the BMW Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este, this year’s theme is aptly named ‘The Symphony of Engines – 90 Years of the Elegance Competition Villa d’Este & BMW Automobiles‘.
The prestige competition has been running since 1929 and witnessed the launch of the first BMW car – the 3/15 PS.
Participants lucky enough to attend and the anniversary weekend event will enjoy a whole host of spectacular performances in the park of Villa d’Este and nearby Villa Erba, on the shores of Lake Como.
Showcasing the greatest successes in the history of motoring, the event also offers an insight into the future. A Concept Cars and Prototype category will feature vehicles that could shape the way motorists will travel in many years to follow.
This year the competition will be divided into eight classes of prize winning potential.
Each category will mean a particular vehicle demonstrating its entire history, from pre-war to the cars of legendary pop stars in recent times.
The first three classes of cars have already been defined as:
- Daring To Dream: Concepts Which Rocked The Motoring World
- Baby You Can Drive My Car: Singing Stars Cars
- Goodbye Roaring Twenties: The Class Of 1929
Those fortunate enough to progress through to the final stages will appear in the distinguished Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
The nomination phase for the Villa d’Este Elegance Competition 2019 has now started, with the Selection Committee inviting owners of exceptional classics from all periods of automobile and motorcycle history to register their vehicles for the competition.
The committee accepts the candidacies for historic cars that can be assigned to the already defined competition categories and other exceptional classics.
The official website of the event is open for online registrations to the owners of historic cars at this link: www.concorsodeleganzavilladeste.com