When good looks and elegance are the most important criteria for judging a car, then there can hardly be a more prestigious and stylish event than the Concorso d’Eleganza on the grounds of the Villa d’Este on Lake Como, Italy. Since 1929, collectors from around the world present their exclusive cars here to a specialist jury and the public. In 2002, the event returned to its roots. Since, the latest drivable concept cars are again participating alongside the classic vehicles – just as (...) More
The Ford iosis concept car, which made its debut at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show as the definition of the company’s dramatic "kinetic design" form language, has been selected as one of the finalists in the Concept Cars and Prototypes class at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. The 2007 event takes place at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Italy between April 20 and 22. During the three day event, thirteen concept cars will be on display to visiting (...) More
The dramatic Infiniti Coupe Concept has been selected to compete in the 2007 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the most traditional of all beauty contests for classic automobiles and contemporary concept cars. The annual contest will be held from April 20-23 at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on Lake Como, Italy - the site of the Concorso since its origin in 1929. The Coupe Concept, a design exploration of future Infiniti sports coupe concepts, was created by Nissan Motor Co.’s design (...) More
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is not simply famous because of the participation of unusual classic vehicles. The competition for the latest concept cars and prototypes also turns the weekend at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on Lake Como into an outstanding event. In contrast to an exhibition, the 13 vehicles can be seen under natural conditions and they are put through their paces to demonstrate roadworthiness when they drive in the parade. One of this year’s highlights is the Maserati GS (...) More
This year sees the BMW Group acting as patron of the traditional Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este for the ninth time. Initial highlights of this year’s edition of the premier event on Lake Como were already announced during the press conference at the 77th Geneva Motor Show. Brilliant heritage - bright future Holger Lapp, Chairman of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and Director of BMW Group Mobile Tradition, announced at the press conference that the Concorso success story would continue (...) More
BMW of North America, LLC and BMW Mobile Tradition will display two important pieces of the company’s endurance racing history at the March 9th - 11th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island will host the event and the first-ever North American visit of the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy-winning 1939 BMW RS 500 Supercharged Racing Motorcycle as well as the 1941 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Roadster. BMW enthusiasts will also enjoy seeing two racing cars (...) More
The most traditional of all beauty contests for classic automobiles and contemporary concept cars - the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este - takes place on 21 and 22 April next year in Cernobbio on Lake Como. In addition to numerous exceptional classics, a range of forward-looking concept cars and prototypes will contribute to this colourful gathering against the picturesque backdrop of the aristocratic Grand Hotel Villa d’Este. This is the image reproduced on the official event poster for (...) More
Concours of Villa d’Este at Cernobbio is perhaps the most significant of all events celebrating the mystique of the vintage car. And not just on a European scale, now that its Parisian equivalent, the Bagatelle, has been cancelled.