Is there a finer location to gaze upon a fleet of pristine, classic cars than on the grounds of Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba in Lake Como? The answer is no. But that’s where we will be this coming weekend as a parter of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the original concours of elegance, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year in collaboration with the BMW Group.
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is the best of both worlds when it comes to all things automotive and while the gentle beating of the shores of Lake Como is enough to send anyone into a tranquil state, the roars of the 50 entrants is enough to send one into petrol-induced state of euphoria. Divided into eight classes according to their period, bodywork, preservation and/or make, they’ll span from the 1920s through to the 1980s, while an array of judges who will form ‘The Jury’ will flock from all corners of the globe, and inspecting each car in microscopic detail before awarding the Best of Show prize (the winner will receive a one of one A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone - Como Edition). However, it’s not all about looking back and celebrating the past, as two of the classes will look to the future, so expect the unexpected on that front.