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

Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
StatusActive
GenreConcours d'Elegance
FrequencyAnnual
VenueCernobbio, Italy
Years active1929–present
Previous event25–27 May 2018
Next event24–26 May 2019
SponsorBMW Group
Websiteconcorsodeleganzavilladeste.com
Photo of a 1968 Alfa Romeo 33-2 Stradale, winner of the 2018 Coppa d'Oro
Photo of a Rolls-Royce Phantom IV, built in 1954 for Princess Margaret, exhibited at the show in May 2015

BMW Group has organised the event, jointly with the Villa d'Este hotel, 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. For example, a working Aston Martin One-77 was officially unveiled to the press during the event.[5]

List of WinnersEdit

Year Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este Trofeo BMW Group Trofeo BMW Group Italia
2008 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier Coupé 1949 Ferrari 166MM Touring Berlinetta 1937 Delahaye 135M Figoni & Falaschi Roadster
2009 1938 Alfa-Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta 1938 Alfa-Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta 1938 Alfa-Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta
2010 1955 Maserati A6GCS Frua Spider 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop Coupé 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop Coupé
2011 1942 Alfa-Romeo 6C 2500SS Bertone Coupé 1968 Alfa-Romeo 33 Stradale Scaglione Berlinetta 1968 Alfa-Romeo 33 Stradale Scaglione Berlinetta
2012 1933 Alfa-Romeo 6C 1750GS Figoni Coupé 1933 Alfa-Romeo 6C 1750GS Figoni Coupé 1933 Alfa-Romeo 6C 1750GS Figoni Coupé
2013 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupé 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupé 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupé
2014 1931 Alfa-Romeo 6C 1750GS Zagato Aprile Spider 1956 Maserati 450S Fantuzzi Roadster 1931 Alfa-Romeo 6C 1750GS Zagato Aprile Spider
2015 1950 Ferrari 166MM Touring Barchetta 1932 Alfa-Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider 1950 Ferrari 166MM Touring Barchetta
2016 1933 Lancia Astura Series II Castagna Berlinetta 1954 Maserati A6GCS Pininfarina Berlinetta 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV Bertone Coupé
2017 1935 Lurani Nibbio Riva Roadster 1957 Alfa-Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Bertone Prototipo 1957 Alfa-Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Bertone Prototype
2018 1968 Alfa-Romeo 33-2 Stradale Scaglione Coupé 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti Spider 1968 Alfa-Romeo 33-2 Stradale Scaglione Coupé

WinnersEdit

2020 EventEdit

2019 EventEdit

Cernobbio, 24–26 May 2019

Historic carsEdit

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

Alfa Romeo, 8C 2900B, Berlinetta, Touring , 1937

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

Alfa Romeo, 8C 2900B, Berlinetta, Touring , 1937

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

Lancia Astura Serie IV, Cabriolet, Pinin Farina, 1938

Concept cars and prototypesEdit

Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award (By Public Referendum at Villa Erba):
Bugatti La Voiture Noire, Coupé 2019

2018 EventEdit

Cernobbio, 25–27 May 2018

Historic carsEdit

Concept cars and prototypesEdit

2017 EventEdit

Cernobbio, 26–28 May 2017

Historic carsEdit

Concept cars and prototypesEdit

Renault Trezor

2016 EventEdit

Cernobbio, 20–22 May 2016

Historic carsEdit

Concept cars and prototypesEdit

2015 EventEdit

Cernobbio, 22–24 May 2015

Historic carsEdit

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

Ferrari 166 MM, Barchetta 1950

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

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, Spider 1932

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

Ferrari 166 MM, Barchetta 1950

Concept cars and prototypesEdit

Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award (By Public Referendum at Villa Erba):
Bentley EXP 10 Speed Six, Coupé 2015

2014 EventEdit

Cernobbio, 23–25 May 2014

Historic carsEdit

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

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS, Spider, 1931

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

Maserati 450 S, Roadster 1956

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

Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS, Spider, 1931

Concept cars and prototypesEdit

Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award (By Public Referendum at Villa Erba):
Maserati Alfieri, Coupé 2014

2013 EventEdit

Cernobbio, 24–26 May 2013

Historic carsEdit

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

Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, Jean Bugatti, 1938

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

Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, Jean Bugatti, 1938

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

Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, Jean Bugatti, 1938

Concept cars and prototypesEdit

Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award (By Public Referendum at Villa Erba):
Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring Superleggera, Coupé 2013

2012 EventEdit

Historic CarsEdit

  • 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.[6]

Concept Cars & PrototypesEdit

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

2011 EventEdit

Historic CarsEdit

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 & PrototypesEdit

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

2010 EventEdit

Cernobbio, 23–25 April 2010

Historic CarsEdit

  • 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 & PrototypesEdit

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

2009 EventEdit

Cernobbio, 24–26 April 2009

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

Historic CarsEdit

  • 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 & PrototypesEdit

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

2008 EventEdit

Cernobbio, 26–27 April 2008

Historic CarsEdit

  • 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 & PrototypesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.[dead link]
  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. ^ Sonnery, Marc (June 25, 2012). "Lake Gems". Autoweek. 62 (13): 16–18.

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