The classic event held at Lake Como, Italy was given an apt closure on the Sunday evening by announcing the winners across different categories.
It was a 1932 Alfo Romeo 8C 2300 which won the top honours at the he Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este held over this weekend at Lake Como, Italy. As always, many timeless ‘beauties’ had come to attend the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and all the eyes were set on the Sunday afternoon to figure out which of these timeless machines was crowned to be number one.
The event hosted a number of sub-events to make sure that this time the event is as grand as it is expected to be. Rolls-Royce celebrated the ’90 years of the Rolls-Royce Phantom’ at the event, and a special exhibition reflected the era of the automobiles from the 1970s and also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the BMW 3 Series and BMW Art Cars. As a part of the exhibition, the first four cars made under this one-of-a-kind project, where technology and art came together to weave magic, were at the display alongside the latest member of the 17-member family. It was in 1975 when the French racing driver Herve Poulain asked his artist friend Alexander Calder to paint his race car to participate in the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race.
At the end of the event, the jury of experts crowned the Trofeo BMW Group for “Best of Show” to an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider from 1932. The Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este prize decided by public referendum was won by a Ferrari 166M Barchetta from 1950. And in the Concept Cars and Prototypes competition the Bentley Exp 10 Speed Six coupé was presented with the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award. The Concorso di Motociclette beauty contest for classic motorcycles was held for the fifth time this year, and a Münch-4 TTS-E from 1973 took the honours with victory in the Trofeo BMW Group for motorcycles.
This is for the 11th straight year when the BMW Group has hosted the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este which was started in 1929 as a beauty contest of the cars. It also considered to be the first such event ever to take place in the history of automobiles. This place attracts exceptionally valuable and rare historic cars and motorcycles from around the world, but in the recent times the event also hosts as a platform to the visionary designs of the prototypes and concept cars.