Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is a renowned elegance competition for classic and vintage cars. It has taken place every year since 1929 during the last weekend of April in Villa d'Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. BMW Group has organised the Concorso, jointly with the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este, 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: a working Aston Martin One-77 was officially unveiled to the press during the event.[5]


2009 edition[]

The winner of the 2009 (80th anniversary) event was an Alfa Romeo 8C built in 1938, coincidentally the same year its owner, Mr. Jon Shirley (a former president of Microsoft Corporation), was born.[6]
Its estimated worth is more than six million euros or eight million dollars.[7]

External links[]

  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. 
  2. "Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009 the 80th Anniversary". 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.". April 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  5. Gauthier, Michael (April 27, 2009). "Aston Martin one-77 Unveiled at Concorso d’Eleganza". Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  6. "Roll of Honour - Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este". Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  7. Artemi, Paolo (April 28, 2009). "L'Alfa Romeo è la regina di Villa D'Este" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 2009-04-29.