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The Concorso d'Eleganza, Villa d'Este (Italia)

First visit to Cernobbio, a little italian town typical from the lake Como area. Beyond its tourism aspect, this city is also renowned for its high place in the Automobile World, with the Concorso d'Eleganza of Villa d'Este.
Villa d'Este and Villa Erba are perfect places to expose historic and highly collectibles cars, by the majesty of the area and the beautiful scenery. However, the thing the most impressive is the incredible level of the cars presented for the concorso. The contest is divided into 9 classes,corresponding to various themes and times : Gracefull open air style, Interpretations of Elegance, The Art of Streamlining, Little Jewels, Stars of the Rock 'N' Roll era, The Ferrari 250 Dynasty, La Dolce Vita, Gentleman's Sports cars, Heroes of Le Mans and at last, a standout class with the prototypes and concept cars.

After the exhibition and the parade in Villa d’Este and in Villa Erba, one car has won all the votes : the wonderful 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Coupé by Figoni, which has been acclaimed for the Best of Show by Public Referendum at Villa d’Este, the Best in Show by the jury and by public referendum at Villa Erba.

1922 Rolls-Royce Siler Ghost Piccadilly Roadster, 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Drophead Coupé, 1937 Packard Twelve 15th Series convertible Victoria, 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III cabriolet Voll & Ruhrbeck, 1937 Cord 812 S/C Phaeton and 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster.

1933 Talbot AV105 Sport Tourer James Young, 1935 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara Spider Touring, 1937 Delahaye 145 Coupé Chapron, 1939 BMW 335 Cabriolet Autenrieth and 1941 Chrysler Town & Country Station Wagon.

1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS 6th Series Coupé by Figoni, 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Berline Aerodyne, 1939 Aston Martin C Type Speed Roadster, 1939 Tatra 87 Sedan Aerodynamic, 1947 Volkhart V2 Sagitta, 1947 Maserati A6 1500 Coupé Pinin Farina.

1950 Abarth 204 A Spider Motto, 1954 Porsche 550/1500 RS, 1954 Moretti 750 Grand Sport, 1957 Abarth 500 Zagato, 1963 O.S.C.A. 1600 SP.

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet Pinin Farina, 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupé Pinin Farina, 1953 Porsche 356 Pre A, 1956 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing, 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Coupé Allemano, 1958 BMW 507 Roadster.

1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Vignale, 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Pinin Farina, 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Zagato, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California, 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso.

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Aerodynamic, 1962 Maserati 5000 GT Allemano, 1963 Lancia Flaminia Coupé Pininfarina, 1967 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona Prototype, 1972 Lamborghini Miura SVJ, 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400.

1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Cabriolet Ghia, 1953 Bentley R Type Drophead Coupé Mulliner, 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupé Park Ward, 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Coupé Fastback Mulliner, 1962 Alvis TD 21 2nd Series Graber.

1956 Jaguar D Type, 1959 Aston Martin DBR1, 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, 1968 Ford GT40 MkIII, 1969 Porsche 917/K.

2012 Pininfarina Cambiano, 2011 Bertone Jaguar B99? 2011 Alfa Romeo 4C, 2011 Ford EVOS Concept, 2012 Giugiaro Brivido, 2012 Lexus LF-LC, 2011 Rimac Concept One, 2012 Aston Martin Project AM310.

1972 BMW Turbo, 1925 Rolls-Royce Jonckheere Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupé, 2012 BMW Zagato Coupé, Rolls-Royce Phantom III, 2011 BMW i8, Alfa Romeo 6C 2500, BMW 507

Mac Laren F1 GTR, BMW M1 Procar, BMW 635 CSI GrA, BMW Z4 GT3, 2012 BMW M3 DTM, 1998 BMW LM98, BMW 2002 turbo

Aston Martin DB7 Zagato, Alfa Romeo 1750 Zagato, Bentley Continental GT Speed Zagato.

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