The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este takes time out in 2020.
The organisers of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este – the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and BMW Group Classic – have jointly come to the difficult decision to postpone the event planned for October 2020 until 28th – 30th May 2021.
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is one of the most exclusive motoring gatherings in the world. Apart from the extraordinary machinery on display, the guests themselves are the stars of the show – the great and the good of the collecting world, but equally the home-grown enthusiasts and their families from the surrounding region. After careful analysis and taking into account the travel restrictions still in place worldwide, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided that current circumstances would not allow us to do the world’s oldest Concorso d’Eleganza justice in 2020.
Whilst we deeply regret having to share this news with you today, we are already in advanced planning for May 2021 with an unrivalled level of anticipation. All of us look forward to welcoming you once more to the shores of Lake Como – together with the dazzling selection of automobiles and motorcycles that had already been confirmed in their relevant classes. All the weekend highlights planned for 2020 will carry over to 2021.
In particular, we would like to extend our most sincere thanks for the loyalty of our participants and guests who had expressed their wish to join us for a unique autumn edition. We will be delighted to welcome you properly next May under more favourable conditions.
We wish our participants, visitors and supporters of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este all the very best and hope you stay safe in the meantime.
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este owes its privileged status among the world’s most prestigious heritage events for historic vehicles to a number of unique attributes. These include the elegance of the event, its long and illustrious tradition, the unrivalled flair experienced at the majestic Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como and the small, select groups of participants.
The Grand Hotel Villa d’Este is one of the world’s most iconic hotels. The grounds and parkland offer guests and visitors an opportunity to admire around 50 remarkable historic automobiles every year. The various classes are organised in different categories and judged by a world-famous jury headed by Jury President, Lorenzo Ramaciotti.
End of May 2021, Cernobbio will become the go-to destination for automobile aficionados from all all over the world. A select elite from the international collector scene will come together there once again. The official opening of the Concorso d’EIeganza Villa d’Este will take place on Friday 28th May 2020.
The excitement will start to mount on Saturday when all the vehicles take up their positions in the morning. On 29th May 2021, the carefully selected classic cars will be appraised in the exclusive gardens of Villa d’Este. The traditional apogee of this lavish presentation comes when each of the vehicles parades on the terrace of the Grand Hotel directly overlooking the banks of Lake Como.
On Sunday, a procession will be staged in the park of the nearby Villa Erba. These grounds also occupy a majestic position directly on the edge of the lake and their expansive green swards offer the public audience the opportunity to take a closer look at these exceptional automobiles. This frequently also enables visitors to engage in discussion with the custodians and owners of the vehicles as well as talking to celebrities from the automobile world — the Concorso Villa d’Este is recognised particularly by designers as a superlative travel destination. You are unlikely to find a comparable selection at legendary automobile jewels anywhere else in the world.