Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019Register now!
Dear Friend of the Concorso,
Did you experience this year’s edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este live? Then you will undoubtedly still vividly recall the bloodcurdling sound of the historic Formula 1 projectiles. The distinguished monoposti from the annals of Grand Prix history formed their own class on the shores of Lake Como for the first time in 2018. And these automobiles captivated the spectators with their strident tones and immortal appeal.
Apparently, there are people who simply find a sound like this a noisy irritant. Whatever the truth, this sound represents the harmonious “Symphony of Machines” that fascinates all enthusiastic connoisseurs of historic motorised transport. And this will indeed inaugurate the first of the newsletters you will receive over the coming months to get you in the mood for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019. After all, the coming edition is represented by the motto:
“The Symphony of Engines – 90 Years of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este & BMW Automobiles”
We have selected this motto carefully and for a very good reason. In 2019, the world’s most traditional beauty contest for classic vehicles is celebrating its 90th anniversary – along with the BMW marque as an automobile manufacturer. As cognoscenti know, Bayerische Motoren Werke was primarily engaged in manufacturing aero-engines and motorcycles prior to this date. In 1929, BMW launched the 3/15 PS model as the company’s first passenger car adorned with the emblem of the blue-and-white propeller. The event next year is therefore saluting two major milestones that are each worthy of celebration. We would be delighted to have the privilege of welcoming you at this gala anniversary.
In annus mirabilis 2019, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will once again take place on the last weekend of May. The precise dates are from 24th to 26th May. Even at this early stage, we should like to extend to you a very warm invitation to register your classic automobile as a participant – or indeed your classic motorcycle, since the “Concorso di Motociclette” has now developed a tradition of its own and will be held once again in the coming year.
The website is open for registrations from Monday 15th October 2018.
This is also the right place for you if you would like to obtain the “Friends of Concorso” Package in order to secure a grandstand seat at what is undoubtedly the world’s most illustrious event for historic vehicles.
What vehicle classes await you at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019? Alongside futuristic Concept Cars, the following classes of Historic Cars have been identified so far:
- A. Daring to Dream: Concepts which Rocked the Motoring World
- B. Baby You Can Drive My Car: Singing Stars’ Cars
- C. Goodbye Roaring Twenties: The Class of 1929
Since we will once more be presenting automobile highlights from all eras and variations at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019, nominations of any vehicles are welcome even if they do not match one of the three classes named above.
The same maxim applies to the “Concorso di Motociclette” that we will be holding as usual in the parkland of Villa Erba. Here again, we look forward to receiving applications for vehicles of all shades and we are already able to announce three classes at this point:
- A. 50 Years Ago: Trendsetters for Future Success
- B. Promenade Percy: Sportsman’s Wear in the 1950s
- C. The King’s Guard: Two Wheel Escorts
- D. Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents
As soon as the other classes of Historic Cars and Historic Motorcycles have been defined, you will be informed in a Newsletter. We will also provide you with news about the next event featuring the world’s most beautiful historic vehicles on the shores of Lake Como. Naturally, we will be delighted to answer any questions you may have – just send a brief response to this email.
You will hear more from us in the next Newsletter – and we look forward to meeting up at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019!