Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018 - Historic Cars


Dear Friend of Concorso,

The year 2018 is now drawing to a close. We are all looking forward to the Christmas season and a time of contemplation. The festive celebration will be followed by a few days when we can pause, reflect and relax before the New Year rings the changes – a period when we are able to contemplate the good things in life. Naturally, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is one of those magic moments.

If you are inclined to use the coming days to make some good resolutions for the new year 2019, you might like to consider putting yourself forward as a participant in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. All you need is a special classic car in order to experience the world’s most traditional beauty contest and enjoy a grand heritage from the perspective of a competitor.

In this spirit, we would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a healthy and successful year in 2019 – a year which will, we hope, allow your passion for historic automobiles to unfold in an eventful panorama of excitement. At all events, we look forward to having the privilege of welcoming you to this magnificent show once again in the coming year.

Your Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Team

New highlight in the programme: the Villa d’Este Prelude Tour

As we announced in the last Corriere d’Eleganza, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will be extended over four days in 2019, for the first time. Contestants in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will take part in the “Villa d’Este Prelude Tour” and go on an outing through the spectacular landscape around Lake Como. This will form an initial highlight on the Thursday. The programme for the extended weekend will be planned as follows:

Thursday, 23rd May 2019:
Villa d’Este Prelude Tour

Friday, 24th May 2019:
Technical Acceptance, BMW Group Cocktail

Saturday, 25th May 2019:
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, RM Sotheby’s Auctions

Sunday, 26th May 2019:
Public Day at Villa Erba

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este: four classes have already been defined

Once again in 2019, the Historic Cars will be presented in eight classes at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Four of these classes have been defined so far.

Daring to Dream: Concepts which Rocked the Motoring World
Baby You Can Drive My Car: Singing Stars’ Cars
Goodbye Roaring Twenties: The Class of 1929
Speeding against the Clock: Endurance Racing Legends

Our Selecting Committee will define the other classes in the early part of 2019. It is already clear that next year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will once again present fascinating vehicles from all the eras of automobile history.

Concorso di Motociclette: all six classes have now been established

Once again, the Concorso di Motociclette will be held in the parkland of Villa Erba in 2019 and we are now able to announce all six classes for Historic Motorcycles.

Still in Action: Motorcycles more than 100 Years Old
Sound and Style: The New Motorcycles of 1929
Promenade Percy: Sportsman’s Wear in the 1950s
50 Years Ago: Trendsetters for Future Success
Two-Wheeled Guards: To Protect and To Serve
Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents

We look forward to sending you additional exciting facts and interesting details in January on the contest for Historic Motorcycles that has now developed a tradition in its own right – in an extensive newsletter devoted entirely to the Concorso di Motociclette.


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