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Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este - 20-22 May 2022

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021Corriere d’Eleganza X

Dear Friends of the Concorso,

We have experienced an extraordinary weekend. The 2021 edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este with 47 Historic Cars and 5 Concept Cars drew to a close on Sunday afternoon, following fabulous discoveries and encounters.

Already on Saturday, the winner of the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este had been decided. This trophy was awarded to the 1930 Lancia Dilambda Serie I from Filippo Sole (Italy). The legendary gold trophy remains the epitome of the beauty contest for exclusive automobiles held for the first time in 1929. 92 years ago, connoisseurs of good design, outstanding artisan craftsmanship and dazzling engineering held their first meeting in the park of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este. This year was no exception and the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este was awarded by the audience voting in a Public Referendum in accordance with the time-honoured tradition.

The second important decision was reached on Sunday. The Trofeo BMW Group, coveted worldwide, went to the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT TDF from Brian Ross (United States). Helmut Käs, Head of BMW Group Classic, saluted this perfectly restored coupe as Best of Show by presenting the trophy to rapturous applause. An international 13 strong Jury of experts, headed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti, came to this decision after an intensive phase of appraising the spectacular field of participants.

The decision on the special class of Concept Cars & Prototypes was also made on Sunday. The audience voted the Pininfarina Battista as winner of the Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes in a Public Referendum.

On both days of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, numerous further prizes were bestowed by the Jury, the Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI) and the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA). Details of the winners are listed below.

We are overjoyed that after the long and unavoidable break that was imposed on us all, this special edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este held in autumn has engendered such wonderful enthusiasm. We are now already looking forward with great anticipation to the coming spring. The period of waiting for the next Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este has never been shorter than this year.

Our very warmest greetings from Cernobbio
Your Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Team

Beaming winners:

The three most important prizes of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

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Trofeo BMW Group

  • Best of Show
    Ferrari 250 GT TDF, Pinin Farina, 1956, Brian Ross (USA)

Coppa d‘Oro Villa d‘Este (Perpetual Challenge)

  • Best of Show by Public Referendum
    Lancia Dilambda Serie I Drop Head Coupé, Carlton Carriage, 1930, Filipp Sole (Italy)

Concorso d‘Eleganza Villa d‘Este Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes

  • Pininfarina Battista Hyper GT, Automobili Pininfarina, 2019

The best in the classes of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021

After intensive deliberations, the Jury reached the following decisions on the Class Winners and Mentions of Honour as follows.

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Class A

  • Class Winner
    Lancia, Astura Torpedo GS, Open Tourer, Viotti, 1934, Anthony MacLean (Switzerland)
  • Mention of Honour
    Alfa Romeo, 6C 1750 GTC, Spider, Zagato, 1931 Gianluigi Trevisani (Italy)

Class C

  • Class Winner
    Mercedes-Benz, 300 SL Alloy, Coupé Gullwing, Mercedes-Benz, 1955 David MacNeil (United States)
  • Mention of Honour
    Aston Martin, DB5, Convertible, Touring Superleggera, 1965 Ian Maxwell-Scott (Great Britain)

Class E

  • Class Winner
    Ferrari, 250 GT TDF, Coupé, Pinin Farina, 1956 Brian Ros, (United States)
  • Mention of Honour
    Osca, MT4 Siluro, Torpedo, Osca, 1949 Elad Shraga (Israel)

Class G

  • Class Winner
    Lamborghini, Countach LP 400 S Prototype Walter Wolf Special, Coupé, Bertone, 1978 Shinjiro Fukuda (Japan)
  • Mention of Honour
    Ferrari, F40, Coupé, Pininfarina, 1989 Cristiano Michelotto (Italy)

Class B

  • Class Winner:
    Delage, D8-120 S, Cabriolet, de Villars, 1938 Fritz Burkard (Switzerland)
  • Mention of Honour
    Lancia, Dilambda Serie I, Drop Head Coupé, Carlton Carriage, 1930 Filippo Sole (Italy)

Class D

  • Class Winner
    Fiat, 8V, Coupé, Vignale, 1953 Jan De Reu (Belgium)
  • Mention of Honour
    Alfa Romeo, 6C 2500 Supergioiello, Coupé, Ghia, 1950 Jonathan Segal (United States)

Class F

  • Class Winner
    Ferrari, 250 GT California SWB, Spyder, Pininfarina, 1960 Timm Bergold (Monaco)
  • Mention of Honour
    Ferrari, 275 GTB/4, Berlinetta, Pininfarina, 1967 Andrea Recordati (Italy)

Class H

  • Class Winner
    Isdera, Commendatore 112i, Coupé, Isdera, 1993 Phillip Sarofim (United States)
  • Mention of Honour
    McLaren, F1, Coupé, McLaren, 1995 Ahmad Gozal (United Arab Emirates)

The special prizes of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021

The Jury, ASI and FIVA have awarded the following special prizes among the many outstanding cars:

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Trofeo BMW Group Classic

  • For the most sensitive restoration by the Jury
    Fiat, 508 CS “Balilla Aerodinamica“, Coupé, Fiat, 1935 Mark Geessink (Netherlands)

Trofeo Auto & Design

  • For the most exciting design by the Jury
    McLaren, F1, Coupé, McLaren, 1995 Ahmad Gozal (United Arab Emirates)

Trofeo Vranken Pommery

  • For the best iconic car by the Jury
    Ferrari, F40, Coupé, Pininfarina, 1989 Cristiano Michelotto (Italy)

Trofeo ASI

  • For the best preserved post-war car by ASI
    Howmet, TX, Coupé, Bob McKee, 1968 Egon Zweimüller (Austria)

Trofeo FIVA

  • For the best preserved pre-war car by FIVA
    Rolls-Royce, Silver Ghost 40/50 High Speed, Open Tourer, Barker, 1920 Jürg Haas (Switzerland)

Trofeo Automobile Club di Como

  • For the car driven from farthest away
    Aston Martin, DB5, Convertible, Touring Superleggera, 1965 Ian Maxwell-Scott (Great Britain)