Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

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“BEST OF SHOW”Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023

“BEST OF SHOW”Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023


+++ Festive finale of the world’s most traditional beauty contest for historic automobiles at Lake Como +++ International jury of experts selects the Duesenberg SJ as the overall winner +++ Three-day festival of elegance and timeless beauty on four wheels celebrates enthusiasm for automobility, the joy of driving and technical excellence with a large audience.

We’re all looking back on the glittering days spent beside the magical shores of Lake Como. The wonderful grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este created a fantastic stage for the exquisite diversity of historic automobiles contesting this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The exclusive beauty contest for Historic Cars enthralled the numerous visitors and international press world present at the event between 19th and 21st May. They were all rewarded with eight irresistibly appealing award classes – and one glorious overall winner.

A Duesenberg SJ Speedster styled in the coachwork design by Gurney Nutting from 1935 won the contest.

On Sunday, the proud owner, William Lyon, was presented with the prestigious winner’s prize Trofeo BMW Group – Best of Show – by Helmut Käs, Head of BMW Group Classic und President of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, and Wilhelm Schmid, CEO of A. Lange und Söhne. Alongside the dazzling trophy, the winner selected by the Jury also received a unique model of the 1815 Chronograph in white gold. The exquisite watch was created by A. Lange und Söhne exclusively for the winner of the Best of Show.

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023. Best of Show. (05/2023)

Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, James Cagney and many other stars drove a Duesenberg during the 1930s as well as Jay Gatsby in the remake of “The Great Gatsby”.

The founders of the company Fred und August Düsenberg emigrated to the USA from Westphalia (Germany) in 1880.

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023. Best of Show. Helmut Käs, Head of BMW Group Classic, William Lyon (car owner) and his wife, Wilhelm Schmid (CEO A. Lange & Söhne) (05/2023)

Successes in motor sport quickly made their name popular. Duesenberg – now written with ue – self-assuredly positioned itself at the top end of the market with a small series of exclusive models. The crowning glory came in 1932 with the extravagant SJ model. As much as 320 hp was available when the supercharger kicked in and this propelled the huge car to around 220 km / h (140 mph). The turn of phrase “it’s a Duesy” was coined as a synonym for the quality of the vehicles.

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