WELCOMEConcorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2023
I am delighted to welcome you for this weekend.
Once again, we are meeting for our rendezvous at one of the most magical places on the shores of Lake Como in order to join together and offer an inimitable stage showcasing high automobile culture. The Grand Hotel Villa d’Este is inseparably connected to this tradition.
This year, a landmark anniversary has been assigned a very special role at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, and we are celebrating it by a dedicated class: A Century of the 24 Hours of Le Mans – Heroes of the Most Famous Race in the World. Racing cars will be presented here which reflect the irresistible flair of speed and endurance in their design.
A total of eight exceptionally diverse classes has been carefully curated by our Selecting Committee this year. More than 50 fascinating Historic Cars are being presented and they will be competing for world-renowned awards such as the Trofeo BMW Group – Best of Show and the Coppa d’Oro Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. An exceptional innovation is provided this year by the Trofeo il Canto del Motore: The Jury will salute the engine that creates the most beautiful symphonic sound. This will expand the contest by an awesome new acoustic component. The prize will be presented by Jonas Kaufmann, one of the greatest tenors of our time.
Also on Saturday 20th May 2023, we will open the gates to the grounds of Villa Erba for the second time to host WHEELS & WEISSWÜRSCHT – also named: AMICI & AUTOMOBILI. This well-known event from Munich celebrates the many dimensions of automobiles. The Sunday promises to be particularly diverse: the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Public Day – Il Festival is being held again after an interlude of three years. We are absolutely delighted that all the participating vehicles will again be presented in the park of Villa Erba on this day.
A wide range of fans from far and wide will have access to the event and they will witness a fantastic parade as the highlight. There are also new attractions which are going to enrich the programme for the first time this year. Indulge yourself and enjoy a multifaceted Sunday.
We are very much looking forward to having the privilege of spending an unforgettable weekend together with you. Thank you for coming to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and enriching the event through your esteemed participation.
Helmut Käs, President of Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este, Head of BMW Group Classic