A luxurious event celebrating the mystique of historic cars
From May 24 to 27, 2013, the park surrounding the luxurious Villa d’Este Hotel on Lake Como (Northern Italy) will attract individuals who have an affinity not only for classic automobiles, but also for exquisite mechanical timepieces. For luxury watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne, a competition sponsor since 2012, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event has created interesting synergies and stands out as a fitting complement to the venerable brand’s commitments in the domain of culture. This year, the owner of the winning automobile will again receive a unique A. Lange & Söhne timepiece.
First held at the same location in 1929, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este today ranks as the most traditional show of its kind in the world. It lays on an extensive program throughout the weekend, maintaining an exclusive ambience for those involved but at the same time offering the wider public a chance to experience the “Classic Weekend” on Lake Como in the company of classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts. In addition to the automobile Concorso for invited guests in the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the Saturday, the adjacent parkland of Villa Erba will open its gates to all car and motorcycle aficionados on Friday evening for an open-air cinema, and on Saturday and Sunday for the Public Days.
The heart of the Concorso d’Eleganza remains at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este where beautiful and rare examples of the automotive art seek the favour of the invited guests and the jury. In 2013 some 52 select cars will be entered in competition, including a 1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV, 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic and 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato just to name a few.
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