Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013

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Amazing as always, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 proved to be the most important event regarding beauty and automobile on European grounds again.
Apart from some exciting surprises and the fantastic (and not surprisingly all winning) Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, a great line-up of historically important Lamborghinis including some prototypes were on display.
Sponsor BMW revealed two world premiere concepts: A Pininfarina designed Gran Lusso Coupé and the BMW Concept Ninety. The jury awarded the Trofeo BMW Group for “best of show” to Ralph Lauren’s Bugatti 57SC Atlantic from 1938 as well as it won the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este prize decided by public referendum. The Concept Cars and Prototypes class was headed by the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring.
The event is without a doubt one of the most beautiful events in the classic car calendar, gathering history’s most beautiful automotive creations in a great setting. And not to forget to mention BMW’s ability to organize and support such a sophisticated high-level event and keeping it relaxed and not high-flown at the same time, involving the public on the grounds of Villa Erba and serving Bavarian beer from a beer pump built in a BMW Barockengel.
The Hotel for next year is already booked! :-)

Picture above: 1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV Prototype, designed by Franco Scaglione, owned by Albert Spiess (CH), photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013

1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, body by Jean Bugatti, owned by Ralph Lauren (USA), photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013DSC_6278a

2013 Aston Martin CC100 Concept, owned by Aston Martin (UK), photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013DSC_6583a

1964 Ferrari 250 LM, by Pininfarina, owned by Lionshead West Collection (USA), photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013DSC_5956a

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta, body by Touring, owned by Jack Croul (USA) , photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013extra1

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, body by Scaglietti, owned by Peter McCoy (USA), photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013extra3

1954 Fiat 8V Coupe, designed by Rapi, owned by Bruce Vanyo (USA), photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013extra2

1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I, coachwork by Jarvis & Sons, owned by Alexander Schaufler (A), photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013extra5

1955 Maserati A6G/54 GT Spider, body by Zagato, owned by Brandon Wang (UK), photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013extra4

1972 Lamborghini Muira SV by Bertone, owned by Mario Rossi (I), photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013extra7

2011 Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale, by Zagato, owned by Andrea Zagato (I), photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013extra6

2013 BMW Concept Ninety, by Zagato, photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013DSC_6616a

Line-up at Villa Erba, photo by Henk Holsheimer, copyright © 2013event_sq

Photos and text: Copyright © 2013 Henk Holsheimer