DAYS OF ELEGANCE. The participants in the Concours d’Elegance in the categories “Historic Cars”, “Concept Cars & Prototypes” and “Motorcycles” will once again launch an eventful weekend abounding with highlights on the shores of Lake Como.
Even without taking part in the beauty pageant, you can savour the magical and unique experience at first hand as a “Friend of Concorso”.
The main locations of the weekend are once more Villa d’Este and the grand exhibition space of Villa Erbe. The events in the programme reserved exclusively for the participants in the competitions “Historic Cars” and “Concept Cars & Prototypes” take place in the grounds and the rooms of Villa d’Este. As a counterpoint, the “Days of Elegance” will be held in the nearby park of Villa Erba, which will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.
Already on the Saturday, the Motorcycle Concours taking place there invites visitors to talk motorcycles with private collectors and the distinguished Jury, as well as indulging their joint passion for historic motorcycles in lively discussions. The theme exhibition of 2015 is based on the headline “40 years of BMW Art Cars”. This unique project started back in 1975, when Alexander Calder took the BMW 3.0 CSL and gave it his very own personal finish. Over the years, many other artists followed suit and you can see a selection of the finest Art Cars among BMW automobiles in the evocative setting of Lake Como.
The programme of events for Saturday and Sunday will be completed with additional complementary exhibitions which are still in the process of being confirmed. On Saturday, 23rd May 2015, the gates of Villa Erba are open to the public from 10.00 to 16.00. A range of sales stands offer accessories and snacks for visitors. At the same time, the Parade of Historic Cars takes place in Villa d’Este, reserved exclusively for invited guests.
A highlight of the weekend is provided when all the participants in the category “Historic Cars” and “Concept Cars & Prototypes” showcase their vehicles on the Public Days in the grounds of Villa Erba. The gates are already open at 09.30 and the show closes at 17.30. All the other exhibitions from Saturday also remain open to visitors on the Sunday.
The Motorcycle Concours will start at 11.00 with the prizes for the class winners and the “Best of Show” prize being awarded by the international Jury. After the lunch break the class winners among the vehicles on four wheels will receive their awards at 14.30, together with the special prizes granted by Public Referendum. These are the “BMW Group Italia Trophy” in the category of “Historic Cars”, the “Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award” for the most exciting design, and the “BMW Group Young People’s Award” in the category “Historic Cars” awarded by visitors up to the age of 16.
For more information, please visit: Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este