Winners of the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Car Showcase
Over three days, the parkland of Villa d’Este and the adjacent Villa Erba on the banks of Lake Como recently provided a magnificent backdrop for the historically rich and highly exclusive line-up of historic cars and motorcycles.
The spectacular parades of competition models and special exhibitions shone a spotlight on the elegance and aesthetic appeal of classic vehicles, drawing attention to prominent milestones in design and technological development.
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este eloquently reprised its role as an exclusive stage for two and four-wheeled rarities that capture the imagination with their flawless condition and fascinating backstories.
Warm, summery temperatures greeted the thousands of visitors who came on Saturday and Sunday to track the progress of both the Concorso di Motociclette and the parade of historic competition cars.
The jury presented this year’s Trofeo BMW Group for “Best of Show” to the Maserati 450 S from 1956.
The winner of the public vote, and therefore the recipient of the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este, was an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS from 1931.
In the Concept Cars and Prototypes category, the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award went to the Maserati “Alfieri.”
The highlight of the fourth Concorso di Motociclette was the presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group for motorcycles to the vintage 1929 Opel Motoclub Supersport.