To the Friends of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

To the Friends of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
 

To the Friends of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

With a keen sense of anticipation of the great things to come in the New Year the Selecting Committee of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018 the historical automobile and motorcycle experts have determined the classes for the weekend of 25-27 May 2018 when the most beautiful 2 and 4 wheeled classics in existence will compete for the attention of both the public and an international jury.

The motoring pageant held on the shore of Lake Como is a celebration of those particularly fascinating and historically-significant automobiles representing every era in the age of automotive mobility.

In keeping with this year’s motto “Hollywood on the Lake”, the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and the gardens belonging to the Villa Erba provide the perfect cinematic backdrop for a multitude of automotive stars.

The Historic Cars Selecting Committee has created the following 8 classes, they are as follows;

A. The Titans: Dirt, Dust and Danger (1900 to 1939)
B. From Manhattan to Mayfair: The Golden Age of Motoring Opulence (1918 to 1939)
C. Shaped by the Wind: Grandes Routières of the Art Deco Era (1925 to 1940)
D. New World, New Ideas: The Story of the GT (1945 to 1965)
E. Speed Meets Style: The Flowering of the Sports and the Racing Car (1950 to 1970)
F. When Sex Was Safe and Racing Was Dangerous: Formula One! (1950 to 1988)
G. Hollywood On The Lake: Stars of the Silver Screen (1920’s to 1930’s)
H. Perfectly Preserved: Automotive Archaeology (1900 to 1980)

Outstanding examples of the history of motorcycles will line up in the following 6 classes, 5 of which have already been confirmed:

A. Golden Years for American Motorcycles (1907 to 1917)
B. Luxury on 3 Wheels: Sidecars (1920s and 1930s)
C. Winning Italian Singles: 250cc Grand Prix Motorcycles (1949 to 1963)
D. New Clothes on British and German Motorcycles (1960 to 1970)
E. Motorcycle Design: New Concept Bikes and Prototypes

The 6th class, which, at this point in time, has not yet been confirmed, will be announced in early 2018.

Confirmation of the competition classes provides the “script” for a truly fascinating Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018.

However, not all the leading characters have been cast and the Selecting Committee is still welcoming further nominations.

Those owners of historic automobiles and motorcycles whose vehicles could play a star role in one of the above-mentioned categories are politely requested to apply for one of the remaining places.

Should you wish to apply online, please use the corresponding registration form, which can be downloaded from the http://concorsodeleganzavilladeste.com website.

The site is now also open for booking both admission tickets to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018 as well as securing your exclusive Friends of Concorso participation package.

What better way of looking forward to an event, that can claim both exclusivity and automotive history in equal measure?

We wish you a relaxing holiday season, year-end as well as a successful 2018 and look forward to welcoming you to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and hope to see you in May.

 

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Paul Ebeling

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