The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is over08.10.2021
The 2021 edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este with 47 Historic Cars and 5 Concept Cars drew to a close on Sunday afternoon, following fantastic discoveries and encounters.
Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este
Already on Saturday, the winner of the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este had been decided. This trophy was awarded to the 1930 Lancia Dilambda Serie I from Filippo Sole (Italy). The legendary gold trophy remains the epitome of the beauty contest for exclusive automobiles held for the first time in 1929. 92 years ago, connoisseurs of good design, artisan craftsmanship and briliant engineering held their first meeting in the park of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este. This year was no exception and the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este was awarded by the audience voting in a Public Referendum in accordance with the time-honoured tradition.
Trofeo BMW Group
The second important decision was reached on Sunday. The Trofeo BMW Group, coveted worldwide, went to the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT TDF from Brian Ross (United States). Helmut Käs, Head of BMW Group Classic, saluted this perfectly restored coupe as Best of Show by presenting the trophy to rapturous applause. An international 13 strong Jury of experts, headed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti, came to this decision after an intensive phase of appraising the spectacular field of participants.
Concept Cars & Prototypes
The decision on the special class of Concept Cars & Prototypes was also made on Sunday. The audience voted the Pininfarina Battista as winner of the Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes in a Public Referendum.