The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is as much about the place and the people as it is about the cars and the competition. The combination of this perfect location, and these priceless vintage autos, puts this event above all others.

The first Concorso d’Eleganza was held along the shore of Italy’s Lake Como in 1929. By that time, the elegant Villa d’Este was more than 350 years old. The Villa celebrates 150 years at a hotel in 2022, while the Concorso has survived various fits and starts over the past 93 years. It is now the preeminent, can’t-miss event on the vintage car calendar.

50 priceless cars, each perfect in its own way. Most have been painstakingly restored to nearly-new condition…and then there’s this 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sport race car. Imperfectly beautiful, warts and all, with much of the original patina that echoes years of racing, and a sound that can raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

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By: Bob Cullinan
Title: 2022 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
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Published Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2022 15:45:52 +0000

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