For registering your Concept Car or Prototype to the next Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, please fill out the following form.
BMW AG, under the patronage of FIVA, organises the “Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este” International Concours d’Elégance at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este in close cooperation with Villa d’Este S.p.A.
Within the framework of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and, therefore, on the same dates, in the same locations and with the same programme, a section of the competition is being set up for Concept Cars and Prototypes competing for the “Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes”. The Organising Committee may limit the number of cars entered in this section.
Entries may be submitted by car manufacturers (excluding marques of the BMW Group), coachbuilders, design studios or individuals, with the sole restriction of one car per Entrant.
The definition of “Concept Cars and Prototypes” is as follows: unique and not necessarily drivable models that may be partly fitted with structural or mechanical parts derived from mass production. The body and interior should be a one-off production (up to a limited production of max. 15 units) and must be completed. The Concorso is to be staged in Cernobbio as detailed in the full programme supplied to Entrants.
The Organising Committee will only admit “Concepts Cars & Prototypes” that have first been officially presented to the public after 01 January 2016.
Cars entered under this section’s regulations will participate in all parts of the programme at Villa d’Este and Villa Erba. The distance between both locations is approx. 2 km. Cars that are not drivable will have to be moved to the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and from the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este to Villa Erba by truck or trailer. All road trips shall, however, be made freely and individually and not in the form of an organised transfer. Roadworthy cars must have valid insurance and documentation as required by traffic law.
Decals, sign-writing, sponsors’ logos or race numbers are not allowed. Exceptions can be made for signage which was on the car at the very first official presentation.
The “Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes” trophy will be awarded to the car voted in a secret ballot by the public at Villa Erba on Sunday. The Entrants of the “Historic Cars” section may also take part in the ballot. In the relevant year, the trophy winner may advertise his/her “Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award” on company stationery. The Organising Committee reserves the right to add additional prizes before the event.
Entries must be made using the appropriate form submitted together with all necessary documents – including a side-view and a three-quarter front-view photo as well as 3 other detailed pictures of your choice and a rendering of the car – for each car and team of a maximum two persons (additional team members only on request). The completed application must be sent to the BMW Group by email (email@example.com) or fax (+49 89 127 644 529). Specific technical details concerning cars presented to the public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show of the current year must be given to the Organising Committee in the week following the show. The invoices will be issued by BMW AG and must be paid immediately on receipt by bank transfer or credit card. No refund is possible after confirmation. The Entrant is responsible for his/her own travel and cancellation insurance.
With regard to hotel accommodation and meals, Entrants may choose between packages A or B, both calculated for a team of a maximum two persons. These packages do not include hotel extras, bar expenses, special requests for upgrading and, in general, any expense not mentioned in the above packages.
The Organising Committee reserves the inalienable right to select entries. Rejected applications shall be notified as soon as possible. Given that the event is by invitation only, the Organising Committee will normally not accept substitutes for the cars or for the teams entered. Any request for substitution must be explicitly and formally approved up to six weeks before the start of the event.
Entrants and all other participants take part in the Concorso at their own risk. BMW AG, however, shall be liable for personal injury or death caused as a result of wilful intent or negligence on the part of BMW AG, its directors, corporate officers or agents. For any other damage, BMW AG shall be liable only to the degree that such damage has been caused as a result of wilful intent or gross negligence on the part of BMW AG, its directors, corporate officers or agents. This liability clause shall apply accordingly in favour of Villa d’Este S.p.A., its directors, corporate officers or agents.
These regulations shall be governed by German law. Exclusive jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of or in connection with these regulations or the Concorso shall be in the courts of Munich, Germany.