The classes for 2018 will be published soon. Nevertheless, you may of course already register with your vehicle. Your application will be taken into account independently of the defined classes. For registering your Historic Car 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’Élégance for historic cars at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este in close cooperation with Villa d’Este S.p.A.
The event on 25th May – 27th May 2018 is planned for cars of any type or marque built up to 1988 for which a FIVA Identity Card is issued according the new technical code applying as fully original or period modified (first 15 years) cars. (former classes A-1, 2, 3, or B-1, 2, 3). Entrants contact their FIVA national authority, those from USA/Canada must apply for a FIVA ID card to email: email@example.com. Entrants from a country where is no national FIVA authority please refer to the organiser. The final inspection of cars with their FIVA documents will be carried out on site by FIVA representatives at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on Thursday, 24th May 2018 from 14:00h – 17:00h and on Friday, 25th May 2018 from 08:30h – 16:30h. The Concorso is to be staged in Cernobbio as detailed in the full programme supplied to entrants.
Cars shall be selected on the basis of their historic, technical and aesthetic interest, their rarity and authenticity, as well as the elegance and sophistication of their styling. The Selecting Committee nevertheless reserves the right to accept cars, which do not fully conform to these requirements on the basis of a particular interest in such cars. Should the Jury decide to award one of the available prizes to any of these cars, its decision must be justified. Prior to the final selection of entrants, candidates agree to have their car inspected by a representative of the Selecting Committee, subject to appointment.
Cars admitted to the Concorso, with the sole restriction of one car per entrant/owner, must be in perfect running order at any time and, if required, provided with all necessary permits so as to be legally driven on the road. All cars must have valid insurance and documentation as required by traffic law. All road trips shall, however, be made freely and individually and not in the form of an organised transfer.
The Selecting Committee will group the cars into classes according to reasonable criteria of similarity. The vehicles must line up on Saturday and Sunday in the areas provided for their class.
Cars shall be inspected and judged by the Jury during the morning of Saturday, as specified in the full programme. The entrant/owner or a nominated representative must present the car during the Jury’s inspection. Cars which do not attend Saturday’s and Sundays’s presentation will be excluded from the selection of the trophies and any trophies awarded may be revised by the Organising Committee.
If necessary, the Concorso Jury may be divided into classes, each led by a Chairman, responsible for the compilation and presentation of the results. The Jury shall be assisted by a non-voting Jury Secretary. In the event of tied points scores between two or more cars, the President of the Jury, after consulting the Jury members, has decision-making powers to which there is no appeal, including the right to modify his/her own vote in the event of a tie. The Jury’s decisions are final and thus no appeals or objections may be presented after publication of the official results.
Along with the degree of originality, the state of preservation and/or the quality of any restoration work, the Jury shall pay specific attention to the following aspects: elegance and general sophistication of the styling, harmony of the colour schemes, elegance of the upholstery and fittings, elegance and conformity of the accessories, mechanical efficiency and conformity of the engine bay. Convertible cars may be exhibited with their hoods lowered; the Jury may, however, ask to see the car with the hood correctly raised and fastened. The Jury is entitled to ask for the engine to be started. The Jury may also ask to sit in the cars to better evaluate the interiors.
Entrants/owners (or their representative) may during the presentation provide the Jury with any relevant documentation regarding their car and its history which they believe to be useful in reaching an appropriate evaluation. In the case of unique or unusual features, adequate documentation confirming any variations or options with respect to the standard model should be provided. Non-original safety elements such as rear-view mirrors, seat belts or fire extinguishers etc. may be allowed on condition that their fitting does not compromise the originality of the car. The Jury shall penalise highly unusual colour schemes and non-original chrome, nickel, cadmium or other metal plating. Replaceable parts such as tyres, batteries, spark plugs and so on should conform as closely as possible to the original items.
Decals, sign-writing, sponsors’ logos or race numbers are not allowed except for sports cars with a racing background and clear historical evidence of this. A club badge containing no advertising – not even partial – and no larger than 10 x 10 cm may be placed on the car.
Special awards voted by the Jury will be given to the winners on Saturday during the Parade.
The “Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este” shall be awarded by secret ballot at Villa d’Este during the afternoon of Saturday. As guests of the event, the competing teams may participate in this vote by using the ballot provided in the entrant’s kit.
Class Winners and Prix d’Honneurs will be presented on Sunday afternoon during the Parade; there will be two prizes per class in the form of one Class Winner and one Prix d’Honneur.
The “BMW Group Italia Trophy” shall be awarded by public referendum at Villa Erba on Sunday. Teams associated with the competing cars may not participate in this vote, which is open only to the public gathered for the show.
The “BMW Group Trophy” shall be awarded to the “Best of Show” voted by the Jury and will be given to the winner during the gala dinner on Sunday evening.
Entries must be made using the appropriate form submitted together with all necessary documents – including a full side view and a three-quarter front view photo as well as 3 other detailed pictures of your choice – for each car and team of maximum two persons (additional team members only on request). The completed and duly signed registration form together with a copy of the FIVA Identity Card must reach the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Organising Committee by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by fax (+49-89-127 644 529) within 2 weeks of receipt.. The invoices will be issued by BMW AG and must be paid immediately on receipt by bank transfer or credit card. According to the Terms and Conditions, a withdrawal of the registration is possible. Instead of a participation fee a cancellation fee will apply. Please check the Terms and Conditions for detailed information. The entrant/owner is responsible for his/her own travel and cancellation insurance.
With regard to hotel accommodation and meals, entrants/owners may choose between packages A or B, both calculated for a team of maximum two persons. These packages do not include hotel extras, bar expenses, special upgrade requests and, in general, any expense not mentioned in the above packages.
The Selecting 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 not normally 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 d’Eleganza Villa d’Este shall be in the Courts of Munich, Germany.
FIVA International Technical Code Relevant For The CONCORSO D’ELEGANZA VILLA D’ESTE
The event on 25th May – 27th May 2018 is planned for cars of any type or marque built up to 1988 for which a FIVA Identity Card is issued according the new technical code applying as fully original or period modified (first 15 years) cars. (former classes A-1, 2, 3, or B-1, 2, 3).
Preserved and maintained in historically correct conditions, minor modifications in period (first 15 years) are allowed. Also new bodies or replaced engines to original specification.
VEHICLE TECHNICAL CLASSIFICATION
Type A – Standard
A historic vehicle to standard specification as delivered by the manufacturer. Minor period cosmetic changes and typical accessories available on the market in the period may be acceptable.
Type B – Period Modified
A historic vehicle specially built or modified in period for specific purposes, typical of its kind, and thus of historic interest in its own right (during the first 15 years after production).
VEHICLE PRESERVATION GROUPS:
Group 1 – ORIGINAL
A historic vehicle, as originally produced, which is unaltered and with little deterioration.
Group 2 – AUTHENTIC
A historic vehicle as used, but never restored, to original specification, with a known history and in original, possibly deteriorated condition. Parts that normally wear may be replaced with parts to period specification. Repairs to paintwork, plating and upholstery are permitted.
Group 3 – RESTORED
A historic vehicle with known identity, wholly or partly dismantled, reconditioned and reassembled. Only minor deviations from the manufacturer‘s specification in case of unavailability of parts or material are acceptable. Original manufacturer’s parts should be used where available, but may be replaced with others of the same specification. Interior, exterior, and exterior finish should be as close as possible to period specification.
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