The Yearbook 2015 is an absolute must for all aficionados of classic automobiles. Allow yourself to be transported back once more to the traditional classic weekend on the shores of Lake Como as you read the meticulously compiled chronicle of the event. After all, 2015 once again saw the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este confirming its exceptional position among exclusive events for historic vehicles. Over a period of two days, the event celebrated valuable classics and unusual concept cars. The motto “Seventies Style – The Jet Set is back” formed an ideal setting for an unforgettable weekend blessed with sunny weather and balmy temperatures. It was complemented by a number of special shows and programme highlights.
The range of special shows and the “Seventies Style” motto of the event also contributed to the atmospheric ambience. This included the anniversary “90 Years of Rolls-Royce Phantom” with its own award class in the beauty contest. The 1970s theme was reflected in a special exhibition celebrating the 40-year history of the BMW 3 Series and in the exhibition of selected BMW Art Cars.
The BMW Group also presented an exceptional concept study: The BMW Design Team defined a very special benchmark with the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage and saluted a timelessly classic BMW coupé which was an icon of the 1970s – the BMW 3.0 CSL.
As usual, the best part of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este came at the end. The expert Jury awarded the Trofeo BMW Group and the associated accolade “Best of Show” to the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider from 1932 as the crowning apogee of the event. The vote by public referendum for the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este went to the Ferrari 166M Barchetta from 1950. The Bentley Exp 10 Speed Six Coupé was awarded the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award in the award class “Concept Cars and Prototypes”.