Villa d’Este is not only home to beautiful people, it has also been home to the world of beautiful motor cars since 1929, when the first Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este took place.
Originally the event demonstrated the latest vehicles built by the great coachbuilders of the time, but since the 1990s it has become the pre-eminent celebration of classic cars.
The 2016 Concorso once again displayed the very best of the best in the automobile world, with just 52 classic cars, six prototypes and concept cars, and 30 motorbikes, all divided into appropriate groups to be judged by the jury, which included Charles Lord March — organizer of the Goodwood Revival, Adolfo Orsi — the Maserati expert, and a host of top car designers led by Lorenzo Ramaciotti, formerly head of design at Pininfarina, chief design officer of the Fiat Group, and now special advisor to the CEO of the Fiat Chrysler Automobile Group.
We've put together a gallery from the event for you to explore to try to evoke the feeling of being in amongst the action!
Check out our full story in the November issue of New Zealand Classic Car (Issue No. 311).