It’s a known fact that if you love classic cars the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is the place to be in May. The venue has been around for decades and in its most recent years it has been sponsored by BMW. It’s the place where the most forward-looking concepts from the Bavarians come to make their world debuts and next year will be no different. However, apart from seeing new concepts that will never become production models you’re more in luck if you’re looking for timeless beauty.
This year’s theme will be “Hollywood on the Lake” as, but now we also have a full list of all the categories that will be up on display:
Class A – The Titans: Dirt, Dust and Danger (1900 – 1939)
Class B – From Manhattan to Mayfair: The Golden Age of Motoring Opulence (1918 – 1939)
Class C – Shaped by the Wind: Grandes Routières of the Art Deco Era (1925 – 1940)
Class D – New World, New Ideas: The Story of the GT (1945 – 1965)
Class E – Speed Meets Style: The Flowering of the Sports and the Racing Car (1950 – 1970)
Class F – When Sex Was Safe and Racing Was Dangerous: Formula One! (1950 – 1988)
Class G – Hollywood On The Lake: Stars of the Silver Screen (1920’s to 1930’s)
Class H – Perfectly Preserved: Automotive Archaeology (1900 – 1980)
This year, the Selecting Committee responsible for these automotive mega stars has added two new classes to complete the programme including a category dedicated to the aerodynamically efficient designs of the Art-Deco era as well as a class for vehicles, which have been perfectly maintained in their original condition. Applications to take part in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018 are still being accepted by the selecting committees, if you’re one of the lucky owners of a car that can enter any of these categories.