Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021

The organisers of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este, are glad to confirm that the most exclusive beauty contest for classic vehicles with the greatest heritage tradition will take place between 1st and 3rd October 2021.

The development of the pandemic situation shows positive trends at many points and this is a key factor for an event with participants and guests from all over the world.

However, it has been decided to keep the event a bit more intimate with limited access for 2021, therefore the public event on the grounds of Villa Erba as well as the Concorso di Motociclette won‘t take place this year. The entire Concorso d’Eleganza 2021 will therefore take place at the Villa d’Este from Friday to Sunday.

The Selecting Committee has already made an exclusive selection from the large number of registrations. The cars will be presented in the following classes for the contest in 2021:

Class A – Twentieth Century Style: From Horseless Carriage to Racy Roadster

Class B – The Art Deco Era: Space, Pace and Grace

Class C – Showroom Showdown: Britain and Germany Battle for Luxury Supremacy

Class D – Granturismo all’Italiana: Finding the Perfect GT Formula

Class E – Big Band ‘40s to Awesome ‘80s: Five Decades of Endurance Racing

Class F – A Passion for Perfection: Celebrating 90 Years of Pininfarina

Class G – The Birth of the Supercar: Latin Performance Landmarks

Class H – The Next Generation: Hypercars of the 1990s

After the major success at the premiere in 2019, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 will once again be launched with an outing for some of the participants, the Villa d’Este Prelude Tour. This year, the tour will be held on Thursday 30 September 2021 and will take a route from Cernobbio to Como, along the banks of Lake Como to Bellagio and back via Asso. The cars will be available for everyone to admire when the drivers take a midday break in Bellagio.

In 2021, media representatives are once again expected from numerous countries. In order to support their work, a media centre will be located as usual at the event site. Media representatives who would like to be on site to report on the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 may submit an accreditation request at

Separate information on accreditation will follow, spaces are limited in 2021 on account of the coronavirus situation.

Credits | Source and images courtesy of BMW AG, Munich (Germany).