On My Travels: Putting on the Ritz at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como

Written by Ken Altes

I finagled a ticket to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, in Cernobbio, Italy, where I was privileged to purchase a $35 club sandwich whilst hobnobbing with a much better crowd than I’m used to, and made a few new, fancy friends. (I promised not to name names but we all joked around, testing our esoteric car knowledge, and I finally said, “George, if you don’t have a clue, you’re looney!”)  This concorso, started 1929, was held to only about 50 extraordinary cars.

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti; 1925 Alfa Romeo RL Normale; 1973 Alpine Renault A110; 1932 Aston Martin; 1951 Pegaso Z-102; 1937 Bentley 4.5 liter; 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1 convertible Freestone and Webb; 1962 Facel Vega Facel II; new Rolls Royce; 1954 Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta by Pinin Farina.

1967 Ferrari 275 gtb:4, by Scaglietti at Cernobbio Lake Como Italy Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 1925 Alfa Romeo RL Normale at Cernobbio Lake Como Italy Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’EsteRenault Alpine A110 Rolls Royce at Cernobbio Lake Como Italy Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este1932 Aston Martin at Cernobbio Lake Como Italy Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este1951 Pegaso Z-102 Rolls Royce at Cernobbio Lake Como Italy Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este1937 Bentley 4.5 liter Cernobbio Lake Como Italy IMG_2142Rolls Royce Convertible at Cernobbio Lake Como Italy IMG_1995Facel Vega at Cernobbio Lake Como Italy IMG_2122new Rolls Royce at Cernobbio Lake Como Italy Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este1954 Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta by Pinin Farina Rolls Royce at Cernobbio Lake Como Italy Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

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