Europe’s most prestigious concours has to be the Concorso d’Eleganza held at Villa d’Este Hotel on the breath-taking shores of Lake Como. This is a very special event to participate in and has taken place every year since 1929. It attracts only the finest examples of cars from all over the world. As always, the lakeside setting is spectacular and visitors can admire about fifty cars, all built between the 1920s and 1970s, organised into different categories.
Both Jonathan and Sam attended this year’s event to support two cars. The first was a 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, with stunning Kellner coachwork. This magnificent car is very striking for its sporting European coachwork and its extravagant accessories, having a ladies and gents touring kit, cocktail cabinet and, of course, a full and complete tool kit.
The second car was a superb 1925 Vauxhall 30/98 OE Wensum. The Wensum coachwork was probably the most exotic coachwork fitted to a 30/98, having a boat tail, capped with wooden decking and flared wings. This “dream machine” has lines crafted for the concours lawns. This car is even more notable having original polished aluminium coachwork and original trim.
It was with great pride that both cars won an award. The Vauxhall 30/98 won its Class “Goodbye Roaring Twenties: The Birth of the Concorso” and the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost won the Trofeo Rolls-Royce “For the most elegant Rolls-Royce”.
Congratulations also to the overall winner, David Sydorick, with his Alfa Romeo 8C.