The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este has been taking place every year since 1929 in Lake Como, Italy. While it’s not the most popular car event in the world, it’s certainly one of the most prestigious.
There are usually about 60 cars there, all vintage and classics from the ’20s up to around the ’70s (except the modern concept cars,) and they’re all immaculate examples of automobiles. Aston Martin even unveiled the One-77 supercar there back in 2009. The cars are organized into different categories and given awards such as “Best in Show” and “Best Concept Car.”
Last month we saw some snapshots of beautiful cars taking part at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Today we’re showing you some of them from a different point of view.
We talked with award-winning photographer Piotr Degler Jablonski (he did the photos for W Motors for the incredible Lykan Hypersport) who shares his vision with us in some spectacular photos from the event.
Here’s what he told us about the show and the photos to follow:
It’s the most important classic cars concours in Europe (something like the european little Pebble Beach). With around 50 classic cars and 10 new concept cars every year. Many car collectors from around the world visit this event at the Como lake in Italy. Most of the photographs from the event are always during the day, but I wanted to give a different feeling to those incredible cars.
He portrayed some classics on the evening before the show at the garage of the Hotel Villa d’Este while the cars where getting some rest before the exhibition next day.
Here are the stars – click the image for higher-resolution:
1928 Mercedes Benz 680S (USA)
1939 BMW 328 (BMW)
1964 Ferrari 250 LM (USA)
1961 Aston Martin DB4GT (UK)
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France (USA)
If you liked these photos, check out Piotr’s new project: Degler Calendar – a new calendar that will present a different and exclusive automotive theme every year.
They’ll release 2014’s theme once their Facebook page hits 1,000 Likes, and the photos will be shown late this summer.