2010 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Results and Photo Gallery

The 2010 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este took place April 23-25 on the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba on Lake Como in Cernobbio, Italy.

The Trofeo BMW Group, awarded “Best of Show” by the judges at the Concorso went to a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop Coupé bodied Figoni & Falaschi owned by Oscar Davis from the United States. The Talbot-Lago also won one of the two prizes awarded by public voting – Trofeo BMW Group Italia. The historic Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este – Best of Show by Public Referendum at Villa d’Este was awarded to the 1955 Maserati A6GCS Spider bodied by Frua owned by John F. Bookout Jr from the United States. In the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for concept cars and prototypes, the public voted for the Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa Coupé.

Glorious sunshine greeted automotive enthusiasts from around the world who gathered for the 2010 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the 12th staging of the event under the patronage of the BMW Group. “Once again the Concorso has borne impressive testimony that cars have lost none of their fascination,” commented Karl Baumer, President of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and Director of BMW Group Classic.

Jean-Marc Droulers, President of Villa d’Este S.p.A., looked back on two extraordinary days, “The Concorso is ruled by a constellation that could hardly be bettered: heritage, elegance and a passion for cars create the perfect foundation for a weekend such as we have been privileged to experience once again.”

In addition to the classic car contests and the competition featuring concept models of the future, highlights of this year’s Concorso included the “100 Years of Alfa Romeo” special exhibition and the world premiere of the BMW 328 Kamm Coupé. Sunday’s event was a sell-out with more than 5,000 visitors attending.

2010 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Best of Show Winners

Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop Coupé
Trofeo BMW Group – Best in Show by the Jury and Trofeo BMW Group Italia – By Public Referendum at Villa Erba, 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop Coupé, Figoni & Falaschi, 1938, Oscar Davis, USA
1955 Maserati A6GCS Spider by Frua
Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este – Best of Show by Public Referendum at Villa d’Este, 1955 Maserati A6GCS Spider, Frua, John F. Bookout Jr., USA
Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa Coupé
Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes – By Public Referendum at Villa Erba, 2010 Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa Coupé. Martin Kapp, D

2010 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Class Winners and Mentions of Honor

Class A: Pre-War Competition Cars

1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Streamline Roadster
Class Winner, 1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Streamline Roadster, BMW, Christoph Bode, D
1926 Talbot-Darracq GP 1500 Siluro Corsa
Mention of Honor, 1926 Talbot-Darracq GP 1500 Siluro Corsa, Talbot-Darracq, Egon Zweimüller, A

Class B: Pre-War Open Sports Cars

1927 Duesenberg X Straight 8 Boat-Tail Roadster
Class Winner, 1927 Duesenberg X Straight 8 Boat-Tail Roadster, McFarlan, Peter Heydon, USA
1938 BMW 328 Roadster
Mention of Honor, 1938 BMW 328 Roadster, BMW, Mietta Pasquali Gandolfi, I

Class C: Pre-War Open Four Seaters

1939 Lancia Astura 4th Series Cabriolet
Class Winner, 1939 Lancia Astura 4th Series Cabriolet, Pinin Farina, Wenzel Gelpke, CH
1931 Bentley 8 Litre 4-seater Tourer
Mention of Honor, 1931 Bentley 8 Litre 4-seater Tourer, Gurney Nutting, Peter Livanos, GR

Class D: Closed Two Door Cars from 1935 to 1950

Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop Coupé
Class Winner, 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop Coupé, Figoni & Falaschi, Oscar Davis, USA
1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupé, Touring
Mention of Honor, 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupé, Touring, Oliver Collins, CDN

Class E: Post-War Open Sports Cars

1955 Maserati A6GCS Spider by Frua
Class Winner, 1955 Maserati A6GCS Spider, Frua, John F. Bookout Jr., USA
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
Mention of Honor, 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, Scaglietti, Peter Stähelin, CH

Class F: Post-War Closed Sports Cars

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé
Class Winner, 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé, Mercedes-Benz, Paul Stewart, UK
1968 Lamborghini Miura Roadster
Mention of Honor, 1968 Lamborghini Miura Roadster, Bertone, Albert Spiess, CH

Class G: Post-War Competition Cars

1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Berlinetta
Class Winner, 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Berlinetta, Zagato, David Sydorick, USA
1950 Aston Martin DB2 Coupé
Mention of Honor, 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Coupé, Aston Martin, Helmut Rothenberger, D

Class H: Styling Studies 1952-1965

1955 Lancia Aurelia B56 4-door Berlina
Class Winner, 1955 Lancia Aurelia B56 4-door Berlina, Pinin Farina, Corrado Lopresto, I
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 TZ2 Coupé
Mention of Honor, 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 TZ2 Coupé, Pininfarina, Shiro Kosaka, J

2010 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este – Special Prizes by the Jury

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 TZ2 Coupé
Trofeo \’FIVA\’ – To the best preserved car by the Jury and Trofeo Auto & Design – To the most exciting design by the Jury, 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 TZ2 Coupé, Pininfarina, Shiro Kosaka, J
1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Coupé
Trofeo Rolls-Royce – To the most elegant Rolls-Royce by the Jury, 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Coupé, Binder, Steve Wolf, USA
1926 Talbot-Darracq GP 1500 Siluro Corsa
Trofeo Foglizzo – Special Prize of the Jury, 1926 Talbot-Darracq GP 1500 Siluro Corsa, Talbot-Darracq, Egon Zweimüller, A
1968 Lamborghini Miura Roadster
Trofeo BMW Group Classic – To the most sensitive restoration by the Jury, 1968 Lamborghini Miura Roadster, Bertone, Albert Spiess, CH
1952 Lancia Aurelia B52 PF200
Trofeo Vranken Pommery – To the best interior design by the Jury, 1952 Lancia Aurelia B52 PF200, Pinin Farina, Bill Pope, USA
1928 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS Sport Tourer
Trofeo Automobile Club di Como – To the car driven from farthest away, 1928 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS Sport Tourer, Mercedes-Benz, Frans Van Haren, NL

2010 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Photo Gallery

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  1. Must-see event for any automotive enthusiast. Coin toss on whether Lake Como or Pebble Beach is a better setting, although Pebble’s space allows for more cars…and many more people. Good and bad.

  2. Never seen or heard one before, but I have a sneaky suspicion that the Talbot-Darracq GP 1500 Siluro Corsa sounds awfully mean.