Why we love the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este.
If you may wonder why we are posting so many stories from the Concorso you well deserve an explanation.
Yes, we do love the Concorso. However that has nothing to do with nationalities, organisers, participants and venue, although they play a fundamental role to make such a nice event and a beautiful work place for design enthusiasts and writer, as we are.
We love because of facts. First: we can see cars in their natural (though privileged) environment. They sit on the ground, rather than on high platform. They are to be seen in and in daylight and not under thousand of lamps providing all sorts of artificial light. They are more beautiful to photograph with their natural reflections and there is not that wild and increasingly more uncivilized crowd of visitors of all professions putting the cars on siege.
So far for the quality of our work as reporters.
However this is just about one perspective. The other perspective is that in few hours you can travel more than a century of automotive history, compare design works and their authors, feel the spirit of the times that inspired them. It is all about the culture of the automobile. The passion for freedom and individual mobility, for creativity, for enjoyment. A passion that reaches all nations and has many purposes.
In addition the Concorso allows you to see new or current trends for car design (or marketing). It stimulates debates about them. With style and elegance.
We hope you will enjoy our short stories and photo galleries from the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa D’Este.
PHOTO GALLERY ATMOSPHERE (for more go to Photo Galleries)