22/05/2011 2011 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance: First impressions on video
Set beside the sparkling waters of Lago di Como, Villa d’Este has a magic all of its own. For a weekend in May every year, ‘magical’ turns truly spellbinding as the grounds are turned over to the most beautiful cars in the world.
This year’s event was your Editor’s very first. And it did not disappoint - despite bright sunshine giving over to always-possible torrential rain come five o’clock on Saturday.
As an introduction to Classic Driver’s Villa d'Este coverage, this video offers you just an appetiser of the glorious event – with the promise of further interviews with some of the leading figures from Villa d’Este 2011 to come; including Marek Reichmann introducing the exciting Aston Martin V12 Zagato, Jim Glickenhaus and his P4/5 Competizione, top BMW stylist Adrian van Hooydonk and the BMW 328 Hommage, and the stunning, Peter Kalikow-commissioned Ferrari Superamerica 45.