Munich – March 5, 2013… On the weekend of May 24 – 26, 2013, the spectacular grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este and Villa Erba in Cernobbio on Lake Como will once again be transformed into a unique stage for the most beautiful automobiles and motorcycles from the past and the most extravagant concept cars of the present day. First held at the same location in 1929, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este today ranks as the most traditional show of its kind in the world. It lays on an extensive program throughout the weekend, maintaining an exclusive ambience for those involved but at the same time offering the wider public a chance to experience the "Classic Weekend" on Lake Como in the company of classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts. In addition to the automobile Concorso for invited guests in the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este on the Saturday, the adjacent parkland of Villa Erba will open its gates to all car and motorcycle aficionados on Friday evening for an open-air cinema, and on Saturday and Sunday for the Public Days.

A multisensory experience: the Concorso di Motociclette
The Concorso di Motociclette, a successful addition to the automobile Concorso since 2011, will take place once again in 2013 in the grounds of Villa Erba, not far from the Cornt hotel in Cernobbio. The participants begin proceedings on Saturday with a parade from the Cornt hotel via Piazza Cavour in Cernobbio to the exhibition venue at Villa Erba. The local police escort and motorcycles piloted by riders in historic dress ensure this will be a memorable experience for the participants and crowds of spectators alike. The motorcycle Concorso itself will be conducted on Sunday afternoon – with the lively participation of the assembled public – on the central stage in the gardens of Villa Erba. The 30 or so entrants are divided into five different categories (according to era and design), from which the three class winners from the various categories are introduced to the public galleries and presented with their prizes. The overall winner (Best of Show) is chosen from the class winners by an international jury.

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