Journal: Enjoy Our Postcards from Villa d'Este

Enjoy Our Postcards from Villa d’Este

By Petrolicious Productions
May 30, 2013

As some of you Petrolisti suggested, we attended the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este this last Sunday. Technically speaking, the Sunday event takes place at Villa Erba, Este’s little sister—an idyllic little dwelling on the beautiful shores of Lake Como.

The event is pretty much your average run-of-the-mill, world-class concours d’elegance with plenty of unobtainable, pristine classics from the ‘20s through the ‘70s impeccably maintained by their jet-set owners. If you’ve been to Pebble Beach or something similar, you’d feel right at home here. Actually, one thing does stand out: the Media Lounge at the Concorso is second-to-none. Several rooms of the villa and a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake are reserved for the media, and the food served is unlike anything you’d find at even the most prestigious events in the States.

Though we spent a good amount of time at the media lounge enjoying the view and the refreshments, we did get a chance to snap a few photos. Enjoy.

Photography by Afshin Behnia and Josh Clason

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Erwan Brillot
Erwan Brillot(@starskeye)
8 years ago

Last picture, what is it?! You almost want to hug it 🙂

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia(@afshinb)
8 years ago
Reply to  Erwan Brillot

Agreed! It’s a 1953 Moretti 750 Gran Sport Berlinetta

Andre C  Hulstaert
Andre C Hulstaert(@andrehul)
8 years ago

Gorgeous pictures of equally gorgeous cars, unfortunately I was unable to attend, a pity, better next year.

Luca Como
Luca Como(@fb_100000153282291)
8 years ago

what is that frerrari hatchback thing

Leucea Alexandru
Leucea Alexandru(@leuceaalexandru)
8 years ago

I’m glad you guys could make it to one of the most prestigious historic automotive events in Europe. Unfortunately i was unable to attend this year, though Italy is not that far from me, but i have to say that i am delighted to see Americans visiting such an exquisite display of European automotive history. I am sure you are familiar with Ralph Lauren’s astonishing car collection and i hope you had a great time in Europe, since no continent is so rich and rewarding when it comes to vintage cars, historic cars and even modern cars.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia(@afshinb)
8 years ago

Leuceau, we had a great time at the Villa. Such a breathtaking location!
We’re still in Italy and loving the scenery and the vibrant vintage car culture here. Spent a day at Monza for the Coppa Intereuropa, and have been shooting a number of interesting owners and their cars in the beautiful Italian countryside.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange(@365daytonafan)
8 years ago

Great pics guys. Love that Ferrari 400 SuperAmerica.

Are you guys covering the Modena Cento Ore next week? If you are look out for a Evo/Octane journalist and all round top bloke Dickie Meaden whose driving (very rapidly I suspect) an Alfa GTA in the event.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia(@afshinb)
8 years ago
Reply to  Matthew Lange

Hi Matt, unfortunately we can’t attend the Modena Cento Ore as we have scheduled other things to shoot. But I promise you won’t be disappointed with what we’re covering instead!

john tolle
john tolle(@runner)
8 years ago

What’s the word? Oh yes, vi·car·i·ous ly. Looks fantastic and that everyone enjoyed themselves to the full extent.