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Cernobbio, 22nd - 24th of May, 2015

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The concept car classes

Aside the classic cars BMW reinvented the concept car classes to represent the original intention of the concours, to showcase the latest development in design. This was also the reason for the change in the event date from the earlier April weekend that collided with the Chinese Motor Show in Shanghai. Now on a free weekend several manufacturers showed their latest creations including the all new Bentley EXP10, the Aston Martin DBX the Magna Mila Plus. Zagato and Touring on the other hand are coming back to the days when they produce very small series and one-off for wealthy clients rather than mass production design as most manufacturers feature an in-house design department today. Touring presented the Ferrari based Berlinetta Lusso whereas the Maserati Mosto by Zagato made its first public appearance at the Villa d┬┤Este. More exotic was the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003C, a purpose built race car for the long distance classic at the N├╝rburgring, the 24h.

Finally it was the Bentley taking the public vote, surprisingly a British car at an Italian concours.

So the 2015 edition was another great year for the history books. Fortunate with the weather the concours at the best possible location showcased several sensational cars spanning 5 decades. Three Pegaso, the wonderful Ferrari 166 MM and the quartet of pre-war Mercedes-Benz alone was worth the travel. Finally the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider was a deserved winner, maybe not as glamorous as some of the other cars but it combined the racing heritage, the top marque of its era and the right coachwork.

The concours also tends to become more modern with the supercars from the 1970s also attracting a younger public. Some purists might criticize this but if those in the 1960 would have thought the same way the line-up would be still restricted to the pre-war coach built era. And as the Concorso d┬┤Eleganza always was a little bit ahead of its time compared to the American shows (were a coach built Ferrari just won last year compared to Como many years before) it will be interested to see whether others will follow

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Report & images ... Peter & Wolfgang Singhof