Billionaires come together: Lake Como vintage car rally was elite event of the year – 2oceansvibe News
The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all much more picky about what events we choose to attend and who we socialize with.
If you’re like me, you keep a handful of good close friends and everyone at a healthy distance.
A similar sentiment is shared by members of the highest echelons of society, who are “judicious” about who they socialize with, ensuring that “meaning and reason” are present at the events they attend.
So if social power is doing well and is with the best of the best, an elite vintage car rally on the legendary shores of Lake Como might just be the most compelling way to demonstrate it.
Presenting the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa D’Este, a “historic Belle Époque wedding cake from a hotel” on the shores of Lake Como, reports The Telegraph:
[Villa D’Este is] known for its stunning views, romance, and wealthy local clientele, with Italian-style villas owned by George Clooney and Richard Branson.
But, on a particular weekend that usually takes place in May, it’s the roar of your car’s engine that sets you apart like a real big roller, not the glow of your Riva. [boat].
Every year since 1929 billionaires from all over the world have come to “Italian Hollywood” to show off their stunning rare vintage cars and stylish outfits.
This year it is even more anticipated given that it has been delayed in 2020 due to the pandemic.
As much as the event is about socializing high society, it is also known to be serious about the automobile, so cars really are the star attractions.
This year’s lineup included an authentically reproduced Canary Yellow Lamborghini LP 500 Countach, a 1930 two-tone Cerulean Blue Lancia Astura Torpedo and this year’s winner, a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé:
Of course, the winning car is entitled to a big party:
As to who were the participants? Well, I don’t know them, but:
There’s a reason the first to gently stroll through the crowd were the mighty couple, Marc Newson and Charlotte Stockdale, the designer and his stylist wife riding a majestic Hispano Suiza H6 Dual Cowl, their daughter sipping a coke to theirs. sides.
… Other names of stars sweeping the waiting crowd – who all set up early on the terrace of Villa D’Este, the hideously chic equivalent of rushing to secure the lounge chairs around the pool – including Margherita Missoni with her racing driver boyfriend Eugenio Amos, while the judges included model Yasmin Le Bon and Lord March of Goodwood.
Fashion is a big part of the event as well, with everyone looking to match their drivers with a “smart casual” dress code that infuses something quite Gatsby-esque:
[Think] men’s suits in cream, caramel or fawn linen, soft shoes to facilitate take-off on board waiting boats and, among motorists, a discreet stylistic harmony between your car and your outfit.
Not in a brash Ferrari-branded manner, but in the coffee tones that accompany Clark Gable’s old runaround, a lavish Lagonda LG45 Rapide, or the sporty jackets and flat caps of the owners of a nifty red Osca MT4 Siluro Cherry.
The prestige of winning the Concorso is more than enough, but the perks are also lavish:
A unique timepiece from the German titan A Lange & Sohne, the brand creating a special version of its 1815 chronograph with a pink dial and a hand-engraved cuvette in the back of the watch.
There are quite a few distinguished worlds clashing here, proving that the Concorso D’Eleganza is truly one for the elites.