Classic Cars On Show At The 2018 Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este

Hot Rods: Classic Cars on Lake Como

Scenes from the 2018 Concorso D'Eleganza Villa d’Este show in Italy.

Since 1929, car connoisseurs and collectors alike have gathered on the shores of Italy's Lake Como to marvel at some very expensive automobiles. And such was the case this past weekend as some 50 classics competed for top honors at the 2018 Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este, where they were judged on their beauty, passion, and uniqueness. Here, a glimpse at the glittery, gas-guzzling competition where the theme was "Hollywood on the Lake."

CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION A 1954 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV 8V START YOUR ENGINES Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images START YOUR ENGINES A 1909 Isotta Fraschini FENC two-seater racer COMING 'ROUND THE BEND Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images COMING 'ROUND THE BEND A 1958 Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) 507 automobile A CLASSIC PAIRING Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images A CLASSIC PAIRING A 1937 Bugatti Automobiles SAS 57 Atalante (left) and a 1936 Lancia Automobiles SpA Astura Series III POP THE HOOD Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images POP THE HOOD A 1960 Ferrari NV 250 GT Berlinetta SWB PUSHING TIN Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images PUSHING TIN A 1970 Lancia Automobiles SpA Stratos HATS OFF Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images HATS OFF A 1937 Bentley Motors Ltd. 4 1/2 liter Cabriolet (right) A PLUM RIDE Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images A PLUM RIDE A 1939 Delage D8-120 OLD-TIMER Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images OLD-TIMER A 1913 Scat 25/35 HP LITTLE RED CORVETTE Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images LITTLE RED CORVETTE A 1959 General Motors Co. Chevrolet Corvette CROWD-PLEASER Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images CROWD-PLEASER A 1968 Alfa Romeo Automobiles SpA 33/2 StradaleA (top) won the visitors' vote for Best of Show. (A 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport won the judges' vote.) The Alfa Romeo is displayed next to a 1954 Maserati SpA 250F and a 1960 Porsche AG 718/2 (bottom).



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