While the Aston Martin one-77 and Bugatti Veyron Centenaire special editions took center stage at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este motor show in Lake Como, a variety of classic exotics also competed for top honors.
Best of show awards went to Jon Shirley's 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta Touring as it won the highly competitive Trofeo BMW Group, the Trofeo BMW Group Italia, and the Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este.
As we reported earlier, the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes went to Aston Martin's new one-77 supercar which received more than 30% of all votes cast in it's category.
In the pre-war group, a 1938 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Boneschi won best in class for open cars with special mention going towards a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet Spezial A. The award for best pre-war closed car went to the aforementioned 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta Touring while special honors went to a beautiful 1938 Bugatti 57S Atalante. Finally, the class winner for best pre-war sports car went to Andrew Pisker's 1936 Auburn 852SC Speedster.
The closed International Prestige award went to a 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupe Touring while the open winner was a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet.
For the hotly contested Modena's Thoroughbred class, top honors went to winner Paul Roesler and his 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT Coupe.
Special jury prizes were awarded to Gabriele Artom's 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GTC Cabriolet Castagna, Norbert Seeger's 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I, Gil Noble's 1938 Bugatti 57S Atalante, Mark Gessler's 1950 Abarth 204 A Berlinetta Vignale, Kenneth Roath's 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Coupe, and Frans van Haren's 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sportsman Coupe.