At this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (May 23-25), BMW will unveil two concept vehicles created by its automotive and motorcycle design experts.
The company didn’t give many details about the car and motorcycle studies, but considering the theme of this year’s Concorso is the Roaring Twenties, BMW’s concept should be inspired by that era.
The Concorso will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Rolls-Royce brand, as well as “100 Years of Maserati”. The history of the British luxury carmaker will be the theme of a special exhibition in the rotunda at Villa Erba, while the Italian sports car brand’s landmark will be celebrated with a special competition class in the BMW Group Italia Trophy beauty contest and the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este prize decided by public referendum. Among the entrants in this class is a Maserati 450 S. The 1956 racing machine is the second of only nine examples of this model ever made.
Another competition class will be dedicated to “The Great Gatsby” class of historic cars, featuring classic examples from the Roaring Twenties, including a model from the legendary Duesenberg brand. The Concorso di Motociclette will reach its fourth edition this year, with two four-cylinder models from US brands ACE and Henderson taking part in the competition.
Also on the list of entrants is a BMW R 32 bearing the serial number 26, the oldest known example of its type, with which the spectacular history of BMW Motorrad began 91 years ago.
Last year the automaker unveiled the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe.
Inautonews will be present at the event – so check us back later for all the news and live images / videos from the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este