The 2019 edition of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, celebrating special anniversaries, was truly special. It marked the 90th anniversary of the event, the most glamorous at Lake Como, but also 90 years of BMW car manufacturing not to mention 20 years of collaboration between the German car maker and Villa d’Este. Once again, spotlights turned on the Grand Hotel in Cernobbio and the park of Villa Erba that accommodated the vintage cars, prototypes and motorcycles. This year the Golden Cup went to l’Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B of 1937, an exceptional, marvellously conserved car. Owned by American David Sydorick who has regularly attended the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este for the past 15 years with his wife Ginny. Equipped with an in-line, all-alloy, 8-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, twin superchargers and rear-mounted gearbox unleashing 180 hp at 5,200 RPM, Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B is a perfect example of Italian futurism in the closing years of 1930s. Hence, the most traditional prize for vintage vehicles went to an Italian car for the 6th time in a row. The special Alfa Romeo, besides winning the Golden Cup, was also awarded the Best of Show prize in Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019 by the jury. Doubly celebrated, Alfa Romeo presented a perfect mixture of sophisticated technology and elegant design as shown by its double victory. Lancia Astura Serie IV won the BMW Group Italia Trophy assigned by public voting whereas Lamborghini Marzal of 1967 took the BMW Group Ragazzi Trophy, which awarded the futuristic genius head of Bertone body design, Marcello Gandini. The Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes, also assigned by public voting, was won by Bugatti La Volture Noire.