Concours d'Elégance

Procedure

  • 09.30 h: Line up of the vehicles in the garden of Suvretta House*
  • from 10.30 h: Concours d'Elégance – beauty competition with expert jury
  • 11.00 to 11.30 h: prize-giving «best dressed team»
  • 11.45 h: Light-lunch by the partner hotels
  • 13.15 h: Awards and prize-giving for the Rally and Concours d’Elégance
  • 14:30 h: Individual departure

*In case of bad weather, the Concours d'Elégance with a selection of classic cars will take place in the Salon Festivo at Suvretta House.


Categories

  • A: Pre-war vehicles until 1945
  • B: Classic Cars until 1980
  • C: Youngtimer from 1981 

 

Evaluation criteria and awards

The winner of each class receives a «First in Class» honor and is eligible to win the «Best in Show» award. Each car will be judged based upon the following criteria:

Appearance:
- Overall aesthetic and visual impact 
- Design, styling and elegance
- Care and preparation

Authenticity:
- Originality and preservation of the finish
- Period-correct restoration and modifications

History:
- Special provenance
- Rarity
- Engineering / historic significance


Jury 

  • Marco Makaus (ITA/SUI): Classic Car Expert and Juror (President of the Jury)
  • Jane Owen (ENG): Her Majesty’s Ambassador, British Embassy in Berne
  • Carl Gustav Magnusson (SWE): Industrial Designer, Design Critic and Juror
  • Ted Gushue (USA): Classic Car Photographer and Journalist
  • Alberto Vassallo (ITA): Founder «Car & Vintage» and Juror
  • Bruno von Rotz (SUI): Founder Zwischengas.com / Swiss Classics Revue