Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2023
Lugano: presentazione 3° Edizione Concorso d'Eleganza. Nella foto, da sinistra, Roberto Mazzantini (Presidente, Associazione Via Nassa), l’On sindaco Michele Foletti (Sindaco di Lugano), Massimo Albertini (Lugano Elegance) e Claudio Mosconi (Lions Classic).© Ti-Press / Massimo Piccoli
Dina Aletras
22.03.2023 06:00

The 3rd edition of Lugano Concours d'Elegance arrives in Lugano on the 5-7th of May 2023 

LUGANO ELEGANCE 2023, City of Lugano Concours d’Elegance, 3rd edition

Friday 5 May

17.00-20.00          Vernissage on invitation - Lugano, Imago Art Gallery, Via Nassa 46

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Saturday 6 May, in the presence of the Mayor of the City of Lugano, Michele Foletti

09:30-14:00          Exhibition of competing cars in Via Nassa and adjacent squares, themed exhibition at Imago Art

Gallery, vintage motorboat exhibition and various entertainments

09:30-12:00         Guided tours of the cars on display for sponsors and guests - booking required

14:30-16:00          Parade and presentation of cars on the lakeside promenade, award ceremony for winning cars

19:00-22.00          Charity dinner for sponsors and guests, music and surprises


LIONS IN CLASSIC 2023, regularity rally, 9th edition

Sunday 7 May

08:00                      Registration, breakfast, briefing - Rivera, Splash & Spa Tamaro, Via Campagnola 1

09:00                      Departure

09:30-12.00          Regularity rally and games of skill - New surprise route, in the centre of Ticino, with trespassing towards Graubünden

12:00                      Arrival and car show - Lostallo

12:30-15:00          Aperitif and lunch for sponsors and guests, award ceremony for winning cars


(*note: indicative programme subject to possible updates)


The event, which began in 2013 as a charity project of the Monteceneri Lions Club, has evolved over the years to become an event of international significance. To date, the initiative has enabled around 140,000 Swiss francs to be collected and distributed to charity. In 2019, the regularity rally has been joined by the Concours d’Elegance: the most beautiful vintage cars that have made motoring history, severely assessed by a team of judges of international standing, compete or the Best of Show trophy. The decision to hold the the Concours d’Elegance in the heart of Lugano and during the day on Saturday was entirely intentional in order to support the commercial activities in the centre of Lugano in a synergic and concrete way.

As emphasized by Mayor Michele Foletti, this type of event plays an important role for the city and the region from both an economic and cultural point of view.

«And Lugano Elegance promises to be even better this year, offering the public and participants an experience to remember in contact with some fifty marvellous historic cars that will not fail to put a jury of experts of international standing to the test. We are very honoured that the “1000 Miglia Warm Up CH" will again be held on the same day in Lugano, to enrich a parterre of automotive history and culture of the highest level», says Massimo Albertini, President of the Organizing Committee of Lugano Elegance.

«We are proud to bring our “1000 Miglia Warm Up CH” initiative back to Lugano, and we are pleased to do so again on the same day as Lugano Elegance, thus offering classic car enthusiasts a very special day. The city has enthusiastically welcomed us and we are grateful for its collaboration in this project, which aims to preserve and pass on automotive culture. Together, we celebrate the past and look to the future», adds Paolo Pedersoli, CEO of Scuderia Classiche GmbH, organizer of the initiative.

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