A look inside the most exclusive underground car park on Earth…

There’s not a hotel garage in the world that plays host to as many extraordinary automobiles as that of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este during the Concorso d’Eleganza weekend. Our photographer Rémi Dargegen took a midnight peek into the world’s most exclusive car park…

By day, they are carefully maneuvered into place on the immaculate hotel lawns. By night, however, the ultra-valuable classics that make up the Concorso field are casually left in the hotel car park. While their owners swapped stories in the bar upstairs, our roving photographer Rémi Dargegen went ‘underground’ – and here are his truly fascinating photos of the concours stars at rest, the night before the big finale. When was the last time you parked between an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato and a Porsche 550 Spyder?

Photos: Rémi Dargegen for Classic Driver @ 2016

On 21 and 22 May 2016, the glitterati of the international classic car scene convenes on the shores of Lake Como once again for the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza. Classic Driver will be reporting live from the event in partnership with A. Lange & Söhne, the official watch partner of the world-class automotive beauty pageant.