Today, Attila Nagy of Gizmodo and I drove for ten hours through sunshine and rain to get to Lake Como in time. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este starts tomorrow morning, and you will see everything that matters. We have plenty of cameras to make sure of that.

Our ride on this journey is a BMW 116i hatchback which you will hear about later, but there's another BMW in town that's worth a look: the Gran Lusso Coupé by Pininfarina.

As far as the conditions go, this is our parking lot:

This was our dinner:

And these are some of the things that will grab our attention in the next two days.

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Fingers crossed for the weather!

Photo credit: Attila Nagy and Máté Petrány