Named one of the top three most-anticipated car shows of the year by the British automotive magazine, Octane, La Jolla Concours d’Elegance has become a must-do for automobile aficionados. Modeled after notable “competitions of elegance” held in Lake Como and Pebble Beach, the event takes over Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla.
With the La Jolla Cove as a breathtaking backdrop, this elite automotive-inspired event culminates in the 2015 La Jolla Concours now in its 11th year. Some of the world’s most exquisite automobile displays celebrating Coachbuilt Classics of the 1930s and ‘40s were on display.
Amid the celebration, funds raised at La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will benefit local 501(c)3 non-profits, the Monarch School Project, which educates students who have been impacted by homelessness, and the La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of La Jolla.
This year’s show will highlight classic cars of the 1930s and ’40s, including the rarely seen 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe (aka Round Door Rolls) — on loan from the vaults of the Petersen Automotive Museum.
“We’ve been recognized as one of the top five concours in the country,” said Michael Dorvillier the Concours’ event chair. Last year’s event drew 20,000 attendees, he said.