La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Celebrates 11 Years Showcasing Coachbuilt Classics of the 30’s and 40’s | April 10-12

March 28, 2015

Named one of the top three most anticipated car shows of the year by British automotive magazine, Octane, La Jolla Concours d’Elegance has become a must for automobile aficionados internationally. With the La Jolla Cove as a breathtaking backdrop, this elite automotive-inspired event transforms the sleepy, coastal community into a weekend playground with a remarkable automobile showcase, fabulous shopping, five-star accommodations and unforgettable culinary experiences throughout the weekend of April 10-12. We are giving away 2 VIP tickets to the Sunday, April 12, La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours (a $250 value)! Read on for all the details and be sure to enter.

The weekend of April 10 - April 12 will mark the 11th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance where some of the world’s most exquisite automobile displays celebrating Coachbuilt Classics of the 30’s and 40’s are set to be showcased. On Friday, April 10, from 7-10pm, the event kicks off with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party presented by CJ Charles Jewelers and La Valencia Hotel. This is an intimate soiree with a spectacular display of extraordinary Rolls-Royce automobiles, incredible entertainment, scrumptious culinary bites and a wide selection of sophisticated cocktails, wines and champagnes at La Valencia Hotel. Tickets are $150 per person.

On Saturday, April 11, from 7:30am to 3:30pm, the La Jolla Tour d’Elegance takes participants on an excursion through San Diego that includes a scenic tour, exclusive views of private collections, catered lunch and one-of-a-kind experiences. Limited to first 75 entries, tickets are $125 per person for transportation in a Double Decker tour bus or $195 per couple for car transportation.

Also on Saturday, April 11, is the Aston Martin San Diego Exclusive Saturday Evening VIP Reception from 6-9pm, presented by CJ Charles Jewelers. This is the exclusive reception for automobile registrants, sponsors, judges and the public to indulge in culinary delights from local restaurants and world-class chefs, fabulous entertainment and a spectacular evening of wines and cocktails along the Pacific Ocean. Taking place at Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, tickets to this event are $150 per person.

The grand finale of the La Jolla Concours weekend is the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours on Sunday, April 12, from 9am to 4pm. View 300+ spectacular, exemplary vehicles situated along the Pacific Ocean, peruse the offerings of fabulous local vendors, and check out the exciting offers from our top-notch sponsors. General admission tickets are $50 and include two tastings from the wine and craft beer garden and a commemorative program. Children under 14 years of age are free. VIP tickets are $125 and include the above general admission benefits plus complimentary lunch from incredible restaurants as well as hosted wines, craft beers, and cocktails from 11am to 2pm courtesy of Blanchard, Krasner & French, as well as a signed poster from the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance official artist Scott Jacobs.

“The Jewel”, as La Jolla is fondly called, will be abuzz with all the glamour and luxury reminiscent of the days when the quaint community was the private getaway for Hollywood’s elite. Each unique event throughout the weekend will encompass the culture that surrounds the vintage car community’s passion being the ultimate in annual venues to see and be seen.

“It’s exciting to see the exquisite preservation and restoration of these incredible automobiles,” said La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Chairman, G. Michael Dorvillier. “We are grateful for the success and growth of the event over the last decade and treasure the uncompromising quality of automobiles and motorcycles that the participants bring to our show field.”

Attendees will once again see the return of the La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours as an extension of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, expanding the show from the Ellen Browning Scripps Park onto the surrounding La Jolla Village roadways. This event is free and open to the public and will provide event attendees with a unique display of over 100 cars along with a stage providing a variety of entertainment and a children’s automotive area.

Amidst the celebration, funds raised at the 11th Annual 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. For more information on the Concours, to obtain a registration form, receive sponsorship information or purchase tickets to the variety of events over the weekend, visit or call (619) 233-5008.