Concours d’Elegance returns: 14th annual event benefits La Jolla Historical Society
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'Best in Show' candidates from La Jolla Concours d'Elegance in 2017.
'Best in Show' candidates from La Jolla Concours d'Elegance in 2017.
The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will be returning, once again, on Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8. The 14th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will showcase some of the most exquisite automobile displays in the world. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. The Concours d’Elegance is a weekend-long event that boasts style, class, and grace, in all aspects. To ensure this experience is exceptional from start to finish, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance offers first-class treatment for all of its’ attendees gathering for this extraordinary event.

Kick off the weekend in 1930s style at the Rolls-Royce Dapper and Delight Soiree presented by UBS Financial Services and Schubach Aviation on Friday, April 6, at Covo Restaurant from 7 to 10 p.m. Don your glad rags and embellish yourself with ice and marbles as you tip a few back at the hosted bar by William Grant Portfolio, featuring their high-end luxury scotch portfolio by Balvenie, and nosh on incredible bites from Covo Restaurant. With flare bartenders, vintage champagne displays and a live band featuring a canary singer, this ritzy night is the perfect way to start the charming weekend events. Tickets for the Friday night soiree are $100.

Pamper yourself with the one-of-a-kind opportunity to take a sneak-peek behind the curtains and view some of the most exquisite collections and clubs in San Diego at the Porsche San Diego Tour d’Elegance on April 7, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $225 package for an afternoon of decadence includes an exclusive continental breakfast to start the tour at the spectacular grand showroom of Porsche San Diego, tour two striking private auto collections, Chuck Spielman’s Only Yesterday Museum and the Calumet Collection, have complimentary lunch on the sand at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, a commemorative program, and a commemorative gift from Robert Talbott.

Continue the Saturday festivities into the night with the Aston Martin Art Deco Party at the Cove Presented by Fraser, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Offering you a wide array of creative cocktails from the William Grant Portfolio, a hosted bar, silent and live auction bidding, and delectable bites from 20 of San Diego’s finest restaurants, this party will have you dancing under the moon-lit sky. Enjoy this exclusive reception while taking in the beautiful Pacific Ocean, with tickets for only $225.

Conclude the weekend with the most extravagant event of all, the 2018 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, on April 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. View a Concours collection like no other, with more than 125 one-of-a-kind autos. Enjoy the Aston Martin Champagne and Honey Tasting Garden presented by Fraser, as you toast your complimentary craft cocktail and sample honey flights collected from various regions. Browse sponsor and vendor booths, swing to live music, and take in the surrounding beauty of the timelessly restored vehicles gathered for one of the largest Concours events in the U.S. 

General admission tickets for Sunday’s timeless event at $65. Upgrade your experience as a VIP, with tickets for $175. Enjoy all of the bountiful benefits of general admission in addition to VIP check-in, a hosted bar in the VIP Lounge, and enjoy fabulous bites from 15 of the most premium restaurants in San Diego. Participating restaurants include Bobboi Natural Gelato, Eddie V’s, Fogo de Chau, Luna Grill, Melting Pot, Mustangs and Burros, NV Personal Dining, Pacifica Del Mar, Pure Cupcakes, Sweet Petite Confections, The Main Course, Vivace and more.

Spend the entire charming weekend of events with only the most elite offerings included in the Ultimate VIP package, which allows entrance into all the events, for $425. This package, with a total value of more than $500, provides you with first-class benefits made to enhance your elegant experience from beginning to end. 

The 14th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance proceeds will go towards La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of the gem known as La Jolla. In addition to the La Jolla Historical Society, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance benefits several additional local community nonprofit partners each year.

For additional information, call 619-233-5008. To register or purchase tickets, visit

What: Classic auto show, exposition and cocktail event.

When: Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8.

Where: Scripps Park

Contact: or call 619-233-5008.
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