Due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 this fall, organizers of the 16th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, usually held in April and postponed until September this year, has been rescheduled for April 16-18 in 2021.
“After a lengthy period of consideration with our planning committee, event production team, and City officials, we must prioritize the safety and health of all attendees, entrants, sponsors, vendors, staff, and volunteers,” said event organizer Michael Dorvillier. “With the uncertainty over how the virus will be impacting life this coming fall, it is with a heavy heart that we must formally announce that the 16th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, currently scheduled for September 2020, will be moved to April 16-18, 2021.”
“The excellent reputation of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is not something we will sacrifice, and with little certainty on the timeline for the lifting of public health restrictions that would allow this large gathering to safely take place during 2020, we have decided to prioritize and focus our efforts on the April 2021 event,” said Dorvillier, who has spearheaded promotion of the car classic for years. "If we were to have had the event this year in the park in September, there is no way we would have been able to have the same event," he said. "It would have been a very slimmed-down version, and people coming from La Jolla, the rest of the country and the world would have been disappointed."
Added Dorvillier, "There just wasn't enough time. We had maybe the next couple of weeks, to get a hold of all the sponsors, car owners, etc. and many of the people who come out every year, including the five judges who come on their own dime from Europe, would have had to fly here. There is just too much going on with this virus. It was the right thing to do. You can expect the same spectacular display of the world’s finest automotive art next year spotlighting the Bugatti marque, dazzling VIP spectacles with luminous décor, energetic entertainment, luscious flavors, and the same breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as it meets the shores of La Jolla.”
Fundraising efforts continue, and supporters may donate at LaJollaHistory.org/support/donating/.
Each year, the net proceeds from the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance support the La Jolla Historical Society’s mission to preserve the rich history of La Jolla through exhibitions, educational programs,
architecture tours, youth education, and annual community events.
For more information, to obtain a registration form or to purchase tickets to the featured weekend events, visit LaJollaConcours.com or call 619-233-5008 or email email@example.com.