Roaring Engines and Refined Elegance: La Jolla’s Grand Automotive Gala Returns in 2024


As the sun sets on the picturesque shores of La Jolla, California, something extraordinary is revving up on the horizon. The 18th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, a glamorous nod to the Roaring 20s and the Glamorous 30s, is set to make a grand return from April 19 – 21, 2024. This is not just any car show; it’s a time machine, transporting enthusiasts to an era where luxury and elegance reigned supreme.

The weekend promises a spectacle of over 200 rare and classic automobiles, each a masterpiece of design and engineering. But it’s more than just a display of shiny metal and vintage curves. The event is a cultural rendezvous, celebrating automotive history against the stunning backdrop of La Jolla’s coastline. It’s where the past meets the present, and classic car lovers meet their dream machines.

Kicking off with an exclusive VIP party at Ellen Browning Scripps Park, the event is not shy about its luxury. Picture this: live music, gourmet food, and a vintage flyover, all while you’re surrounded by some of the most iconic cars ever made. And let’s not forget Porsches on Prospect – an evening where the village comes alive with the purr of Porsches, complemented by vibrant street activities.

Sunday’s main event at Ellen Browning Scripps Park is nothing short of a showstopper. Imagine strolling through a gallery of automotive history, champagne in hand, with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. It’s a scene straight out of a Gatsby party, minus the drama.

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is more than just a car show; it’s a celebration of luxury, heritage, and community spirit, benefiting the La Jolla Historical Society. It’s where the elegance of yesteryear blends seamlessly with the Southern California sun.

So, mark your calendars and start planning your La Jolla getaway. This isn’t just an event; it’s the beginning of summer in Southern California, and it promises to be a weekend to remember. Whether you’re a car aficionado, a lover of history, or simply in for a luxurious escape, La Jolla in April 2024 is where you’ll want to be.

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