Coast Into La Jolla for the Classy Concours d’Elegance

Start your engines, auto aficionados—that pinnacle of automotive eye candy known as La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, presented by LPL Financial and Panera, is blazing back April 19 to 21!

Gear up as premier collectors roll out prized rides along La Jolla Cove’s glamorous shores for the 18th annual tribute to four-wheel glory days.

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

The La Jolla Concours is recognized globally as one of the finest classic automobile showcases in the United States. Whether you live for those curves or get weak in the knees for chrome, this showcase lures connoisseurs worldwide craving a trip down memory lane.

Get ready for a breathtaking array of classic cars epitomizing the spirit of opulence and sophistication synonymous with the era. Think sleek Art Deco designs and powerful purring engines!

La Jolla Cove

These meticulously preserved cars will transport you back to a time of innovation, luxury, and boundless enthusiasm for automotive craftsmanship.

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance VIP Party 2024

Friday, April 19 | 6 PM to 10 PM | Tickets: $300 – $500

Amidst the lively buzz of clinking crystal and upbeat melodies, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance ushers in its prestigious weekend with the iconic Friday VIP Party.

Set atop the dazzling seaside cliffs at Ellen Browning Scripps Park, this event marks the beginning of a weekend dedicated to world-class automotive excellence.

Originating in 2006 as a modest packet pickup for Concours participants, this much-anticipated kick-off has evolved into an exclusive event in its own right, setting the stage for a weekend filled with elegance and grandeur.

Renowned for its dynamic and immersive themes, the 2024 VIP Party has been named: ‘Expedition d’Elegance: The Road to Opulent Adventure’.

Immerse yourself in the ambiance of a bygone age and experience the smooth tunes of classic jazz, the clinking of timeless cocktails, and gourmet delights inspired by the era when motoring explorers set out on grand expeditions.

The venue will be adorned with a blend of lavish furnishings, vintage maps, towering wildlife, and automotive artistry, all bathed in the soft glow of lanterns. Picture overgrown jungles and wild plains, reminiscent of a time when daring travelers embarked on epic journeys with flair.

This exceptional event will feature 20 of San Diego’s top-tier restaurants, coming together to create a gastronomic wonderland along with a masterful display of Vintage Cars as guests are taken on an Expedition d’Elegance: The Road to Opulent Adventure.

These esteemed restaurants will tantalize your taste buds with their incredible creations:

  • Sushi Nekosan: Savor melt-in-your-mouth bites of sushi that features a symphony of bright flavors, leaving you craving for more.
  • Cafe X: By Any Beans Necessary: Dive into a flavorful Sambusa, a traditional African appetizer with notes of sweet and sour tamarind, a foodie’s dream come true.
  • Juicy Brucey’s Smokin’ Hot Meat: Relish mouthwatering, perfectly cooked BBQ like tri tip, pulled pork, and crowd favorite; baby back ribs.
  • URBANA Mexican Gastronomy: Transport your taste buds to Mexico with traditional, farm fresh bites and flavors with a unique URBANA twist.
  • Beeside Balcony: Awaken all of your senses with grilled spanish octopus and smoked bacon with a side of arugula salad with feta and freshly squeezed lemon.

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Friday VIP Party is an exclusive gathering that pays homage to the glory days of motoring, offering you a glimpse into a world of exploration and elegance.

Tickets are now available to purchase on the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance website here for $300 per person.

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance: Porches on Prospect

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 5 PM – 9 PM

Ignite your passion for Porsches during “Porsches on Prospect” in the heart of La Jolla Village!

Witness 75 magnificent Porsches lining Prospect Street, and immerse yourself in the village’s vibrant atmosphere, featuring live music, exclusive retail offers, gallery openings, restaurant specials, and much more.

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presents Porsche Project

This year’s Concours celebrates the timeless elegance of the roaring 20s and the glamorous 30s with a lineup of rare, meticulously kept automotive marvels.

This event is free for viewers of all ages. If you want to showcase your Porsche, limited spaces remain for a registration fee of $125 which grants true VIP status and access to Porsches party at the Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

Click here to register.

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance 2024

Sunday, April 21, 2024 | 9 AM – 4 PM | $80 – $500

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view over 200 spectacular and rare vehicles that will be displayed on the La Jolla Cove lawn along the breathtaking Pacific Coast.

The 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III V-12 is showcased in Scott Jacobs’ official Concours artwork, and this year, notable jewels include the 1959 Mercedes Benz 220SE once owned by Judy Garland, Johnathan Segal’s 1954 Maserati Zagato A6G, the 1955 Jaguar D-Type once owned by comedian and writer Jack Douglas, and the Aston Martin DB5, best known for its role in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.

Don’t miss Steve McQueen’s biplane soaring overhead in the vintage aircraft flyover!

Look forward to the Champagne and Honey Tasting Garden and other unique experiences throughout the day. Enjoy live music, visit exclusive vendors, and indulge in refreshing beers and cocktails—all while surrounded by a once-in-a-lifetime display of cars. And don’t forget to look to the skies for a vintage flyover along the coast!

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

GO VIP!

Enhance your La Jolla Concours d’Elegance experience with an upgraded premium or VIP ticket.

Attend the La Jolla Concours in true VIP style, skip the line and breeze through with a dedicated check in, enjoy fabulous bites from San Diego’s finest restaurants, and enjoy hosted access to the newly expanded VIP bar, a commemorative poster from the renowned La Jolla Concours artist, Scott Jacobs, and a La Jolla Concours Program.

These masterful chefs will whisk up some of their best treats for guests to enjoy:

  • Queenstown Village: Dive into a bright, farm-fresh beet salad bursting with vibrant flavors and colors like pickled onion, blue cheese, and plum vinaigrette.
  • Jolie Coronado: Enjoy fresh, shrimp and melon salad, featuring shrimp, creme fraiche, heirloom melons, puffed quinoa, serrano peppers, and persian cucumbers
  • Piazza 1909: Experience a warm, flavorful slow roasted pork belly over wild arugula salad.
  • Fresco Cocina: Revel in the light and tangy flavors of peruvian ceviche with pacifico seabass, leche de tigre, sweet potato and fresno peppers.
  • SD Cookie Guru: End your VIP experience with heavenly, decorated, bespoke sugar cookies decorated with iconic La Jolla Concours imagery.

Various VIP tiers are available for the Sunday La Jolla Concours d’Elegance as well as other weekend events while supplies last. Learn more here.

champagne bottle and wine glasses

See you there!

For more information, to obtain a registration form, or to purchase tickets to the featured weekend events, visit here or call 619 233 5008.

This year’s La Jolla Concours theme, celebrating the Roaring 20s and the Glamorous 30s, promises to infuse the event with a sense of yesteryear nostalgia and timeless elegance.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    April 19, 2024 6:00 pm
  • End Date
    April 21, 2024 4:00 pm
  • Status
    All done
  • Location
  • Address
    1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Tickets
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