15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 14, 2019

The La Jolla Concours has grown into a full 3 day celebration.  Major sponsors like  Porsche, Bentley and Sotheby’s all provided champagne and lots of great food over the course of the weekend.

Things started Friday night with a cocktail party, officially called  “The Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Concours Social Club presented by The LOT La Jolla, Ferrari of San Diego and Viejas Casino Resort. About 400 guests were treated to gourmet food and the opportunity to “sample curated flights” – of 14-year-old Glenfiddich.

Saturday ‘s Tour d’Elegance presented by Porsche San Diego, saw 200 attendees in about 100  cars toured the best and most interesting points in the greater San Diego area, including the Only Yesterday Museum.. Everybody then met at Aston Martin San Diego’s steampunk-themed soiree with food from 21 San Diego-area restaurants.

The Sunday Concours at the beautiful seaside Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove was attended by an estimated 10,000 car enthusiasts. The featured marque was Cadillac, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the company. Cadillacs made up five of the show’s 24 classes. About 125 cars were on display, including vintage Indy race cars, muscle cars, sports cars and classics.

Best of Show went to William Lyon’s 1935 Duesenberg SJ Gurney-Nutting Speedster

Best Pre-War went to Aaron & Valerie Weiss’ 1931 V-16 Cadillac

Best Post war went to Henrik Jorst’s  1951 Maerati A6G





A sampling of the rest of the field.

1931 V-16 Cadillac







Chairman’s Award 1929 Bentley Speed Six



Best of Marque 1931 Cadillac V-16








1903 Cadillac




Indy cars



American Muscle




Condor Squadron