This past weekend, the 2014 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, a yearly antique and vintage car show that showcases old foreign and domestic cars from around the world. This year’s theme centered around the history of European racing, and included most of the big-name car companies: Bentley, Ferrari, Austin-Healey, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce. Everything from the Parisian roots of the first-ever motoring events in the late 1800s to the continental racing phenomenon spreading across Europe through the 1900s and into the modern-day car scene were celebrated.
The event has evolved, and is now a weekend destination for both attendees and entrants. Hundreds of people flock to downtown La Jolla – from across the country, the other side of San Diego, or just from across the street.
The return of the La Jolla Motor Car Classic was an extension of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, expanding the show from the Ellen Browning Scripps Park into the La Jolla Village – which remained a free and open area for the public to enjoy, including a variety of cars and entertainment. The funds that were raised by the Concours benefited the Monarch School Project, which educates students who have been impacted by homelessness, and the La Jolla Historical Society that has been preserving the history of La Jolla since 1963.
What about you, La Jollans? Did you go to the Concours this weekend? Share or post your photos with us in the comments below or using hashtag #LaJollaBB!
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