The 2016 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Returns to the Cove

The 2016 La Jolla Concours D’Elegance and La Jolla Motor Car Classic returns to the Cove Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10th featuring 300+ spectacular vehicles situated along the Pacific Ocean including French Curves.

The Concours has become one of the most anticipated and must-have “Save The Date” for automobile aficionados internationally. This years theme is Celebrating French Curves, featuring some of the best preserved and stunning examples of French automobiles.

“It’s exciting to see the exquisite preservation and restoration of these incredible automobiles,” says La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Chairman, G. Michael Dorvillier. “We are grateful for the success and growth of the event over the last decade and treasure the uncompromising quality of automobiles and motorcycles that the participants bring to our show field.”

2016 La Jolla Concours Highlights

The festivities kick-off on Friday, April 8, 2016 with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party Presented By The Lot. Enjoy an intimate soiree with a spectacular display of extraordinary Rolls-Royce automobiles, entertainment, scrumptious culinary bites and a wide selection of cocktails, wine and champagne. The event starts at 7pm and costs $150 per person.

BMW Tour d’Elegance, Saturday, April 9, 2016 – A San Diego excursion that includes a scenic tour, with exclusive views of private collections, catered lunch and one-of-a-kind experiences. Limited to first 75 entries. 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM | $195 per car (Includes 2 people per vehicle).

Aston Martin San Diego Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Presented By Fraser Yachts California, Saturday, April 9, 2016 – An exclusive reception for automobile registrants, sponsors, judges and the public to indulge in culinary delights from 15 local restaurants and world-class chefs, fabulous entertainment and a spectacular evening of wines and cocktails along the Pacific Ocean. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Ellen Browning Scripps Park (La Jolla Cove) | $200 per person.


General admission tickets ($50 each) include two tastings from the wine and craft beer garden and a commemorative program. Children under 14 years of age are free. VIP tickets ($150 each) include the above general admission benefits plus complimentary lunch from 15 incredible San Diego restaurants as well as Hosted Wines, Craft Beers, and Cocktails from 11 AM to 2 PM and a signed poster from the 2016 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance official artist Scott Jacobs.

Attendees will once again see the return of the La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours as an extension of the 2016 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, expanding the show from the Ellen Browning Scripps Park onto the surrounding La Jolla Village roadways. This event is free and open to the public and will provide event attendees with a unique display of over 100 cars along with a variety of entertainment, vendor booths and sponsor displays.

Funds raised at the 12th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will benefit local non-profits: the Monarch School Project, which educates students who have been impacted by homelessness and the La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of La Jolla.

With the La Jolla Cove as a breathtaking backdrop, this elite automotive inspired event transforms La Jolla into a weekend playground with a remarkable automobile showcase, fabulous shopping, five-star accommodations and unforgettable culinary experiences. For more information on the Concours or purchase tickets please visit or call 619-233-5008.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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