Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. Every classic car admirer dreams of going to the Pebble Beach Concours but finds it cost prohibitive. A far less costly option can be found at the La Jolla Concours held each April on a stretch of grass overlooking probably the most beautiful cove in California, at the famed La Jolla Cove. The concours attracts classics but in contrast to Pebble Beach, the cars are more affordable classics, and are mostly postwar.
There were upwards of 50 cars on display and at least a dozen new cars on display by automakers because this event has heavy participation by the local Bugatti, Ferrari and Rolls Royce dealers. The featured marque this year was Lincoln, and they even had a “formal” limousine, which is just as elegant as the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham limo of the Fifties. An integral part of US automotive history, Lincoln automobiles were prime examples in their day of American-made cars at their finest and we are pleased to present the finest specimens of these painstakingly preserved and restored automobiles in 2018. Since Lincoln was the honored marque they also had the very latest and huge Lincoln SUV which drew a lot of admirers.
Event chair Michael Dorvillier said: “Every year, there is a lot that is new and unique” and this year, the cars themselves are unique. “With the Lincoln theme, we don’t just have Lincolns, but it’s the brand we’re wrapping the show around. We have about 20 absolutely amazing Lincolns — including one that Henry Ford customized in the 1940s. A lot of cars in the show are the only one of their kind in the world — including some Bugatti and Mercedes models.”
There was a huge selection of Japanese classics organized by a friend of Classic Showcase, Scott Sylvester. It was an amazing job done by him and the staff!