IT CAN BE A SURPRISE... and a treat to come across a vintage, gleaming, and oh-so-loved-upon Bentley or Bugatti just down at the grocery store parking lot or the mall. You can't believe your eyes at first, but then you draw close, walking around it, circling, wanting to touch, wanting to get a nearer peep at the pristine dash and gears. If only? If only. But then, you're off to your errands, your noggin full of car dreams. But there is a place and weekend where daily errands are stowed and car dreams my flourish. The place? Ellen Browning Scripps Park in The Cove. The weekend? Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13. And the fender-fabulous happening? The La Jolla Concours D'Elegance.
HAPPY 10th: The fine automobile extravaganza crosses the decade threshold with this year's outing, and what a wallop of an outing it shall be. Bentleys and Bugattis'll be in the house, as mentioned, as well as a caboodle of Rolls Royces, Cadillacs, and a Duesenberg, too. "(H)orseless carriages, Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, '50s classics, American sports cars (with a salute to GM on their 50th anniversary), and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby" will also be featured. It isn't all about playing satellite to your favorite vehicles and peeking in a hundred windows; events and gatherings dot the three days, including a Rolls Royce cocktail party and a Bentley Exclusive VIP Saturday Evening Reception. Posh doings for people who love the history of style-packed cars, ahoy.
TICKETS: Each to-do is ticketed separately, but if you want to swing by the main, look-at-all-the-pretty-cars happening on Sunday, April 13, admission is forty dollars. Best of all? Lots and lots of autos, and, nope, you can spend hours enjoying. No glancing at a single surprise car in the mall parking lot as you dash inside, erranding. Just pure car-focused fun.