La Jolla’s Concours d’Elegance slated to hit the road again
by Dave Schwab
Published - 04/04/14 - 04:17 PM | 26297 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A portion of this year's Concours d'Elegance is free.
A portion of this year's Concours d'Elegance is free.
With La Jolla Cove as a breathtaking backdrop, the 10th-anniversary La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will dazzle the weekend of April 11 in an exhibit of some of the world’s most exquisite automobiles.

The theme for this year’s Concours will be “Celebrating European Race History,” featuring the marques of the Bentley and Ferrari luxury auto builders.

“It’s exciting to see the exquisite preservation and restoration of these incredible automobiles,” said G. Michael Dorvillier, event chairman. “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.”

The elite event transforms “the Jewel” into a weekend playground, with a remarkable motor-car showcase, fabulous shopping, five-star accommodations and unforgettable culinary experiences.

Tickets to the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. Patrons can upgrade the weekend experience with a VIP ticket for $125, which includes one entry plus access to the exclusive VIP lounge and hospitality suites, with complimentary food and beverages and a commemorative poster. Funds raised will benefit local nonprofits, including the Monarch School Project, which educates students impacted by homelessness, and the La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of La Jolla.

An expanded portion of the event is free and open to the public and will provide a unique display of more than 150 cars, staged entertainment and a children’s automotive area.

Additional highlights include appearances by honorary chief judge Ed Gilbertson, a former head judge of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and Dr. Cy Conrad, La Jolla Concours d’Elegance chief judge and a past judge of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Keith Martin, editor and publisher of Sports Car Market magazine, will also be in attendance, returning for his fourth year as maser of ceremonies.

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance has made large strides in turning this coastal community event into an international automobile showcase amid Dorvillier’s efforts. Dorviller, principal of LPL Financial, has taken on the role of distinguished event chairman the last three years.

Dorvillier’s leadership has taken La Jolla’s Concours to a new level with serious judging and a prestigious reputation. Committed to the Concours for the next two years as chairman, Dorvillier promises to continue to astonish car enthusiasts, sponsors and attendees with new surprises, one-of-a-kind experiences and incredible automobiles.

For more information on the Concours, visit or call (619) 233-5008.
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