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Concours d’Elegance brings the best in autos

LA JOLLA — Mark your calendars, car lovers. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance automobile showcase is readying a weekend of automotive events.The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance brings some of the most exquisite automobile displays in the world to be showcased. This celebratory automotive weekend will begin April 11 with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party at the La Valencia Hotel. The La Jolla Concours featured events will continue April 12, with the annual Ferrari and Maserati of San Diego Motor Tour and the Bentley Saturday Evening VIP Reception on the Concours lawn.

Saving the most extravagant for last, the weekend will commence with the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 13 with more than 150 spectacular vehicles, a wine garden, VIP Lounge, VIP Hospitality Suites and general admission tickets for the 2014 Concours.

Celebrating European racing history with the marques of Bentley and Ferrari, the 10th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will honor everything from the Parisian roots of the first ever motoring events in the late 1800s to the continental racing phenomenon spreading across Europe throughout the 1900s and into the modern day. Staying true to tradition, it will also be featuring the La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours, which will once again be free and open to the public and will expand the show from the Ellen Browning Scripps Park into the La Jolla Village roadways displaying a variety of automobiles.

The 10th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance proceeds will go toward the betterment of the Monarch School Project, which educates students specifically who have been impacted by homelessness, as well as the La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of the gem known as La Jolla. The Monarch School Project and the La Jolla Historical Society are both 501c3 nonprofits. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $50 on the day of the event, or you can upgrade your experience with a VIP Ticket for $125. For more information, to obtain a registration form or purchase tickets to the featured weekend events, visit or call (619) 233-5008.