16th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, Official Statement on Event Cancellation

16th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

Official Statement on Event Cancellation

Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24, 2022

World-Class Cars, World-Class Experience

La Jolla, CA –  In April of 2020, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance (LJCDE) was canceled five weeks prior to the event, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Over the course of 2020, the La Jolla Historical Society and the LJCDE Committee worked tirelessly to reimagine the event and had planned for a September 2020 Concours, but when COVID cases spiked in the summer, we realized that this event was not possible.  We next aimed for April 2021, as we were hopeful that 2021 would allow for a safe automotive celebration at the caliber expected from the LJCDE.  However, with dramatic increases in COVID infections in California over the holidays and a national vaccine rollout that has been slower than anticipated, we must formally announce the cancellation of the April 2021 event.  The next La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will be celebrated on April 22-24, 2022, so please mark your calendars now!

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is renowned for its elaborate parties and experiential moments and is an impeccable automotive exhibition.  Many months of detailed planning by hundreds of stakeholders is required to execute an event of this caliber.  The one-of-a-kind experience provided by the LJCDE is beloved by many and our values stand unwavering in our effort to deliver the most exquisite Concours experience of Southern California.  Our event rivals others nationwide.

We remain hopeful for the future when our lives progress towards normalcy.  Our team will be working diligently over the next year to ensure that the April 2022 event will be the most remarkable three-day automotive and lifestyle extravaganza ever to be showcased at the Cove of La Jolla.  It will be unparalleled sophistication you have come to expect.  You will experience the same spectacular display of the world’s finest automotive art spotlighting the Bugatti marque, dazzling VIP spectacles with luminous décor, energetic entertainment, luscious flavors, and the same breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as it meets the shores of La Jolla.

We are, however, working on ways for our community to still come together in 2021.  We are currently exploring monthly virtual webinars with Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin; potentially moving the La Jolla Motor Car Classic to an alternate venue in late July or early August 2021, and the Inaugural La Jolla Concours Golf Tournament in October 2021.  These events are currently in the works, so please follow us on social media and join our newsletter to get more information on these exciting La Jolla Concours happenings.

Our fundraising efforts continue, and we encourage our supporters to donate at this link LaJollaHistory.org/support/donating/.  Each year, the net proceeds from the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance supports the La Jolla Historical Society’s mission to present the rich history of La Jolla through exhibitions, educational programs, architecture tours, youth education, and annual community events.

We appreciate the hard work of our committee and volunteers who donate their time, the enthusiasm of the car owners, and the many sponsors and vendors that support our event.  When we meet again on the coastal shores of La Jolla to celebrate automotive excellence, you will find an amplified version of our signature event – Unbounded, Unconventional, Unfettered.  In the meantime, we thank you for your support and understanding, and we wish you safety and good health always.

For more information, to obtain a registration form or to purchase tickets to the featured weekend events, please visit LaJollaConcours.com or call 619.233.5008 or email lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com.