La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Classes

In addition to Best in Show, Most Outstanding Pre-War, Most Outstanding Post-War, we award first, second, and third place awards for our classes.

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance follows the 3 year rule except for featured classes. If you are registering for any of the below exempted classes, the 3 year rule does not apply.

1- American Classics

1a) American Classics Open (1920-1948)

1b) American Classics Closed (1936-1948)

1c) Packard Open Exempted Class

1d) Packard Closed Exempted Class


2- Cadillac

2a) Cadillac Open and Closed (1902-1918) Exempted Class

2b) Cadillac Open (1918-1948) Exempted Class

2c) Cadillac Closed (1918-1948) Exempted Class

2d) Cadillac Open (1948-1968) Exempted Class

2e) Cadillac Closed (1948-1968) Exempted Class

3- European Classics 1925 to 1955


4- 100 Years of Bentley Exempted Class 

4a) Bentley 1919-1960

4b) Bentley 1970-2010


5- Ferrari to 1988 


6- Japanese Cars of the 70’s


7- American Sports & Muscle of the ’60s & 70s (1960-1974)

8- European Cars

8a) Lamborghini (1963-1990) Exempted Class

8b) European Sports and Sedans (1948-1978)


9- British Sports & Sedans (1948-1970)


10- German Sports Cars

10a) German Sports Cars Open* (1952-1970) *Must be 2 seat convertible

10b) German Sports Coupe (1951-1971)


11- Race Cars

11a) Closed Wheel Sports Racers 1950-1986 (Le Mans, Can-Am, IMSA etc)

11b) Indianapolis Race Car Display


12- Specialty Not eligible for judging but eligible for specialty awards


13- Motorcycles

13a) Pre-War Motorcycles

13b) Post-War Motorcycles through 1988

Specialty Awards

-LPL Summit Best of Marque Award

-Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Realtor’s Choice Award

-Chairman’s Award

-Mayor’s Award

-LJCDE American Icon Award

-Aubrey Taylor Award of Excellence for Best Upholstery

-Honorary Judges’ Choice Award

-People’s Choice Award

-La Jolla Historical Society Preservation Award

-Phillip Wichard Trophy for Excellence in Design

-The Chuck Spielman Preservation Trophy

-Chief Judge Award

-Marc Camille Lemieux Award

-Emcee Award

-50 Years of the Indianapolis 500