Returning to the shores of La Jolla, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance celebrates its 17th year of showcasing automotive excellence Friday, April 21; Saturday, April 22; and Sunday, April 23. Earning a reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe for a weekend of prestigious events.
The honored marque in 2023 has been awarded to Duesenberg – a marque automotive historian who has been deemed a synonym for scientific pioneering, style, and opulence over the years. Duesenberg is rightly considered one of America’s, and the world’s, most remarkable automotive marques. Duesenberg-powered cars stacked wins at American races and the French Grand Prix, garnering a reputation for quality long before the automobiles would hit the civilian market. The Duesenberg chassis made way for incredible examples of one-off coachwork, with designers customizing the body to suit the elite clientele that owned these automotive treasures. Though the Duesenberg brand only lasted a short period of time when compared to other marques, there continues to be a legacy and immense value for the remaining vehicles today. The association between luxury and prestige with the Duesenberg brand persists, and it is one of the greatest contributing factors in their valuation in today’s collector’s market.
The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance features various types of fine automobile gems. Past years have showcased horseless carriages, Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, 50s classics, American sports cars, and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby. Spectators from all over the nation come to the breathtaking shores of La Jolla to view their favorite classics. This year, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is back with exquisite automobiles to illustrate again that if diamonds are forever, then cars are timeless.