Wednesday, April 4, 2012

La Jolla Concours d' Elegance ... A Replay

What do loafers and shades by Gucci, Seersucker suits and Ferrari's have in common? Well...the new, improved and renamed La Jolla Concours, of course. The weather was a bit cool and breezy, so layering was the order of the day for spectators. Oh yeah, cameras too.

Keith Martin of Sports Car Market Magazine was the emcee for the day and the music played long and hard. Friends met and renewed bonds with a common interest, cool cars-that is, works of art that designers from years past had scribed onto paper hoping to create what people could dream of owning some day.

As the engaged enthusiasts cruised back and forth weaving in and out of the arty machinery, many smiles could be seen with fingers pointed to details. The paint, feet deep, chrome sparkling and leather interiors that just wanted to be rubbed. Now is not too early to start looking to next year, for the day the "Jewel of the Sea" will put  its best dressed rides back on the grass to be admired along with its beautiful people. Watch the "Along For The Ride" calendar as new dates are published. Check out the Kalendar link here.

Enjoy the photos...

The Shelby King Cobra, once raced by Parnelli Jones at the 1964 L.A. Times Grand Prix (Riverside) finishing first.
 La Jolla Concours d' Elegance.
 Image © "Along For The Ride"

Blog follower, Donn Vickrey delighted the viewers with his Shelby King Cobra.
 Image © "Along For The Ride"

Image © "Along For The Ride"
Image © "Along For The Ride"

Image © "Along For The Ride"

Image © "Along For The Ride"

Bill Evans fires up the 1911 Blitzen Benz. Image © "Along For The Ride"

Blog follower, John Bessey brought this MGC/GTS. One of two made, this one ran Targa Florio 1967, Sebring 1968, Marathon Nurburgring 1968, and Sebring 12 hours in 1969.
Image ©  "Along For The Ride"

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