Classic cars. Vintage vehicles. Boys’ toys. Call them what you will. They’ll be the center of attention at the sixth annual La Jolla Motor Car Classic held at the La Jolla Cove on Sunday, January 10 from 9am to 3pm.
Organizers expect about 130 vehicles, and the fabulous oceanfront setting will be enhanced by sunshine and a predicted temperature of 68.
The cars designed by Carroll Shelby are the featured marque, but what I’m really excited about is seeing the Munro Special #36 Streamliner Indian motorcycle – on which Burt Munro, a 68-year-old Kiwi, set the world land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. If you haven’t already seen it, The World’s Fastest Indian, starring Anthony Hopkins as Munro, will be shown as the La Jolla Library Saturday at 3pm. It is easily one of my favorite movies.
While you’re in the village, stop by The La Jolla Historical Society, sponsor of the Motor Car Classic, and check out their latest exhibit “All Roads Lead to La Jolla: A journey through our automotive past.” Included are images and maps depicting the the rise and impact of the automobile in La Jolla from the first cars in 1903. The exhibit is open Thursdays and Fridays 12-4pm from now through February 20 at Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect Street. Admission is free, donations welcome.
Tickets to the Motor Car Classic (available online) are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Children 13 and under are free.
See you there.