Classic Car Show, January 10

January 8, 2010 | By | Reply More


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.

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at Elizabeth Hansen

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