Motorcar Mugshots: Our Favorite Faces At The La Jolla Concours
Photography by Andrew Golseth
They say “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but I can’t help but beg to differ when it comes to judging cars. Speaking of judging, this past Sunday was the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance—a relatively small but rapidly growing automotive spectacle held on La Jolla Cove’s Rocky Point oceanfront greenery. Hundreds of classic cars, vintage airplanes flying overhead, cold drinks, tasty grub, and good company make it a must-go event for Southern Californian petrolheads. Needless to say, it’s a splendid place to spend your Sunday.
With so many manufacturers, dealers, vendors, and spectators in attendance, capturing the characters of the cars on display can be a challenge. Aside from logging wheel time, there’s no better way to reveal an automobile’s personality than squaring it up for a mugshot. The grilles, lights, bumpers, emblems, brightwork, and the way the fenders and hood meet the fascia is unique and telling on every auto—so I put the suspects on lineup. Here were my favorite faces at the La Jolla Concours—what are yours?