San Diego - April 6th-8th, 2018 La Jolla Concours d' Elegance is one of the top automobile events known all around the world. La Jolla, San Diego is the gracious host this year, benefiting the La Jolla Historical Society. This upscale auto show received entries from all over the world in each competitive class of cars and motorcycles and airplanes. Collectors showcase their unique style with custom designed one of a kind original collectibles from as early as the 1920's.
Aston Martin was the gracious host for this years event providing a beautiful unique experience for all of the guests throughout the day. Ladies were gifted beautiful floral headpieces as they grab their glass of beverage inside the Champaign & Honey Tasting outdoor garden.
La Jolla Concours d' Elegance is known for showcasing the world's top auto makers like Bentley, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lincoln were featured in all classes of competition. With plenty of unique sport and classic cars to choose from, there is one that sticks out as one of the favorites.
I had the chance to speak with Gary Wales of Woodland Hills about his awesome one of a kind original 1938 Bentley 4.25, Boat Tail Speedster. I asked Gary about his masterpiece, "I have been researching for 30 years, and this is the only 1938 Bentley with door frames built around the spare tire", says Gary.
For you Enthusiasts (Gear Heads), this one of a kind 1932 Bentley has a standard chassis and original matching vin number. "The transmission was set back 18" to a proper stance, so the nose wouldn't stick out." It gives the driver the feeling similar to the SMK Mercedes style seating.
There is also a perfect weight distribution and moved the shifter to the middle of the vehicle instead of right on side so feet wouldn't get tangled up. The creative feature that separates his vehicle from anyone else's in the world is the one of a kind whale tales on the back of his vehicle.
3 types of mahogany were used throughout the design, Philippine Mahogany, Honduras Mahogany and African Mahogany. You can see them integrated into the frame coated with a smooth shiny lacquer over the whale tales. The doors were made of "Honduras Mahogany" and the front hood trim in "African Mahogany". "The whale tales concept comes from his other creation called the "Beastionies", said Gary.