(P.2) 14th ANNUAL LA JOLLA CONCOURS D' ELEGANCE-The Worlds Finest International Classic Auto Show!

by Ron Morales April. 19, 2018 795 views

The Southern California Formation Flying Team known as SoCal pilots flying the military and acrobatic eastern block single-engine propeller, single seat Beechcraft T-34 Mentor. They impressed the crowd with their signature "Flyby Salute to Autos and Aero" flyby with smoke systems on full blast.

Photo: Ron Morales Pilots speaking about experiences flying classic military and acrobatic single-engine aircraft

Photo: Ron Morales Pilots speaking about experiences flying classic military and acrobatic single-engine aircraft

Pilots lined up on stage to express their gratitude and speaking about their personal experiences flying these different types classic airplanes. As they spoke one after another, the event judges were going over details on what they felt was a great choices for the grand trophy.

Photo: Ron Morales_La Jolla Concourse d' Elegance Judges going over their vehicle selections

Photo: Ron Morales_La Jolla Concourse d' Elegance Judges going over their vehicle selections

The 1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC ARAVIS-CABRIOLET voted "2018 Best In Show" and the winner of 2018-Chairman's Award was in a lane of its own.

Photo: Ron Morales-1939  BUGATTI TYPE 57SC ARAVIS-CABRIOLET, PETER MULLIN, MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

Photo: Ron Morales-1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC ARAVIS-CABRIOLET, PETER MULLIN, MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

The details on the front end of this 1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC ARAVIS-CABRIOLET had a row of clean lines on the side of the front of the body that allowed the exhaust to exit from the narrow custom hood.

Photo: Ron Morales-1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC ARAVIS-CABRIOLET ENGINE VENTALATORS, PETER MULLIN, MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

Photo: Ron Morales-1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC ARAVIS-CABRIOLET ENGINE VENTALATORS, PETER MULLIN, MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

The interior was extremely clean. It had a cockpit feel of a vintage aircraft by its simplicity and minimal elements on the dashboard. The steering wheel was built with a cedar wood in combination of aluminum frame extended to the metal dashboard. The standard knob was made of the same material giving it a nice aesthetic and color flow that makes it a unique, one of a kind classic interior.

Photo: Ron Morales-1939  BUGATTI TYPE 57SC ARAVIS-CABRIOLET DASHBOARD, PETER MULLIN, MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

Photo: Ron Morales-1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC ARAVIS-CABRIOLET DASHBOARD, PETER MULLIN, MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

NEXT (P.3) 1923 - STANLEY STEAMER CAR, Model 740 - Seven Passenger Sedan, Malcom Carter, Carmichael, Ca.

Photo: Ron Morales-1923 - STANLEY STEAMER CAR, Model 740 - Seven Passenger  Sedan, Malcom Carter, Carmichael, Ca.

Photo: Ron Morales-1923 - STANLEY STEAMER CAR, Model 740 - Seven Passenger Sedan, Malcom Carter, Carmichael, Ca.

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