2016 Monterey Car Week is Here!
First conducted in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is often said to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. Only the most beautiful and rare automobiles are invited to appear on the famed eighteenth fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links each year, and connoisseurs of art and technology congregate to see them.
But the Concours is only the final event in a week long celebration of the automobile. All throughout the week Monterey County will be filled with classic car events, auctions, shows and races. It is truly the place to be for classic automobile enthusiasts from around the world. Check out some of the events that are taking place throughout Monterey this week.
Carmel Concours on the Avenue
Carmel’s Concours on the Avenue will be held August 16 from 10am-5pm. Sixteen blocks of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea will showcase over 175 domestic and foreign collector vehicles.
The Little Car Show
Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove lines up all sorts of tiny vehicles during Auto Week. The Little Car Show is August 17 from 12pm-5pm.
McCall’s Motorworks Revival
On August 17 at 5pm the exclusive Motorworks Revival takes centerstage at the Monterey Jet Center from 5pm-10pm. The VIP event showcases some of the best in food, wine and, of course, automobiles.
Legends of the Autobahn
Legends of the Autobahn plays host to beautiful BMWs of all ages, as well as entrants from the Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi clubs who will share this event. The concours will be held on August 19 at the Nicklaus Club. Judging and displays are limited to members of the four respective clubs, but the public is welcome to walk the grounds and enjoy the beautiful array of German cars!
Werks Reunion-A Porsche Gathering
The Porsche Club of America will hold its annual Werks Reunion August 19. It is the premier Porsche event and will take place during the world-famous “Monterey Car Week” on California’s Monterey Peninsula.
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
Enjoy luxury cars and view the finest in automotive design at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on August 19 from 10am to 4pm. Themes include Coachbuilt Ferraris, Supercars, Sports and Racing Motorcycles and more.
Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally
On August 19, from 1pm to 5:30pm, Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove will feel like a trip back in time during the Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally. Over 200 cars will participate at this event, which is free for spectators. At 6pm cars will cruise the streets of Pacific Grove; at 7pm, participants and spectators can enjoy a barbecue dinner at Chataqua Hall.
The legendary Concorso Italiano, makes its home at Black Horse Golf Course. Celebrate all things Italian with displays of Italian fashion and art and great Italian food and music, as well as over 800 Italian cars. This year’s event will be held Saturday, August 20 from 9am-5pm.
Craving Pintos, Pacers and Corvairs instead of Porsches, Ferraris and Rolls-Royces? For an auto show that is the reverse of everything the Concours d’Elegance holds dear, head to Concours d’LeMons on Saturday, August 20 at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside from 9:30am-1:30pm.
The Barnyard Ferrari Event
The Barynard in sprinkled with bright and sleek Ferraris on Saturday, August 20. From 4pm-7pm spectators can lust over dozens of Ferraris with great local wines, plenty of delicious food, and live music among the Barnyard’s signature gardens.
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Only the finest 200 classic cars will be allowed onto the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links during this event. The culmination of a week of classic automotives, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature Ruxton, steam cars, Rolls-Royce Phantom IV and Phantom V, Tatra and Eastern European motorcycles. Opens to spectators at 10:30am on Sunday, August 21. Purchase tickets on the official Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance website.
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
See historic cars in action at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Watch the races on Thursday-Sunday, August 18-21 from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day. Tickets can be purchased at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca website.
Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
On Thursday, August 18 the roads around Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea will be transported back to the past as classic cars participating in the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance cruise through the neighborhoods. The tour will depart Pebble Beach at 8am and follow 17-Mile Drive and Highway One to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and ending at Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The cars will be displayed from noon to 2pm on Ocean Avenue, and then will return to Pebble Beach.
Mecum Muscle Cars and More
The Hyatt Regency Monterey hosts muscle cars, motorcycles and more during the Mecum Auction. The general public is invited to view items up for sale August 18-20.
Russo and Steele
“Sports and Muscle in Monterey” by Russo and Steele takes over the waterfront of Old Fisherman’s Wharf August 17-18.
Rick Cole Auction
New to Monterey Auto Week is the Rick Cole Auction at the Monterey Marriott in downtown Monterey. The general public is invited to view items up for sale August 18-21.
Bonhams & Butterfields Auction
The Bonhams & Butterfields auction takes place at Quail Lodge Golf Club on August 19. Spectators can view and bid on rare automobiles, fine art and antique pieces.
RM Auctions’ Sports & Classics of Monterey
Fine classic cars and unique sports cars, including a dedicated Ford-themed auction, will be auctioned at RM Auctions’ Sport & Classics of Monterey August 19-20. In total, over 200 investment cars will be auctioned off.
Pebble Beach Auctions Presented by Gooding & Company
The Pebble Beach Auction is one of the premier automotive auctions in the world and has set many world records. The auction itself takes place on August 20-21, but window-shoppers can admire the breathtaking displays of automotive magic beginning on August 17th.