Monterey Car Week 2017 is Here

monterey car week 2017

America’s premier celebration of vintage and classic cars returns to Monterey this week, and culminates with the historic Concours d’Elegance on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links on August 20th. Aside from the big event on the 20th, there are dozens of automotive shows and events worth attending throughout the Monterey Peninsula over the coming week and a half. Below is an overview:

Monterey Car Week Events

Monterey Car Week Kick-Off

  • Alvarado Street
  • Monterey, CA 93940
  • Aug 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Monterey Classic Car Week kicks off with a classic car show in Old Monterey on Friday, August 11, from 5pm-7pm. See 30 classic race cars lining the 300 block of Alvarado. Check out the scene and enjoy live music at Cibo Ristorante Italiano!

Monterey Pre-Reunion

  • 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy
  • Salinas, CA 93908
  • Aug 12-13, 2017 All Day Event

Head down to Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca and check out 300 classic race cars competing for two full days prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Tickets are $25 each and parking is free. For more information visit http://www.mazdaraceway.com/monterey-pre-reunion.

Automobilia Monterey Expo

  • 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd
  • Seaside, CA 93955
  • Aug 15-16, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Check out the 15th annual international expo, and the largest automobilia show in America! Find vintage posters, photographs, rally plates, badges, pins, hood ornaments, signs, original art, display pieces, models, books, signed items, stamps, post cards, and more. Tickets are $15 for one day or $20 for both days. Get more information at https://www.automobiliamonterey.com/general_information.html

Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In

  • 525 Lighthouse Ave.
  • Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Aug 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Coming to Monterey for auction week? Kick it off in style along with the the staff of Classic Motorsports. We’ll be gathering with a few hundred of our closest friends on beautiful Lighthouse Ave in Pacific Grove, California. Bring your cool classic or exotic car and enjoy the evening with good people and award-winning restaurants. Everyone’s invited! Admission is free thanks to support from Hagerty, Michelin, Reliable Carriers, Superformance and Reeder Harman. You won’t want to miss this gathering.

Concours on the Avenue

  • Ocean Avenue
  • Carmel, CA 93921
  • Aug 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun. A fascinating mix of American and foreign cars will be showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries. Learn more at http://carmelconcours.com/carmel-by-the-sea.html

McCall’s Motorworks Revival

  • 300 Skypark Dr.
  • Monterey, CA 93940
  • Aug 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Motorworks Revival is an annual event produced by well known auto aficionado Gordon McCall to kick-off Monterey Car Week. Held at the Monterey Jet Center, the event features vintage and state-of-the-art aircraft, priceless race cars old and new, exotic supercars, and more. Entering it’s 26th year, McCall hosts 3000 VIP guests- Celebrities and automotive enthusiasts rub elbows as they indulge in the worlds finest machinery while sipping California’s best wines and enjoying gourmet regional delectables. Visit https://mccallevents.com/ for more details.

The Little Car Show

  • Lighthouse Ave.
  • Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Aug 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

This year’s show will feature primarily Scandinavian, in addition to some marques from other. Check out a total of 100 vehicles built in 1992 or before. Find an eclectic and awesome mix micro, mini and arcane vehicles with no greater than 1,601cc displacement engines (electric powered vehicles featured too). Get details at http://marinamotorsports.org/events/.

Pebble Beach Motoring Classic

  • 1700 17-Mile Drive
  • Pebble Beach, CA 93953
  • Aug 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Concluding on August 16th at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic is the ultimate road trip for enthusiasts with automobiles that have more than a dash of elegance. The Motoring Classic, which is not to be confused with the Tour d’Elegance, begins near Seattle, Washington, and covers approximately 1,500 miles as it winds down through the mountains and along the coast of the Pacific Northwest on its way to the ultimate auto destination — the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Find full details at http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net/events/pebble-beach-motoring-classic.html

RM Sotheby’s Monterey

  • Two Portola Plaza Monterey
  • Monterey, CA 93940
  • Aug 16-19, 2017

Every August, the collector car world gathers to the Monterey Peninsula to see the magnificent roster of best-of-category and stunning rare automobiles that RM Sotheby’s has to offer. For over 30 years, it has been the pinnacle of collector car auctions and is known for setting new auction benchmarks with outstanding sales results. Learn more at http://www.rmsothebys.com/mo17/monterey

Russo and Steele

  • 290 Figueroa Street
  • Monterey, CA 93940
  • Aug 16-19, 2017

Concurrent with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend Russo and Steele’s Monterey auction is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA. The three evening event will auction over 250 automobiles in its highly interactive, visceral ground level auction arena that provides cars with no separation from the buyers; known as the auction-in-the-round format and only found at Russo and Steele auction events. Get more details at https://russoandsteele.com/monterey/.

Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction

3300 Portola Road
Pebble Beach, CA
Aug 16-19, 2017

As the official auction house of the world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and the only auction held within the gates of the famed 17-Mile Drive, Gooding & Company attracts leading international collectors who are seeking new additions to their stables. Their vehicles are available for viewing beginning Wednesday, and on Thursday the distinctive cars of the Tour d’Elegance® roar to life outside the Gooding & Company marquee. Friday and Saturday, experience the excitement of the most anticipated auctions of the year. Ticket information and addition details are available at http://www.goodingco.com/auction/pebble-beach-2017/

Carmel Mission Classic

  • 3080 Rio Road
  • Carmel, CA 93932
  • Aug 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Carmel Mission Classic is a one-of-a-kind event ombining the passion for fine automobiles with the Faith and the Palate. Enjoy wine tasting by some of Monterey County’s finest vineyards, a self-guided tour, and beautiful live harp music in the background as you stroll the grounds of the crown jewel of the Monterey Peninsula, the Historic Carmel Mission. A no host gourmet food bar will also be available by a local chef. All net proceeds go to the charities of the Knights of Columbus and Carmel Mission! Visit http://www.carmelmissionclassic.org/ for more info.

Prancing Ponies Car Show

  • Dolores Street
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
  • Aug 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Prancing Ponies Car Show is open to women owners and co-owners and will feature classic cars, muscle cars, super cars, and hyper cars. The event is free to spectators, and will feature live music, exhibitor swag bags, and more. All car show proceeds are donated to the Prancing Ponies Foundation to help ‘Create Women Leaders One Girl at a Time’. Learn more at https://prancingponies.com/car-show/.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

  • 1021 Monterey Salinas Highway
  • Salinas, CA 93908
  • Aug 17-20

Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week, and is the only event where cars are doing what they were originally intended to do … race. Approximately 550 race cars are accepted from more than 1,000 entry applications to compete in the world’s premier motoring event. Complete event details are available online at http://www.mazdaraceway.com/rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion.

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Presented by Rolex

  • Pebble Beach, CA
  • Aug 17, 2017 at 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The annual Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, held the Thursday before the Concours d’Elegance and free to watch from nearly anywhere along its route, is a Monterey car week must-see. The 2017 Tour is likely to revert back to its original route.

  • 7:00 am Cars line up on Portola Road in Pebble Beach
  • 9:00 am Tour departs
  • 11:30 am Tour arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • 12 noon Cars are displayed on Ocean Avenue
  • 2:00 pm Tour returns to Pebble Beach
  • 3:00 pm Concluding Champagne toast for participants

Find the 2017 Tour map and more details at http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net/events/pebble-beach-tour-elegance.html

Mecum Auto Auctions: Muscle Cars & More

  • 1 Old Golf Course Rd.
  • Monterey, CA 93940
  • Aug 17-19, 2017 at 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa will host muscle cars, motorcycles and more during the Mecum Auto Auctions. One of the main attractions will surely be a CCXR Trevita owned by Floyd Mayweather that is expected to command a purchase price of several million dollars. 1-Day Ticket: $30 per person Event Pass: $60 per person (good for all auction days) Children 12 years and under are free. More details available at https://www.mecum.com/auctions/monterey-2017/.

Pebble Beach RetroAuto

  • 2700 17 Mile Dr
  • Pebble Beach, CA
  • Aug 17-19, 2017 at 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Pebble Beach RetroAuto has long been the destination for the true automotive enthusiast; it features an elegant and thoughtfully curated collection of exhibitors offering rare collectibles and memorabilia from our automotive past, as well as the latest luxury goods and technological tools to enhance today’s driving experience.

Included are rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature, as well as luxury items, technological tools and official Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance merchandise. Learn more @ http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net/events/pebble-beach-retroauto.html

Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum

  • 2700 17 Mile Dr
  • Pebble Beach, CA
  • Aug 17-19, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

The 2017 Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum presented by Credit Suisse will feature panel conversations about American Dream Designers of the ’60s, the Future of Cars from Antique to Autonomous, and the history of La Carrera Panamericana. Well-known TV hosts Jay Leno, Wayne Carini, Spike Feresten and Alain de Cadenet will also be hosting exciting sessions such as “Hot Rod Legends”, “One-on-One With Jacky Ickxx” and an exclusive car chat with Jerry Seinfeld. All of these must-see panels and interviews take place in an intimate setting and are limited to 200 participants. Register to attend forums at https://www.pbclassiccarforum.com/

Worldwide Auctioneers

  • 77 Asilomar Blvd
  • Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Aug 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove Auction On the Monterey Peninsula is the first auction of Monterey Auto Week. A showcase and auction of roughly 70 historic automobiles in the spectacular oceanside location. Learn more at http://www.worldwide-auctioneers.com/auctions/CA17.cfm?id=5.

Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally

  • Lighthouse and Forest Avenue
  • Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Aug 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally is an annual event presented by the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove on the Friday of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend of Monterey Car Week. Drivers show their classic, vintage, and sports cars along Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove in the afternoon. Following an evening rally along the spectacular Seventeen Mile Drive coastline of Pebble Beach, all are welcome to enjoy a barbecue dinner in Chautauqua Hall.

The 2017 event will be held on Friday August 18th. Bring your family and friends to discover the great restaurants and fine shops of historic downtown Pacific Grove. Get all the details at http://pgrotary.org/lawyer/Annual-Pacific-Grove-Concours-Auto-Rally_cp8081.htm

Legends of the Autobahn

  • 100 Pasadera Drive
  • Monterey, CA 93940
  • Aug 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d’Elegance held at the prestigious Nicklaus Club-Monterey during Monterey, California’s famed Pebble Beach Concours week. 

Legends is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes—Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of America. The annual Concours event offers both corral and judged areas, awards for all three featured marques, and an open class for all other German—made cars. The show field also features displays from manufacturers, sponsors, and vendors, along with several lunch options, and an available breakfast. Visit http://www.legendsoftheautobahn.org/ for more details.

Werks Reunion

  • 81 Corral de Tierra Road
  • Salinas, CA 93908
  • Aug 18, 2017 at 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

After three successful years in Carmel-by-the-Sea, the popular Porsche show Werks Reunion will be held on August 18, 2017 at a new location, the Corral de Tierra Country Club near Laguna Seca Raceway, during Monterey Car Week. Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to join us at the fourth Werks Reunion in Monterey. Membership in PCA is not required to participate in this celebration of Porsche automotive engineering. Expect to view a breathtaking array of Porsches at this free-to-spectators event, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Learn more at: http://www.werksreunion.com/monterey.cfm

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

  • 8000 Valley Greens Dr.
  • Carmel, CA 93923
  • Aug 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For fifteen years, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has provided an unparalleled and exclusive experience for motorsports enthusiasts and collectors from around the world to enjoy rare collections of fine automobiles and motorcycles in a garden-party setting on the rolling greens of Quail Lodge & Golf Club. Held in conjunction with The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, is the 20th Annual Bonhams Motorcar Auction on the western grounds of Quail Lodge & Golf Club offering easy access, plenty of convenient parking, and lots of sunshine amidst the famous Carmel scenery. Guests will enjoy exquisite motorcars on display and culinary pavilions, with the ease of onsite parking. Get all details at http://signatureevents.peninsula.com/en/Motorsports/Motorsports.html

Exotics on Cannery Row

  • Monterey, CA 93940
  • Aug 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For one week out of the year the quiet coastal town of Monterey turns into a mecca for the automotive world drawing visitors from around the globe. With over 300 super, hyper, and exotic cars, and over 19,000 attendees Exotics on Cannery Row is an inspirational experience full of rare cars, breathtaking scenery and memorable events. For automotive enthusiasts, collectors and curators it is the ultimate representation of their passion. Get more info online at http://www.exoticsoncanneryrow.com/

Concorso Italiano

  • 1 McClure Way
  • Seaside, CA 93955
  • Aug 19, 2017 at 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Concorso Italiano® is the must-attend convergence of sophistication, taste and affluence and embraces all the cultural elements of Italian style, including music, cuisine, fashion, and travel. The event is centered around as many as 1,000 collectible Italian automobiles. The Concorso emphasizes display and appreciation over competition and although the cars are truly magnificent, this event is not just about cars; it’s about people too; widely recognized as a fun yet sophisticated event where you can really enjoy yourself! Learn more at https://concorso.com/about/about-us/

Concours d’LeMons

  • 1249 Canyon Del Rey Blvd
  • Seaside, CA 93955
  • Aug 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

An ugly oil stain on the Pebble Beach Auto Week, the Concours d’Lemons returns once again to Seaside, CA on Aug 19, 2017. Hoopties, Rust Buckets, Misfits, Mistakes and the worst of the automotive world will be on display and as always celebrity judges will be accepting bribes for our Thrift Shop sourced trophies. The best part is that the show is free for participants and spectators, so you’ll get exactly what you pay for. Get all the info at http://www.concoursdlemons.com/index.php/concours-dlemons-california-2017/

Automotive Fine Arts Society Exhibition

  • Pebble Beach, CA
  • Aug 19-20, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

The Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) is composed of a small group of painters and sculptors of automotive fine art who are automotive enthusiasts and who portray various aspects of the automobile in their fine art.The Society’s first exhibit as a group was held at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1986 and has continued annually to the present. Find more on this event at http://www.autoartgallery.com/afas/

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

  • 1700 17-Mile Drive
  • Pebble Beach, CA 93953
  • Aug 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

In a tradition dating back over half a century, the world’s greatest cars and their collectors converge annually at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance . On August 20, 2017, just under 200 of the world’s top collector cars will be displayed on the 18th fairway of the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links. The Concours itself is the culmination of an exciting week that this year will pay tribute to Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. Get tickets online at http://tickets.theconcoursstore.com/

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