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Monterey Car Week Overview

Monterey Car Week Overview

Your Guide to Monterey Car Week 2021

Monterey Car Week is one of the most anticipated automobile events in Monterey County, California every year!

If you're a classic car enthusiast and sports car fanatic, there is no better series of events around than Monterey Car Week. It's full of days on end of auto shows, auto memorabilia, VIP parties, and new car reveals from nearly every luxury manufacturer. Many of these events are totally free, too, adding to the fun!

At this time, things looks very promising with some changes in locations and mask requirements, so make sure you mark your calendar and register for your favorite shows, when required, ASAP!

MONTEREY CAR WEEK EVENTS SCHEDULE
~updated on 7/20/2021

  • Monterey Car Week Kick-Off
    August 6, 2021
  • Monterey Pre-Reunion
    August 8 and 9, 2021
  • The Porsche Monterey Classic
    August 9, 2021
  • Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In
    August 10, 2021
  • Concours on the Avenue
    August 10, 2021
  • Automobilia Pop-Up Show (NEW Show this Year!)
    August 10 and 11, 2021
  • McCall's Motorworks Revival
    August 11, 2021
  • Little Car Show
    August 11, 2021
  • Pebble Beach Motoring Classic
    August 11, 2021
  • Mecum Monterey 2021 Auction
    August 12-14, 2020
  • Russo and Steele
    August 11 - 13th, 2021
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
    August, 12-15, 2021
  • Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Presented by Rolex
    August 12, 2021
  • Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum
    August 12 - 14th, 2021
  • Pebble Beach RetroAuto
    August 12 - 14th, 2021
  • The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
    August 13, 2021
  • Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
    August 13, 2021
  • Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally
    August 13, 2021
  • Werks Reunion
    August 13, 2021
  • Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions
    August 13 and 14, 2021
  • RM Sotheby’s Monterey
    August 13, 14, 2021
  • Legends of the Autobahn
    August 14, 2021
  • Concorso Italiano
    August 14, 2021
  • Concours d'LeMons
    Saturday August 14, 2021
  • Annual Ferrari Owners Club Gathering
    August 14, 2021
  • Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
    Sunday August, 15 2021
  • Worldwide Auctioneers
    Rescheduled to August 8 - 11, 2022
  • Prancing Ponies Women's Car Show
    Rescheduled to August 11, 2022
  • Exotics on Broadway
    Rescheduled to August 13, 2022
  • Automobilia Monterey Expo
    Rescheduled to August 15, 16, 17 2022
  • Carmel Mission Classic
    Rescheduled to August 10, 2022

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EXPLORE MONTEREY CAR WEEK EVENTS WITH VIDEO RECAPS

This summer promises to be an exciting one for car enthusiasts from all over the world! In the section below, learn more about events taking place during Monterey Car Week and choose which event to attend!

Friday: August 6, 2021

Monterey Kick Off Cruise-In

Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca kicks off Monterey Classic Car Week Kick-Off with a classic car show in Downtown Monterey. You'll be able to see 30 classic race cars lining the 300 block of Alvarado Street.

Saturday & Sunday: August 7-8, 2021

Monterey Pre-Reunion

The Monterey Pre-Reunion provides racing fans and visitors with the chance to see more than 300 race cars competing for two full days prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The paddock is bustling with teams working on their cars in the pits or on their way to pre-grid. The paddock is completely open to wander for enjoying the historic racing experience.

Monday: August 9, 2021

The Porsche Monterey Classic

Join Porsche Monterey in celebrating its designation as a Porsche Classic Partner at "The Porsche Monterey Classic", an exclusive Porsche event highlighting Classic Porsches, while enjoying music, whiskey, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Classic Porsches 10 years of age and older are invited to register, but space is limited so register ASAP.

Automobilia Monterey (rescheduled to August 15, 16, 17 2022)

The largest automobilia show in America, and the only time during Concours Week to find 40+ top international dealers in a single venue. A great expo to check out vintage scale models, signs, hood ornaments, books and more.

Tuesday: August 10, 2021

Concours on the Avenue

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. The Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue will focus on vehicles not usually seen during this ten-day period. The cars will include a variety of legendary vehicles. Well over 175 cars will be on display in groups of juried classes during Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue. These will include Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods and Sporting Cars. Free Admission. Concours on the Avenue is a great option for vintage Ferrari and Porsche enthusiasts.

 

 

Classic Motosports Magazine Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In

If you want to savor great food and fine wine, the Classic Motorsports Magazine event may be right up your alley.

Worldwide Auctioneers (rescheduled to August 8/10/11 2022)

This Pacific Grove auction showcase an outstanding line-up of pre-war automobiles, European and American sports cars and classics, race cars and select American muscle cars. On this day, the preview and test drive starts!

Automobilia Pop-Up Show (NEW in 2021)

Meet 20+/- top international dealers in a single venue in a relaxed indoor setting. Find and buy original auto literature, artwork, badges, advertising signs, model cars, books, magazines, posters and so much more!

Automobilia Monterey (rescheduled to August 15/16/17 2022)

The largest automobilia show in America, and the only time during Concours Week to find 40+ top international dealers in a single venue. A great expo to check out vintage scale models, signs, hood ornaments, books and more.

 

Wednesday: August 11, 2021

The Little Car Show

The Little Car Show is a fine event for people who like looking at historic autos that are at least a quarter of a century old.

 

 

McCall's Motorworks Revival

For those who appreciate VIP experience, vintage vehicles and pure luxury the McCall's Motorworks Revival at its 30th year is a must-see. World's top aircraft, motorcycle, and automotive manufacturers are onsite with their latest state-of-the-art offerings. From gourmet bites to award-winning wines, you will never forget this unique luxurious experience.

 

 

Carmel Mission Classic (rescheduled to August 8, 2022)

If you want to gaze at a Ford truck from 1953 while sipping on excellent wine, the Carmel Mission Classic may be for you.

 

 

Prancing Ponies Women's Car Show (rescheduled to August 11, 2022)

Prancing Ponies Car Show provides an opportunity for women car enthusiasts to inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM and to explore leadership in the automotive industry.

 

Automobilia Pop-Up Show (NEW in 2021)

Meet 20+/- top international dealers in a single venue in a relaxed indoor setting. Find and buy original auto literature, artwork, badges, advertising signs, model cars, books, magazines, posters and so much more!

Pebble Beach Motoring Classic

At 3pm, head to The Lodge at Pebble Beach to view cars arriving from the tour.

Automobilia Monterey (rescheduled to August 15/16/17 2022)

The largest automobilia show in America, and the only time during Concours Week to find 40+ top international dealers in a single venue. A great expo to check out vintage scale models, signs, hood ornaments, books and more.

 

Auction Previews Starts August 11, 2021:

Russo & Steele Collector Automobile Auction

Russo and Steele offers a collection of the highest quality, most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles suitable to satisfy any automotive desires with both reserve and no reserve automobiles.

Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auction

This auction is among the most attended and anticipated collector car events of all Pebble Beach Automotive Week and the only auction held within the gates of the famed 17‑Mile Drive.

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Preview of fresh and private consignments at Bonhams Quail Lodge one day Auction, with more than 130 cars.

Worldwide Auctioneers (rescheduled to August 8/10/11 2022)

This Pacific Grove auction showcase an outstanding line-up of pre-war automobiles, European and American sports cars and classics, race cars and select American muscle cars. Auction will take place on this day!

 

Thursday August 12, 2021

Mecum Monterey 2021

The world's largest collector car auction company will offer 600 consignments at its annual Daytime Auction at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course. Vehicles to be offered range from prewar classics and vintage muscle cars to luxury and high-end exotics, modern supercars and more, along with approximately 100 vintage and antique motorcycles.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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.

Russo & Steele Collector Automobile Auction

Russo and Steele offers a collection of the highest quality, most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles suitable to satisfy any automotive desires with both reserve and no reserve automobiles.

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Preview of fresh and private consignments at Bonhams Quail Lodge one day Auction, with more than 130 cars.

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex

The traditional Tour traces portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, traverses nearby mountains and valleys, and pauses for a time in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum

The Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum presented by AIG & Alliant features luminaries of the automotive world discussing the most pertinent topics facing the collector car world today.

Pebble Beach RetroAuto

RetroAuto exhibitors represent a variety of retail and manufacturing categories, including rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature as well as luxury items, technological tools and official Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance merchandise.

 

Friday August 13, 2021

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Fresh and private consignments available at Bonhams Quail Lodge one day Auction, with more than 130 cars.

Mecum Monterey 2021 Auction

The world's largest collector car auction company will offer 600 consignments at its annual Daytime Auction at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course. Vehicles to be offered range from prewar classics and vintage muscle cars to luxury and high-end exotics, modern supercars and more, along with approximately 100 vintage and antique motorcycles.

RM Sotheby's Auction

Held at the beautiful renovated Monterey Conference Center, just steps away from downtown Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf, the event has been witness to the sale of some of the most important motor cars to ever come to auction.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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.

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has announced that it will host 11 major vehicle debuts and anniversary celebrations from eight different automotive manufacturers as part of its annual event. These displays will include debut entries from Lotus Cars, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, Acura, Pagani Automobili and Drako Motors along with anniversary celebrations for Singer Vehicle Design, Pagani Automobili and Bentley Motors.

 

 

Werks Reunion

Werks Reunion is a strong choice for people who are proud Porsche owners. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, on the other hand, is a strong choice for people who want to witness the glory of competing race cars. Race categories include 1966 ~ 1972 Trans-Am and 1955 ~ 1962 GT Car divisions.

Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally

Over 200 vintage and exotic automobiles line the picturesque Pacific Grove's downtown business area on Lighthouse Avenue. No auctions here, just plenty of opportunities for food, fun and photographs!

Russo & Steele Collector Automobile Auction

Russo and Steele offers a collection of the highest quality, most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles suitable to satisfy any automotive desires with both reserve and no reserve automobiles

Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum

The Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum presented by AIG & Alliant features luminaries of the automotive world discussing the most pertinent topics facing the collector car world today.

Pebble Beach RetroAuto

RetroAuto exhibitors represent a variety of retail and manufacturing categories, including rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature as well as luxury items, technological tools and official Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance merchandise.

 

Saturday August 14, 2021

Legends of the Autobahn

Join the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America—the world’s preeminent German-marque car clubs—at the annual Legends of The Autobahn.

Exotics on Broadway (rescheduled to August 13, 2022)

Previously called Exotics on Cannery Row, the Exotics on Broadway new location provides expanded event space to offer you an even more legendary Super, Hyper and Exotic Car experience. With over 35,000 fans last year, its is one of the best car week event to close-look at so many super cars in one location.

Concours d’LeMons Monterey

The Concours d’LeMons makes a wonderful event for people who want to enjoy the vehicle universe's biggest mishaps.

Concorso Italiano

Concorso Italiano will once again be a key part the traditional Monterey Automobile Week. Concorso Italiano’s unique format features more 1000 vehicles of Italian origin, and its atmosphere is on the vehicles on display, conversations between people who love and appreciate them, and elements of Italian style such as fashion, food, music and art

Barnyard Ferrari Owners Club Gathering

The Barnyard Ferrari Event is exactly what it sounds like. It's a wonderful event for Ferrari lovers who want to stare at gorgeous vehicles. It's also full of live music, yummy food and amazing local wines.

RM Sotheby's Auction

Held at the beautiful renovated Monterey Conference Center, just steps away from downtown Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf, the event has been witness to the sale of some of the most important motor cars to ever come to auction.

Mecum Monterey 2021 Auction

The world's largest collector car auction company will offer 600 consignments at its annual Daytime Auction at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course. Vehicles to be offered range from prewar classics and vintage muscle cars to luxury and high-end exotics, modern supercars and more, along with approximately 100 vintage and antique motorcycles.

Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum

The Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum presented by AIG & Alliant features luminaries of the automotive world discussing the most pertinent topics facing the collector car world today.

Pebble Beach RetroAuto

RetroAuto exhibitors represent a variety of retail and manufacturing categories, including rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature as well as luxury items, technological tools and official Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance merchandise.

Sunday August 15, 2021

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is yet another biggie well the main reason there is a Monterey Car Week! If you'd like to take in some of the planet's valuable collector vehicles, there's no greater event than this one. You'll be able to check out classes and marques such as the Chapron Coachwork, the Lamborghini Miura and more.

You also don't want to miss the Concept Lawn across The Lodge where you can see mind-blowing designs and technologies never seen before!

 

 

 

Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auction

This auction is among the most attended and anticipated collector car events of all Pebble Beach Automotive Week and the only auction held within the gates of the famed 17‑Mile Drive.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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.

 

A Can't Miss Week Full of Events

Monterey Car Week has something for anyone who has even an iota of interest in the vast realm of classic automobiles. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is one specific event that people shouldn't miss. If you want to revel in the opportunity to look at some of the most breathtaking historic vehicles on the planet, this event is undoubtedly for you. If you visit this event, you'll also be able to check out introductions to first of a kind concept cars.

If you want to have a blast at one of the biggest and most detailed automobile extravaganzas the nation has to offer, you should put Monterey Car Week on your schedule as soon as possible, no excuses! This car week is full of all different types of car-related excitement and unique experience.

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