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Monterey Car Week Overview

Monterey Car Week Overview

Your Guide to Monterey Car Week 2019

Monterey Car Week is one of the most anticipated automobile events in Monterey County, California every year. It begins on August 9th and ends on August 18th. If you're a classic car enthusiast, there is no better series of events around than Monterey Car Week. It's full of days on end of auto shows, auto memorabilia and so much more. Many of these events are totally free, too, adding to the fun.

Friday: August 9

Monterey Kick Off Cruise-In

Mazda 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 10-11

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 12

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.

Tuesday: August 13

Automobilia Monterey

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.

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.


Wednesday: August 14

Carmel Mission Classic

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

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 gourmet delights, vintage vehicles and pure luxury McCall's Motorworks Revival is a must-see.

Automobilia Monterey

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.

Pebble Beach Motoring Classic

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

Auction previews also starts today including:

Russo & Steele Collector Automobile Auction

RM Sotheby's Auction

Pebble Beach Auctions presented by Gooding & Company

Worldwide Auctioneers


Thursday August 15

Is when events really start revving up. They include the Italian Stampede, Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction, Worldwide Auctioneers, Mecum Muscle Cars & More, RM Sotheby's Auction, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance. Presented by Rolex and Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction. It's a wonderful rally for auto lovers who would like to get acquainted with like-minded individuals. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is yet another biggie. 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 the BMW Centennial.


Friday August 16

Legends of the Autobahn

Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally

Mecum Muscle Cars & More

RM Sotheby's Auction

Russo and Steele's Sports and Muscle Auction

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.


Saturday August 17

Exotics on Broadway

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

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.

Sunday August 18

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auction

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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 Car Week on your schedule as soon as possible, no excuses. This event is full of all different types of car-related excitement.

For the last minute folks that still need accommodations, browse our recommended hotels section.