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Monterey Car Week Overview

Monterey Car Week Overview

Your Guide to Monterey Car Week 2024

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

Whether you're a classic car enthusiast or 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.

If you're looking for specific dates or a calendar-style breakdown of events, don't fret! We've got you covered. Navigate to our official Monterey Car Week Calendar of Events to see a day-by-day listing. This easy-to-use calendar format will help you plan your experience and ensure you don't miss a single event.

For those who prefer a more narrative approach, continue exploring this page for detailed descriptions, exciting insights, and video recaps. Use the links and sections to delve into each event or get an overview of the entire week.

MONTEREY CAR WEEK EVENTS SCHEDULE
~updated on 2/6/2024

 FRIDAY   AUGUST 9, 2024 

  • Monterey Car Week Kick-Off

 SATURDAY   AUGUST 10, 2024 

  • Monterey Pre-Reunion

 SUNDAY   AUGUST 11, 2024 

  • Monterey Pre-Reunion
  • Corkscrew Hillclimb & Community Day

 MONDAY   AUGUST 12, 2024 

  • Automobilia Monterey Expo
  • The Porsche Monterey Classic

 TUESDAY   AUGUST 13, 2024 

  • Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff
  • Automobilia Monterey Expo
  • Acura in the Park

 WEDNESDAY   AUGUST 14, 2024 

  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
  • Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
  • Motorlux
  • Pebble Beach Motoring Classic
  • Little Car Show
  • Automobilia Monterey Expo
  • Concours for a Cause

 THURSDAY   AUGUST 15, 2024 

  • Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
  • Ferrari Owners Club Concours Carmel
  • Legends of the Autobahn
  • Monterey Jet Center Auction
  • Mecum Monterey 2024 Auction
  • Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum
  • Pebble Beach RetroAuto
  • Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Presented by Rolex
  • Prancing Ponies Women's Car Show
  • RM Sotheby’s Monterey
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

 FRIDAY   AUGUST 16, 2024 

  • Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
  • Monterey Jet Center Auction
  • Mecum Monterey 2024 Auction
  • Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions
  • Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum
  • Pebble Beach RetroAuto
  • Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
  • RM Sotheby’s Monterey
  • The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
  • Werks Reunion

 SATURDAY   AUGUST 17, 2024 

  • Exotics on Broadway
  • Mecum Monterey 2024 Auction
  • Annual Ferrari Owners Club Gathering
  • Concorso Italiano
  • Concours d'LeMons
  • Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions
  • Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum
  • Pebble Beach RetroAuto
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
  • RM Sotheby’s Monterey

 SUNDAY   AUGUST 18, 2024 

  • Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
  • Pebble Beach RetroAuto

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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 9, 2024

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 10-11, 2024

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.

Corkscrew Hillclimb & Community Day

Now in its second year, the Corkscrew Hillclimb & Community Day returns on Sunday, August 20 with more cars of varying pedigrees. Drivers are eagerly looking forward to the chance of racing the clock by rocketing reverse course toward Turn 11 and up to the finish after cresting Turn 8, which is simply known as The Corkscrew.

Monday: August 12, 2024

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 and older are invited to register, but space is limited, so register ASAP.

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.

Tuesday: August 13, 2024

Classic Motosports Magazine Monterey Kickoff

The Classic Motorsports Monterey Kickoff, presented by Hagerty, is once again returning to beautiful Pacific Grove for 2024! Awesome cars, great people, perfect weather, and magic that only happens during Monterey Car Week. Spectator entry is free — just walk right in, with no registration required.

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.

Wednesday: August 14, 2024

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.

 

 

Motorlux

For those who appreciate VIP experience, vintage vehicles, and pure luxury the Motorlux by Hagerty, formerly known as McCall's Motorworks Revival, is a must-attend event! World's top aircraft, motorcycle, and automotive manufacturers are on site with their latest state-of-the-art offerings. From gourmet bites to award-winning wines, you will never forget this unique luxurious experience. An auction will also take place in conjunction with Motorlux by Broad Arrow Group, known as Monterey Jet Center Auction.

 

Pebble Beach Motoring Classic

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

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.

 

Auction Previews Starts August 15, 2024:

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.

RM Sotheby's Auction

Preview is held at the beautiful renovated Monterey Conference Center, steps away from downtown Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf. RM Sotheby's Auction has witnessed the sale of some of the most important motor cars to ever come to auction.

 

Thursday: August 15, 2024

Prancing Ponies Women's Car Show

Prancing Ponies Car Show features Women-owned exotic, classic, muscle, sport, and electric cars. Proceeds support the Prancing Ponies Foundation's mission to 'Create Women Leaders One Girl at a Time.' Exhibitors and registered guests will enjoy an elegant VIP lounge with all-day breakfast, lunch, and wine; reserved seating for our fashion show featuring local models and designers, and discounts on Prancing swag.

Mecum Monterey 2024

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.

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.

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.

Monterey Jet Center Auction

Broad Arrow Auctions will host its live auction in Monterey in conjunction with Motorlux event (formerly McCall’s Motorworks Revival) at the Monterey Jet Center. The auction will feature approximately 150 exceptional motor cars within the grounds of this spectacular event, kicking off Monterey Car Week in grand style.

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

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

RM Sotheby's Auction

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

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 collectibles, historic automobilia, art and literature, luxury items, technological tools, and official Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance merchandise.

 

Friday August 16, 2024

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

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

Mecum Monterey 2024 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, and approximately 100 vintage and antique motorcycles.

Monterey Jet Center Auction

Broad Arrow Auctions will host its live auction in Monterey in conjunction with Motorlux event (formerly McCall’s Motorworks Revival) at the Monterey Jet Center. The auction will feature approximately 150 exceptional motor cars within the grounds of this spectacular event, kicking off Monterey Car Week in grand style.

RM Sotheby's Auction

Held at the beautiful renovated Monterey Conference Center, steps away from downtown Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf. RM Sotheby's Auction has witnessed 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 the only event where cars do what they 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. On the other hand, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 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!

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 collectibles, historic automobilia, art and literature, luxury items, technological tools, and official Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance merchandise.

 

Saturday August 17, 2024

Monterey Motorsports Festival

Features an impressive collection of exotics and sports cars, retro and classic cars, muscle cars, race cars, classic and modern motorcycles and aviation. Monterey Motorsports Festival will showcase electric and solar technology, including electric motorcycles and bicycles.

Taking advantage of a Monterey County Fair & Event Center, the event's venue features 22 acres of native oak trees, historic buildings, and green lawns, this tech-focused event provides a wide variety of entertainment options. On the Small Business Hall of Fame Lawns, we will unveil a lineup of quads, and utility and off-road vehicles, with the center arena presenting an impressive array of heavy steel and electric vehicles from the likes of Caterpillar, Bobcat, John Deere, Kubota, Toro and more. The back of the arena will feature off-road vehicles, classic 4x4s and pickups, an Army tank collection, SWAT trucks and new off-road technology.

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, it is one of the best car week events to close-look at so many supercars 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 of the traditional Monterey Automobile Week. Concorso Italiano’s unique format features more than 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 2024 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 collectibles, historic automobilia, art and literature, luxury items, technological tools, and official Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance merchandise.

Sunday August 18, 2024

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is 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 more remarkable event than this one. You can 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!

 

 

 

Pebble Beach RetroAuto

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

 

A Can't-Miss Week Full of Events

Monterey Car Week has something for anyone interested in the vast realm of classic automobiles. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is one specific event 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 nation's biggest and most detailed automobile extravaganzas, 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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