MONTEREY CAR WEEK & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE
August 15 - 21, 2016
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A tradition going back over half a century, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is where the world's collector cars meet and compete. Only the 200 best collector cars in the world roll onto the legendary 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, and only a handful of those will receive official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy.
But the Concours is only the final event in a packed week celebrating the classic automobile! All over Monterey County, classic cars take to streets, golf courses, parks and the world-renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, surrounding visitors with automobiles from yesteryear.
Need to experience Monterey Auto Week on a budget? Make sure to refer to our Concours on a Shoestring page.
Visit the "Monterey Car Week Travel Alerts" page for the latest traffic schedules and road closures in the area.
Auto shows and rallies throughout Monterey County offer car fans the chance to see historic and rare vehicles up close, with peeks both inside the car and under the hood.
Tuesday, August 11
Carmel Concours on the Avenue
Carmel's Concours on the Avenue will be held Tuesday, August 11 from 10am-5pm. Sixteen blocks of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea will showcase over 175 domestic and foreign collector vehicles.
Wednesday, August 12
The Carmel Mission Classic
Classic cars culminate at the iconic Carmel Mission on Wednesday, August 12 from 10am-4pm for The Carmel Mission Classic. Tickets are $45 which includes wine tastings, tours of the mission, live entertainment and lite bites.
The Little Car Show
Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove lines up all sorts of tiny vehicles during Auto Week. The Little Car Show is Wednesday, August 12 from 12pm-5pm.
McCall's Motorworks Revival
On Wednesday, August 12 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.
Thursday, August 13
Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance
Spectators on 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 drive by on Thursday, August 13. The tour will depart Pebble Beach at 8am and follow 17-Mile Drive and Highway One 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. For some of these vehicles, successful completion of the Tour will be their key to a win in Sunday's Concours.
Friday, August 14
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 Friday, August 14 from 8am-3pm 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 starts a new tradition in 2014 with the inaugural Werks Reunion. The premier Porsche event takes over Rancho Canada Golf Club on Friday, August 14 from 7am-4pm. The show will feature the latest Porsches, special vehicle presentations, celebrity guests, and a surprise or two.
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
Enjoy luxury cars and view the finest in automotive design at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, August 14 from 10am to 4pm. Themes include Coachbuilt Ferraris, Supercars, Sports and Racing Motorcycles and more.
Exotics on Cannery Row
On Friday, August 14, from 4pm-8pm, Cannery Row in Monterey becomes a haven for rare and exotic cars from around the world. Exotics on Cannery Row is free to the public and will showcase a variety of automobiles and vendors.
Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally
On Friday, August 14, 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.
Saturday, August 15
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 15 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 15 from 10am-1:30pm at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside.
The Barnyard Ferrari Event
The Barynard in sprinkled with bright and sleek Ferraris on Saturday, August 15. 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.
Sunday, August 16
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The banal term "auto show" hardly befits the most elegant exhibition of classic automotives in the world. 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 on Sunday, August 16 at 10:30am. Purchase tickets on the official Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance website.
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
While seeing classic cars on a golf course may be a treat, watching them compete on one of the world's finest racetracks is a can't-miss experience. See historic cars in motion at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Watch the races on Thursday-Sunday, August 13-16 from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day. Tickets can be purchased at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca website.
Visitors with deep pockets who want to do more than look at the cars can attend auctions throughout the week.
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 13-15. Admission is $25 per person.
Russo and Steele
"Sports and Muscle in Monterey" by Russo and Steele takes over the waterfront of Old Fisherman's Wharf August 14-15. Previews open on Thursday, August 13th and the auctions will be held August 14th and 15th.
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 13-15.
Bonhams & Butterfields Auction
One of the largest and oldest auctions take place at Quail Lodge Golf Club on August 13-14. 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 at the Portola Hotel & Spa, August 14-15. In total, over 200 investment cars will be auctioned off. Preview passes are $40; a $300 bidder registration includes two preview passes, two auction passes and includes an auction catalog.
The Monterey Plaza & Spa hosts the J-R Auction featuring classic cars, luxurious yachts and exclusive artwork. Auction items will be available for viewing August 12-15. Auctions will be held daily from 12pm-4pm.
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 15 and 16, but window-shoppers can admire the breathtaking displays of automotive magic beginning on August 12th.
ART AND ACCESSORIES
Seaside's Embassy Suites hosts Automobilia Monterey, an exhibition of original vintage posters, hood ornaments, signs, scale models, and much more, all connected to the history of the automobile on August 11 and 12 from 10am to 6pm. Many items will be for sale; there will also be a silent auction. Admission is $15 or $20 for both days.
Visitors to Pebble Beach can enjoy Pebble Beach RetroAuto, an exhibit showing not only automobiles from the past, but photos, tools, and other objects associated with automobiles of yore. The RetroAuto pavilion at The Inn at Spanish Bay is open August 13-15 from 10am to 5:30pm.
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MONTEREY CAR WEEK & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE HOTELS
Several hotels in Pebble Beach, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel are all a short drive to the various events surrounding Monterey Car Week.