August 11 - 17, 2014
This page has all the events that took place in 2013. Bookmark this page and return to get information about 2014's events!
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.
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.
Carmel Concours on the Avenue
Carmel's Concours on the Avenue will be held Tuesday, August 13 from 10am-5pm. Sixteen blocks of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea will showcase over 175 domestic and foreign collector vehicles.
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 14 from 12pm-5pm.
McCall's Motorworks Revival
On Wednesday, August 14 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.
The legendary Concorso Italiano, makes its home at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. 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 Friday, August 16 from 9am-5pm.
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 for the first time) Audi clubs who will share this event. The concours will be held on Friday, August 16, from 9am to 3pm at the Rancho Cañada Golf Course. 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!
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
Test drive top luxury cars and view the finest in automotive design at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, August 16 from 10am to 4pm. Themes include 100 years of Aston Martin, Peter Brock Designs, Super Cars, Great Ferraris and more.
Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally
On Friday, August 16, 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 ($20/adults, $15/children 12 and under).
See the worst cars in the world at the Concours d'LeMons on Saturday, August 17 at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside. Concours d'LeMons features Pacers, Pintos, Gremlins, Edsels and more. Cars will be judged for titles like "Worst in Show" and "Biggest Loser."
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 Mercedes-Benz, Stutz, Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts, Ferrari 250 GTO, and Italian motorcycles. Opens to spectators at 10:30am on Sunday, August 18. 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 Friday-Sunday, August 16-18 from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day. Tickets can be purchased at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca website.
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 15. The tour will depart Pebble Beach at 8am and follow 17-Mile Drive and Highway One to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 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.
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 15-17.
Bonhams & Butterfields Auction
One of the largest and oldest auctions take place at Quail Lodge Golf Club on August 16. 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 16-17. In total, over 200 investment cars will be auctioned off. Preview passes are $50; a $300 bidder registration includes two preview passes, two auction passes and includes an auction catalog.
Russo and Steele
"Sports and Muscle in Monterey" by Russo and Steele takes over the waterfront of Old Fisherman's Wharf August 15-17. Previews open on Thursday, August 16th and the auctions will be held August 16th and 17th.
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 17 and 18, but window-shoppers can admire the breathtaking displays of automotive magic beginning on August 14th.
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 13 and 14. Many items will be for sale; there will also be a silent auction.
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 is open from 10am to 5pm on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17th and 8am to 6pm on Concours Sunday, August 18.