It’s the most wonderful time of year for car enthusiasts! Every year thousands of the world’s finest automobiles descend upon the Monterey Peninsula for a plethora of car shows, swanky auctions and historic car races during Monterey Car Week.
The grand finale to Car Week is the prestigious Concours d’Elegance held at the legendary 18th fairway of The Pebble Beach Golf Links on Sunday, August 16th. It’s here that 200 of the best collector cars in the world vie for “Best in Show” based on historical accuracy, style and technical merit.
But the Concours is just one of the many events taking place during Monterey Car Week. Below is a small glimpse into the four-wheeled action going on in Monterey.
The Little Car Show is always a crowd pleaser. On Wednesday, August 12th dozens of miniature automobiles lined Pacific Grove’s Lighthouse Avenue to show off their big personalities. Favorites included a 1965 Mini Moke and 1960 Cyclops II.
Car auctions have officially taken over the Peninsula! Over seven different auction companies start the bidding on some of the finest automobiles in the world with some serious price tags. The Russo and Steele Auction on Old Fisherman’s Wharf features collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles while the J-R Auction held at the Monterey Plaza on Cannery Row features exotic cars as well as yachts. The largest auction, Mecum Auctions, takes over the Del Monte Golf Course for an array of of muscle cars, motorcycles and more!
On Thursday, August 13th, the RM Auction at the Portola Hotel & Spa offers the most valuable single collection of motor cars ever presented at auction. The “Pinnacle Portfolio” comprises some of the greatest and most iconic European sports and racing cars of the 1950s and 1960s and is expected to break records selling around a cool $65 million.
Click here for a full list of events during Monterey Car Week including the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Concoroso Italiano at the Blackhorse Golf Course and The Barnyard Ferrari Event.
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