DSC_0397 For car enthusiasts, it's not the December holidays that are the most wonderful time of the year - it's this week, when Monterey County fills up with classic cars to celebrate the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Rolls Royces, Porsches, Ferraris and Jaguars become a dime a dozen on roads throughout Monterey County as the creme de la creme of the auto world converges on this region. IMG_7247 Concours d'Elegance by Simon Davison Though the Concours d'Elegance is the crowning event of Monterey Auto Week, it is by no means the only event! The entire week is packed with auctions, auto shows, and the historic auto races of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. For a full listing of all the events taking place during Monterey Auto Week, see our page on the Concours d'Elegance and Monterey Auto Week. Concours-d-Lemons-2009-044 Concours d'LeMons by Mike Rainey If you're wallet's a little too thin to set foot on the hallowed 18th Green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the Concours d'Elegance, don't fret! There's many ways to see breathtaking (and sometimes freaky, as shown at the Concours d'LeMons, above) classic cars for free or cheap during Monterey Auto Week. See Concours on a Shoestring for the lowdown on all the low-cost events during Monterey Auto Week. Show us your photos! Submit your photos to the SeeMonterey photo pool on Flickr! We'll feature the best photos taken during Monterey Auto Week right here on this blog in our wrap-up post next Monday.