Friday's Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally is the low-key response to all those high-octane car events elsewhere in Monterey County this week. This laid-back car show on Lighthouse Avenue draws many locals, who show off the exceptionally cool classics that have been hiding in their garages. The old-school Main Street vibe of Pacific Grove provides the perfect backdrop for these classics. Though the car show is open to all classics, the trend is toward cool sports cars of the '50s through today.
This classic Pacific Grove police car set the tone for the event.
This was just one of several late 1950s Corvettes at the Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally.
This 1967 Shelby Ford Mustang GT350 is undeniably cool...
...but Carroll Shelby's autograph on the dash makes it exponentially cooler.
The oldest car on show at the Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally was this 1929 Ford Model A Roadster.
The rarest car on show was this brawny sedan. The car is a Facel Vega Excellence; only 152 were ever made.
To see more photos from the Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, view our Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally photo set on Flickr. For more information about the Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally and the other events of Monterey Auto Week, see our page on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and Monterey Auto Week.