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Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally

City of Pacific Grove Lighthouse Ave. , Pacific Grove, CA 93950
August 19, 2022
Details
  • Location: City of Pacific Grove, Lighthouse Ave. , Pacific Grove, CA
  • Phone: (831) 372-3861
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free for spectators. Fee for rally drivers.
  • Description:

    One of the oldest and most popular free spectator events of Monterey Car Week, the Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally, is set for August 19, 2022, the Friday before the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance weekend. Links to online registration are posted at: pgautorally.org

    In celebration of last year’s 60th anniversary of the team-up between John Cooper and Sir Alec Issigonis, which gave birth to the Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper, the marque for the 2022 event will be the Mini Cooper. The concours judges will make a special award for the best Mini Cooper exhibited at the show. Now in its twenty-eighth year, this annual event is geared for those enthusiasts who own, drive or appreciate all automotive styles, especially Vintage, Classic, Sports, and Luxury models. For more information visit pgautorally.org.

    The staging of the Concours will begin at 12:00 PM noon along Lighthouse Avenue in the heart of historic downtown Pacific Grove. There is no charge for spectators who arrive throughout the day to view the staged vehicles and to watch them depart on the rally drive that leaves at 5:00 PM. The drive follows a route along the scenic Pacific Grove shoreline and 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach and the Del Monte Forest and returns to Pacific Grove.

    Founded in 1995 to raise money for the Pacific Grove Youth Center, proceeds from the event continue to support local youth programs and other community projects.

    Arleen Hardensteen. President-elect of the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove said “Rotarians of America’s ‘Last Hometown’ once again welcome you to our annual Concours Auto Rally. This is the only event during the Monterey Car Week that includes a police-escorted drive along the Pacific Grove oceanfront and through the iconic 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. Bring your friends, families, and pets to enjoy a stroll and a meal in our quaint downtown while taking part in this fun annual event.” 

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