August 14 - 20, 2017

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.

Visit the "Monterey Car Week Travel Alerts" page for the latest traffic schedules and road closures in the area.

This page has all the events that took place in 2016. Bookmark this page and return to get information about 2017's events!


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.

Tuesday, August 16

Carmel Concours on the Avenue

Carmel's Concours on the Avenue will be held Tuesday, August 16 from 10am-5pm. Sixteen blocks of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea will showcase over 175 domestic and foreign collector vehicles.

Wednesday, August 17

Carmel Mission Classic

The iconic Carmel Mission is the backdrop for a variety of vintage automobiles during the Carmel Mission Classic on Wednesday, August 17 from 10am-4pm.

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 17 from 12pm-5pm.

McCall's Motorworks Revival

On Wednesday, August 17 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.

Thursday, August 18

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 Concours d'Elegance drive by on Thursday, August 18. The tour will depart Pebble Beach at 9am and eventually end 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.

Wheels of the Future Alternative Fuel Car Show

Wheels for the Future is the only event held during Monterey’s Classic Car Week that showcases the latest in alternative fuel cars, trucks, motorcycles, bikes and mopeds. The car show will take place inside the American Tin Cannery and on Ocean View Boulevard (between Dewey and Eardley) on Thursday, August 18 from 12pm-8pm.

Friday, August 19

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 Audi clubs who will share this event. The Concours will be held on Friday, August 10 from 8am-3pm at the Nicklaus Club. 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! 

Werks Reunion-A Porsche Gathering

The Porsche Club of America starts a new tradition in 2014 with the inaugural Werks Reunion. The premier Porsche event takes over Rancho Canada Golf Club on Friday, August 19 from 7am-4pm. The show will feature the latest Porsches, special vehicle presentations, celebrity guests, and a surprise or two.

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Enjoy luxury cars and view the finest in automotive design at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, August 19 from 10am to 4pm. Themes include Great Ferraris, Supercars, Sports and Racing Motorcycles and more.

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

On Friday, August 19, 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 presented by the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove. Over 200 cars will participate at this event, which is free for spectators. At 5pm cars will cruise the streets of Pacific Grove; at 7pm, participants and spectators can enjoy a barbecue dinner at Chataqua Hall.

Exotics on Cannery Row

On Friday, August 19, from 4pm-8pm, Cannery Row in Monterey becomes a haven for rare and exotic cars from around the world. Exotics on Cannery Row is free to the public and will showcase a variety of automobiles and vendors.

Saturday, August 20

Concorso Italiano

The legendary Concorso Italiano, makes its home at Black Horse Golf Course. 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 Saturday, August 20 from 9am-5pm.

Concours d'Lemons

Craving Pintos, Pacers and Corvairs instead of Porsches, Ferraris and Rolls-Royces? For an auto show that is the reverse of everything the Concours d'Elegance holds dear, head to Concours d'LeMons on Saturday, August 20 from 10am-1:30pm at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside.

The Barnyard Ferrari Event

The Barynard in sprinkled with bright and sleek Ferraris on Saturday, August 20 from 4pm-7pm. Spectators can lust over  dozens of Ferraris with great local wines, plenty of delicious food, and live music among the Barnyard's signature gardens. 

Sunday, August 21

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 Delahaye, Chapron Coachwork, BMW Centennial, 50th Anniversary of Ford GT40 Victory at Le Mans, Bizzarrini, Lamborghini Miura, Two-Man Indianapolis Race Cars 1930–1937 and BMW Motorcycles. Opens to spectators on Sunday, August 21 at 10:30am. 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 Thursday-Sunday, August 18-21 from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day. Tickets can be purchased at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca website.


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 18-20. Admission is $30 per person.

Russo and Steele

"Sports and Muscle in Monterey" by Russo and Steele takes over the waterfront of Old Fisherman's Wharf August 18-20. Previews open on August 17th. Admission is $20 per person.

Rick Cole Auction

New to Monterey Auto Week is the Rick Cole Auction at the Monterey Marriott in downtown Monterey. The general public is invited to view items up for sale August 18-22.

Bonhams & Butterfields Auction

One of the largest and oldest auctions take place at Quail Lodge Golf Club on August 18-19. 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 & SpaAugust 19-20. In total, over 200 investment cars will be auctioned off. Preview passes are $40; a $300 bidder registration includes two preview passes, two auction passes and includes an auction catalog.

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 August 20-21, but window-shoppers can admire the breathtaking displays of automotive magic beginning on August 17th.


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 August 16-17 from 10am to 6pm. Many items will be for sale; there will also be a silent auction. Admission is  $20.

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 at The Inn at Spanish Bay is open August 18-20 from 10am to 5:30pm

Click here to view and print a complete list of events from Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.


Several hotels in Pebble BeachMontereyPacific Grove and Carmel are all a short drive to the various events surrounding Monterey Car Week.

Get in on the action by using #MontereyCarWeek


Search all lodging