August 9 - 18, 2019

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 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, surrounding visitors with automobiles from yesteryear.

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

Need to experience Monterey Auto Week on a budget? Make sure to refer to our Concours on a Shoestring page.


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 13

Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue

Concours on the Avenue will be held Tuesday, August 13 from 10am-5pm. Sixteen blocks of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea will showcase over 175 domestic and foreign collector vehicles.

Classic Motorsports Kick-Off Car Show and Cruise

Hundreds of classic sports cars and vintage automobiles line up along Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove on Tuesday, August 13 from 3pm-7pm.

Wednesday, August 14

Carmel Mission Classic

The iconic Carmel Mission is the backdrop for a variety of vintage automobiles during the Carmel Mission Classic on Wednesday, August 14 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 14 from 12pm-5pm.

Prancing Ponies Car Show

The Prancing Ponies Car Show is an all women car show which lines the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea on Wednesday, August 14 from 1pm-5pm.

McCall's Motorworks Revival

On Wednesday, August 14 at 5pm the exclusive Motorworks Revival takes centerstage at the Monterey Jet Center from. The VIP event showcases some of the best in food, wine and automobiles.

Little Car Show 2015

Thursday, August 15

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 15. The tour will depart from Pebble Beach at 9am and eventually end at Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The cars will be displayed from 11:30am 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.

Friday, August 16

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 16 from 9am-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 hosts the Werks Reunion on Friday, August 16 from 7am-3pm. The show will feature the latest Porsches, special vehicle presentations and celebrity guests at Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas.

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Enjoy luxury cars and view the finest in automotive design at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, August 16 from 10am to 4pm. Themes include Great Ferraris, Supercars, Sports and Racing Motorcycles and more.

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

On Friday, August 16 from 12pm to 5pm, 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. Afterwards, participants and spectators can enjoy a barbecue dinner at Chataqua Hall.

Saturday, August 17

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 17 from 9:30am-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 17 from 8am-1:30pm at Seaside City Hall on Harcourt Avenue.

Sunday, August 18

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 of Pebble Beach Golf Links during this event. The culmination of a week of classic automotives, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance features special classes including Motor Cars of the Raj, Rollston Coachwork, Vintage-Era Sporting Cars and more. The event is open to spectators on Sunday, August 18 from 10:30am to 5pm. 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 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The Monterey Pre-Reunion takes place August 10-11 while the main event takes place Thursday-Sunday, August 15-18 from 8:30am until 4:30pm every day. Tickets can be purchased at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca website.

Motorsports Reunion races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca


Visitors with deep pockets who want to do more than look at the cars can attend auctions throughout the week.

Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove Auction

The Worldwide Auctioneers Auction takes place at the scenic Pacific Grove Golf Links on Thursday, August 15. The first showcase and auction of the week features roughly 70 historic automobiles in the spectacular oceanside setting.

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 15-17. 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 15-17. Previews open on August 22nd. Admission is $30 per person.

Bonhams Auction

One of the largest and oldest auctions take place at Quail Lodge Golf Club on August 16. 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 Monterey Conference CenterAugust 15-17. 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 16-17, but window-shoppers can admire the breathtaking displays of automotive magic beginning on August 14th.

Mecum Auction at the Hyatt Regency Monterey


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 12-13 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 15-17 from 9:30am to 5:30pm. The Inn at Spanish will also play host to several Classic Car Forums August 15-17.

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