Events Sporting Events Monterey Car Week & Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Monterey Car Week

Thursday, August 5 - Sunday, August 15, 2021

Classic car cruising along the coast during Monterey Car Week

Photo courtesy of David DiCambio.

All over Monterey County, classic cars take to streets, golf courses, parks and the world-renowned WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for Monterey Car Week 2021, surrounding visitors with automobiles from yesteryear. Monterey Car Week features nearly 30 car events including car shows, races, auctions, arts and lectures and concludes with the world famous Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, commemorating its 70th year.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is only the final event in a packed week celebrating the classic automobile! Said to be the world's premier celebration of the automobile, Concours draws the world's collector car enthusiasts to gather and take part in a competition of elegance. The 200 best collector cars in the world roll onto the legendary 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, with only a handful of those receiving official recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy.

Please check our Events Calendar for updates or check with individual establishments to inquire further.

MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2021 MAP

Click on the map points below for location information and more for each Monterey Car Week event that is scheduled to take place.

SHOWS & RACES

Auto shows and rallies during Monterey Car Week 2021 offer car fans the chance to see historic and rare vehicles up close, with peeks both inside the car and under the hood.

  • Concours at Pasadera

Thursday, August 5 - Friday, August 6, 2021

Prized automobiles in six classes. Motorcycles of outstanding vintage and contemporary design. A juried selection of alumni vehicles. Rare and unique collections of Hot Wheels. Awards designed by Tiffany and Co. Exceptional food, refreshments and hospitality. The third annual Concours at Pasadera promises all this and much more at a spectacular gathering of friends, club members and enthusiasts.

  • Monterey Car Week Kick-Off

Friday, August 6, 2021

Monterey Car Week kicks off with a remarkable collection of historic race cars lining Alvarado Street before racing at next week's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Come on down and meet the drivers of these beautiful examples of racing history while enjoying great music and giveaways. This is a great family-friendly event.

  • Monterey Pre-Reunion

Saturday, August 7 - Sunday, August 8, 2021

Owners of more than 300 historic race cars, most of which are competing days later in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, will get valuable track time in a more relaxed and less-crowded environment. A great chance for fans to get up close to these unique cars and watch them perform. 

  • Porsche Monterey Classic Partner Event 2021

Monday, August 9, 2021

 All Porsche's welcome to display. Get excited for the unveiling of this year's long-awaited project, the 993 Classic restoration challenge car! 

  • Classic Motorsports Kick-Off Car Show and Cruise-In

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Time to kick-off Monterey Car Week with hundreds of classic sports and luxury cars, muscle cars, newer exotics, and classic 4x4s line up along 525 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove to put on a show. 

  • Concours on the Avenue

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Carmel's world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic, and sixteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun. A fascinating mix of American and Foreign cars will be showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries. Open to the public for viewing 10 AM - 5 PM.

Tuesday, August 10 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Find and buy original auto literature, artwork, badges, advertising signs, model cars, books, magazines, posters and so much more! Meet 20+/- top international dealers in a single venue in a relaxed indoor setting.

  • The Little Car Show

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Calling all mini, micro, electric, steam and arcane vehicles! The 2021 Little Car Show takes place in downtown Pacific Grove from Noon to 5 PM. on the city’s main thoroughfare, beautiful Lighthouse Avenue.

  • McCall's Motorworks Revival

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

McCall's is returning to the Monterey Jet Center to kick off the Monterey Car Week with their 30th-anniversary celebration! Join in to share their passion for vintage race cars, state-of-the-art aircrafts, the latest super cars, incredible gourmet food and the best of California’s wines.

  • Pebble Beach Motoring Classic

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Motoring Classic will take participants on an epic 9 day journey to the ultimate destination in Pebble Beach. The Motoring Classic participant package includes all meals and accommodations and entertainment en route from Kirkland, Washington to Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach.

Motoring Classic Schedule:

  • Monday, August 3: Motoring Classic gathers in Kirkland, Washington
  • Tuesday, August 4 – 11: Participants take to the road
  • Wednesday, August 11: Arrive at Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach (ETA 4:30 pm)
  • Pebble Beach Tour dʻElegance by Rolex

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The Tour begins in Pebble Beach at 9 AM. Get a first glimpse of the beautiful cars that will grace the show field on Concours Sunday as the public is invited to view the Tour, without fee, at several points. 

  • Pebble Beach RetroAuto

Thursday, August 12 - Saturday, August 14, 2021

An automobilia enthusiast’s dream, Pebble Beach RetroAuto hosts a highly curated selection of rare collectibles and memorabilia from the automotive past, to the latest luxury goods and technological tools of the present.

Monterey Car Week

  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Thursday, August 12 - Sunday, August 15, 2021

The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a museum revving to life with hundreds of historic and period-correct race and sports cars from nearly every era. Yet, they are not for show. Drivers race them in corresponding run groups in an attempt to tame the challenging iconic race track before thousands of enthusiastic fans.

  • The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Friday, August 13, 2021

For eighteen years, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has provided an unparalleled and exclusive experience for motorsports enthusiasts and collectors from around the world to enjoy rare collections of fine automobiles and motorcycles in a garden-party setting on the rolling greens of Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

  • Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

Friday, August 13, 2021

This annual event is geared for those enthusiasts who own, drive, or appreciate all cars, especially Vintage, Classic, Sports, and Luxury vehicles. The Rally Drive will begin at 5pm and follows a scenic route along the magnificent Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach shoreline. The Rally returns to downtown Pacific Grove.

  • Porsche Club of America Werks Reunion

Friday, August 13, 2021

The popular Porsche show, Werks Reunion is showcasing a breathtaking array of Porsches that are sure to excite Porsche enthusiasts! Expect to view a spectacular array of Porsches, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Display your own cherished car in model specific Porsche Corral or enter the Porsche Judged Field and compete to win a unique Werks Reunion Trophy. 

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Legends Of The Autobahn is an all-German marque car week event hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America. The 11th annual celebration of German automotive engineering draws over 400 registered cars along with exhibits from event sponsors. Spectators are regularly greeted by rare and historically significant models, as well as factory-prepared specials.

  • Concorso Italiano

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Meeting at Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, Concorso Italiano is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Lamborghini Diablo, The Guiletta Sprints, the historic 2000, the 2600 and the Montreal, and Alfisti will fondly remember the 2015 Duetto 50th anniversary. 

  • Concours d'Lemons Rally

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Back again to ruin Monterey Auto Week, the Concours d'Lemons has become the "Must Do" event of the week. Crappy cars, lots of laughs, celebrity judges and free admission. It doesn't get much better/worse. Celebrating the Oddball, Mundane and Truly Awful of the automotive world! 

An ugly oil stain on the Pebble Beach Auto Week, the Concours d'Lemons returns once again to Seaside, CA on August 14th from 8:00am to 1:30pm! Hoopties, Rust Buckets, Misfits, Mistakes and the worst of the automotive world will be on display and as always celebrity judges will be accepting bribes for our Thrift Shop sourced trophies. The best part is that the show is free for participants and spectators, so you'll get exactly what you pay for.

  • 23rd Annual Ferrari Event (Wine Reception)

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Ferrari lovers will not want to miss this gathering of vintage and new Ferrari automobiles and a chance to talk to both owners and representatives from the Ferrari Owners Club. The nonprofit beneficiary this year will be Big Sur Food & Wine, who has arranged a wide representation of local wineries to be featured at the outdoor wine reception in the terraced gardens of the Barnyard. 

  • Automotive Displays and Debuts at Pebble Beach

Sunday, August 15, 2021

See the latest displays and debuts from sponsors, including Ferrari, Infiniti, Lexus, BMW and Bentley.

  • 70th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Sunday, August 15, 2021

The finest collector cars gather on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links to compete to be named Best of Show — the ultimate award for automobiles. Experts critique their elegance, technical merit, and history. And crowds come from all corners of the globe to cheer their favorites. 

Sunday Schedule:
Dawn Field opens to car entrants at dawn; Spectators are not allowed prior to 5:30 am (Concours admission ticket required)
8:30 am Judging Commences
10:30 am Field officially opens
1:30 pm–5:00 pm Awards are presented

Monterey Car Week Auction

AUCTIONS

  • Mecum Monterey 2021

Thursday, August 12 - Saturday, August 14, 2021

Mecum Auctions, the world's largest collector-car auction company, will offer 600 consignments Aug. 12-14 at its annual Daytime Auction at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course. Vehicles to be offered range from prewar classics and vintage muscle cars to luxury and high-end exotics, modern supercars and more, along with approximately 100 vintage and antique motorcycles. As Car Week's only Daytime Auction, Mecum's Monterey event invites guests to enjoy the warm California sun while browsing the beautiful autos and bidding on only the best.

  • Russo & Steele Collector Automobile Auction

Thursday, August 12 - Friday, August 13, 2021

The three evening event will auction over 300 automobiles in its highly interactive, visceral ground level auction arena that provides cars with no separation from the buyers; known as the auction-in-the-round format and only found at Russo and Steele auction events.  Find a collection of the highest quality, most luxurious and collectible European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles suitable to satisfy any automotive desires with both reserve and no reserve automobiles.

  • Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Friday, August 13, 2021

Impressive sell-through rates and many world auction records have been achieved here, spanning the full spectrum of collectible motorcars. 2021 promises a carefully selected line up, which will be painstakingly promoted to the largest worldwide audience in the business.

  • RM Sotheby's Auction

Thursday, August 12 - Saturday, August 14, 2021

RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction is a long-standing tradition during Car Week. Each year bidders hail from all four corners of the globe for our exciting evening auctions. 2021 will mark the 24th year at the Monterey Conference Center.

  • Pebble Beach Car Week Auctions by Gooding & Company

Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14, 2021

The Pebble Beach Auctions offer car collectors the opportunity to not only see but acquire automobiles of impeccable quality, design and provenance. 

RM Car Auction, Monterey Car Week

ARTS & LECTURES

  • Connect2Cars Speaker Breakfast, Car Drive and Winery Lunch

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

This acclaimed speaker breakfast series now in its 5th year at the Bayonet Blackhorse Golf Course clubhouse, features significant captains of this exotic automotive industry, followed by a scenic drive in Monterey County, and ending at a quaint winery for a delicious lunch, wine tasting and the camaraderie of friends.  

  • Pebble Beach Classic Car Forums

Thursday, August 12 - Saturday, August 14, 2021

Join Car Conversations with Automotive Leaders and Legends to discuss some of the most interesting topics facing the collector car world today. 

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.

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