Monterey Car Week on a Shoestring

If you're a fan of classic cars but your wallet seems a little thin these days, don't despair! There are still ways to do Monterey Car Week without breaking the bank. And look at it this way - if you're not bidding on Bugatti's Bugatti, you've already saved $15 million. Here are all the free events you can participate in during Monterey Car Week.

Shows & Races

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Car Auctions

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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