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.

FREE Monterey Car Week 2022 Events

Monterey Car Week Kick-Off

(Date has not been confirmed) 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 16, 2022 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. 

The Little Car Show

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2022 Calling all mini, micro, electric, steam, and arcane vehicles! The 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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022 An exhibition of elegance in motion, the annual Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance features more than 150 Concours entrants seeking to prove they are roadworthy and gain an advantage in the Concours as they trace a scenic route on Highway One.

Pebble Beach RetroAuto

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022 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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022 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! 

Pebble Beach Classic Car Forums

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022 Join car conversations with automotive leaders and legends to discuss some of the most interesting topics facing the collector car world today. 

Budget-Friendly Places To Stay in Monterey County

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