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What to See at Monterey Car Week 2019

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If you are heading to Monterey, we have a real treat for you. In addition to our massive tent on Peter Hay Hill, here are all the events you need to see. If you have never been, the Weathertech Raceway at Laguna Seca is a great place to watch classic racers in action. Fisherman’s Wharf is home to world-class dining, and it is walking distance to RM Sothebys and Russo & Steele auctions. Carmel-By-The-Sea is a picturesque town unlike any other.

The relaxed atmosphere will be the endpoint for the Tour d’Elegance on Thursday. Watching these classics roll into town will take your breath away. Make sure to get back on the highway before the crowd leaves, and come see us at Pebble Beach. Our display is atop Peter Hay Hill, across from the clubhouse. Safe travels, and we will see you there!

Monday:

Porsche Classic

Join Porsche Monterey in celebrating its designation as a Porsche Classic Partner at ‘The Porsche Monterey Classic’, an exclusive Porsche event highlighting Classic Porsches. We welcome all Porsches for display. Come and join us while enjoying music, whiskey, wine, and hor’s d’ oeuvres. Register your Porsche ASAP as space is limited. 

Automobilia Monterey

The largest automobilia show in America, and the only time during Concours Week to find these 45+/- top international dealers in a single venue. Enjoy the relaxed indoor setting while buying only original vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, hood ornaments, signs, original art, display items, scale models, literature & books, signed items, postcards, etc.

Tuesday:

Concours on the Avenue

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spider

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen 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. The Carmel Concours on the Avenue will focus on vehicles not usually seen during this ten-day period.

Wednesday:

McCall’s Motorworks Revival

Join us and our 3000 VIP guests as we host our exclusive First-Class evening and experience culinary delights while strolling the array of exceptional and rare vintage race cars, motorcycles, and aircraft. World-Class sponsors will also join us to show off their latest offerings and WOW guests with the first look at what’s coming next in the aviation and automotive world. Luxury watchmakers like Chronoswiss, Eberhard, Kerbedanz and Reservoir will be on display. Noted California chefs will pair gourmet selections with California wines for McCall’s Motorsports Revival.

Little Car Show

The Little Car Show showcases all marques from all countries. Expecting more than 100 vehicles 25 years and older. From micro, mini and arcane vehicles with no greater than 1,601cc displacement engines or electric powered vehicles, you’ll enjoy this special show. Have a small car to show? Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be closed when 100 vehicles have registered. “Drop in” entries will only be processed on show day if space is available! We also have a “Special Interest” category and may allow limited production and custom vehicles that meet the general rules and intent of the show.

Prancing Ponies

Prancing Ponies Car Show provides an opportunity for women car enthusiasts to inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM and to explore leadership in the automotive industry. Women owners and co-owners register today! Open to all Classic cars, Muscle cars, Supercars, and Hyper Cars and free to spectators.

Carmel Mission Classic

Enjoy wine tasting by some of Monterey County’s finest vineyards, a self-guided tour, and beautiful live harp music in the background as you stroll the grounds of the crown jewel of the Monterey Peninsula, the historic Carmel Mission. A no-host gourmet food bar will also be available by a local chef. All net proceeds go to the charities of the Knights of Columbus and Carmel Mission. From Ferraris to Funny-Cars and Blessings to Beverages, there’s something for everyone!

Thursday:

duPont REGISTRY Live at Pebble Beach

This year we have taken the high ground of Peter Hay Hill. In our display will be over $20,000,000 in exotics. Not only do we have the first McLaren P1 GTR, but we also have the only boat built by Scuderia Ferrari. Along with a Hennessey 6×6 Velociraptors, Pagani Huayras, and the first officially licensed Gulf Edition Mustang GT, stop by and say hello at our tent.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Laguna Seca

Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week, and is the only event where cars are doing what they were originally intended to do…race. Approximately 550 race cars are invited to compete in the world’s premier motoring event, and are accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness. Featured Marque: IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) celebrates its 50th anniversary of premier sports car racing.

Tour d’Elegance 17-Mile Drive

The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex is an annual driving event that delights entrants and spectators alike. The traditional Tour traces portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, traverses nearby mountains and valleys and pauses for a time in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea.

WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 2019

EVENT SCHEDULE:

7:00 am Cars line up on Portola Road in Pebble Beach
9:00 am Tour departs
11:30 am Tour arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea
12 noon Cars are displayed on Ocean Avenue
2:00 pm Tour returns to Pebble Beach
3:00 pm Concluding Champagne toast for participants

Mecum

The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 29 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month.”We’ve come a long way from our first official auction at the Rockford Airport in 1988,” notes President Dana Mecum. “We’re really a family business that grew up and got big. Our goal has always been to give Mecum Auction attendees an amazing experience and unite them with an incredible car they will enjoy.”What started in 1988 with little more than a few helpers around the family dining room table has grown to more than 200-strong when on-site at an event today. 

RM

Every August, the collector car world descends on the Monterey Peninsula for the ultimate celebration of the hobby. For over 30 years, RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale has been the pinnacle of the collector car auctions, known for its innovative presentation and record-setting results. Along with all the auction excitement, Monterey Car Week is filled with a number of other hobby events, from historic racing to festivals and Concours, which transform the area into a car lover’s paradise. The week culminates with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where RM Sotheby’s very own restoration team has won a remarkable six Best of Show honors.

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Photo credit: Pawel Litwinski/Bonhams

The Bonhams Motoring Department is renowned for holding auction sales of rare of significant classic motor cars, motorcycles and related memorabilia, held in conjunction with some of the most prestigious global motoring events in truly charismatic locations. The recently launched Bonhams MPH brings Bonhams values to a wider audience for more modern and modestly priced collectors’ motor cars, staging four dedicated sales per year at Bicester Heritage.

Russo & Steel

Russo and Steele’s Annual Collector Automobile auction in beautiful Monterey, California is among an elite list of events that contribute to Monterey’s Historic Car Week, and holds the hottest ticket to Monterey’s Race Weekend, billed as the “Mecca of Collector Automobiles”. Russo and Steele offers 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

Worldwide Auctioneers: Pacific Grove

Worldwide’s Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula is scheduled for Thursday, August 15th. The Pacific Grove Auction enjoys the best views in town, with the 2019 event again set to be staged in the spectacular ocean side setting of the Pacific Grove Golf Links, adjacent to the famous 17 Mile Drive and perfectly positioned at the tip of the Peninsula for both Monterey and Pebble Beach.

Friday:

Legends of the Autobahn

Legends of the Autobahn Concours will take place at The Club at Pasadera in Monterey, California, during the famed Pebble Beach Concours week. This rich venue provides the growing event with the continued room to expand and it’s so close to Laguna Seca that you can hear the historic cars warming up! Join the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America—the world’s preeminent German-marque car clubs—at the annual Legends Of The Autobahn Concours d’Elegance.

Japanese Automotive Invitational

The Japanese Automotive Invitational, presented by INFINITI, is a celebration of Japanese automobiles in a festive and relaxed atmosphere. Featured vehicles exemplify Japanese innovation, design, and performance that originate from a rich and historically significant car culture. Unique among a week of vintage automotive events during Pebble Beach Car Week, the Japanese Automotive Invitational has distinguished itself as the premier experience dedicated to Japanese automotive achievements, culture, personalities, and the future of Japanese-inspired innovation and design.

Porsche Werks Reunion

Don’t miss Monterey Car Week’s largest gathering of Porsches! Expect to view a breathtaking array of Porsches at this free-to-spectators event, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Display your own cherished car in Porsche Corrals or enter the Porsche Concours and compete to win in more than 20 prize categories. Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to the annual PCA Werks Reunion during the world-famous Monterey Car Week on California’s Monterey Peninsula. Membership in PCA is not required to participate in this celebration of Porsche automotive engineering. Spectators are welcome to attend Werks Reunion Monterey free of charge ($20 parking fee, cash only). No registration is needed.

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

For seventeen 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. Held in conjunction with The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, is the 22nd Annual Bonhams Motorcar Auction on the western grounds of Quail Lodge & Golf Club offering easy access, plenty of convenient parking, and lots of sunshine amidst the famous Carmel scenery. The Quail will continue to create an enhanced experience for attendees and sponsors alike. Guests will enjoy exquisite motorcars on display and culinary pavilions, with the ease of onsite parking.

Saturday:

Concourso Italiano

Concorso Italiano is the world’s largest luxury and exotic Italian Car show.  This is truly a multi-faceted luxury lifestyle event celebrating all things Italian; fashion, food, wine, art, and products. Concorso Italiano, famous for the diverse and significant collection of exhibited Italian cars, is centered on as many as 1,000 Italian & exotic automobiles, Italian motorcycles.  Those that attend also enjoy the Concorso Italiano Fashion Show, musical performances, and on-stage interviews with legendary automotive collectors and industry designers

Exotics on Broadway

It all began with a vision to bring something new and fresh to Monterey Car Week, and with that “Exotics” was born. This unique event is focused entirely on the Super, Hyper and Exotic Car phenomenon. With the surroundings of historic downtown Seaside and open admission, we are creating a whole new destination event for the auto enthusiast and collector alike. Exotics on Broadway showcases some of the rarest and exciting cars of our time alongside the companies that can take these cars to the next level in performance and showmanship. The carefully crafted approach of Exotics on Broadway is to create the ideal venue for companies to showcase their products and services to a demographic passionate about high-end cars and modifying them. Sure to draw crowds in the tens of thousands, the event is free and open to the public. Exhibitor booths will range from automotive manufacturers to wheel manufacturers, tuners to automotive dealerships and everything in between.

Sunday:

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Car collectors worldwide dream of competing at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links is the stage and the rolling Pacific Ocean serves as the backdrop. Begun in 1950, this concours is the top-ranking collector car competition in the world. It is also the event to which most other modern concours now trace their roots. Initially modeled on the early European concours that showcased new cars, the Pebble Beach Concours shifted its focus to collector cars in 1955—and other concours followed suit. It has also taken the lead by including racing greats and offering featured marques and special classes as early as 1953, introducing displays of dream cars and concepts in the 1980s, and instituting driving events and emphasizing the importance of preservation in the 1990s.

Guided by—and often driving—the interests of enthusiasts the world over, this Concours continues to set the bar for all others. The Concours d’elegance is not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles are judged for their style and technical merit, as well as their history, their originality and the accuracy of their preservation or restoration—and the best garner reward and recognition.

Dawn Field opens to entrants; Dawn Patrol viewers are not allowed onto the field until 5:30 am
8:30 am Judging Commences
10:30 am Field officially opens to general admission spectators
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Awards are presented

Be sure to stop by our booth, and say hello!