2018 Monterey Car Week Schedule of Events
Monterey Car Week is one of the most anticipated celebrations of classic and exotic automobiles in the world and is probably the most famous one too. And why wouldn't it be with the amazing collection of cars in the world that converges on one of the most beautiful settings on the planet! The worlds rich and famous car lovers all come out to play during Monterey Car Week!
There are many amazing events that go on during Monterey Car Week including car rallies, car shows, historic races, foodie events, auctions and even car art and memorabilia shows. If you are a car person, Monterey Car Week is a must-see spectacle in an amazing setting, the Monterey Peninsula...A treat to the senses. The rumble and roar of the exotics down Highway 1, the purr of a finely tuned vintage in the corkscrew at Laguna Seca, the smell of old exhaust without catalytic coverters and the sites of all of these classic and exotic automobiles all around... Truly a bucket list item that must be checked fulfilled.
Monterey Car Week Car Shows
Monterey Car Week is full of various car shows in and around the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding areas. These events allow automotive enthusiasts to get up close and personal with their favorite automobiles.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21
Concours on the Avenue will be held Tuesday, August 21 from 10am-5pm. Sixteen blocks of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea will showcase multiple marques: 1940 thru 1973 with Porsche and Ferrari thru 1989
Hundreds of classic sports cars and vintage and exotic automobiles lined up along 525 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove. Sponsored by Classic Motorsports Magazine. For more information please contact Rick Goolsby at (386) 239-0523 or visit classicmotorsports.com
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
The beautiful Carmel Mission serves as host for a variety of vintage automobiles, their owners and fans during the Carmel Mission Classic on Wednesday, August 22 from 10am-4pm. Previously known as the "Blessing of the Cars" this event will feature food, wine and yes, the blessing of the cars will still happen!
All marques from all countries may be accepted this year. We'll accept a total of 100 vehicles 25 years and older. That means this year we will accept model year 1993 and older, micro, mini and arcane vehicles with no greater than 1,601cc displacement engines or electric powered vehicles.
The Prancing Ponies Car Show is back for the second year. This all-women car show lines the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea on Wednesday, August 22 from 1pm-5pm.
Be seen at this luxury VIP event of exotic and classic cars, jets, food, music and of course wine! This exclusive event takes center stage at the Monterey Jet Center from 5pm-10pm. It sells out every year, so get your tickets early!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
In this awe-inspiring drive that traces portions of the famed 17-Mile Drive, hundreds of vintage cars traverse the roads and show off their impeccable elegance. - Forbes. This is an incredible opportunity to see many of the same vehicles that will be parked on the lawn at the main event on Sunday, The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, driving on the streets of Pebble Beach, Carmel and Highway 1 on their way to Big Sur and back. The cars start to line up at 7:00 on Portola in Pebble Beach and the Tour departs at 9:00.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d’Elegance held at the prestigious Nicklaus Club-Monterey during Monterey, California’s famed Pebble Beach Concours week. Legends is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of America.
The popular Porsche show Werks Reunion will be headed back to the Corral de Tierra Country Club near Laguna Seca Raceway, during Monterey Car Week. Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to join us at the fifth Werks Reunion in Monterey.
10 am to 4 pm. For sixteen 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.
On Friday, August 24, from 12 pm to 5 pm, The Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally is an annual event presented by the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove on the Friday of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend of Monterey Car Week. Drivers show their classic, vintage, and sports cars along Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove in the afternoon. Following an evening rally along the spectacular Seventeen Mile Drive coastline of Pebble Beach, all are welcome to enjoy a barbecue dinner in Chautauqua Hall
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
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. This year's event will be held Saturday, August 25 from 9:30am-5pm.
An ugly oil stain on the Pebble Beach Auto Week, the Concours d'Lemons returns once again to Seaside, CA on Aug 25, 2018. 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. Hagerty Insurance, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine have inexplicably sponsored the debacle, so it is really all their fault. The best part is that the show is free for participants and spectators, so you'll get exactly what you pay for.
On Saturday, August 25, from 3pm-8pm, this unique event focused entirely on the Super, Hyper and Exotic Car phenomenon. With the backdrop of historic Cannery Row and open admission, we are creating a whole new destination event for the auto enthusiast and collector alike. A venue showcasing 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.
Saturday, August 25 from 4pm-7pm. The Barnyard once again brings this popular event to Carmel, partnering with the Ferrari Owners Club, and promises to be a Car Week highlight once more, with beautiful cars, great local wines, plenty of delicious food, and live music among the Barnyard’s signature gardens.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
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. Opens to spectators on Sunday, August 26 at 10:30 am.
Monterey Car Week Auctions
Monterey Car Weeks main attraction for many is the many different auctions and the diverse selection of cars here during Monterey Car Week. Nothing gets the blood pumping quite like bidding on a high dollar classic or exotic automobile and there are many opportunities to do so during Car Week! in 2017, over $328 million was spent on cars at auctions during Monterey Car week with the top dog being a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster, which sold for $22,550,000! Which car are you looking to add to your collection this year?
The Worldwide Auctioneers Auction takes place at the scenic Pacific Grove Golf Links on Thursday, August 23. The first showcase and auction of the week features roughly 70 historic automobiles in the spectacular oceanside setting.
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 23-25. Admission is $30 per person.
Russo and Steele’s Annual Collector Automobile auction in beautiful Monterey, CA 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”. August 23-25. Previews open on August 22nd. Admission is $30 per person.
Quail Lodge Golf Club on August 24. Bonhams returns to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for its 21st annual Quail Lodge Auction, featuring the world's finest and most exclusive collectors' motorcars displayed in a stunning setting on the grounds of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club. One of the landmark events taking place during the must-attend "Monterey Collector Car Week", the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction is the longest-running auction on the Monterey Peninsula, and is, therefore, one of the true highlights during a week of activities that serves as the focal point for the California summer motoring season.
Held at the Monterey Conference Center, August 24-25. Fine classic cars and unique sports cars, including a dedicated Ford-themed auction, will be auctioned at RM Auctions' Sport & Classics of Monterey. 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.
The Pebble Beach Auction is the only auction that takes place inside the gates of Pebble Beach! The auction itself takes place August 24-25, but window-shoppers can admire the breathtaking displays of automotive magic beginning on August 22nd.