2015 Monterey Car Week Schedule of Events

The 2015 Monterey Car Week is almost here.  It seems like just a few months ago the streets were alive with the sound of exotic and classic cars from the 2014 Monterey Car Week. The town is already a buzz with all of the set up and anticipation of this years events.  I have noticed locals getting their prized possessions detailed and ready to show off while the auto transporters have been busy bringing in out of town vehicles for the week.

For a taste of Car Week last year in 2014, check out this video:

 

Whether it is the thrill of the auctions, the chrome of the classics, the speed of the exotics or just the fun of people watching, there is no doubt that you will enjoy yourself while here on the Monterey Peninsula for Car Week!


Here is a list of the events for this years Monterey Car Week.

 Monterey Car Week Concour Pic

August 11th 2015 (Tuesday)

 Concours on the Avenue Carmel-by-the-Sea

Ocean Avenue in downtown Carmel is turned into an exotic car show presenting Multi Marques 1940 thru 1973 with Porsche and Ferrari thru 1989 

Event Hours: Open to the public for viewing 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  

Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kick Off Cruise-in

Folktale Winery
8940 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923

Kick off Monterey Car Week in style with the the staff of Classic Motorsports. They'll be gathering with a few hundred of There closest friends at beautiful Folktale Winery. Bring your cool classic car and enjoy fine wines, food and music. 

Monterey Auto Lux

The Stanton Center
#5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

The Monterey Auto Luxe is an Engaging, High-end, Luxury Emporium taking place during Monterey Car Week. They are bringing you the Best of the Best in Luxury Vendors, World Class Hospitality, and Exceptional Entertainment. 

Automobilia Monterey

The Embassy Suites
1441 Canyon Del Rey
Seaside, CA 93955
 
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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, stamps, unique scarves/ties, etc...  

 

August 12th 2015 (Wednesday) 

JR Auctions

Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Auction 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VIP After Burner Lounge (Invitation Only) 9:00 - Midnight)

A unique combination of classic and exotic cars plus luxury yachts being auctioned off at one of Monterey's most beautiful venues on the water, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. 

Carmel Mission Classic (Blessing of the Cars)

The Carmel Mission
3080 Rio Road
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923

A one of a kind event combining the passion for fine automobiles with the Faith and the Palate. Enjoy wine tasting by some of the Monterey County's finest vineyards, 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. 

The Little Car Show

Downtown Pacific Grove

Noon - 5:00 pm

The Little Car Show will feature Japanese vehicles this year, but we'll accept 100 vehicles 40 years and older, 1975 and older, micro, mini and arcane vehicles under 1,601cc and all electric vehicles. In addition for our 6th annual show we are going to add one block downtown devoted to "Orphan Cars of the Fifties". The show will be renamed "The Little Car Show +", the "+" representing the 1950's orphan cars. Orphan cars are cars that were made by companies that are no longer in existence i.e. Crosley, Hudson, Kaiser, Nash, Packard, Studebaker, Willys etc.

Monterey Car Week Rally

Shoreline Community Church Parking Lot
2500 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Starts at 11:30 am

Please join us for a spirited drive through the most beautiful back roads of the Monterey Peninsula.  This event is open to all car makes and models.  The event will start at 11:15 am at Shoreline Community Church 2500 Garden Road Monterey.  Our journey through Carmel Valley will provide a wonderful scenic drive.  This event will last about 3 hours. We will conclude our rally with lunch.  We are asking for a $10 donation per car to participate. All proceeds will be given to Guglielmos Hope.  Your $10 donation does not include lunch.  Please use the link provided to register. No onsite registration allowed. This event will be limited to only 60 cars and the event is free to spectators.

Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival 2015

Monterey Jet Center

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The event to be seen at during the Monterey Car Week.. Gordon McCall throws a fabulous kick off party with exotic cars, air craft, music, food and wine.  

Monterey Auto Lux

The Stanton Center
#5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

The Monterey Auto Luxe is an Engaging, High-end, Luxury Emporium taking place during Monterey Car Week. They are bringing you the Best of the Best in Luxury Vendors, World Class Hospitality, and Exceptional Entertainment. 

Automobilia Monterey

The Embassy Suites
1441 Canyon Del Rey
Seaside, CA 93955
 
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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, stamps, unique scarves/ties, etc...  

 

August 13th 2015 (Thursday)

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Presented by Rolex

Initiated to showcase the elegance of the automobile in motion, the Tour also underscores the early history of the place that is Pebble Beach. Decades before golf links were laid out along the edge of the Pacific Ocean, this area was known for its scenic drive, winding for miles through the pine and cypress forest, dancing alongside dramatic cliffs and leading, ultimately, to a beautiful crescent-shaped bay.

  • 7:00 am to 8:00 am - cars line up near Collins Field in Pebble Beach
  • 8:30 am - Tour departs, tracing portions of 17-Mile Drive and nearby scenic roads
  • 11:30 to 12:00 Noon - Tour arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • 12:00 Noon to 2:00 pm - Cars are displayed on Ocean Avenue
  • 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Tour returns to Pebble Beach

 

Dine in DeVine

Chateau Julien Wine Estate
8940 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
 
Check website for details
 

JR Auctions

Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Auction 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VIP After Burner Lounge (Invitation Only) 9:00 - Midnight)

A unique combination of classic and exotic cars plus luxury yachts being auctioned off at one of Monterey's most beautiful venues on the water, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. 

Russo and Steel's 15th Annual Sports and Muscle Action

Downtown Monterey

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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”.

RM Auctions

Portola Hotel and Spa
Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An institution for more than 25 years, RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey sale, held during the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week, continues to raise the bar for collector car auctions year after year, commanding the attention of the world’s most discerning collectors.

Mecum Muscle Cars and More

Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Old Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Starts at 10:00 am

Broadcast live on NBCSN.

Rick Cole Auctions

Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

This auction will again provide our proprietary mobile bidding platform so you can bid by Smartphone or in person, utilizing an Absentee Bidding Form, providing more precious time to enjoy all that Concours week has to offer!

Italian Stampede

Drive from Los Angeles to Monterey

The Italian Stampede is an Exotic Car Rally established in 2010. What started off as just a rally, the Italian Stampede has become a yearly lifestyle event where attendees come from all over the world and gather as a group and rally to Monterey for a weekend long of car events. Limited to only 100 Exotic cars this event is a must attend for any car enthusiast.

Automotive Film and Arts Festival

Golden State Theatre
417 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940

4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Automotive Film and Arts Festival is an event showcasing great dramas, documentaries, and works of art, music, and design that reconnect the audience’s emotions to the automotive world.

100 Octane Night at the Auctions

See website for details

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The most valuable single collection of cars ever is presented at auction: it comprises some of the greatest and most iconic European modern super cars.  From numbered Bugatti Veyrons to classic and modern Ferraris to supercars with less than double digit units built, it is a rare collection of automotive distinction.

Monterey Auto Lux

The Stanton Center
#5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

The Monterey Auto Luxe is an Engaging, High-end, Luxury Emporium taking place during Monterey Car Week. They are bringing you the Best of the Best in Luxury Vendors, World Class Hospitality, and Exceptional Entertainment. 

Second Annual “AIM for the Cures” Dinner at Pebble Beach

Corner of Portola Road and Stevenson Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Please join fellow supporters of AIM for Mental Health for its Second Annual AIM for the Cures Dinner during the Concours d’Elegance event week. All proceeds go to find cures for kids’ mental health disorders.

August 14th 2015 (Friday)

Classic Americana

25 Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Americana Classic is a celebration of the American Automotive marque.  This is the only all American marque concours during Monterey Car Week. This event will be held in beautiful Carmel Valley.  We would like to welcome all potential participants to apply and enter their 1945-2015 American made cars.  This event is limited in space so early registration is highly recommended. This is a family friendly event and admission is free for spectators.

Exotics on Cannery Row

Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

It all began with a vision to bring something new and fresh to Monterey Car Week, and with that EOCR was born. This unique event will focus 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 most rare and exciting cars of our time alongside the companies that can take these cars to the next level in performance and showmanship.

Legends of the Autobahn

Nicklaus Club Monterey
Pasadera Drive
Monterey, CA 93940

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Now in its sixth year, the Legends Of The Autobahn® concours has become a local and regional sensation. In 2011, with the North American debut of the BMW 328 Hommage concept car, the event gained international recognition. In 2012 we saw the debut of BMW’s Zagato Z4 Roadster concept, and there are always many rare models to be seen.

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Quail Lodge Golf and Country Club
8000 Valley Greens Drive
Carmel CA 93923 

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The crown jewel in a whirlwind of events is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Since its inception, it has combined a lush setting on a golf course nestled against the Santa Lucia mountain range with exceptional cuisine and the finest examples of vintage sporting automobiles seen during the week. Sponsors provide today's cream-of-the-crop luxury cars to be sampled by guests on local roads, and those who wish can also test their mettle on the Land Rover Experience Driving School off-road course.

The event’s worldwide reputation is confirmed by its inclusion as a finalist in the Motoring Event of the Year category for the 2014 International Historic Motoring Awards.                                 

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Quail Lodge Golf and Country Club
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
 
Starts at 11:00am

 

Held in conjunction with The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering 2015 The 18th annual Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction will be an historic event boasting another remarkable line-up of automobiles, particularly of sports and racing cars, and more than a dozen examples from Ferrari. 

21st ANNUAL PACIFIC GROVE CONCOURS AUTO RALLY

Corner of Lighthouse and Forest Ave. 
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

The Auto Rally fundraiser is a partnership between the PG Youth Action and PG Rotary.  The Auto Rally was started in 1995.  Through its history, rally beneficiaries have included the Pacific Grove Youth Center, the DARE programs for Pacific Grove and Carmel, Pacific Grove High School driver training scholarships, and other youth programs.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Laguna Seca Raceway

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Werks Reunion

Rancho Canada Golf Club
4860 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923

7:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Porsche Club of America will hold its second annual Werks Reunion Friday, August 14, 2015. It is the premier Porsche event and will take place during the world-famous "Monterey Car Week" on California's Monterey Peninsula.

Monterey Auto Lux

The Stanton Center
#5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

The Monterey Auto Luxe is an Engaging, High-end, Luxury Emporium taking place during Monterey Car Week. They are bringing you the Best of the Best in Luxury Vendors, World Class Hospitality, and Exceptional Entertainment. 

JR Auctions

Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Auction 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VIP After Burner Lounge (Invitation Only) 9:00 - Midnight)

A unique combination of classic and exotic cars plus luxury yachts being auctioned off at one of Monterey's most beautiful venues on the water, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. 

Russo and Steel's 15th Annual Sports and Muscle Action

Downtown Monterey

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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”. 

RM Auctions

Portola Hotel and Spa
Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An institution for more than 25 years, RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey sale, held during the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week, continues to raise the bar for collector car auctions year after year, commanding the attention of the world’s most discerning collectors.

Mecum Muscle Cars and More

Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Old Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Starts at 10:00 am

Broadcast live on NBCSN.

Rick Cole Auctions

Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

This auction will again provide our proprietary mobile bidding platform so you can bid by Smartphone or in person, utilizing an Absentee Bidding Form, providing more precious time to enjoy all that Concours week has to offer!

Automotive Film and Arts Festival

Golden State Theatre
417 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940

4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Automotive Film and Arts Festival is an event showcasing great dramas, documentaries, and works of art, music, and design that reconnect the audience’s emotions to the automotive world.

August 15th 2015 (Saturday)

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Laguna Seca Raceway

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Concorso Italiano

Blackhorse Golf Course
1 Golf Club Road
Seaside, CA 93955

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come celebrate Fashion, Food, Music and Style at the world’s largest Italian automotive event.  Concorso Italiano, featuring over 1,000 exotic vehicles, is a can’t miss part of the traditional Monterey Bay Automobile Week.

Concours d’LeMons Monterey

Laguna Grande Park
1249 Canyon Del Rey Blvd
Seaside, CA
 
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

An ugly oil stain on the Pebble Beach Auto Week, the Concours d’LeMons returns once again to Laguna Grande Park in Seaside, CA on Aug 15, 2015. 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 has inexplicably sponsored the debacle yet again, so its really all their fault. Look for the Hagerty folks to bring a touch of class to this otherwise downmarket affair. The best part is that the show is free for participants and spectators, so you’ll get exactly what you pay for.

Pebble Beach Auction presented by Gooding & Company

Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
Corner of Stevenson Drive and Portola Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Auction starts at 5:00

The Barnyard Ferrari Event

The Barnyard Shopping Village
Carmel, CA 93923

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Barnyard’s annual Ferrari Event benefiting JDRF promises to be a Car Week highlight again this year, with beautiful cars, great local wines, plenty of delicious food, and live music among the Barnyard’s signature gardens.

Monterey Auto Lux

The Stanton Center
#5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

The Monterey Auto Luxe is an Engaging, High-end, Luxury Emporium taking place during Monterey Car Week. They are bringing you the Best of the Best in Luxury Vendors, World Class Hospitality, and Exceptional Entertainment. 

JR Auctions

Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa
400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Auction 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VIP After Burner Lounge (Invitation Only) 9:00 - Midnight)

A unique combination of classic and exotic cars plus luxury yachts being auctioned off at one of Monterey's most beautiful venues on the water, the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa. 

Russo and Steel's 15th Annual Sports and Muscle Action

Downtown Monterey

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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”. 

RM Auctions

Portola Hotel and Spa
Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An institution for more than 25 years, RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey sale, held during the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week, continues to raise the bar for collector car auctions year after year, commanding the attention of the world’s most discerning collectors.

Mecum Muscle Cars and More

Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Old Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Starts at 10:00 am

Broadcast live on NBCSN.

Rick Cole Auctions

Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

This auction will again provide our proprietary mobile bidding platform so you can bid by Smartphone or in person, utilizing an Absentee Bidding Form, providing more precious time to enjoy all that Concours week has to offer!

Automotive Film and Arts Festival

Golden State Theatre
417 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940

4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Automotive Film and Arts Festival is an event showcasing great dramas, documentaries, and works of art, music, and design that reconnect the audience’s emotions to the automotive world.

 

August 16th 2015 (Sunday)

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Pebble Beach Lodge and the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links

10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Once each year in August about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto the fairway of what is often called the best finishing hole in golf — the famed eighteenth at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Pebble Beach Auction presented by Gooding & Company

Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
Corner of Stevenson Drive and Portola Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Auction starts at 6:00

Rick Cole Auctions

Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

This auction will again provide our proprietary mobile bidding platform so you can bid by Smartphone or in person, utilizing an Absentee Bidding Form, providing more precious time to enjoy all that Concours week has to offer!

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Laguna Seca Raceway

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.