Today we want to talk about something that is near and dear to both Jeff's and my heart: car week. It is amazing how the Monterey Car Week & Concours d'Elegance event started as a one-day event and has since turned into a 10-day celebration of vehicles.
Out of all the events in Monterey, this is Jeff's favorite. He loves cars and enjoys seeing the auctions. Over the 10 days the event takes place, the city comes alive with an estimated 500,000 people.
The event, which is held on Pebble Beach Golf Links 18th hole, is among the greatest car events in the world. Last year they had cars set up on the first fairway as well as the 17th hole with a collection of classic Ferraris set up all the way back to the first hole.
Jeff says that his favorite event besides the car show is the auctions that take place. There are six different auctions that take place including the Mecum Muscle Cars and More Auction, Russo and Steele Auction, RM Auctions' Sports and Classics of Monterey, and Bonhams Auctions. No matter which you go to, if you like to watch auto shows live, this is the place to do it because there is so much diversity.
Personally, I love the Pebble Beach Rally where priceless vehicles are taken down the coast of Big Sur on a set course. They even stop for breakfast to allow people to see the cars closer.
Another event you should check out is The Barnyard Ferrari Event. This occurs Friday afternoon and is sponsored by our brokerage, Keller Williams Coastal Estates. We will be there if you want to come and say hello.
McCall's Motorworks Revival at the airport hanger is on Wednesday, the Concorso Italiano at the Black Horse Golf Course is on Saturday, August 25, and of course The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is on Friday, August 24.
The Quail is an amazing time and, even at $600 per ticket, the event sells out every year. A ticket earns attendees a chance to enjoy amazing food and, of course, the cars. If you have never attended this event, it is very decadent. The last time I was there, I had oysters and shrimp with champagne as well as the ability to go inside a private aircraft to look around.
This event is less than a month away and we are very excited about all of it. Our team volunteers at the Concours d'Elegance event and all the proceeds go to charity. We also help with transportation to and from the 18th hole for people who normally would not have access to the event so they can experience it as well which benefits the Monterey Veterans.
All of the fees paid by the people that participate in the Concours d'Elegance go to charity as well. The fees do vary as people who come from overseas pay thousands of dollars to have their car in the event. People come from all over the world to be a part of this major international event.
To find out more about these events as well as get a complete list of the events for this week-long celebration, you can visit our blog here. If you have any other questions about this or are interested in buying or selling, please feel free to call or email. We look forward to speaking with you soon.