Monterey Car Week Preview and Itinerary

Monterey Car Week is nearly upon us, but you probably made your travel plans a year ago and are packing your bags as you read this post. Many collectors and enthusiasts simply refer to Monterey Car Week as “going to Pebble” for the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance®. Now in its 71st year, “Pebble” is the anchor for a dizzying array of events that represent the automotive spectrum in this idyllic California seaside community.

Monterey Car Week officially starts with the aptly named WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Car Week Kickoff. Open to the public, the event lines Alvarado Street in Monterey with classic cars for an early evening treat. Even as activities in Monterey are getting started, one has preceded them all. On August 1, the annual Pebble Beach Motoring Classic commenced in Kirkland, Washington, with a parade of great classic cars winding their way down the Pacific Coast and scheduled to arrive in Monterey on August 17.

Red Ferrari 288 GTO left front view
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO offered by RM Sotheby’s was one of 272 built. (source: RM Sotheby’s)

Something for Everyone

Monterey Car Week now truly offers something for everyone, including numerous events with free admission. And, there’s plenty of action. The Monterey Pre-Reunion, Rolex Motorsports Reunion and Porsche Werks Reunion promise racing thrills with historic racers from around the world.

We’ve assembled a list of auctions, concours and shows and races below. Starting with auctions, note that there’s a new one on the roster, the Monterey Jet Center Auction. This is Broad Arrow Auctions’ first live auction in Monterey and is hosted in conjunction with the new Hagerty’s Motorlux (formerly McCall’s Motorworks Revival). Also note, Russo and Steele auction was cancelled for this year’s event but is scheduled to return in 2023.

Premier Financial Services’ sales managers will be attending auctions and other events, ready to assist our clients. We’ll have a booth at Porsche Werks Reunion on Friday the 19th and a booth at Concourso Italiano on Saturday the 20th, so make sure to stop by and say hi.

Silver 1957 Ferrari 250 GT TdF
1957 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Berlinetta will be offered by Broad (Source: Broad Arrow Auctions)


Red and black Koenigsegg Regera right front view
Broad Arrow Auctions Monterey Jet Center sale will offer this super-rare 2019 Koenigsegg Regera. (Broad Arrow Auctions)

Monterey Jet Center Auction

Wednesday & Thursday

Wed. Aug 17: (preview only) 9am-4pm

Thurs. Aug 18: preview 9am-4pm (auction starts at 5:30pm)

Monterey Jet Center

300 Sky Park Dr.
Monterey, CA

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Dark magenta 1938 Talbot Lago Teardrop Coupe top left view
1938 Talbot Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Coupe offered by RM Sotheby’s spent 50 years hidden in East Germany. (RM Sotheby’s)

RM Sotheby’s Monterey

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Aug 17 – Aug 20, 10 am – 10 pm

Wed., Aug. 17: (preview only) 10am – 7pm

Thurs. Aug. 18: preview 10am – 4pm, auction starts 5:30pm

Fri. Aug. 19: Preview 10am – 4pm, auction starts at 5:30pm

Sat. Aug. 20: Preview 10am – 4pm, auction starts at 5:30pm

Monterey Conference Center

1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA

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Black and yellow 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante front left view
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante offered by Bonhams Quail auction. (Source: Bonhams)

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Wed. Aug. 17 – Fri. Aug 19, 10am – 4pm

Preview Days:
Wed. Aug. 17 – Thur. Aug. 18, 9am – 6pm

Fri. Aug. 19, 8am – 11am

Fri. Aug. 19, 11am

Quail Lodge & Golf Club, West Field

8000 Valley Greens Dr.
Carmel, CA

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Mecum Auto Auctions: Muscle Cars & More

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Thurs. Aug. 18: 8am – 6pm

Fri. Aug. 19: 8am – 6pm

Sat. Aug. 20: 8am – 6pm

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course

1 Old Golf Course Rd.
Monterey, CA

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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction

Black 1961 Ferrari Superamerica left front view
Offered by Gooding & Company, this 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica is one of seven made with this exact body style. (Source: Gooding & Company)

Friday & Saturday

Fri. Aug. 19: 5pm

Sat. Aug 20: 11am

3300 Portola Road
Pebble Beach, CA

The official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance.

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Concours Events, Car Shows and Racing

Classic green Bentley in Pebble Beach Motoring Classic
The Pebble Beach Motoring Classic starts in Kirkland, Washington and ends in Monterey. (source: Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance)

Pebble Beach Motoring Classic

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Monday Aug. 1 – Wed. Aug 17

Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach

1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA

Two-week driving tour starts in Kirkland, Wash. and winds its way down the Pacific Coast, arriving at Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach on Wed. afternoon, Aug.17

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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Car Week Kickoff

Friday, Aug. 12, 5pm – 7pm

Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA

Classic cars lining the 300 block of Alvarado Street.

Free admission.

Monterey Pre-Reunion

Saturday & Sunday

Aug. 13 – Sun. Aug 14 (All-day event)

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Raceway

1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy
Salinas, CA

300 race cars compete for two days prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

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The Porsche Monterey Classic

Monday, Aug. 15, 4pm – 8pm

1781 Del Monte Blvd.
Seaside, CA

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10am – 5pm

Ocean Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

Free admission

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The Little Car Show

Wednesday. Aug. 17, 12pm – 5pm

Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA

Benefits the P.G. Public Library, P.G. Youth Center and the Veterans’ Transition Center.

Free admission.

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Hagerty’s Motorlux (Formerly McCall’s Motorworks Revival)

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 5pm – 10pm

Monterey Jet Center

196 Skypark Dr.
Monterey, CA

Some tickets remaining, starting at $450 per person.

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Classic Ferrari and Mercedes on Pebble Beach Tour d’ Elegance
The Pebble Beach Tour d’ Elegance takes classics along Monterey’s famous 17-Mile Drive. (Source: Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance)

Pebble Beach Tour d’ Elegance Presented by Rolex

Thursday, Aug. 18, 7am – 12pm

Pebble Beach, CA

More than 150 Concours entrants show they are roadworthy to gain points in the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. The tour traces portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, covers nearby roads and stops in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Thurs. Aug. 18. – Mon. Aug. 22, 8:30am – 6pm

Weather Tech Laguna Seca Raceway

1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy.
Salinas, CA

Approximately 550 race cars compete, each accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.

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Legends of the Autobahn

Thursday, Aug. 18, 9am – 3pm

Pacific Grove Golf Links

77 Asilomar Blvd.
Pacific Grove, CA

More than 300 German cars.

Free admission; parking $25

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Prancing Ponies Women’s Car Show

Thursday, Aug. 18, 11am – 3:30pm

Dolores Street
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

An opportunity for women car enthusiasts to inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM and to explore leadership in the auto industry.

Free admission.

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Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally

Lighthouse And Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA

Friday, Aug 19, 12pm – 6pm

Over 200 vintage and exotic automobiles line the picturesque historic downtown business area on Lighthouse Avenue.

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Werks Reunion

Friday, Aug. 19, 7am – 3pm

1250 Garden Road
Monterey, CA

Monterey Car Week’s largest gathering of Porsches at a new location, Monterey Pines Golf Course.

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Concours d’ Lemons

Saturday, Aug 20, 8am – 1:30pm

440 Harcourt Ave
Seaside, CA

The good, the bad and the worse.

Free admission.

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Concorso Italiano

Saturday, Aug 20, 10am – 3pm

1 McClure Way
Seaside, CA

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Exotics On Broadway

Saturday, Aug. 20, 1pm – 6pm

General Jim Moore Blvd. (between Broadway Ave. and San Pablo Ave.)
Seaside, CA

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Black 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Kurier right front view.
Best of Show in 2021 Pebble Beach Concours was a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Kurier. (Source: Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance)

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®

Sunday, Aug. 21, 10:30am – 5pm

1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA

General admission tickets: $525

Jim Koscs
Written by Jim Koscs, Audamotive Communications