2018 Monterey Itinerary

 

Monterey Collector Car Week

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the most prestigious event of its kind in the world.  The cars invited to be displayed are the benchmarks against which all collector cars are judged and valued. The Pebble is Mecca for automotive enthusiasts, bringing the faithful together to pray at the alter of motor oil and hand-hammered aluminum.

Dozens of major automotive events precede the Sunday’s concours, filling just a few square miles of the Monterey Peninsula with thousands of car owners and enviers. Six major auction houses cultivate consignments year-round to sell at Monterey, offering the finest Porsches, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Astons available. The sheer density of car enthusiasts make the peninsula fertile soil for automotive marketers seeking to engage those passionate enough to brave the traffic. Dealers show the finest of their marque’s range, while manufacturers jostle for time to unveil their latest concepts.

Should the fleet of hypercars and vintage european GTs overwhelm you, events like the Concours d’Lemons and Tiny Car Show welcome the quirkier side of the collector car hobby. While the bulk of events and auctions take place between the 21st and the 26th, it’s worth getting there early for the Porsche Monterey Classic and the vintage races at Laguna Seca. Displays of automobilia, luxury lifestyle brands, and expert panels round out the week’s attractions.

Many of the highlights this year overlap, like the Porsche Werks Reunion and The Quail, so preparing a down-to-the-minute schedule is essential. Check out our itinerary below to avoid missing a moment of Monterey.

Lease an Abarth 1000 Pininfarina Prototype

Image Source: Abarth 1000 Pininfarina on display at Pebble Beach (caranddriver.com)

Monterey Car Week 2018 Schedule of Events

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21st, 2018

Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea
For more information, please visit carmelconcours.com.

Automobilia Monterey
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Embassy Suites Ballroom
For more information, please visit automobiliamonterey.com.

Classic Motorsports Kick-Off Car Show And Cruise-In
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove
For more information, please visit classicmotorsports.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 2018

Bonhams Quail Lodge Preview
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Quail Lodge & Golf Club
For more information, please visit bonhams.com.

The Carmel Mission Classic
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Carmel Mission Basilica
For more information, please visit classicmotorsportsmonterey.com.

Automobilia Monterey
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Embassy Suites Ballroom
For more information, please visit automobiliamonterey.com.

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Preview
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
For more information, please visit goodingco.com.

RM Sotheby’s Monterey Preview
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monterey Conference Center
For more information, visit rmsothebys.com.

The Little Car Show
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove
For more information, please visit marinamotorsports.org.

Prancing Ponies Car Show
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Carmel-by-the-Sea
For more information, please visit prancingponies.org.

McCall’s Motorworks Revival
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Monterey Jet Center
For more information, please visit mccallevents.com.

Lease a 1947 Delahaye 135 MS

Image Source: Delahaye 135 MS (newatlas.com)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2018

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
From Pebble Beach to Ocean Avenue and back
For more information, please visit pebblebeachconcours.net.

Bonhams Quail Lodge Preview
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Quail Lodge & Golf Club
For more information, please visit bonhams.com.

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Preview
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
For more information, please visit goodingco.com.

RM Sotheby’s Monterey Preview
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monterey Conference Center
For more information, visit rmsothebys.com.

Mecum Auction
Starting at 10 a.m.
Del Monte Golf Course
For more information, please visit Mecum.com

Lease a purple Lamborghini

Image Source: Concorso Italiano (topspeed.com)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th, 2018

The Werks Reunion, a Porsche Gathering
7 a.m. 4 p.m.
The Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas
For more information, please visit werksreunion.com.

Legends of the Autobahn
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Nicklaus Club in Monterey
For more information, visit legendsoftheautobahn.org.

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
Starting at 10 a.m.
The Quail Lodge & Golf Club
For more information, please visit bonhams.com.

The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Quail Lodge & Golf Club
For more information, please visit signatureevents.com.

Mecum Auction
Starting at 10 a.m.
Del Monte Golf Course
For more information, please visit Mecum.com

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally
12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove
For more information, please visit pgrotary.org.

RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction
Starting at 5:30 p.m.
Monterey Conference Center
For more information, visit rmsothebys.com.

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
Starting at 5 p.m.
The Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
For more information, please visit goodingco.com.

Lease a vintage car with Premier.

Image Source: Concours d’Lemons (automobilemag.com)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2018

The Concorso Italiano
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Black Horse Golf Course
For more information, please visit concorso.com.

Concours d’Lemons
8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Seaside City Hall
For more information, please visit concoursdlemons.com.

Mecum Auction
Starting at 10 a.m.
Del Monte Golf Course
For more information, please visit Mecum.com

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
Starting at 11 a.m.
The Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
For more information, please visit goodingco.com.

Exotics on Cannery Row
3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cannery Row in Monterey
For more information, please visit exoticsoncanneryrow.com.

Lease a red Ferrari roadster

Image Source: Ferraris at Pebble Beach (sportscardigest.com)

The Barnyard Ferrari Event
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Barnyard Shopping Village in Carmel
For more information, please visit thebarnyard.com.

RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction
Starting at 5:30 p.m.
Monterey Conference Center
For more information, visit rmsothebys.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2018

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The 18th Fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links
For more information, please visit pebblebeachconcours.net.