Monterey Car Week is a unique event not to be missed. This special automotive week is full of exciting events, auto shows, rallies, concours, and car auctions that ends on Sunday at the world famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Contenta Inn in Carmel Valley is a great base camp for car enthusiasts attending this world class event.
For a full schedule of events please visit www.seemonterey.com/events. Below are few of our favorite events during this week August 15-20, 2017.
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
The opportunity to watch classic cars race on one of the finest racetracks should not be missed. See historic cars in motion at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Watch the races on Thursday-Sunday, August 17-20 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm every day. Tickets can be purchased at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca website.
Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion 2016 -photo from Laugna Seca website
Auto shows and rallies throughout Monterey County and Carmel Valley offer car fans the chance to see rare and historic cars up close with opportunities to peek inside and under the hood.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
CARMEL CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE
Carmel’s Concours on the Avenue will be held Tuesday, August 15 from 10am-5pm. Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea will showcase over 175 domestic and foreign collector vehicles.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
CARMEL MISSION CLASSIC
The iconic Carmel Mission is the backdrop for a variety of vintage automobiles during the Carmel Mission Classic on Wednesday, August 16 from 10am-4pm.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
PEBBLE BEACH TOUR D’ELEGANCE
Spectators on roads around Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea will be able to watch classic cars pass by as they participate in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance drive by on Thursday, August 17. The tour will depart Pebble Beach at 9am and end at Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The cars will be displayed from noon to 2pm on Ocean Avenue, and then will return to Pebble Beach. For some of these vehicles, successful completion of the Tour will be their key to a win in Sunday’s Concours.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN
Legends of the Autobahn plays host to beautiful BMWs of all ages, as well as entrants from the Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi clubs who will share this event. The Concours will be held on Friday, August 18 from 8 am-3 pm at the Nicklaus Club. Judging and displays are limited to members of the four respective clubs, but the public is welcome to walk the grounds and enjoy the beautiful array of German cars!
EXOTICS ON CANNERY ROW
On Friday, August 18, from 4 pm-8 pm, Cannery Row in Monterey becomes a haven for rare and exotic cars from around the world. Exotics on Cannery Row is free to the public and will showcase a variety of automobiles and vendors.
Photo by: Exotic on Cannery Row
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
THE BARNYARD FERRARI EVENT
The Barnyard is sprinkled with bright and sleek Ferraris on Saturday, August 19 from 4 pm-7 pm. Spectators can lust over dozens of Ferraris with great local wines, plenty of delicious food, and live music among the Barnyard’s signature gardens.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
The banal term “auto show” hardly befits the most elegant exhibition of classic automotives in the world. Only the finest 200 classic cars will be allowed onto the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links during this event. The culmination of a week of classic automotives, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature Isotta Fraschini, Castagna Coachwork and American Dream Cars in the 1960’s. Opens to spectators on Sunday, August 20 at 10:30 am. Purchase tickets on the official Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance website.