Car Week 2019 User Guide

Car Week 2019 User Guide

It just dawned on us that it’s already August and we haven’t issued our annual Car Week guide! Let’s rectify this now!

Car Week is our favorite thing in the whole wild world. For one week in August, the Monterey Peninsula hosts the country’s premiere automotive event….errr, events. From August 9th to the 18th, the world’s gaze will be fixed on a series of events and other unplanned/unanticipated happenings on California’s central coast.

As we’ve blathered on in posts from years past, there is no shortage of stuff to do, things/people to see and experiences to have. If you’re just getting hip to Car Week right now, and you live a significant distance from the area, you may be too late. Rooms in the area are almost impossible to find this close to the event and if you can find one within a reasonable driving distance, you’re probably looking at forking over something approaching a mortgage payment. Most everything has been booked for a while, and many options (both traditional lodgings and Airbnb types may have advertised (and sometimes unadvertised) multi-day minimums. If you have a room and/or you live within a reasonable driving distance, you’re in luck…the world is your oyster!

As we will list below, there are any number of events you can hit over the span of Car Week. These various events range from sold out soirees and concours to moderately expensive open events all the way to one of our favorite things, walking the city streets of Monterey and Carmel. No matter how you access Car Week, you are almost guaranteed to get your moneys worth.

Monterey Car Week 2019 Events List
(Auction information below includes registration and preview hours.  Please consult event websites to see when bidding begins)

Monterey Pre-Reunion
August 10 - 11
Location: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Tickets: $40-$70
More Information: https://www.weathertechraceway.com/monterey-pre-reunion

Automobilia Monterey 
August 12 - 14
Location: Embassy Suites in Seaside
More Information: https://www.automobiliamonterey.com/
Tickets: $20 (good for all three days)

Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove Auction
August 12 - 15 Opens at 12:00 PM
Location: Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links
Tickets: $40
More Information: https://worldwide-auctioneers.com/auctions/The-Pacific-Grove-Auction-2019/index.php#undefined2

Concours on the Avenue
August 13
Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea (Ocean Avenue)
Tickets: FREE
More Information: https://carmelconcours.com/home.html

Prancing Ponies Car Show
August 14 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: At Dolores and Ocean Streets in Carmel
Tickets: FREE
More Information: https://prancingponies.org/car-show/

The Little Car Show
August 14 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Downtown Pacific Grove
Tickets: FREE
More Information: http://marinamotorsports.org/events/

McCalls Motorworks Revival
August 14 5:00PM - 10:00 PM
Tickets: $425 - $575
More Information:https://mccallevents.com/pages/copy-of-mccalls-motorworks-revival-2019

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 
August 15 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Portola Beach Road - Carmel-by-the-Sea
Tickets: Free to view
Tour Map
More Information: https://www.pebblebeachconcours.net/events/pebble-beach-tour-elegance.html

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
August 15 - 16
Location: Quail Lodge
More Information: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25221/

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction
August 15 - 17 Preview begins at 9:00AM & Auction begins at 5:00 PM
Location: Old Train Station (Monterey, CA near Fisherman’s Wharf)|
Tickets: $30
More Information: https://russoandsteele.com/monterey/

RM Sotheby’s Auction
August 15-17
Tickets: ?
More Information: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19#/collapse-1-MO19-A

Mecum Auction Monterey
August 15-18 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
Tickets: $20
More Information: https://www.mecum.com/auctions/monterey-2019/

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
August 15-18
Location: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Tickets: $40-$150
More Information: https://www.weathertechraceway.com/rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion

Werks Reunion (Porsche Club of America)
August 16 7:00 AM
Location: Corral de Tierra Country Club
Tickets: FREE ($20.00 for parking)
More Information: http://www.werksreunion.com/monterey.cfm

Legends of the Autobahn
August 16 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: The Club at Pasadera
Tickets: FREE (parking $20)
More Information: https://legendsoftheautobahn.org/

RadWood at Legends of the Autobahn
August 16  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: The Club at Pasadera
Tickets: FREE (parking $20)
More Information: https://www.radwood.co/radwood-legends-of-the-autobahn

The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering
August 16 10:00 AM - 4:00PM
Location: Quail Lodge and Golf Club
Tickets: Inquire here: thequail@quaillodge.com 
More Information: https://www.peninsula.com/en/signature-events/events/motorsports

Gooding & Company - The Pebble Beach Auctions
August 16-17 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Location: Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
Tickets: $40
More Information: https://www.goodingco.com/auction/pebble-beach-2019/?gclid=CjwKCAjw67XpBRBqEiwA5RCocRzYHSdCNNAOKaEH3tLtZ8tkV1g4gkeY5qjQlXX-219HkZihv2DGhhoCHjAQAvD_BwE

Concours d’Lemons
August 17 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Seaside City Hall
Tickets: FREE
More Information: https://24hoursoflemons.com/concours-d-lemons/

Exotics on Broadway (formerly Exotics on Cannery Row)
August 17 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Broadway Avenue, Seaside, CA
Tickets: FREE
More Information: http://www.exoticsonbroadway.com/

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
August 18 Dawn - 5:00PM
Location: The Lodge at Pebble Beach
Tickets: $375
More Information: https://www.pebblebeachconcours.net/


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