If you are heading to Pebble Beach this summer for the annual collector car extravaganza, there are a dizzying number of activities to follow. Here are some of the main attractions:
- Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Location: 18th Fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links
First conducted in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been called the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. The most beautiful and rare automobiles are invited to appear on the famed 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links each year, attracting connoisseurs of art and technology from around the world.
- Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
Aug. 15, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Pebble Beach to Big Sur to Carmel and Back to Pebble Beach
The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex is an annual driving event that showcases the elegance of the automobile in motion, while highlighting the early history of Pebble Beach. The Tour traces portions of the original 17-Mile Drive, traverses nearby mountains and valleys, dips down Highway One and stops in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Spectators can view these cars driving on Ocean Avenue in downtown Carmel. Tour participants are Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance entrants only.
- Pebble Beach RetroAuto
Aug. 16-18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
(8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday)
Pebble Beach Concours entrance
The RetroAuto pavilion features rare collectibles and memorabilia, as well as the latest luxury goods and technological tools to enhance today’s driving experience. Exhibitors represent a variety of retail and manufacturing categories, including historic automobilia, auto parts, original poster art, books and literature, fine art, photography and posters, and luxury items.
- Automotive Fine Arts Society Exhibit
Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 18th Fairway on the Pebble Beach Golf Links
The latest creations by the finest zautomotive artists of our day are displayed annually at the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) Exhibition, located on the show field of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (Concours ticket required for admittance.)
- Pebble Beach Motoring Classic
Location: Kirkland, Wash., to Pebble Beach
The Pebble Beach Motoring Classic is the ultimate road trip for enthusiasts with automobiles that have more than a dash of elegance. The Motoring Classic begins near Seattle on Aug. 8 and covers approximately 1,500 miles as it winds through the mountains and along the coast of the Pacific Northwest on its way to the ultimate auto destination — the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
- Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, Calif.
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a celebration of motorsports history that reunites authentic race cars with a world-class road racing track, allowing race fans to witness motor racing as it once was. This year’s event celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette. For entry request information, visit MazdaRaceway.com and click on the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion tab. Drivers may also request entry into the Monterey Pre-Reunion, held the weekend prior on August 10 and 11. General admission tickets are $50 for Friday, and $130 for a three-day ticket.
- The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering
Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Quail Lodge Golf Club
The Quail is a motorsports gathering on the Quail Lodge Golf Club that highlights both vintage sporting automobiles and exceptional cuisine. Tickets are difficult to obtain.
- Concorso Italiano
Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Concorso Italiano is a celebration of Italian style embracing cultural elements such as cars, music, food and fashion. The event features more than 800 vehicles of Italian origin – all on the beautiful grounds of the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch.
- Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours
Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Ocean Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea
Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue is an annual event featuring a variety of vehicles including luxury cars, muscle cars, hot rods and sporting cars on Ocean Avenue, in the heart of downtown Carmel. More than 175 vehicles will be on display in groups of juried classes.
- Automobilia Monterey
Aug. 13-14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Ballroom of the Embassy Suites
The 11th annual automobilia show will be held in the ballroom of the Embassy Suites hotel off Highway 1.
- Concours d’LeMons
Aug. 17, 10- a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Laguna Grande Park, 1249 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Seaside, Calif.
This offbeat car event celebrates the oddball and mundane vehicles of the automotive world.
(August Monterey Auctions)
- Russo & Steele Auction
Aug. 15-17, Preview 10 a.m., auction at 5 p.m.
Location: Waterfront by Fisherman’s Wharf, 290 Figueroa Street, Monterey
Russo and Steele’s 13th Annual Collector Automobile Auction will be held over three days on the waterfront adjacent to Fisherman’s Warf. More than 250 vehicles are scheduled to cross the block, including a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 coupe, 1966 Shelby GT350 fastback, 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC coupe, a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 convertible and a 1948 Ford “woody” station wagon.
Preview days will be Aug. 12-14 with the auction starting at 5 p.m. Aug. 15-17. Visit www.russoandsteele.com for information.
- Mecum Auctions
Aug. 15-17, 9 a.m. road art, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for vehicles
Location: Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course, Monterey
Mecum Auctions will revisit Monterey, Calif., to host its fifth annual Daytime Auction near the shores of the bay at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa this Aug. 15-17. About 750 collector cars will line up on the manicured greens of the Del Monte Golf Course, including: a 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder (Lot S177), Chassis No. 550-0077, which was first seen by the public in 1956 as the Brussels Salon Auto Show Car and is now being offered for the first time in a quarter century from the Peter and Cheryl Dunkel Collection. Other historically significant race cars set to cross the block in Monterey include the well-documented 1964 Shelby 289 Independent Competition Cobra CSX2487 (Lot S145) and the 1984 Lotus Type 95T John Player Special (Lot S138) driven by Nigel Mansell. A 1909 Locomobile Model 40 Type L Toy Tonneau (Lot S135) that received Best in Class Honors at the 2010 Meadow Brook Concours will also be offered. Auction gates open daily at 8 a.m. For information visit mecum.com.
- Bonhams Auction
Location: Quail Lodge Golf Club
The 16th annual Bonhams’ Monterey sale will be back for its second year at the Quail Lodge grounds in Carmel, Calif. Among the signature lots will be a 1931 Bentley 4½ Liter Supercharged Le Mans, one of only three of the 50 production “Blower” Bentleys built by Bentley Motors to Le Mans Specifications and in the current family ownership for more than 55 years. Other highlights will include a matching-numbers 1965 Ferrari 275GTS, matching numbers 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé with coachwork by Vignale and design by Giovanni Michelotti. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- RM Auctions
Aug. 16-17, 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey
RM Auctions will again hold its two-day sale at the Portola Hotel and Spa and Monterey Convention center. Preview dates will be Aug. 14-16 with the sale Aug. 16-17 beginning at 6:30 local time both days. Among the many marquee vehicles up for bids will be a 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, a 1931 Duesenberg Model SJ “disappearing top’ convertible coupe by Murphy, 1974 McLaren M16C Indianapolis 500 race car, 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet by Brandone, 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I by Pinin Farina, and a 1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Prototype. For more information, visit www.rmauctions.com
- MidAmerica Motorcycle Marketplace
Location: Adjacent to main Pebble Beach Concours pedestrian entrance
Vintage motorcycles will take the spotlight at MidAmerica Auctions’ fifth annual Pebble Beach event Aug. 16-18 adjacent to the Pebble Beach Concours pedestrian entrance. Among the bikes scheduled to cross the block are a 1940 Triumph T-100, 1941 Harley Davidson EL, 1947 Indian Roadmaster, 1946 Triumph 3T and a 1951 Vincent Rapide. Visit www.midamericaauctions.com for information.
- Gooding & Co. auction
Aug. 17-18, 5 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday
Location: Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
Gooding and Co.’s annual Monterey Auction will return to the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Viewing will run from Aug. 14 through the 18. The auction starts at 5 p.m. Saturday and resumes at 6 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be loaded with high-end cars, including: a 1929 Bentley Speed Six Grafton Coupe, 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast, 1929 Duesenberg Model J disappearing-top convertible coupe and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra. For information visit www.goodingco.com.