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Monterey Automotive Week 2021 Events Schedule

Old Cars has made a handy events schedule for the Monterey Automotive Week 2021
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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Monterey Car Week Kick-Off

WHEN: Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m.
LOCATION: WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway, Salinas, CA
Laguna Seca kicks off Monterey Classic Car Week with a classic car show in downtown Monterey. A lineup of 30 classic race cars with fans able to meet the drivers while enjoying music and giveaways.

Monterey Pre-Reunion

WHEN: Aug. 7, all-day event.
LOCATION: WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway, Salinas, CA
A chance to see more than 300 race cars competing for two full days prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

The Porsche Monterey Classic

WHEN: Aug. 9, 4-8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 1781 Del Monte Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955
An exclusive event highlighting classic Porsches.

Automobilia Pop-Up Show

WHEN: Aug. 10-11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
LOCATION: Embassy Suites - 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955
Top international dealers with original auto literature, artwork, badges, advertising signs, model cars, books, magazines, posters and more.

Concours on the Avenue

WHEN: Aug. 10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
LOCATION: Ocean Avenue, Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea’s famous Ocean Avenue gets closed off to traffic and downtown fills up with collector cars and related events.

Classic Motorsports Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In

WHEN: Aug. 10, 3-7 p.m.
LOCATION: Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove
Open to the public and anyone with a classic car who enjoys fine wines, food and music. Admission is free.

Pebble Beach Motoring Classic

WHEN: Aug. 11, 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach (arrival)
A road trip for enthusiasts with elegant automobiles. Cars will gather Monday in Kirkland, Wash., take to the road Tuesday, then arrive in Pebble Beach Wednesday.

The Little Car Show

WHEN: Aug. 11, noon–5 p.m.
LOCATION: Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove
This event puts the spotlight on micro and mini cars with no greater than 1601cc displacement engines or electric-powered vehicles.

McCall’s Motorworks Revival

WHEN: Aug. 11, 5-10 p.m.
LOCATION: Monterey Jet Center
3,000 VIP guests experience culinary delights while strolling the array of rare vintage race cars, motorcycles and aircraft.

Prancing Ponies Car Show

WHEN: Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m
LOCATION: Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Dolores Street
A gathering of female car enthusiasts who will inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM and to explore leadership in the automotive industry.

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

WHEN: Aug. 12, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
LOCATION: Portola Road in Pebble Beach
The traditional tour traces portions of the original 17 Mile Drive, traverses nearby mountains and valleys, and pauses in Carmel-by-the-Sea at 11:30. The tour is open to all entrants of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

WHEN: Aug. 12-15, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
LOCATION: WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway, SalinasApproximately 550 race cars are invited to compete in this premier motoring event, and are accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.

Pebble Beach RetroAuto

WHEN: Aug. 12-15, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Concours Village at Pebble Beach
Exhibitors represent a variety of retail and manufacturing categories, including rare collectables, historic automobilia, art and literature.

The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering

WHEN: Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
LOCATION: Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Carmel
An exclusive experience for motorsports enthusiasts and collectors from around the world to enjoy rare collections of fine automobiles and motorcycle.

Werks Reunion

WHEN: Aug. 13, 7 a.m.-3 p.m
LOCATION: Bayonet Golf Course, Seaside
A fabulous array of Porsches, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Free to spectators.

Concours d’Lemons

WHEN: Aug. 14, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Seaside City Hall.
Rust buckets, misfits, mistakes and the worst of the automotive world will be on display. Free to the public.

Concorso Italiano

WHEN: Aug. 14, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
LOCATION: Bayonet Golf Course, Seaside
More than 1,000 vehicles of Italian origin with elements of Italian style such as fashion, food, music and art at the Black Horse Golf Club.

Ferrari Owners Club Gathering

WHEN: Aug. 14, 4-7 p.m.
LOCATION: The Barnyard Shopping Village
A display of vintage and new Ferrari automobiles plus food and wine tasting from various Monterey County wineries.

Legends of the Autobahn

WHEN: Aug. 14, 1 a.m.–3 p.m.
LOCATION: Carmel Valley Village
The event moves to a new location this year. Hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America and the Audi Club of America, the concours event offers both corral and judged areas. Admission is free.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

WHEN: Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
LOCATION: The Lodge at Pebble Beach
Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best garner reward and recognition. General admission tickets are $375 on concours Sunday.

Cars will be crossing the block :
The auctions and what to look for

After a year off due to the pandemic, Monterey Auto Week will again bring out high-profile collectors and many elite cars as the top nation-wide auction houses assemble for one of the biggest weeks in the car hobby. Monterey annually serves as a high-profile barometer of what’s hot among collector car buyers during the same week as the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Following is a rundown of those auction houses that will be conducting sales on the Monterey Peninsula in August, and some of the top cars up for bids.

RM Sotheby’s: Aug. 13-14

RM Sotheby’s will offer another loaded lineup at its flagship Monterey Sale at the Monterey Conference Center. Among the highlights will be the Larry Fox Collection of 11 supercars that will be offered at no reserve. Among the cars in the Fox Collection are a 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4; 2015 Ferrari La Ferrari; 2003 Ferrari Enzo; a 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder; and a 2006 Ford GT.

Other highlight lots of the sale will include:

— A historic 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta “Tour de France” by Scaglietti;

— A pair of former 24 Hours of Le Mans racers: a 1981 Ferrari 512 BB/LM and 1983 Porsche 956 Group C;

— 1935 Duesenberg Model J “Sweep Panel” dual-cowl phaeton by LaGrande;

— 1930 Cadillac V-16 convertible sedan by Murphy.

A preview will start daily at 10 a.m. Bidding will start each day at 5:30 p.m. For information, visit or call 519-352-4575.

Mecum Auctions: Aug. 12-14

Mecum Auctions plans to serve up more than 600 vehicles at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa/Del Monte Golf Course. Gates open daily at 8 a.m. with bidding on vehicles starting at 10 a.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the gate.

An impressive list of consignments will roll across the block, including vehicles from Big Al’s Collection, The Jim Zanardi Collection, The Don Wallace Collection and The Pacific Northwest Collection.

Among the top early consignments:

— A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C “Long Nose;”

— 1936 Delahaye Type 135 Competition Court Teardrop Coupe;

— 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona;

— 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast;

— 1965 Shelby GT350R fastback;

— 1952 Ferrari 340 America.

For more information, visit or call 262-275-5050.

Russo and Steele: Aug. 11-13

Russo and Steele will return to Monterey for its annual sale in downtown Monterey. A wide variety of European machines, exotics and high-end American muscle machines will be on the menu.

Wednesday is preview day for credentialed bidders and consignors with gates open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. A public preview will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the auction commencing at 5 p.m. daily. General admission is $30 each day. The event takes place on the waterfront by Fisherman’s Wharf at 290 Figueroa Street. For more information, visit

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction: Aug. 13

Big dollar supercars, exotics and retired race cars will be in abundance as Bonhams returns to the Monterey Peninsula for its annual Quail Lodge Auction at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club. The sale begins at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to run until 4 p.m.

Among the early highlight consignments:

— A 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Cabriolet Decapotable;

— 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America;

— 1966 Shelby Cobra 427;

— 1934 Riley MPH Sports Two Seater;

— 1965 Aston Martin DB5.

For more information, visit or call 415-503-3284.

Gooding & Co.: Aug. 13-14

Gooding & Co. will offer an array of blue-chip vehicles, including a powerhouse group of high-profile race cars, at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Preview sessions will be held Wednesday through Saturday with bidding beginning Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at noon.

Topping the list of consignments is:

— The 1966 Ford GT40 Alan Mann Lightweight;

— 1980 Porsche 935 K3;

— 1986 March 86C driven to victory in the 1986 Indy 500 by Bobby Rahal;

— 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Trans Am, the first of six Camaros built and raced by Penske Racing;

— 1977 Porsche 934/5 designed by Porsche to compete in the North American IMSA series.

For information, visit, or call 310-899-1960.

*The information presented here was deemed accurate at press time, but please verify event locations and availability before traveling.

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