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Monterey Auto Week: sensory overload for all things cars

Another vintage beauty on display at Monterey Auto Week.

Monterey Auto Week is the umbrella name for all things automotive collectively presented for 10 days during mid-August. It all began with the Pebble Beach Road Race in 1950.

The races were called “The Del Monte Trophy” and were held on the twisty, leafy and narrow Pebble Beach roads. The series lasted until 1956.

The Concours on the Avenue will be held Aug. 10 on Ocean Ave., and nearby side streets. The show is free.
The Concours on the Avenue will be held Aug. 10 during Monterey Auto Week on Ocean Ave. and on nearby side streets in downtown Carmel. The show is free. All images © James Raia

The Concours d’Elegance, now the world-renowned finale to international collections of races, rallies, auctions, memorabilia and car debuts, began as an afterthought.

Now, Monterey Auto Week attendees have to make decisions. Where does a visitor go first? How many events can be taken in on any given day?

Here’s a calendar of events for the 2021 edition of Monterey Auto Week.

For details of events, click on links for previous coverage:

MONTEREY AUTO WEEK EVENTS SCHEDULE

August 6
Monterey Car Week Kick-Off

The classic iteriror of a vintage Mercedes-Benz on display during Monterry

August 8
Monterey Pre-Reunion

August 9
Monterey Pre-Reunion
The Porsche Classic

August 10
Automobilia Pop-Up Show (NEW)
Concours on the Avenue
Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In

August 11
Automobilia (New)
Little Car Show
McCall’s Motorworks Revival
Pebble Beach Motoring Classic
Russo & Steele Auction

August 12
Mecum Auction Monterey
Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum
Pebble Beach RetroAuto
Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Russo & Steele Auction

A Kaiser Darrin showcased at Concours of the Avenue in Carmel, California
A Kaiser Darrin displayed at Concours of the Avenue in Carmel, Ca., during Monterey Auto Week.

August 13
Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions
Mecum Auction Monterey
Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally
Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum
Pebble Beach RetroAuto
RM Sotheby’s Monterey
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Russo & Steele Auction
The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering
Werks Reunion

August 14
Concours d’LeMons
Concorso Italiano
Ferrari Owners Club Gathering
Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions
Legends of the Autobahn
Mecum Auction Monterey
Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum
Pebble Beach RetroAuto
RM Sotheby’s Monterey
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

August 15
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

RESCHEDULED EVENTS FOR 2022

August 8-11
Worldwide Auctioneers

August 10
Carmel Mission Classic

August 11
Prancing Ponies Women’s Car Show

August 13
Exotics on Broadway

August 15-17
Automobilia Monterey Expo

For a synopsis of every 2021 event, visit: Monterey Auto Week

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