Sunday, June 24, 2012

Monterey Car Week ... 2012

It seems as though this week just creeps up, slowly simmering continuously on a back burner in my brain. It's car nirvana. If you've never been, try it at least once. Here's a list of "Don't Miss" events for the week. Check the web sites listed for cost and dates/times.

The 1982 Historics, first year for Porsche...great memories. Image © "Along For The Ride"

Driving Events:

Pre-Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion, 8.10-8.12. It's a cheaper way to see many of the same cars running.
The Quail Rally, 8.13-8.15.
Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance, 8.16. The cars roll into Carmel and park on the main street at lunch time, check them out for free.
Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, 8.17. Check out the cars before the rally, free.
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, 8.17-8.19. Cobras roll out on the track in force like never before.


Carmel-By-The-Sea-Concours on the Avenue, 8.14. This show has put a mark on the week with special classes for Porsche and Ferrari and is not to be missed, check out the cars free.
The Little Car Show, 8.15. Held in Pacific Grove for pre-1970 fossil fuel powered micro, mini and arcane cars, free.
Legends of the Autobahn, 8.17. For Porsche, BMW and Mercedes cars.
Concourso Italiano, 8.17. For all Italian cars.
The Quail, 8.17.
Concours d'LeMons, 8.18. The show for everything that's not wanted.
Pebble Beach Concours, 8.19. The Big one.


Mecum Auction, 8.16-8.18. "The Daytime Auction," Monterey Hyatt,
Russo and Steele Auction, 8.16-8.18. Check out the cars rolling into the auction.
Bonhams Auction, 8.17. Held at the Quail,
RM Auction, 8.17-8.18. Held at the Portola Hotel,
Gooding & Company Auction, 8.18-8.19. Held at Pebble Beach,

Other Events:

Automobilia Monterey, 8.14-8.15. Lots of cool stuff for sale, worth the look. Held at the Embassy Suites,
Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival, 8.15. Held at the Monterey Jet Center,
Annual Pebble Beach Retroauto, 8.17-8.19. Cool Automobilia luxury items,

There you go. You can find a place to stay at:

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