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Monterey Auto Week – Classic Cars Take To the Streets in Monterey County


Excitement builds as one week each year in August Monterey Bay prepares for another spectacular Monterey Auto Week as classic cars from yesteryear take to the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track, golf courses, parks, and streets of beautiful Monterey County.  Here at Believe Inn Monterey and Carmel Hill Lodge we are very excited about all the special events that take place in our beautiful city!

monterey auto week 2012, monterey automobile events, monterey car auction, monterey car rallyDating back some 60 plus years Monterey Auto Week started when members of the Sports Car Club of America West Coast edition created a partnership with Del Monte Properties Company to form Concours at Pebble Beach along with a road race here at the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. The event has grown over the past years making it a true celebration of both the city of Monterey as well as a showing of excellent automobiles from across the globe.

Tens of thousands of spectators will be gathering here for Monterey Auto Week 2012 to feast their eyes on some beautifully reconditioned automobiles. Event goers will also be entertained with driving events, parties, rallies, concours, auctions, vintage races, product unveilings, and much more in celebration of collectible and classic automobiles. The 2012 Auto Week’s featured marquee vehicles are the AC Shelby Cobra, Mercer, and Fiat.

Some of the main events that will be happening during the Monterey Auto Week 2012 include the Mecum at Monterey Auction, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, Russo and Steele Sport and Muscle Auction, The Quail-A Motorsports Gathering, and much more. There are also plenty of fine dining restaurants and hotel accommodations for those traveling from around the world.

Planned itinerary of scheduled events for Monterey Auto Week 2012:

  • Saturday & Sunday Aug 11th-12thRolex Monterey Motorsport Pre-Reunion
  • Tuesday Aug 14th-Automobilia Monterey, Concours on the Avenue
  • Wednesday Aug 15th-Automobilia Monterey, Gordon McCalls Motorworks Revival 2012, Monterey Car Week’s 4th Annual Rally, The Little Car Show, Dine in DeVine
  • Thursday Aug 16th-Russo and Steele’s 12th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction, Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, Mecum Muscle Cars & More, Bonham Quail Lodge Sale, Dine in DeVine, Cobra Racers, Hagerty Valuation Experts-Your Wingmen for the Pebble Beach Auctions, Special Advance Screening of Hit & Run Movie
  • Friday Aug 17th-Russo and Steele’s 12th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction, RM Auction, Mecum Muscle Cars & More, Concorso Italiano, Legends of the Autobahn, The Quail-A Motorsports Gathering, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Bonham Quail Lodge Sale, 18th Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally
  • Saturday Aug 18th-Russo and Steele’s 12th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction, RM Auction, Mecum Muscle Cars & More, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Pebble Beach Auction, Tour d’LeMons, Cars and Coffee, The Ferrari Event, 11th Annual SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar
  • Sunday Aug 19th-Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Pebble Beach Auction, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Have you enjoyed Monterey Auto Week classic in years past?  If so please share your experiences with our readers by commenting below!

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