Car week in Monterey takes place August 11 - 20, and it just so happens to be one of our favorite events here on the Monterey Peninsula! This year’s events will be scattered across Seaside, Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach. Monterey Car Week has become one of the most popular car shows in the world. Considering the week-long festivities and famous cars and car designs, it’s no wonder why!
The show starts off on Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey with a car show that has over 30 classic cars lining the roads. The events later on in the week at Pebble Beach are so revered that many sponsors and car makers use the stage to introduce new car models and even offer test drives! The sponsors are not only car companies, they are also sponsored by Rolex and a handful of yacht and private jet representatives. It’s certainly a high mark for the attendants to meet, but the great thing about Car Week is that as long as you have a love for cars and make some time for it, you can be a part of it too! Although some events are exclusive to participants, if you have a passion for automotive events like this, simply living or visiting Monterey during this week is an experience in and of itself. Between each event, the area is flooded with classic cars and race cars, juxtaposed with grocery stores and traffic lights. It may seem out of place at first, but the huge community of automotive enthusiasts is what Monterey Car Week is all about!
The automotive celebration week comes to an end with a Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance along 17-Mile Drive on August 17th. The drive has been a tradition since 1950! If you pay careful attention, you might even spot the 507 that was originally driven by Elvis Presley! Spectators can view the Tour at various points along the drive, the best vantage point being on Ocean Avenue in Carmel.
If you are visiting the Monterey Peninsula and you need your vintage automobile repaired or detailed, we’re happy to help you out here at Robert’s Collision & Repair, located at 234 Ramona Avenue in Monterey. We’ve had several classic cars visit us for minor and major repairs because of our outstanding reputation.
Enjoy Car Week, everyone!