Effectively, it’s lastly occurred. Monterey Automotive Week 2019 truly needs to be thought of Monterey Automotive Weeks as a result of actions will stretch past the same old because of the brand new Concours at Pasadera scheduled for August 9.
“Accompanied by free-flowing Champagne and heavy hors d’oeuvres, attendees will get pleasure from an up-close-and-personal go to with greater than 50 lovely vehicles in two classes and 4 award lessons: Classic/Pre-1940 vehicles; Home and Worldwide vehicles constructed earlier than 1990; and Modified autos enhanced in design and mechanical efficiency by the collector,” organizers of the brand new concours say of their announcement.
“The particular class shall be Fashionable Traditional 1990-2020, protecting a full era of vehicles reflecting design influences and technical achievements from the current previous, current and future.”
The brand new concours shall be held at The Membership at Pasadera, which is the brand new title for the previous Nicklaus Membership Monterey, positioned on the Monterey-Salinas Freeway. The Monterey Herald reported that the nation membership, which is the location of the annual Legends Of The Autobahn automobile present throughout Monterey Automotive Week, was bought in July by a bunch of native buyers.
One other newcomer to the 2019 Monterey calendar is RADwood, a automobile present and retro life-style occasion celebrating the 1980s and 1990s. RADwood will stage its inaugural Monterey occasion as a part of the Legends Of The Autobahn present on August 16 at The Membership at Pasadera.
Technically, Monterey Automotive Week has stretched past the same old 7-day definition of every week for a few years due to the Monterey Pre-Reunion classic races (nee Monterey Pre-Historics) that happen the weekend earlier than Automotive Week at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
On August 10-11, greater than 300 classic racing vehicles are scheduled to take part in two days of competitors in 10 teams.
What follows is the day by day schedule of occasions throughout Monterey Automotive Week or, in the event you favor, Weeks. This record doesn’t embrace the collector automobile auctions, which shall be previewed in a separate story:
Friday, August 9
Concours at Pasadera (inaugural occasion), The Membership at Pasadera (former Nicklaus Membership Monterey), 100 Pasadera Drive, Monterey, Four p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11
Monterey Pre-Reunion classic auto races, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, entry by South Boundary Street or Barloy Canyon entrances, observe begins at eight a.m. with remaining race every day beginning at 5:20 p.m.
Competitors shall be staged in 10 run teams, together with the brand new Masters Endurance Legends USA class for vehicles from 1982 Group C to their trendy equivalents, in addition to 1966-1985 Masters Method One.
Automotive Nice Arts Society exhibition, New Masters Gallery, Delores Avenue between Ocean Avenue and seventh Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea, day by day from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. by August 17.
The AFAS annual exhibition strikes from a tent on the Pebble Seaside Concours d’Class to a week-long showcase in an artwork gallery in Carmel.
Monday, August 12
Automobilia Monterey, Ballroom, Embassy Suites, Seaside, open Monday, August 12 by Wednesday, August 14, from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and till 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
17th annual gross sales showcase of unique and classic posters, images, badges, mascots, indicators, artwork, mannequin vehicles, books and extra supplied by almost 4 dozen sellers.
Monterey Porsche Traditional, 1781 Del Monte Boulevard, Seaside, 6 p.m. – eight p.m.
Porsche Monterey hosts a automobile present that includes traditional Porsche autos.
Tuesday, August 13
A Corvette on the Concours on the Avenue attracts the eye of an admirer | Rebecca Nguyen photograph
Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours on the Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea, 10 a.m. to five p.m.
A free multi-marque automobile present that includes excellent vehicles produced from 1940-1973 in addition to Porsches and Ferraris produced by 1989, and this 12 months with a category for Micro Vehicles arrayed alongside 18 blocks of Ocean Avenue in downtown Carmel.
Traditional Motorsports Monterey Cruise-In, Lighthouse Avenue, downtown Pacific Grove, Three p.m. to 7 p.m.
One other free occasion staged in a quaint downtown setting that includes all types of fascinating vehicles introduced in a road truthful environment.
Wednesday, August 14
Rear wing of a 1970 Plymouth Street Runner frames the mission bell tower | Larry Edsall photograph
Carmel Mission Traditional, San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, 3080 Rio Street, Carmel, 10 a.m. to Four p.m.
This seventh annual occasion isn’t free, however whenever you enter you might be handed a wine glass so you may pattern quite a lot of native vintages as you tour the grounds of the historic Spanish mission and consider spectacular traditional and unique autos. The occasion advantages the Knights of Columbus and an extended record of charities supported by that service group.
Little Automotive Present, Lighthouse Avenue, downtown Pacific Grove, 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.
The largest little automobile present of Monterey Automotive Week celebrates its 10th anniversary this 12 months. This occasion options mini, micro, electrical, steam and arcane autos, together with home-builds, and people with inside combustion engines not exceeding 1,601cc.
Prancing Ponies Automotive Present, Dolores & Ocean Streets, Carmel-By-The-Sea, 11 a.m. to three:30 p.m.
This automobile present is open solely to autos owned by ladies, and whereas the present takes place on August 13, there’s a VIP occasion and vogue present the earlier night, from Four p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Crossroads Carmel. The Prancing Ponies Basis has a mission to “create ladies leaders one woman at a time.”
Monterey Reunion Week Vehicles & Espresso, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, 9 a.m. to midday
Earlier than the classic racers take over the monitor, Laguna Seca hosts a vehicles and occasional cruise-in for historic, traditional, collector and racing vehicles, with a “particular alternative” deliberate for vehicles from 1957 or earlier.
McCall’s Motorworks Revival, Monterey Jet Heart, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
28 years in the past, Gordon McCall invited these arriving early for the Monterey Automotive weekend — that’s proper, only a weekend, no more than a week of actions — to a kickoff occasion on the native airport’s Jet Heart hangar. However the occasion has grown into a serious social occasion and VIP gathering that mixes beautiful vehicles, bikes and historic and personal plane, meals and festivities.
Thursday, August 15
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Thought of America’s showcase for classic sports activities automobile racing, the Reunion brings collectively greater than 500 historic racing machines that compete in 14 race teams from August 15-18. New this 12 months is the Masters Endurance Legends group. Featured are vehicles that competed in numerous IMSA divisions as that sanctioning physique celebrates its 50th anniversary. There is also a category for pre-war racing machines. Featured this 12 months as effectively is an look by the 1970 McLaren M8D Can-Am automobile, which shall be pushed by Method 1 champion Mika Hakkinen. Laguna Seca is known for its Corkscrew curves as vehicles descend the hill round which the monitor is constructed.
Pebble Seaside Tour d’Class, vehicles depart Pebble Seaside resort through Portola Street at 17 Mile Drive at 9 a.m., journey a route alongside Aguajito Street, Monhollan Street, Through Malpaso and Carmel Valley Street to reach for on Ocean Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea at 11:30 a.m., return to Pebble Seaside at 2 p.m. after driving Freeway 1 to Huge Sur.
Some individuals take into account the Tour to be the spotlight of Monterey Automotive Week. The identical vehicles that shall be judged whereas parked on the 18th Fairway of the Pebble Seaside Golf Hyperlinks on the concours d’class on Sunday are pushed out on common roads as they tour the Monterey Peninsula for anybody to observe, and with no charges, merely choose a spot and place your garden chair alongside the facet of the highway and benefit from the vehicles.
Pebble Seaside RetroAuto, The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Seaside, 9:30 a.m. to five:30 p.m. Occasion opens on August 15 however continues by Saturday, August 17.l
Almost three dozen chosen distributors supply classic automotive collectibles and automobilia, luxurious items and “technological instruments to reinforce at this time’s driving expertise.”
Pebble Seaside Traditional Automotive Discussion board, The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Seaside. Occasion opens on August 15 however continues by Saturday, August 17.
The Discussion board is organized by the Pebble Seaside Concours d’Class and presents the views of specialists within the collector automobile interest. Admission is by registration by the web site. Right here is the schedule:
2 p.m., Spike Feresten’s Automotive Radio present with particular visitor Adam Carolla.
3:30 p.m., How Scorching Rod journal Unfold the Sport throughout the Nation, with Bruce Meyer, Jim Miller and Ken Gross
9 a.m., Driving Tendencies within the Collector Automotive Trade with Craig Jackson
11 a.m., Porsche and the film Hurley that includes Hurley Haywood, Patrick Dempsey and Spike Feresten
1 p.m., A Shiny Future for the Previous: A Dialog with Tomorrow’s Restorers that includes Paul Russell, Dave Kinney, Donald Osborne and college students from McPherson School
Three p.m., 30+ Years of Japanese Luxurious Vehicles that includes Alfonso Albaisa, Dave Christ, John Ikeda, Angus MacKenzie, Tom Matano and Ed Loh
5:30 p.m., Sketchbattle Professional, a reside automotive sketching competitors
10:30 a.m., Assess & Caress with Donald Osborne and Jay Leno
Midday, Revs Institute Presents: Defending the Household Legacy and Preserving Automotive Enthusiasm Throughout the Coming Revolution, that includes Miles Collier, John Elkann and Paul Ingrassia
1:30 p.m., The Concept of Automotive Evolution that includes Leslie Kendall, Stewart Reed and John Nikas
Three p.m., Coachbuilders of Our Future, that includes David and Michael Moal, Andy Leach, Chip Foose and Wayne Carini
4:30 p.m., The Outlook for the Way forward for City Transportation: Battery-Electrical Vehicles, Autonomous Automobiles, and Superior Fast Transit, with Tomas Stone, Wolfgang Egger and Herman Kraviez
Friday, August 16
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Pebble Seaside RetroAuto, Pebble Seaside Discussion board and AFAS Exhibition proceed.
Legends of the Autobahn, The Membership at Pasadera, 100 Pasadera Drive, Monterey, 7 a.m. to three p.m.
10th annual concours d’class that includes greater than 400 vehicles from quite a lot of German marques. Admission is free however there’s a $25 per automobile parking payment. This 12 months Legends shares its present area with RADwood’s inaugural Monterey Automotive Week occasion. However the RADwood occasion will function a twist as its showcase of 1980s and 1990s autos and vogue shall be restricted this time to European vehicles and bikes.
Porsches on show on the Werks Reunion | Bob Golfen photograph
Porsche Werks Reunion, Corral de Tierra Nation Membership,81 Corral de Tierra Street, Salinas, 7 a.m. to three p.m.
Fifth annual free showcase of all issues Porsche, with judging based mostly extra on vehicles which have been lovingly maintained slightly than undergone concours-quality restoration.
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Quail Lodge, Carmel, 10 a.m. to Four p.m.
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering gives an automotive showcase and a pageant of meals in a sublime outside environment. The admission ticket is costly, however sells out rapidly months forward of time. For its 17th 12 months, the occasion options the 25th anniversary of the McLaren F1, the Bentley centennial and a tribute to the electrical automobile motion, a showcase of Hollywood autos from the Petersen Automotive Museum, in addition to a number of new automobile debuts.
Pacific Grove Rotary Concours and Rally, Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, midday to five p.m.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the native Rotary Membership phases a free automobile present (adopted by a highway rally tour of 17 Mile Drive) within the downtown enterprise district of Pacific Grove. In recognition of Carroll Shelby’s show of his Cobra on the inaugural occasion, the 2019 present will supply the Shelby Cobra because the featured marque.
Saturday, August 17
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Pebble Seaside RetroAuto, Pebble Seaside Discussion board and AFAS Exhibition proceed.
Concours d’Lemons, 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside, eight a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
“An unsightly oil stain on the Pebble Seaside Auto Week, the Concours d’Lemons returns as soon as once more to Seaside,” is how organizers of the anti-concours phrase the presence of their occasion on the Monterey Automotive Week calendar. This free showcase options automotive misfits, as our Bob Golfen described it final 12 months, turning rust and mock into an artwork type. “Right here,” he famous, “the rotted, rusty, battered dregs of motoring are unabashedly celebrated for his or her very awfulness.” Severely, you have to see this present to imagine it takes place.
Not all Italian vehicles are purple, simply most of them which are proven at Concorso Italiano | Larry Edsall p
Concorso Italiano, Bayonet Golf Course, Seaside, 9:30 a.m. to Four p.m.
In its 34th 12 months, Concorso Italiano celebrates all issues Italian, however particularly Italian vehicles and Italian delicacies. Amongst its options this 12 months is the 50th anniversary of the Iso Lele, an Italian-American hybrid by Iso Rivolta. Solely 285 of the coupes had been produced, the primary 125 with Chevrolet engines and the ultimate 160 powered by Ford. Additionally featured would be the Zagato centennial, Abarth’s 70th anniversary, 60 years of De Tomaso, 50 years of Ferrari Dino, and the displaying of the brand new De Tomaso P72 and the Apollo IE Intersa Emozione.
Ferrari Social on the Barnyard, 3663 The Barnyard, Carmel, Four p.m. to 7 p.m.
For the 22nd 12 months, members of the Ferrari House owners Membership will exhibit their vehicles at this occasion on the Barnyard purchasing heart.
Exotics on Broadway, Broadway Avenue, Seaside, Four p.m. to eight p.m.
Previously staged as Exotics on Cannery Row, this free automobile present is transferring to Broadway Avenue in Seaside the place there shall be extra room for vehicles and numerous distributors who cater to the luxurious and unique automotive market.
Sunday, August 18
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion continues at Laguna Seca.
Profitable Better of Present at Pebble Seaside in 2018 was this 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta |
Pebble Seaside Concours d’Class, The Pebble Seaside Lodge, Pebble Seaside, Hagerty presents Daybreak Patrol at 5:30 a.m., official concours d’class opens at 10:30 a.m. and prize giving concludes at 5 p.m.
For its 67th automobile present, staged on the oceanside 18th fairway of the famed Pebble Seaside Golf Hyperlinks, the Pebble Seaside Concours d’Class will have fun the Bentley and Zagato centennials and can have particular lessons for Bugatti racing and touring vehicles, for vehicles that appeared on the duvet of Scorching Rod journal, of Thomas Flyers, Poll and the Lamborghini Miura. Don’t overlook to absorb the showcase of idea vehicles on the entrance to The Lodge and the Japanese Automotive Invitational up on Peter Hay Hill.
This text, written by Larry Edsall, was initially revealed on ClassicCars.com, an editorial associate of Motor Authority.