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An automotive-alphabetical beam to Monterey’s bigger-than-ever Car Week.

Some come on boats in shipping containers opposite oceans. Some expostulate a seashore in a multi-million-dollar procession south from a Pacific Northwest. Another 100 join The Italian Stampede from Los Angeles, racing 300 miles true to a Concorso Italiano.

No matter how and distant these epic vehicles travel, they’re all entrance here. Which means a lot of oppulance on wheels, and a lot of belligerent to cover, literally and figuratively: Car Week is unofficially adult to 35 open events, and a ton of private parties. Hence this endless A-to-Z to get started. (For a schedule-at-a-glance, check out a AE Calendar)

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No speed limits. That’s a thought behind this year’s Legends of a Autobahn, a comparatively new eventuality spotlighting a best – and fastest – German marques. Vintage racers such as a 1914 Grand Prix-winning Mercedes Type 18/100 park subsequent to contemporary greats like a GMG Audi R8 LMS Ultra, uninformed off a win during this year’s Pirelli World Challenge. The transformation unfolds with giveaway acknowledgment 7am-3pm Aug. 15, during Nicklaus Club (formerly Pasadera).

Berlinetta Competizione

This slate-gray 1964 Ferrari 275 GBT/C Speciale, one of usually 3 ever built, has a sister that took a third altogether in a 1965 Le Mans. With this climax valuables in a Portola Plaza lot, RM Auctions competence mangle a 2013 record-setting sum sales sum of $125 million. Previews non-stop Aug. 13 ($40 admission) and auctions run Aug. 15-16 with $300 bidder’s registration.


Car Week started with dual or 3 dozen vehicles in a initial Concours d’Elegance in Nov 1950, as a tiny element to a Pebble Beach Road Races. More events are still being combined to a brew each year. One unaccepted count of events numbers 35, including a whole tradition garage full of “Concours” events alone, like a Concours Stonepine Estate, Concours Pacific Grove, Concours d’LeMons and what was a week’s initial genuine event, a Concours on a Avenue in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea (Aug. 12).

Dine in DiVine

Picturebook winery Chateau Julien hosts an annual cooking and vehicle uncover Aug. 14 ($110, accepting during 5:30pm), yet that’s yet a commencement of a five-star food-and-drink indulgences that float along all week, from a booze and cheese decider bribes to caviar and Champagne by a best-in-show theatre during a Grandaddy of Them All (the Concours). At a Quail Aug. 14, no fewer than 5 food tents pull impulse from around a world.

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The sun-splashed stage during sold-out Quail Motorsports Gathering includes oyster bars, caviar tastings, booze showcases, auction tables, selected racers, code new Lamborghinis and even aircraft.
Mark C. Anderson


One of America’s decisive character announcement live broadcasts during Mecum auctions during Hyatt Monterey (check out tv.esquire.com), as does NBC Sports Network. There are other E’s to see here, though, what with a 1973 Jaguar Series E-Type convertible, 1976 Porsche 934/935 IMSA “El Salvador” and 1973 Porsche 911E. Also arrangement sexy-like: The Road Art Collection and adequate from a immeasurable automobile and motorcycle categories to make relations visitor Mecum an increasingly clever code during Car Week.


The Italian marque gets a possess eventuality with a Barnyard Ferrari (Aug. 16, 4-7pm, $32 in advance), with booze from internal labels like Galante and Morgan and food from a center’s freshest restaurants. But it also stars during Concourso Italiano, a Quail Motorsports Gathering, Carmel Concours on a Avenue and a Concours d’Elegance (among others). And with entries in all a vital auctions, a black stallion will be ubiquitous.

Gooding Company

Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding Co. stays one of a many expected auctions of a week. A low farrago of singular and informed names appear, like a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, a 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet, and one of a final 1929 Model J Duesenbergs that sojourn in original, unrestored condition ($40 to get in a hulk tents during a Pebble Beach Equestrian Center that non-stop Aug. 13 for viewings; auctions will start Aug. 16-17).

Highway 1

Arguably a best approach to knowledge a Pacific Coast is in a close, disdainful jubilee of no some-more than 30 associate highway warriors in a Pebble Beach Motoring Classic. Vehicles done before to 1968 can join a over week-long debate starting in Kirkland, Washington (near Seattle). From there, they journey on ancestral byways past some gems of a West – Mt. Hood’s Timberline Lodge, Columbia River Gorge, and ancestral Carter Inn. Those rolled into Pebble in character Aug. 13, with 1,500 miles underneath their hoods.

Inn during Spanish Bay

A span of newbies to a Concours join a determined Pebble Beach RetroAuto automobilia marketplace (Aug. 13-16), creation a trifecta during a Inn unaware a Highlands-inspired golf march and crescent bay. The Classic Car Forum and Expo (10am-5:30pm Aug. 14-16) pierce landmark speakers – including racer Sir Jackie Stewart, engineer Andrea Zagato and gourmet Miles Collier – to give interviews and share insights on issues tighten to a flamable hearts of vehicle collectors.

Jay Leno

The large name to horde a large eventuality is famous vehicle partner Jay Leno – who once told Popular Mechanics, “To me, cars are like aged shade doors. we know that if we wiggle a fasten and pierce it this way, it will open for me and no one else” – earnings to assistance speaker Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ($275), or during slightest run a raffle (really). Features this year embody a Maserati Centennial, a postwar-era Rolls-Royce Phantom IV and V and early steam cars. While transformation starts stirring during dawn, a desired awards are distributed as partial of an implausible stage in front of a Lodge during 4pm.

Kneeling Knight

The Kneeling Knight prize went to Best of Show during Aug. 13’s Carmel Mission Classic. As partial of a proceedings, Bishop Richard Garcia achieved The Blessing of a Cars during 1pm. Among them was Steve McQueen’s 1957 Jaguar XKSS and one of a week’s some-more “sacred” vehicles, a 1913 Pope-Hartford. “Interesting to have a bishop magnify a Pope,” pronounced eventuality orator Bill Gularte.

Lola Sports Racers

Russo and Steele gourmet auctions pull one of a largest audiences of a week interjection to finds like a a span of 1984 Mazda Lola T616s with proven racing extraction – one took a category win during Le Mans, a other third in a category during Le Mans. Aug 14-16, Russo and Steele transforms a Fisherman’s Wharf parking lot into a sprawling auction lot with a lineup of some-more than 300 cars – a middle blue 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Dan Gurney’s 1968 Indianapolis Eagle driven by Roger McCluskey – for a behest ($20 ubiquitous admission).


As a Italian marque celebrates a centennial, a birthright arrangement will be set adult during a Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The genuine loyalty would be victories in a margin of 500-plus selected racers competing opposite 15 groups like 1955-62 GT cars, 1955-61 sports racers over 2000cc, and 1966-72 Trans-Ams. Cars start warming adult for qualifiers Aug. 14, and transformation continues by Aug. 17 during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ($50/day or $130/three-day).

Nesse Sculptures

Automobilia Monterey, determined by gourmet Tony Singer, is billed as America’s largest automobilia uncover with 45-plus general vendors stuffing Seaside’s Embassy Suites ballroom with their wares. Bronze sculptures by J. Paul Nesse, prints from strange negatives brought to life by Ferret’s Photographics, out-of-print books from Tottenham Lane Motoring Literature, and Singer’s possess batch of selected posters highlighted a Aug. 12-13 event.

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This Porsche 356 B Carrera will be among 50 Porsches, both racing and street-legal rides, appearing during Mecum in Monterey.
John Hollansworth Jr.

Ocean Avenue

The free-for-spectators Tour d’Elegance ignites 8am on Aug. 14, with selected roadsters withdrawal Collins Field in Pebble Beach, cruising by many of a strange 17-Mile Drive, doing a path around Mazda Raceway, and even hugging a cliffs of Big Sur. They don’t stop for closer investigation until 11am-2pm on Ocean Avenue before withdrawal again for a finish line during Pebble Beach.

Performance Pavilion

Infiniti is charity Concours guest some-more than a preview of their judgment car, a Q50 Eau Rouge, yet a possibility to expostulate it – virtually, during least. The 360-degree sourroundings of a Infiniti Performance Pavilion comes installed with iconic racetracks and a full swift of vehicles to select from. It’s open Aug. 14-17 during a Pebble Beach Concours Plaza. Additionally, tapings for Motor Trends web showWide Open Throttle will be function there 4-5pm Aug. 14 and 3-4pm Aug. 16.

Quail Gathering

The plaque cost is all a approach adult to $550, yet it still sells out so quick that organizers have to conflict bribes as elaborate as selling sprees to safety a firmness of a event. And between a Competition Mustangs, A Tribute to India, singular Ferraris, and a Bonhams Motorcar Auction subsequent door, it’s a prettiest bird in a business. 10am-4pm Aug. 15 during a Quail Lodge Golf Club.


Others surveillance flawlessness in selected classics, yet a retro-mod transformation combines retro bodies with today’s some-more fit and arguable technology. Custom builders fit an strange with complicated opening – and comfort-enhancing technology: a new motor, improved suspension, even A/C. Other tinkering minds like Blastolene’s Randy Grubb custom-build vehicles from a belligerent adult to demeanour like selected prohibited rods. Examples will be shown during a first-ever Crash d’Concours in a Barnyard 1-5pm Aug. 14 (admission is free).

Serata Italiana

The Serata Italiana will be a biggest entertainment of Lamborghini owners in North America with over 440 guests. This year highlights a expansion of a Gallardo, with examples of a line heading to a new Huracán that picks adult on a bequest as tip seller. The all-day impracticable jubilee exclusively open to Lamborghini Club members sole out fast during $250-$300 a ticket. It unfolds 6:30am and doesn’t finish until 10:30pm, Aug. 16 during Nicklaus Club.

Touch or Talk Bidding

Rick Cole Auctions is creation behest easier than ever with a new smartphone app that allows buyers to bid remotely or let a accessible “Set it and Forget It” underline do it for them to a pre-set amount. Rick Cole’s offerings this year heavily underline classical Ferraris like a 1955 F10 Sport. Staging during a Monterey Marriott, lot opens Aug. 14 for observation with giveaway registration, auction runs Aug. 15 to midnight Aug. 17.

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“Concours d’LeMons earnings to hurt Car Week,” reads a press release. In 2013, a “hoopties, decay buckets, misfits, mistakes and a misfortune of a automotive world” enclosed this early electric car.
Mark C. Anderson

Unmitigated Gaul

At a Concours d’LeMons, cars contest for prizes in categories like Rust-Belt American Junk, Shag Van and, yes, Unmitigated Gaul to be a subsequent best misfortune in Seaside’s Laguna Grande Park starting 10am Aug. 16. Last year’s “Worst in Show” was a French-designed Voisin Biscooter, a tiny windowless and doorless aluminum-bodied vehicle that was a consternation (and horror) of post-WWII engineering. Free to get in.

Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Coupe

This neat tiny coupe is tiny and honeyed as a streusel, ideal for Pacific Grove’s Little Car Show featuring German marques this year. The Karmann-Ghia boasts an doubtful multinational pedigree, with pattern minds from Germany, Italy and America giving a new physique to a classical VW Beetle. This and other pint-sized pretties like a 1954 Messerschmitt KR175 and some Morris Minor convertibles flocked to Lighthouse Avenue on Aug. 13 12-5pm, and it didn’t cost a penny to see them.

Why We Ride

For 4 days Aug. 14-17, a Automotive Film and Arts Festival deploys documentaries like Panamerica Carrera and dramas like Grand Prix at a ancestral Golden State Theater, and a preference of shorts and pattern during a Monterey Marriott. Screenings embark 6pm Aug. 14 with Why We Ride, a documentary about bikers, from pro racers to kids with dreams, swooping their take on a thrills, a freedom, and a tight-knit communities. Tickets are $30 per uncover or $70 for three-day pass.


For 5 hours during a Monterey Jet Center on Aug. 13, McCall’s Motorworks Revival captivated cars, motorcycles, selected jets and a star-studded crowd. The many windy object to see wasn’t a Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo or a 1962 Ford Mustang 1 Concept Car, though. It was a blurb booster – a XCOR Lynx, with an airplane-like physique able of reaching suborbital moody during 330,000 feet carrying dual people, and a thermal insurance complement to withstand a feverishness of re-entry.

Yaw-rate sensor

This sensor measures a vehicle’s quickness around a spin as partial of a electronic fortitude system, and any who wish to take partial in a 20th annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally improved have them good calibrated. On Aug. 15, Lighthouse Avenue becomes a entertainment belligerent for a convene commencement during 4:30pm. A grill cooking ($25) and raffle occur during 5:30pm.

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Ferraris inundate a Banyard Shopping Center Thursday, energetic along by a food-and-wine tasting eventuality and a proprietor gardens.
Juanita Turner

Zagato Atelier

Celebrating 95 years, Zagato Atelier is a coachbuilder headquartered in Rho, Italy, that partners with determined marques to pattern and build vehicles. At a special muster during a Concorso Italiano, enthusiasts have a rare event to see some Zagato collectibles, such as a Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Centennial Zagato and a Ferrari 550 Barchetta Zagato, all together in one uncover with a sheet cost of $155. The Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato also creates a entrance on U.S. dirt during Seaside’s Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course for a 9am-5pm jubilee of Italy’s finest, Aug 16.

Mark C. Anderson contributed to this report.

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