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The Ultimate Guide to Monterey Car Week 2023

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The Ultimate Guide to Monterey Car Week 2023
Put your passion for automobiles into high gear at the annual Monterey Car Week. This amazing ten-day extravaganza is an adrenaline-fueled celebration of luxury, sport, classic and vintage autos, and cutting-edge innovations. This prestigious Monterey event attracts autophiles from around the world to experience an automotive celebration on the picturesque California coast.
Whether you're a vintage auto lover or a sports car fan, Monterey Car Week 2023 has an exceptional lineup of events, including car shows, races, auctions, parties, and concourses held throughout Monterey and at the renowned WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Here are a few of our favorite events to help you experience Monterey Car Week and get revved up for the most high-octane event in Monterey County.

Monterey Kick Off Cruise-in – August 11th

Kick off Monterey Classic Car Week with a classic car show in the heart of Downtown Monterey. Marvel at 30 classic race cars lining the 300 block of Alvarado Street near the Monterey Conference Center. Meet the drivers and enjoy great music and giveaways at the Classic Car Week Driver Reception with complimentary appetizers.

Monterey Car Week Auctions

Are you looking to add an automotive gem to your collection? Explore and purchase incredible cars at the Monterey Jet Center Auction, Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction, and Mecum Monterey 2023 Auction, the world's largest collector car auction with 600 consignments at the Del Monte Golf Course. Find prewar classics, vintage muscle cars, luxury and high-end exotics, modern supercars, and vintage and antique motorcycles.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion – August 16 - 19

Experience the ultimate racing event – the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion - during the Monterey Classic Car Week at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Cheer on 500 race cars as they compete in the world's premier motoring event. This year you can also celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Corvette and get a peek at the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray.

Monterey Motorsports Festival – August 19th

Check out the newest event at Monterey Car Week 2023! The Monterey Motorsports Festival features an impressive collection of exotics, sports, retro, classic, muscle, and race cars and modern motorcycles. The tech-focused festival at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center will showcase electric and solar technology, including electric motorcycles.
The festival will also feature entertainment, live music, hands-on experiences for kids, unique vendors, international cuisine, and bars serving beer, wine, and lively libations. Stay for the MMF After Dark and dance the night away.

Exotics on Broadway – August 19th

See the spectacular display of unique and exotic cars take over the streets of Seaside, CA. This popular Monterey Car Week event features incredible high-end supercars, classic cars, and cutting-edge prototypes. Spot roaring Lamborghinis and Ferraris between Broadway and San Pablo Avenue. The free event will also feature vendor booths with everything from wheel manufacturers to wrap companies.

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance – August 20th

Experience the grand finale of Monterey Car Week at the Pebble Beach Golf Links and see the world's most elegant and valuable automobiles restored to their glory. Celebrate the history and significance of automotive artistry and craftsmanship at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, August 20th. Check out classes such as the Lamborghini Miura and don't miss the Concept Lawn to see mind-blowing designs and new technologies.

Rev Up Your Vacation at Inns of Monterey

Planning your Monterey Car Week festivities? Car and racing fans can make their home base at the Inns of Monterey, a collection of charming boutique hotels in downtown Monterey and on Cannery Row. Inns of Monterey offers well-appointed rooms and suites, exceptional service, and perfect locations near Monterey Car Week events and venues, including WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, just ten miles away.
Our unique and historic hotels are within walking distance of downtown Monterey, the Monterey County Fairgrounds, and Alvarado Street, and a few minutes from Pebble Beach. Enjoy comfortable rooms and suites with scenic Monterey Bay and city views, complimentary breakfast, and convenient parking.
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