An Inside View Of Monterey Car Week

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Monterey Car Week is heaven on earth for automotive aficionados. Here’s a gallery chronicling one person’s experience.

If you’ve never been to Monterey Car Week, you’re absolutely missing out. There are dozens of automotive themed events, ranging from the tongue-in-cheek Concours d’Lemons for trash heaps, and unloved brands alike, to the headlining Pebble Beach Concours. There are specific events like Legends of the Autobahn for Germans and Concorso Italiano for, well, that one is obvious. Think of a rare and exciting car that you’ve never seen before, and you’re bound to find one on the Monterey peninsula in August. Possibly two.

Rennlist Lifetime Member “curve lover” recently posted a thread with their experience of a week in the thick of NorCal’s celebration of all things automotive. Based on their photos, it would appear that they attended the Carmel Concours On The Avenue, and the Werks Reunion (Porsche Club of America’s P-car centric event), at a minimum. There are tons of great photos in that thread, so be sure to check them out. For now, we’ve added a few of our favorites in a gallery below.

We find most of the blue-ribboned automotive events to be worthy of attending just one time. By that we mean SEMA or the Woodward Dream Cruise, you have to do those once. The Monterey Car Week events, however, are so wide ranging and exciting that we’ve attended them for the last five consecutive years. And that’s to say nothing of the massively amazing events going down at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the weekend. There is vintage racing to be experienced, awesome vendor booths to peruse, and so much more. Michelin’s display this year was killer, including the largest assembly of “Porsche Re-imagined By Singer” cars we’ve ever seen in one place.


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