In August the Monterey Peninsula is the destination for car enthusiasts offering them a little bit of everything automotives.
The Little Car Show on August 17, in Pacific Grove featured 100 vehicles, 25 years or older. Electric-powered cars or cars with engines no bigger than 1.6 liters are the main feature here and entry tickets were just $25.
At the other end of the scale was the famous Pebble Beach Concors d’Elegance – a car show that featured 200 of the very, very best cars on Sunday, August 21. This show was held on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf course. One criticism leveled at this show is most of the entries are “Trailer Queens”, or cars that arrived via an automotive trailer and rolled to their spot on the green for judging. General admission tickets cost $375.
For those on a more limited budget, some of the cars featured at Pebble Beach went on a tour on August 18. While the owners enjoy lunch in Carmel, Ocean Avenue, became an open-air car show where anyone could look at and ogle the cars.
Saturday, August 20, was Concorso Italiano, a car show that’s been held yearly since 1986. This year, the show featured close to 1,000 cars – nearly all of them with an Italian heritage. The show featured cars in near perfect condition to everyday drivers from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Iso, De Tomaso, plus other marques, including McLaren, Jaguar, Aston Martin and even more.
For more information on Monterey Car Week, please visit www.montereycarweek.com