Experiencing Monterey Car Week 2023

June 9, 2023
Experiencing Monterey Car Week 2023 - Old cars

Monterey Car Week 2023 races into Northern California from August 11 through August 20. Attracting car enthusiasts from around the globe, this week-long celebration will feature dozens of events for lovers of sports cars, classic cars, automobile memorabilia, and so much more! This is the elite car experience of the year. Like every Monterey Car Week, this year's itinerary is full of showings, VIP exclusives, reveals from major automakers, auctions, forums, and opportunities to rub elbows with fellow gearheads. Are you ready to get behind the wheel of an amazing week on California's glamorous, rugged coast? Check out everything you need to know to attend the biggest auto event in the country this summer!

All About Car Week 2023 in Monterey

Car Exhibition

Monterey turns into motorhead heaven once Car Week 2023 rolls into town. This epic event starts with the Monterey Kick-Off Cruise-In at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday, August 11. From there, it's a nonstop adventure. According to the event coordinators, this is the official itinerary for Monterey Car Week 2023:

  1. FRIDAY (AUGUST 11): Monterey Car Week Kick-Off.
  2. SATURDAY (AUGUST 12): Monterey Pre-Reunion.
  3. SUNDAY (AUGUST 13): Monterey Pre-Reunion.
  4. MONDAY (AUGUST 14): Automobilia Monterey Expo and the Porsche Monterey Classic.
  5. TUESDAY (AUGUST 15): Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff and Automobilia Monterey Expo.
  6. WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 16): Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction, Motorlux, Monterey Jet Center Auction, Pebble Beach Motoring Classic, Little Car Show, and Automobilia Monterey Expo.
  7. THURSDAY (AUGUST 17): Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction, Legends of the Autobahn, Monterey Jet Center Auction, Mecum Monterey 2023 Auction, Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum, Pebble, Beach RetroAuto, Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Presented by Rolex, Prancing Ponies Women's Car Show, RM Sotheby’s Monterey, and Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
  8. FRIDAY (AUGUST 18): Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction, Mecum Monterey 2023 Auction, Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions, Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum, Pebble Beach RetroAuto, Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, RM Sotheby's Monterey, The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, Werks Reunion.
  9. SATURDAY (AUGUST 19): Exotics on Broadway, Mecum Monterey 2023 Auction, Annual Ferrari, Owners Club Gathering, Concorso Italiano, Concours d'LeMons, Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions, Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum, Pebble Beach RetroAuto, Rolex Monterey, Motorsports Reunion, RM Sotheby's Monterey.
  10. SUNDAY (AUGUST 20): Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and RetroAuto.

The best part is that many of these events are free! The festival's open nature means you can walk right up to various events as they take over the streets of posh Monterey throughout the week. You can also choose what you want to attend without making commitments. Of course, tickets must be purchased ahead of time for the exclusive and elite Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

See the Car Show in Monterey This Summer

Old cars in line

While the cars are the show's stars at Monterey Car Week 2023, there's no denying that Monterey provides an amazing backdrop for this event. This amazing event's open nature means you'll have plenty of time to check out shops, restaurants, beaches, and other local attractions at your own pace. When it's time to find a shaded spot to enjoy dinner and drinks, this list of where to find the best burgers in Monterey provides the perfect places to grease up your driving gloves!

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