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ABC’s of the Monterey Peninsula ~ “C” is for “Car Week” Carmel~Pebble Beach~Pacific Grove~Monterey

ABC’S of the Monterey Peninsula ~ “C” is for “Car Week”

Carmel ~ Pebble Beach ~Pacific Grove ~ Monterey

Every August one of the biggest events of the Monterey Peninsula rolls along.  Mid August on the Monterey Peninsula is “Car Week” and it’s going on right now in 2017!

Every year car enthusiasts converge on the Monterey Peninsula (which includes the towns of Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, and Monterey)  from all corners of our nation and beyond to attend a week of events, road rallies, parades, parties, fashion shows, racing, and car auctions.

The week culminates on Sunday with the prestigious Concours d’ Elegance in Pebble Beach.  But first on Thursday there is a Tour D’Elegance and Display on Ocean Avenue in Carmel- a free event.

A number of the cars showing on Sunday do a Road Tour of the Monterey Peninsula and stop in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea for lunch in the park and have their vehicles on display on Ocean Avenue.  How cool is that?

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“Car people” look forward to this week with its events and parties all year.  For the locals it is just great fun to partake of some of the events and enjoy the “Car Eye Candy” on the streets of Carmel and Pebble Beach!

Antique cars polished to perfection, Ferrari’s, Corvettes, Porsches,

Bentleys – you name it and its here!

Owner polishing to perfection

The owners  furiously polish their cars because soon the judges will appear and their car will be judged for prizes – and who doesn’t like to win!

Every year new events are added and the menu becomes more and more diverse,  plentiful and delightful! For instance this year there was a new event called the “Prancing Ponies” which happened on Wednesday.  It was a group of Women Ferrari owners showing their cars and raising money for charity.  Now that’s a club I’d like to join!

Maybe next year??

There is something now for everyone’s tastes and pocketbook.  Many of the events, also, raise thousands for Charity ~ so that’s a good thing.

Other than the Thursday  Tour D’Elegance, another favorite event of mine is on  the Tuesday of “Car Week”  and is called “Concours on the Avenue” (Tuesday August 15th  this year from 10:00am-5:00pm) which takes place on Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world famous Ocean Avenue and is FREE!

This is the newest large event founded by Doug and Genie Freedman.  Sixteen blocks of downtown is filled with collector cars including Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, and Sporting Cars.

The spit and polish needed to prepare these automobiles for showing and judging is incredible!

Tiffany will be on hand with beautiful trophies for the winners and, of course, those famous “blue boxes”! This impressive presentation is free to spectators and benefits the Carmel Foundation that provides a wide variety of services to local seniors.

Tiffany trophies waiting for the lucky winners.

To add to the fun the merchants up and down Ocean Avenue have decorated their show windows with displays that depict the car industry.  Be sure to check out our Alain Pinel Realtors window display at the NW corner of Ocean and Dolores.

A Morgan unbelted!

It’s impossible to mention every event there are over 50.  There are the auctions, the car displays, auto road rallies, racing out at Laguna Seca, reunions of car clubs, Concours Italiano, and even Concours D’Lemons.  No matter what there is enjoyment and fun for all – so take your choice this week and the years to come.

If you are planning for next year,  The Concours D’Elegance will take place on the 4th Sunday August 26th and Car Week activities running from August 20-26th.

And if you fall in love with the Monterey Peninsula while you’re here and would like to find your Dream Home, give me a call!

Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors, 831-320-6801

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Car Week” on the Monterey Peninsula 2015 ~ Pebble Beach, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey ~ August 11-August 17th

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“Car Week” is finally  here on the Monterey Peninsula!  Soon we’ll be spotting fantastic and incredible cars as we drive on the roadways in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, and Monterey.  Already car enthusiasts are converging on the Monterey Peninsula from all corners of our nation and beyond to attend a week of events, road rallies, parades, parties, racing,  fashion shows, and car auctions.

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The week culminates on Sunday, August 16th with the prestigious Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach.   “Car people” look forward to this week  with its events and parties all year long.  For the locals it is just great fun to partake of some of the events and enjoy the “Car Eye Candy” on the streets of Carmel and Pebble Beach! Antique cars polished to perfection, Ferrari’s, Corvettes, Porsches, Bentleys – you name it and its here.  Even the exotic Lamborghini!

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Some of the events are quite costly, but there are two FREE events that one should not miss.  My favorite event is “Concours on the Avenue” (Tuesday August 11th 10:00am-5:00pm) which takes place on Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world famous Ocean Avenue.  This is the newest event founded by Doug and Genie Freedman.  Sixteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars including Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, and Sporting Cars.  The spit and polish needed to prepare these automobiles for showing and judging is incredible!

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Tiffany will be on hand with impressive trophies for the winners and, of course, those famous “blue boxes”.  

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This impressive presentation is free to spectators and benefits the Carmel Foundation that provides a wide variety of services to local seniors.  Local residents and visitors come in droves so arrive early and wear comfortable shoes.  You can even bring your four-footed friend if you wish.

IMG_3274 (Small)Of course,  if you get too tired with all of this walking and car gazing there are plenty of chairs and places to take a brief rest.

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To add to the fun the merchants up and down Ocean Avenue have decorated their show windows with displays that depict the car industry.  Be sure to check out our Alain Pinel Realtors window display at the NW corner of Ocean and Dolores.  Grab your mate and your camera and come enjoy the day!  

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The second FREE event, the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex, is also not to be missed and is on Thursday, August 13th .  You can either find a spot to watch the cars drive by on their tour of the Monterey Peninsula or you can view the cars from Noon-2:00pm on Ocean Avenue in downtown Carmel.  You’ll see cars that will be appearing at the Concours d’ Elegance on Sunday.

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For a complete listing of all events this week stay tuned!  Meanwhile, enjoy these pictures  of the cars from past “Car Weeks” to whet your appetite!

 

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I don’t know about you, but Tuesday and Thursday’s car shows are on my calendar, so hope to see you this week at one of these events!  For questions about the event or about our local real estate market, give me a call 831-320-6801.  I’m your local real estate expert on the Monterey Peninsula so call me to discuss your real estate goals.

SM-Susan Clark-2348HRcropped (Small)Thinking about purchasing a home here on the Monterey Peninsula? Check out my new listing in Pebble Beach.  You can also view a video of the listing on my web site www.StreetsofPebbleBeach.com .

 

Musings in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

BC-Concours-2010Welcome to “Susan’s Musings by the Sea!” We’ll explore the Monterey Peninsula together and chat about what the Monterey Peninsula Lifestyle really is! Since I’m a realtor here in Carmel with Alain Pinel Realtors, no doubt I’ll be talking real estate, but also about what’s going on, places to see, and my adventures on the Peninsula. Whether its todays whale sightings off the coast, the Bach Festival in town, or the upcoming Car Week culminating with the Concours de Elegance – we never get bored!