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'Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance' presented by Rolex
View the Tour d'Elegance of vintage automobiles exhibited in the Concours d'Elegance
     Dates:   Thursday, Aug. 15 - Start at 7:00 am-3:00pm
     Route:   Cars line up near Collins Field in Pebble Beach, 8:30 a.m. Tour departs, tracing portions of 14-Mile Drive and nearby scenic roads, 11:30-12 noon Tour arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea, 12 noon-2 p.m. Cars are displayed on Ocean Avenue, 2-2:30 p.m. Tour returns to Pebble Beach 3:00 p.m. Concluding Champagne toast for participants
     Admission:   Free - with the exception of the 17-Mile Drive sections
     Phone:    831-622-1400 (for map and information) Past Features:    Pebble Beach Tour 2004  |  Pebble Beach Tour 2002  

The future Best of Show 2002
on the 14-Mile Drive.
Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance

The Quail Rally and 'The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering'
     Rally Dates: Invitation Only   Monday - Wednesday, August 12 - 14
     Event Time and Dates:   Friday, August 16, 10a - 4pm
     Location:   Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club, 8000 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel, CA 93923
     Ticket purchase:    Waitlist Admission via email:
     More info:   877-734-4628, Past Features:
  The Quail 2005 - A Motorsports Gathering  |  The Quail 2004 - A Motorsports Gathering  
BONHAMS Auction of Exceptional Motorcars, Motorcycles and Automobilia

Moving to a larger lot on the Quail Lodge grounds-more viewing space, easier parking

Auction: Friday, August 16, 11am start
Preview days: Wednesday - Friday (August 14 - 16, 10a-5p)
General information: 414-391-4000

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2005 - Celebrating La Carrera Panamericana
2004 Event

2012 Event

Concorso Italiano
     Dates:   Friday, August 16, 9:00am-5:00pm
     Location:   Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Monterey, CA 93940
     Admission:    Tickets -general spectator: $150, plus $12 'service' fee online.
     Order tickets online at '', or call 425-742-0632.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion     

     Dates:    Friday (Practice), Saturday, Sunday (August 16 - 18), 7a-5pm
     Location:   Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey Peninsula
     Admission:   varies Admission starts at $50 (Friday) and three-day passes are $130 and include comp. magazine. Children under 12, free.
     Phone:   Purchase tickets: 1-800-327-7322, Past Features:    Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2005
  Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2004  |  Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2003   Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2002  |  Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2001   Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2000  |  Monterey Historic Automobile Races 1999

2000 Event

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
     Date:    Sunday 10:30am-5:30pm, August 18
     Location:   The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach
     Admission: -    General Admission Tickets, which include parking, shuttle service, and program, are $225 in advance and $275 on day of show. Children under the age of 12 are admitted at no charge when accompanied by an adult. These tickets are available online or by calling 877.693.0009. International orders will be held for will call.     
     Club d'Elegance Admission:   $600 -Club d'Elegance Tickets include VIP patron badge, VIP parking and shuttle service, a full breakfast, elegant buffet luncheon, signed poster and other commemorative gifts. These tickets must be purchased in advance, are available online or by calling 831.622.1400.     
     Tickets in advance:, for general admission call: 877-693-0009, for Club d'Elegance tix: 831-622-1400 Past Features:   
  Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012  |  Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2005
  Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2004  |  Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2003   Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2002  |  Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2001   Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2000  |  Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 1999

2000 Event

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RM Auctions Monterey
     Preview: Wednesday - Saturday, August 14-17, 10a-6p
     Auction: Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, 6:00p start, runs 4-5 hrs.
     Location:   Portola Hotel and Spa, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, 93940
     Admission and Catalog:   $50 admits one to the plaza preview. $300 bidder registration admits two to the preview and auction, includes catalogue.
     More information:   GO TO:

Bonhams Auction of Exceptional Motorcars & Automobiles - Quail Lodge
The Bonhams Auction is part of 'Quail Motorsports Gathering' (tickets sold separately)
     Preview: Wednesday and Thursday, August 14 and 15, 10:00am - 5:00pm
     Auction: ONE DAY - Friday, Aug. 16, 11:00am-Automobilia; 1:00pm-Motorcars
     Location: Quail Lodge Resort, 8000 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel, CA 93923, on the west side off Rancho San Carlos Road
     Admission: $20- 1 Spectator, plus pamphlet; $80-Bidder - admits 2 people, includes 1 catalog bidder registration; and $150-VIP - 2 people, 1 catalog, bidder registration, reserved seating, food and beverages. (All lots will be online.) Does not provide entry to 'Quail, A Motorsports Gathering'.
     For more information:

2000 Event

Russo & Steele Sports and Muscle Auction- NEW AUCTION LOCATION
     Preview: Thursday-Saturday, August 15-17, 10am-10p.
     Auction: Thurs, Fri. & Sat. August 15, 16 and 17, Starting at 5:00p.

     Cocktail reception: Thurs, Fri. & Sat. August 15, 16 and 17, Starting at 5:00p.
     Location:   290 Figueroa St., corner Del Monte and Figueroa, Waterfront-Fisherman's Wharf. 1 block from the Marriott Hotel, downtown.
     Admission:   Guest Admission, single day - $20 per day. Free preview Aug. 15-17, 10am start. Contact Phone: 602.252.2697
     Consign or Bidders

Russo and Steele Monterey Muscle Sports Car Auction in Monterey
2002 Event

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
    Viewing: Wednesday, August 14 - 10:00am - 6:00pm; Thursday, August 15 - 8:00am - 6:00pm; Friday, August 16 - 9:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday, August 18 - 9:00am - 4:30pm; Sunday, August 18 - 9:00am - 5:30pm.
     Auction: Saturday, Aug. 17 at 5p and Sunday, Aug. 18 at 6pm.
     Location:   Equestrian Center, Pebble Beach Lodge, Monterey
     Admission & Information: 310-899-1860; $40 per person-all events; $100 catalog and admits two-all events. Cash or credit card only. Children under 12 free. EMAIL:

The Pebble Beach Auction presented by Gooding & Company
  2004 Event

Mecum Muscle Cars & More Auction
     Preview: Thursday-Saturday, August 15-17, starting at 8am.
     Auction: Thurs, Fri. & Sat. August 15, 16 and 17, Starting at 10:00a.

     Location:   Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, Del Monte Golf Course
     Admission: Free to the general public.

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Annual Pebble Beach RetroAuto
Located immediately adjacent to the main pedestrian entrance to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the elegant RetroAuto pavilion features rare collectibles and memorabilia from our automotive past, as well as the latest luxury goods and technological tools to enhance today's driving experience. Exhibitors represent a variety of retail and manufacturing categories, including historic automobilia, auto parts, original poster art, books and literature, fine art, photography and posters, as well as luxury items to complement the motoring lifestyle.
     Dates:   Friday & Saturday, 10-5p; Sunday 8a-6p, August 16 - 18.
     Location:   RetroAuto Pavillion, Pebble Beach Lodge grounds
     Admission:   Free
     More information for attendees and exhibitors:   ''

Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) Exhibition - sponsored by The Lincoln Motor Company
Recent creations of the finest automotive artists are displayed at the AFAS Exhibition, located on the show field of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Started in 1886 it is a regular feature of the Concours.
     Date:   Sunday, August 18, 1030a-4:30p
     Location:   18th Fairway, Pebble Beach Golf Links
     Entrance:   Concours ticket required for entrance.

World Class Automotive Film and Arts Festival
A fabled history of automobiles on screen celebrated in an event taking place at the historic, 1926 Art Deco Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., 1 block from the Portola and Marriott Hotels (auction corner). Films and documentaries featuring famous races and racecars, drivers, road trips, and Hollywood films about racing. Moderated by Hollywood prop designer, Tim Lawrence.
     Dates:   Thursday, Friday & Saturday; Open at 4p Daily- Lobby, bar and gallery. Screenings after 5:30pm - Thursday-'Great Road Trips' featuring a 1903 cross-country; Friday- A Tribute to John Fitch, Lime Rock racing, and the 1960 No.3 Corvette at Le Mans; and Saturday- the feature film, 'Le Mans' with Steve McQueen, and 'Behind Le Mans', a documentary of the 1970 film.
     Location:   Golden State Theater, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940
     Admission:   $20 per evening; $50-3 evenings. Online booking at
     More information for attendees:   ''

Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue
Presenting luxury cars, muscle cars, sporting and hot rods.
     Date:   Tuesday, August 13, 11a-5p.
     Location:   Ocean Avenue, (all fourteen blocks) Carmel, CA 92923
     Entrance:   Free
     Phone:   404-237-2633 (Presenter: Motor Club Events, LLC)

Legends of the Autobahn- Concours, Corral and Picnic
Sponsored by BMW, Mercedes and Porsche car clubs, 'Legends' celebrates the best of German engineering and design.
     Dates:   Friday, August 16, 8a-4p
     Location:   Rancho Canada Gold Club, Carmel Valley
     Entrance:   Free
     More info:   ''

Automobilia Monterey
Original and vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, mascots & hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk & display pieces, scale models, literature & books, signed items, poster stamps, post cards, mosaics, unique scarves/ties/shirts in an indoor setting. NO reproductions will be sold.
     Dates:   Tuesday, August 13, 10am to 6pm, and Wednesday, August 14, 10am to 7pm.
     Location:   The Ballroom of The Embassy Suites, The Embassy Suites, Monterey Bay/Seaside.
     Admission:   $14 for one day or $20 for both, and there is a silent auction. GO TO:
     Phone:   Embassy Hotel Phone: 831-393-1114

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
The Quail Rally
Rally                    Rally
Pebble Beach Tour The Quail- Gathering   Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
  Pebble Beach RetroAuto
  Rolex Monterey Motorsports Races
  Concours on the Avenue
    Concorso Italiano
Legends of the Autobahn
  RM Auctions
Preview - Wed-Sat. |  Auction- Fri & Sat.

Portola Hotel & Spa
  Bonhams Auction
Viewing - Thurs |  Auction- Fri

Quail Lodge Resort
  Mecum Auction

Hyatt Regency Hotel
  Russo Steele Muscle Car Auction
  Viewing- Thurs-Sat
  Automotive Film Festival
  Thurs-Saturday, 4p-10p
             Golden State Theatre         
  Gooding & Company Auction
  Viewing - Wed - Sunday     |             Auction - Sat/Sun
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