4 August 2005

Previewing Pebble

It’s that time of year again, where Monterey Bay, California, turns into a collector car lover’s paradise. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance multi-event weekend includes seven auctions, the concours, vintage racing at Laguna Seca, automobilia shows, rallies and tours.

Starting Monday the 15th with auction previews, something is going on all week long. Here’s the rundown:

August 15 – 17
The Quail Rally, www.quaillodge.com

August 16 – 17
Automobilia Monterey, www.automobiliamonterey.com

August 17 – 21
Blackhawk Exposition Sale, www.blackhawkcollection.com

August 18
Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, www.pebblebeachconcours.net

Christie’s Auction, www.christies.com

August 19
Bonhams & Butterfields Auction, www.bonhams.com/us

Concorso Italiano, www.concorso.com

Kruse Auction, www.kruse.com

Pacific Grove Auto Rally and Celebration, www.pgautorally.org/

The Quail Motorsports Gathering, www.quaillodge.com

August 19 – 20
RM Auction, rmauctions.com

August 19 – 21
Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca, www.montereyhistoric.com

Pebble Beach Retro Auto Motobilia, www.pebblebeachconcours.net

August 20
Russo and Steele Auction, www.russoandsteele.com

August 21
Gooding & Company Auction, www.goodingco.com

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, www.pebblebeachconcours.net

If you plan on attending, don’t forget to watch for Hagerty Team members out and about during the full week, and the “Dawn Patrol,” who will be providing early wake-up coffee and doughnuts at the Concours on Sunday, August 21. Look for the Dawn Patrol crew from around 5 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

For more information about the Monterey Peninsula Information, visit www.monterey.com. For a bigger sneak-peek at the weekend festivities, see the August issue of Sports Car Market magazine, which contains the “2005 Monterey: The Insider’s Guide.”

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