We all used to call it simple Pebble Beach, or even just Pebble. That refers to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which takes place over a Sunday during the latter half of August. This event has expanded though, and it now encompasses a number of events that unfold over the course of an entire week. It’s called Monterey Car Week, and I’m curious if you care about it at all.
There are bright spots. About this there can be no doubt. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a wonderful gathering of amazing machines. And most of them are driven in anger around Laguna Seca. Our friends at the 24 Hours of LeMons also put on a great show of their own, which is a counter-culture version of stuff happening down the road.
If you like supercars, there’s plenty of that. Heck, if you like planes, helicopters, and fancy watches, you’ll find that stuff looming large as well. Big name auctions roll into town to sell big name cars for big dollar amounts. Much champagne and scotch is spilled. Good times are had by those with the means to have these sorts of times.
I personally have never been to Monterey Car Week. I’d like to go one year, mostly to check out the action at Laguna Seca. At the same time, I’ve never been racked with FOMO for not going. That’s not to say that I don’t care about Monterey Car Week, as it’s pretty wild to see some of those machines out and about. Still, I’m okay viewing it all from the comfort of home, via the Instagram accounts of my friends in attendance.
How about you? Do you care about Monterey Car Week? Have you been or are you planning to go in the not-too-distance future? Let us know below!