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August Brings Monterey Car Week!

For all of you car enthusiasts, Monterey Car Week is not to be missed in 2017.

This special automotive week is full of exciting events, auto shows, rallies, concours and car auctions that will end on Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

In this section, you will find complete list of schedules and related information about amazing events.

Can’t make it to Monterey Car Week, no problem. Mark your calendars for any of these great auto events in the Southern and Northern California area this August.

Carmel Mission Classic – Car Show & Blessing of the Automobiles
Carmel, CA
August 16, 2017

Enjoy an exclusive display of some of the world’s finest automobiles including this year’s featured model – Dolores Del Rio’s 1930 Duesenberg, presented by the San Francisco Academy of Art Museum held against the spectacular backdrop of the world’s most famous Mission. Your entrance fee includes complimentary wine tasting, tours of the Mission and museums and a display of automobile art by noted illustrator Ed Greco.

Mecum: Monterey 2017
Monterey, CA
August 17, 2017 through August 19, 2017

All Buyers, Sellers and Spectators are welcome to attend the Mecum Monterey 2017 auction. Auction Begin Date: 08/17/2017

RM Sotheby’s: Monterey Sale 2017
Monterey, CA
August 18, 2017 through August 19, 2017

Every August, the collector car world gathers to the Monterey Peninsula to see the magnificent roster of best-of-category and stunning rare automobiles that RM Sotheby’s has to offer. For over 30 years, it has been the pinnacle of collector car auctions and is known for setting new auction benchmarks with outstanding sales results. Along with the auction excitement, the entire Monterey week is filled with automotive events, ranging from historic racing to festivals and concours, which transform the area into a car lover’s paradise. When you need a break, take a moment to enjoy the gastronomic stimulation of Fisherman’s Wharf, with its countless dining opportunities. The week culminates with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where RM Sotheby’s very own restoration team has won an unprecedented six Best of Show honors in the new millennium.

Annual Swap Meet and Car Show
Chatsworth, CA
August 20, 2017

All makes and models welcome in the show. Many vendors offering car parts, some collectibles, etc. There will be a Peoples’ Choice award as well as a progressive 50/50 drawing. Vendor spaces are 20×20 and are $30. Cars for Sale spaces are $10. Vendor gate opens at 5am. Please NO animals, NO alcohol, and NO trailers on the grass area,

32nd Annual Nation DeSoto Club Convention
San Diego, CA
August 23, 2017 through August 27, 2017

Members of the NDC who register for the convention are eligible to enter one or more De Sotos in the judged car show. Local chapters of the Imperial Owners Club, Airflow Club of America, Chrysler 300 Club and the California Chrysler Products Club are invited as guests. Guest clubs are invited to show their cars, and peoples choice awards are planned for clubs showing 4 or more cars. The car show will be held on Saturday the 26th at the host hotel, and is free for spectator viewing.

Goodguys 31st West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster
Pleasanton, CA
August 25, 2017 through August 27, 2017

Over 3,000 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972, plus exhibits, swap meet, cars for sale corral, America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod award, model & pedal car show, mini engine display, Nitro Thunderfest, special parking areas on Saturday, awards on Sunday.

With so many events to choose from, which will you attend? Let us know! For more helpful advice or information about our automotive refinishing products, contact a Martin Auto Color location near you!

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