Free events for Monterey Car Week 2022

This year’s car week is back in full after COVID-19. The 10 days are even filled with auctions and expos kick off Friday. With over 85,000 visitors expected to attend, and generating over $65 million back in 2019, car week is expected to exceed expectations this year. The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce is also reporting an overall increase in tourists, especially from foreign countries. As last year many faced a travel ban, they expect exciting numbers for this year’s car week. Known as the number one economic engine on the Monterey Peninsula, there is something for everyone. Even though tickets for some events exceed 2,000, there are plenty of free events for spectators. Below is a list of free events open to the public: Kick-Off on Alvarado Street: Aug. 12 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Porsche Monterey Classic: Aug. 15 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kick-Off: Aug. 16 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.Little Car Show: Aug. 17 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.Monterey Jet Center Auction: Aug. 17-18 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum: Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Prancing Ponies Women’s Car Show: Aug. 18 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.Legends of Autobahn: Aug. 18 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.Pebble Beach Retro- Auto: Aug. 18-21 from 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.Week’s Reunion: Aug. 19 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally: Aug. 19 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.Exotics on Broadway: Aug. 20 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.Concours d’LeMons Monterey: Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Be sure to check before heading out of registration is required for the event, even if it is free. And he prepared to pay for parking, which ranges from $10 to $40. For most paid events, kids under 12 get in for free with an adult ticket. Law enforcement is also reminding everyone to drive safely and obey the rules of the road. They are increasing patrol staffing to focus on speed violations, reckless driving and other dangerous equipment modifications done to vehicles.

This year’s car week is back in full after COVID-19. The 10 days are even filled with auctions and expos kick off Friday.

With over 85,000 visitors expected to attend, and generating over $65 million back in 2019, car week is expected to exceed expectations this year.

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The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce is also reporting an overall increase in tourists, especially from foreign countries. As last year many faced a travel ban, they expect exciting numbers for this year’s car week.

Known as the number one economic engine on the Monterey Peninsula, there is something for everyone. Even though tickets for some events exceed 2,000, there are plenty of free events for spectators.

Below is a list of free events open to the public:

  • Kick-Off on Alvarado Street: Aug. 12 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Porsche Monterey Classic: Aug. 15 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kick-Off: Aug. 16 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Little Car Show: Aug. 17 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monterey Jet Center Auction: Aug. 17-18 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum: Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Prancing Ponies Women’s Car Show: Aug. 18 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Legends of Autobahn: Aug. 18 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Pebble Beach Retro- Auto: Aug. 18-21 from 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
  • Week’s Reunion: Aug. 19 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally: Aug. 19 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Exotics on Broadway: Aug. 20 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Concours d’LeMons Monterey: Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Be sure to check before heading out of registration is required for the event, even if it is free. And he prepared to pay for parking, which ranges from $10 to $40. For most paid events, kids under 12 get in for free with an adult ticket.

Law enforcement is also reminding everyone to drive safely and obey the rules of the road. They are increasing patrol staffing to focus on speed violations, reckless driving and other dangerous equipment modifications done to vehicles.

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