Monterey Car Week 2020?

words: Bill, photos: George Achorn, Denis Podmarkov

For the past several years, a band of us would get together and flock to the town of Monterey in mid-August to indulge in our automotive fantasies. Actually, we were there to work but who can just work when you’re surrounded by some of the most rare, old/new, gorgeous, and exotic metal around?

With events such as Legends of the Autobahn (where our Golden Gate chapter partners with BMWCCA and Mercedes-Benz Club of America), Rolex Motorsports Reunion, Quail a Motorsports Gathering, and the crown jewel, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Monterey Car Week is the ultimate auto enthusiast destination.

And then the pandemic arrived. Organizers were hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. With the number of cases climbing and no end in sight, events began cancelling. Legends of the Autobahn went first, soon followed by Quail, Bonhams Auction, Gooding Auction, Automobilia Monterey, Exotics on Broadway, Quail, and finally, Pebble Beach.

But that doesn’t mean the Week is cancelled…yet. Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is still on as is the Monterey Pre-Reunion (run up to Rolex), Concours of the Avenue, Mecum’s muscle car auction, and the largest gathering of Porsches, Werks Reunion plus other smaller events.

If you are planning on still going, make sure you are checking what is still on. Events are updated daily HERE. Everyone stay safe.

As of April 24th, these are the events that have cancelled:

  • Automobilia Monterey Expo
    Rescheduled to August 9, 10 and 11, 2021
  • Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In
    Rescheduled to August 10, 2021
  • McCall’s Motorworks Revival
    Rescheduled to August 11, 2021
  • Little Car Show
    Rescheduled to August 11, 2021
  • Russo and Steele
    Rescheduled to August 12 – 14th, 2021
  • The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
    Rescheduled to August 13, 2021
  • Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
    Rescheduled to August 13, 2021
  • Legends of the Autobahn
    Rescheduled to August 13, 2021
  • Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions
    Rescheduled to August 13 and 14, 2021
  • Concorso Italiano
    Rescheduled to August 14, 2021
  • Exotics on Broadway
    Next show is Saturday August 14, 2021
  • Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
    Rescheduled to Sunday August, 15 2021
  • RM Sotheby’s Monterey
    New Date TBD
  • Worldwide Auctioneers
    New Date TBD