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,

August 16 – 17
Automobilia Monterey,

August 17 – 21
Blackhawk Exposition Sale,

August 18
Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance,

Christie’s Auction,

August 19
Bonhams & Butterfields Auction,

Concorso Italiano,

Kruse Auction,

Pacific Grove Auto Rally and Celebration,

The Quail Motorsports Gathering,

August 19 – 20
RM Auction,

August 19 – 21
Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca,

Pebble Beach Retro Auto Motobilia,

August 20
Russo and Steele Auction,

August 21
Gooding & Company Auction,

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance,

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 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.”