Monterey, CA is once again playing host to Classic Car Week this week, which started on Saturday, August 11th, and runs to Sunday, August 19th. ‘Sports Car Digest’ had this to say about the events, “Call it what you will—the Monterey Car week, Pebble Beach Automotive Week, Concours Week, Holy Car Week, or just Car Heaven—but the events held every August on California’s Monterey Peninsula are the most important on the automotive calendar and 2012 will be no different.”
Monterey’s Classic Car Week pays tribute to the golden age of Muscle, Classic, Antique, and Exotic cars with events like the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (the main reason why Classic Car Week exists), and Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, in which spectators can actually see and hear the Pebble Beach cars in motion as they wind around the Monterey Peninsula, just to name a few.
Included in these events will be the Mecum auction, one of the most respected and participated auctions in the country. MyClassicGarage will be attending, with a booth set up and iPads to sign up anyone interested in using all that MyClassicGarage.com offers. By signing up, you are automatically entered to win a ’79 Trans Am.
Mecum Monterey will be held August 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, CA. A total of 750 vehicles will be crossing the auction block during this three-day event. Headlining the auction will be the 1972 Porsche 917-10 Spyder (insert pic of car); 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza; MV Agusta Collection; 1966 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder; a pair of COPO Chevrolet Corvette Convertibles; 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster; 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing; among others.
In 2011, 444 cars were sold out of 743, yielding a 59.8% sales rate. Total sales amounted to an astonishing $22,196,822.
For more info on bidder forms, live TV schedule, etc. visit the Mecum site.
If you would like to meet the MyClassicGarage team and learn more about the site, but can’t make it out to Monterey, check below for our tour schedule.
Auctions American by RM, Auburn, IN August 30-September 2
Mecum Auction, Dallas, TX, September 6-9
Barrett-Jackson Auction, Las Vegas, NV, September 20-22
Charlotte Autofair Fall Meet, Charlotte, NC, September 20-23
Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap and Meet, Carlisle, PA, October 4-7
Brian Vickers Car Show Charity Event, Thomasville, NC, October 6
Mecum Auction, St. Charles, IL, October 25-28
Good Guys, Charlotte, NC, October 26-28