Monterey Car Week was an Exciting Blur of Shows, Events and Auctions

It was a non-stop week of car shows, races, parties, debuts, auctions, and socializing, but Car Week 2022 is finally in the books and what a week it was! The Sunday Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance culminated the week. As usual, this event was so amazing it deserves its own highlight post. But many other car-related events were spotlighted throughout the Car Week. Below are snippets from just some of those activities:

LCOC members, l to r, Jim Ayres, Russell Harmon, Bazil La Rpche and Jim Powers take a break during Pacific Grove car show.

The Porsche Monterey Classic sponsored by Porsche Monterey featured a large display of historical Porsches celebrating the dealer’s designation as a Porsche Classic Partner.

Visitors enjoyed music, whiskey, wine and hors d’oeuvres and viewed Porsche classics outside and new models on the showroom floor.

The Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff Car Show presented by Hagerty returned to nearby Pacific Grove for 2022. It featured a variety of foreign and U.S makes, great people and perfect weather. This was a show with Pacific Grove cache for the locals but much like shows in any community in America. Click any image in this post to zoom in.

The next day, the same locale hosted the Little Car Show showcasing all marques from all countries with more than 100 vehicles 25 years and older. Micro, mini and arcane vehicles with no greater than 1,601cc displacement engines or electric powered vehicles were displayed.

A new event—the Broad Arrow Auction—began with a free preview open to the public. Champagne, salads and sandwiches were part of the fun. The preview was followed by Broad Arrow’s first live auction in Monterey in conjunction with Hagerty’s Motorlux at the Monterey Jet Center. Approximately 80 exceptional vehicles hit the block in grand style in a spectacular setting side-by-side with special historic aircraft on the airport tarmac.

Auctions sponsored by Bonhams, Gooding & Company and Mecum also were held during the week and we attended previews of each event.

The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance covered in a separate post kicked off Thursday and we were there to give the participants a rousing sendoff.

On Friday, the Lincoln Owners Club held their swap meet and barbecue in Soquel, about 1 hour’s drive away from our rented house in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Members’ beautiful pre-WWII vehicles were on display along with the great food. Some of them are in the lead photo of this post.

And speaking of food, thanks to LCOC members Bazil LaRoche and Russell Harmon who were staying at a Carmel property owned by Clint Eastwood, we were able to dine one evening at his famed Mission Ranch Restaurant. Later during the week Bazil and Russell returned there and met the owner himself. What a treat! Another great dining experience was an Italian feast prepared by LCOC member Gary Carr. Everything was fantastic, but his scratch-made tiramisu was truly memorable as was the entire Car Week!

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