Get ready for the much-anticipated Monterey Car Week, an event that automotive enthusiasts from around the world can’t wait to attend! This extravagant week is filled with luxury automobiles, supercars, vintage classics, and unforgettable experiences that will leave you breathless. In this article, we’ll give you a sneak peek into what to expect at Monterey Car Week 2023, including the lineup of events and some special highlights from iconic automotive brands.
Monterey Car Week is set to take place from August 15th to 20th in the stunning Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. This picturesque location will transform into a haven for car aficionados, offering a week-long celebration of automotive marvels, brand unveilings, and unparalleled events that cater to all types of car enthusiasts.
Since this event is a pinnacle experience, you’ll want to dress your best. Check out The Monterey Car Week Style Series on Inspirations & Celebrations for fashion tips and outfit ideas for each event.
Now, let’s dive into the spectacular lineup of events for Monterey Car Week 2023:
1. Motorlux: The week kicks off with Hagerty’s annual event, Motorlux, at the Monterey Jet Center. This swanky event combines culinary excellence with automotive luxury. Attendees can enjoy curated food pairings, an impressive display of 200 automobiles and a dozen aircraft, culinary stations, premium local wines, and top-shelf cocktails. It’s the perfect blend of gastronomy and automotive splendor.
2. The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering: Held at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, this exclusive automotive gathering features the finest vintage automobiles, hypercars, and supercars. The event takes place on a lush golf course setting and offers exceptional cuisine. This year, The Quail celebrates a 50th-anniversary milestone and will showcase iconic vehicles from Bentley, Porsche, and more.
3. Pebble Beach RetroAuto Exhibit: Immerse yourself in the charm of yesteryears at the RetroAuto exhibit. This exhibit showcases vintage car memorabilia, automotive collectibles, and rare finds that transport visitors back in time. Located near The Hay in Pebble Beach, this exhibit is open to the public throughout the week.
4. Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum: Delve deeper into the world of automobiles with insightful discussions, presentations, and interviews by industry experts. Auto-loving celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld and Ant Anstead, as well as industry leaders, share their experiences and stories in an intimate setting in Pebble Beach.
5. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: The crowning glory of Monterey Car Week, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, takes place on Sunday, August 20th. This prestigious annual event showcases a stunning collection of vintage cars on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Each vehicle is a masterpiece that tells the story of automotive elegance and heritage. The event also acts as a significant fundraiser for Monterey Peninsula non-profits and charities.
6. Japanese Automotive Invitational (JAI): Hosted by INFINITI x MotorTrend, the JAI celebrates Japanese automaking excellence. Attendees can explore a curated collection of iconic and contemporary Japanese vehicles, highlighting the innovation and craftsmanship of the Japanese automotive industry. This exhibit is open to the public throughout the week and will be held in Pebble Beach near the Media Center.
In addition to these events, iconic automotive brands are set to surprise and delight attendees with exclusive unveilings and debuts of limited editions. While many of these events are invite-only, you can follow Inspirations & Celebrations on Instagram for behind-the-scenes coverage.
Over the next week, Inspirations & Celebrations will also be speaking with notable leaders in the auto industry, including brand founders, C-level executives, and chief designers from Bugatti Rimac, Lamborghini, Stellantis NA, Czinger Vehicles, INFINITI, Maserati, and other brands. They’ll discuss the inspiration behind their new designs, advancements in technology and electric vehicles, and other exciting announcements.
Here are some special highlights from iconic automotive brands at Monterey Car Week:
– INFINITI: Witness the unveiling of INFINITI’s latest creation, the QX Monograph concept, which showcases the future direction of INFINITI’s styling language. INFINITI is also co-hosting the Japanese Automotive Invitational (JAI) with MotorTrend.
– Ferrari: Experience the legacy of Ferrari’s performance. Tune into the live stream as Ferrari showcases 60 illustrious vehicles at Casa Ferrari in Pebble Beach.
– Acura: Acura will highlight its electrified journey with the world debut of the all-electric 2024 ZDX. Stay tuned for more details about this exciting new design.
– Lexus: Discover the bold design, electrification, and intuitive technology that define Lexus. Experience the debut of the Lexus RZ Sport Concept and the 2024 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series at The Quail. Test drives of various Lexus models will also be available throughout the week.
– Range Rover: Immerse yourself in the Range Rover lifestyle at Range Rover House Pebble Beach. Get an up-close look at the new limited edition SUV while enjoying curated hospitality and masterclass sessions.
– Czinger Vehicles: Be captivated by The Blackbird, Czinger Vehicle’s masterpiece hypercar developed using 3D printing technology, AI, and human engineering. Learn firsthand from the Co-Founders of Czinger Vehicles about their innovative approach to the hypercar market.
– Bugatti: Bugatti will unveil the Chiron Super Sport1 ‘Golden Era’ at The Quail. This automotive art piece features meticulously hand-drawn sketches showcasing Bugatti’s storied history. Learn more about the customized design experience at Bugatti Automobiles.
– Aston Martin: Aston Martin introduces a new sports car and thrilling VR technology at Monterey Car Week. See the new model at The Quail and visit the Aston Martin hospitality area at Pebble Beach.
These are just a few of the exciting events and highlights you can expect at Monterey Car Week 2023. Whether you’re a car enthusiast or simply appreciate automotive elegance, this week-long celebration is not to be missed. Stay tuned for more coverage and updates from Inspirations & Celebrations as they continue to speak with industry leaders and showcase the best of Monterey Car Week.