The Monterey Week

On the right is a 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boattail Speedster to be offered by Goodings @ the Pebble Beach Auction.

Below is a 1930 Mercedes-Benz SS Sports Tourer to be offered by Bonhams @ the Quail Auction.

These are the events I’m hoping to attend in Monterey. If there is no admission fee listed you’ll have to check when you get there. Some of the auctions limit “lookie-Lous” but you can usually view many of the cars for free as they are driven (yes driven) in or out of the auction sites.

Ticket sales for “Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” are limited.

Automobilia Monterey

TUESDAY, August 10, 2010: 10am to 6pm
WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2010: 10am to 7pm
During Historic Race & Concours Week

WHERE: The Ballroom of The Embassy Suites, located on US 1, just north of 68 [to Laguna Seca & Salinas]; easy access and free parking. Get the Map.

WHAT: ORIGINAL VINTAGE posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, mascots & hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk & display pieces, scale models, literature & books, signed items, poster stamps, post cards, mosaics, unique scarves/ties/shirts, and the like.

NO reproductions will be sold.

WHY: The largest automobilia show in America, and the only time during Concours/Race Week to find these 45+/- top international dealers in a single venue !

Automobilia Monterey, another of “The Weekend’s must attend events” Road & Track

ADMISSION: Only $15 for one day or $20 for both and there is a silent auction

FEATURED CHARITY: This event benefits the Monterey Rape Crisis Center.

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Exceptional Motorcars and Automobilia
Held in association with The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering

August 12th and 13th, 2010
Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club, Carmel, California

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Concorso Italiano

Laguna Seca Golf Ranch

Monterey, California

Friday, August 13th, 2010

9:00am to 5:00pm

Admission Tickets

  • Ticket purchase includes:
    • One Admission Ticket
    • Complimentary Parking
    • Event Goodie Bag
    • Collector's Magazine (while supplies last)
  • Ticket Pricing:
    • $100 June 1st - July 18th
    • $110 July 19th - August 13th
    • Children 12 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Food will be available for purchase throughout the event.

Clubhouse Buffet Luncheon Tickets

  • Ticket Pricing: $40 per person
  • 11:00am seating time available (12:30pm seating is sold out).
  • Tickets are limited to 200 per seating time.
  • Menu is available upon request.

Concorso Italiano Benefits:

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, & Dance Kids of Monterey

Gooding & Company

Pebble Beach Auctions

The 2010 Pebble Beach Auctions will be held at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. Preview days will start on Wednesday August 11th and will continue through Sunday August 15th. The auctions will commence at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction catalogues are available for $100 and admit two to the viewing and the auction.

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Mecum Monterey Auction

August 13-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940

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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elgance


When: Sunday, August 15
Where: The Lodge at Pebble Beach


Dawn Field opens to entrants
9 a.m. Judging commences
10:30 a.m. Field opens to spectators
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Awards presentation


The 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will feature Alfa Romeo, Pierce-Arrow and Jaguar and will celebrate the designs of Ghia. The event will also welcome Hot Rods, particularly lakesters and Bonneville racers, back to the show field, as well as Indy Cars, and our second annual class of motorcycles will focus on classic American bikes built prior to 1960. Additional features and special classes are also planned.

General Admission Tickets, which include parking, shuttle service, and program, are $150 in advance and $175 on day of show. Children under the age of 12 are admitted at no charge when accompanied by an adult. These tickets are available online or by calling 877.693.0009. General Admission tickets ordered today will begin being fulfilled early-July. International orders will be held for will call.

Club d'Elegance Tickets, which include VIP patron badge, VIP parking and shuttle service, a full breakfast, an elegant buffet luncheon, a signed poster and other commemorative gifts, are $500. These tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are available online or by calling 831.622.1700. Club d'Elegance tickets will be sent in early to mid-July.

The 60th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will benefit the following charitable organizations:

· Pebble Beach Company Foundation

Pebble Beach Company Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Pebble Beach Company. Founded in 1975, the Foundation has continuously invested where it can make the most significant impact—in the youth of Monterey County. Over the years the Foundation has given more than $2.8 million in grants to support and enhance educational programs that span the arts, sciences, sports and technology. It has also provided college scholarships to individual youths and in the future will provide scholarships for students pursuing degrees in fields related to the many passions of Phil Hill.

· United Way Monterey County

United Way Monterey County is a locally governed nonprofit organization that serves the people of this community by identifying the most critical human service needs in this area. It then works in partnership with and funds about 40 human service agencies to address those needs.

· Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County have touched the lives of thousands of children. The Clubs offer a variety of educational, cultural, social, health and recreational programs in order to inspire and empower the youth of Monterey County to realize their full potential, becoming responsible, healthy, and productive citizens.


Several charities also benefit each year from opportunity drawings at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The following charities benefited from these drawings in 2009:
Natividad Medical Foundation
Kinship Center
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP)
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation

Quail: A Motorsports Gathering

Tickets to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering are $400.00. The entry fee includes:

  • Admission to the Bonhams & Butterfields auctions (can still attend the auctions despite The Quail tickets being sold out)
  • The Quail collectible poster and magazine
  • Lawn Parking
  • Gourmet Lunch prepared by the Culinary Team at Quail Lodge
  • Fine wines, liquors and soft drinks
  • Access to all sponsor tents and activities

The Quail is thrilled to announce the featured themes for 2010:

  • Featured Milestone Cars of 1934
  • 45 Years of the Shelby Mustang
  • Alfa Romeo Special Coachbuilders
  • Racecar Driver Carroll Shelby
  • Nürburgring

The Quail’s reputation is based on being much more than a conventional Concours. The Quail Lodge is a stone’s throw from the headquarters of the world’s largest producer of organic produce and is a neighbor of several of California’s leading wineries. The area is also known for artisan cheeses and other gourmet specialties. Drawing on these resources, the Quail Lodge culinary team creates a lavish feast that transcends mere gourmet food and wine and includes martini and tequila bars, espresso counters, gelaterias and other unexpected epicurean delights. Concurrent with The Quail, Bonhams and Butterfields will conduct a two day, multifaceted auction, in an adjoining structure, featuring fine jewelry, watches, automobilia and an exceptional selection of historically significant automobiles.

With a limited number of tickets available, the Quail provides an unequalled lifestyle experience that combines landmark automobiles, a culinary presentation able to please the most demanding palate, a setting contrasting rolling green lawns and rugged mountain peaks and the renewing of old friendships and the making of new ones in an incomparable atmosphere of serenity, luxury and exclusivity. We invite you to join us for this year’s seventh edition of The Quail and hope you become part of our tradition.

A Good Drive, with Good Friends for a Good Cause... Which Leads to an Intimate Gathering

Throughout Quail Lodge’s forty-two year history, special events have produced many wonderful and memorable experiences for our guests: from Star Gazing, Concerts by the Lake, Charitable Golf Tournaments to Motorsports Gatherings. Each of these unforgettable events are designed to support our community by generating funds to programs which help those in need. They would not be possible without the philanthropic spirit of our guests, the loyalty of our sponsors and the commitment of so many enthusiastic volunteers.
Please join us while we extend our most grateful appreciation and thanks to you: our dedicated guest, who have always supported our efforts and responded with generous donations; our loyal Sponsors, who have consistently participated in the creation of these events, thus allowing us to be better each year; and to our committed volunteers, who have given endless hours of their time to make these memorable experiences happen.

We also wish to acknowledge and thank Black, Star & Frost, our Presenting Charity Sponsor, for their unconditional support on this sixth anniversary of The Quail. With their amazing support, The Quail will be able to continue it efforts in supporting these worthwhile charities.

The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation provides assistance to the families of fallen officers and special scholarships programs as well. Established in 1981, the non-profit foundation has distributed almost $6 million to those families in need. The Quail is very grateful for all that the CHP does throughout the year and, in particular, the special help they provide during the busy August automotive week. Contact Mike Elder, (408)496-1720

CASA of Monterey County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) The mission of CASA of Monterey County is to ensure that abused and neglected children are provided with every available opportunity to begin a journey into healthy, productive lives. The goals of CASA of Monterey County are to prevent abused, neglected and abandoned children from becoming lost in the Juvenile Dependency system and working to find them safe, permanent home as soon as possible. For more information call (831)455-6800 or visit

Friends of Carmel Unified Schools With the funding assistance of Wells Fargo Investments, Quail has made substantial donations to various programs for this school district. Not only programs for after school academic support, one on one coaching, tutoring, counseling and mentoring but also scholarship funds for students who would not be able to continue their education to the next level unless they had some financial help.

Rancho Cielo was established in 2000 for the purposes of developing preventative health & social services for at-risk youth in Monterey County. The vision is to create a “one stop shop”, representing a collaborative partnership between youth, their parents, community members, law enforcement agencies, social service programs, education, private sector businesses and other interested partners. Some of the programs include daily educational vocational training, mentoring programs, hands on computer training, automobile repair, horse rehabilitation, and all aspects of the culinary industry. Rancho Cielo is located in Salinas on approximately 100 acres overlooking the Salinas Valley. Contact Judge John Phillips, (831) 444-3533.

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RM Sports & Classics of Monterey

Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey , California


August 12, 2010
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST

August 13, 2010
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM PST

August 14, 2010
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM PST


August 11, 2010
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM PST

August 12, 2010
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM PST

August 13, 2010
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM PST

August 14, 2010
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM PST

Admissions Information:

$40 event pass admits one person to the previews.

An official auction catalog is available for an additional $120 US, although it does not constitute admission to the auctions.

$200 bidder registration admits two to the previews, auctions and reception and includes a catalog.

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Russo & Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

Monterey Marriott Hotel
Downtown Monterey
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, California
Thursday - Saturday
August 12th - 14th, 2010


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