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Old 08-03-2014, 08:38 PM
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Default One Man's Guide to the 2014 Monterey Historics this August!

Once again, we are fast approaching the Monterey Historics! Attached you will find a concise list of important events for this year, along with the appropriate links to the individual websites. I put this list together for friends that are coming for the week. And I thought some of you here at Rennlist might also find it useful during your visit!

1) a. Carmel 'Concours-on-the-Avenue' - Tuesday, August 12th
http://www.carmelconcours.com

1) b. Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff Cruise - Tuesday, August 12th, 4pm to 8pm
Chateau Julien - Carmel Valley Road
http://classicmotorsports.net/events...zine-monterey/

2) Automobilia Monterey - Tuesday, August 12 & Wednesday, August 13th
http://www.automobiliamonterey.com/g...formation.html
See Poster for this event - Attachment #1

3) 2nd Annual Carmel Mission Classic - Wednesday, August 13th (Started in 2013 at the historic mission & better this year!)
[email protected] sold at the door. Includes wine tasting! Bargain event of the Monterey Historics week! All proceeds go to charities!
Includes showing of McQueen's 1957 Jaguar XKSS from the Petersen Museum & my friend's recently delivered 'Blue' Pagani Huayra!
http://www.carmelmissionclassic.org
See Poster for this event - Attachment #2

4) McCall Motorworks Revival - Wednesday Night, August 13th
http://mccall-events-inc.myshopify.com

5) Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance - (Lunch Stop in Carmel's Ocean Avenue) Thursday, August 14th

6) The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering - Friday, August 15th
http://signatureevents.peninsula.com...torsports.html

7) Werks Reunion (Inaugural Event at Rancho Ca˝ada - Carmel Valley) - Friday, August 15th
http://www.werksreunion.com

8) Legends of the Autobahn (Moved to Nicklaus Club/Pasadera on Route 68) - Friday, August 15th
http://www.legendsoftheautobahn.org

9) Concorso Italiano (Moved to Black Horse Country Club in Fort Ord on new day!) - Saturday, August 16th
http://concorso.com/event-information/event-details/

10) Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion - Friday, August 15th/ Saturday, August 16th, Sunday, August 17th
http://www.mazdaraceway.com/rolex-mo...sports-reunion
Tickets are also available at the Shell Gasoline Station next to Home Depot on Canyon del Rey Blvd & US 1! That is where I buy my ticket for Saturday's races at Laguna Seca!

11) The 8th Annual 'Fiesta de La Carrera' - 5 to 8:30 PM at Baja Cantina/Carmel Valley Road - Saturday, August 16th
A celebration of the past & present 'Carrera Panamericana' of Mexico!
See Poster for this event - attachment #3

12) Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Sunday, August 17th
http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net
Carmel-by-the-Sea offers shuttle service to Concours d'Elegance for $20 (unlimited rides). The shuttle runs from
Carmel Plaza to Pebble Beach starting at 8am on Sunday, August 17th only. That is what I will be taking to go to
Pebble that morning!

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Auctions

1) Mecum / Hyatt Regency Monterey
http://www.mecum.com/featured-lots.c...&auction_type=

2) Russo & Steele / Old Fisherman's Wharf
http://www.russoandsteele.com/index....nterey-auction

3) Rick Cole / Monterey Marriott (Back After Many Years Absent)
http://rickcole.com

4) Bonhams & Butterfields / Quail Lodge
http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21917/

5) RM / Portola Hotel
http://www.rmauctions.com/auctions/e...?SaleCode=MO14

6) Goodings / Pebble Beach
http://www.goodingco.com/auction/pebble-beach-2014/

Saludos,
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Many thanks for the comprehensive list of activities, Eduardo!

My daughter Riley and I will be attending the Werks Reunion on Friday; we are greatly looking forward to what we expect will be a blast!
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Great activities list Eduardo.

I'm entered into the Werks Reunion concours for friday. See you there?

Really hope to make the Concours on the Avenue this year. One of the best events of the week!

Looking forward to automobile overload week!

Thanks for all the info.
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Originally Posted by david View Post
Many thanks for the comprehensive list of activities, Eduardo!

My daughter Riley and I will be attending the Werks Reunion on Friday; we are greatly looking forward to what we expect will be a blast!
David: That's what others need to do too! Nurture the next generation of car enthusiasts!

Originally Posted by RollingArt View Post
Great activities list Eduardo.

I'm entered into the Werks Reunion concours for friday. See you there?

Really hope to make the Concours on the Avenue this year. One of the best events of the week!

Looking forward to automobile overload week!

Thanks for all the info.
Phil: I am invited to The Quail that day! But the Werks Reunion is going to be quite an event on Friday! And it's free to spectators. Great deal. Hope to see you at other events that week. I'll be at most of the ones I have listed...except perhaps Gordon McCall's on Wednesday night. But I have a friend working on trying to get for me & wife complimentary tickets for that one.

Hope your beautiful PTS 997 is doing well!

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Sigh. Im going to be in china again for work
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Default Tickets for the events...

Originally Posted by Neun 11 View Post
Great overview for the week! Since we'll be there for the first time this year, any practical advice you care to impart? Are advanced tickets necessary for any of the events?
Free events:
Carmel Concours on the Avenue - Tuesday
Carmel Lunch Stop on the Avenue for Pebble Rally - Thursday
Werks Reunion - Friday
Legends of Autobahn - Friday

Reasonably Priced Events:
Automobilia - Tuesday & Wednesday $20 for two days. Tickets at door.
Carmel Mission Classic - Wednesday [email protected] Includes wine tasting! Reasonably price food sold at event. Tickets at door.
Baja Cantina Panamericana Reunion Dinner - Saturday evening. $30 in advance, $35 at event! Great deal which include food!
Laguna Seca - Race on Saturday. $80 in advance, $100 at gate.
Concorso Italiano - Saturday - $155. Doesn't include any food or drink.

Not-So-Reasonably Priced Events:
Concours d'Elegance - Sunday - $275 in advance, $300 at gate. Does not include food or drink.
Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival - Wednesday night - $325 in advance. Includes food & drinks!
The Quail - Friday - $550. The week's most exclusive event. Sold out. Too much food & way too much to drink!

I find the RM Auction now to be unreasonably priced for spectators. Mecum was free last year. Rick Cole was a nice event years ago...where the RM auction is now held. Steele is very informal. I make a point of going each year to the Gooding & Co auction...and Bonhams if I attend The Quail!

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Default Parking at events...

Originally Posted by promocop View Post
Thanks for posting. So what is the consenus on driving ones Porsche and parking in and around the various events?
Great/Safe Parking:
1) For The Quail you will park on the golf course next to the event. Pretty safe.

2) For Werks Reunion. Unless you are showing or paid for Corral parking, I suggest you arrive early. The parking on the adjacent church site will fill quickly at [email protected] That is your best bet. But it's very limited parking. Then it gets pretty hairy as people park along Carmel Valley Road and walk in.

3) Gordon McCall's - Pretty nice parking next to the event at Jet Center on parking lot.

Don't know:
4) Concorso & Legends of Autobahn - New venues this year. Expect both to be pretty safe since at large golf courses.

Street Parking:
5) Carmel Mission Classic, Carmel 'Concours-on-the-Avenue' and 'Pebble Rally' Lunch Stop. Public street parking around the mission. Same for the two events in Carmel. Carmel PD issues tickets for parking violations (you need to monitor the time), so caveat lector.

Auction Parking:
Mecum will put you at Del Monte Golf course near their event tent. Not bad...but expect some dust on your car.

Goodings: Some parking around the polo fields. Best on Saturday. Pretty bad on Sunday because of the Concours.

Bonhams: Not bad because now their auction tent is located a ways from The Quail event. So parking is available around that site and should be relatively safe. Can park at The Quail site and walk to Bonhams tent later!

RM: Try to find parking lot in downtown Monterey, which is available nearby.

Cole & Steele: Don't know. But pay for space in parking lot if possible!

Complicated Parking:
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance: You need to get parking pass and it's often at far distances from event. Buses will get you back & forth from those designated parking lots. But a pain in the rear...and dusty too. I park in Carmel on Sunday and take the bus from Carmel Plaza for the $20 fee!

Laguna Seca Parking:
Unless you have prepaid for a Corral and have pass, they'll put you in a dusty field a good distance away from the track. If you are concerned about your car, pay for VIP or other type of Corral Pass inside the grounds of Laguna!

Saludos,
Eduardo
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Default Recommended Restaurants, Wine Tastings & Drives in Carmel & Monterey Area!

Originally Posted by otisdog View Post
Eduardo, would you be willing to list your favorite restaurants?
Thanks...
Here is a list of my favorite restaurants & wine tasting rooms in our area in case it might be useful to some of you visiting during the Monterey Historics!

My favorite French restaurants in Carmel:

Andre's Bouchee on Mission between 7th & Ocean.
http://www.andresbouchee.com

Casanova on 5th Ave between Mission & San Carlos
http://www.casanovarestaurant.com

La Bicyclette on Dolores at 7th
http://www.labicycletterestaurant.com

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My favorite Italian restaurants in Carmel:

La Balena on Junipero between 6th & 5th
http://labalenacarmel.com

Lucca on Dolores between 7th & Ocean
http://www.cantinettaluca.com

DaGiovanni on Lincoln between 6th & 5th
http://www.threecarmelrestaurants.com

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My favorite Sushi restaurants in Carmel:

Akaoni on Mission between 6th & 5th.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/akaoni-carmel-by-the-sea-2

Sushi Heaven on Dolores between 7th & 8th
http://www.carmel.com/sushi-heaven-b266407

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Other recommended dining restaurants in Carmel:

Dametra on Ocean at Lincoln (Middle Eastern)
http://dametracafe.com

Christopher's on Lincoln between 6th & 5th (American)
http://christophersrestaurantcarmel.com

Mission Ranch on 26270 Dolores Street behind the Carmel Mission. (American) Clint's only remaining restaurant in Carmel.
Don't bother with the one he sold long ago - Hog's Breath.
http://www.missionranchcarmel.com/restaurant.htm

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My favorite breakfast places in Carmel:

The Cottage on Lincoln between 7th & Ocean
http://www.cottagerestaurant.com

Em Le's on Dolores between 6th & 5th
http://emlescarmel.com/home/4540688974

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A favorite 'Classic' place for afternoon drinks or evening music in Carmel!

The Cypress Inn on Lincoln at 7th
http://www.cypress-inn.com
http://www.cypress-inn.com/carmel-mu...ypress-inn.pdf

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Best 'Happy Hour' (drinks/appetizers at low prices) in Carmel!

Il Fornaio on Ocean at Monte Verde (4:30 to 6:00 PM)
http://www.ilfornaio.com/?page=138&restaurant_id=3145

Vesuvio on 6th at Junipero (4:00 to 6:00 PM) Go to the rooftop!
http://chefpepe.com/restaurants/vesuvio/

Other restaurants in Carmel Valley & Carmel Valley Village that I recommend:

Baja Cantina (Mexican) on 7166 Carmel Valley Road (not far from Carmel-by-the-Sea):
http://www.carmelcantina.com
The weekly gathering of sport cars & hot rods is on Thursdays! And the Carrera Panamericana reunion will be there on Saturday night starting at 5:30 PM!

The Baja Cantina owner, auto collector Pat Phinny, also is the proprietor of 'Turn 12' restaurant (American) in downtown Monterey - thus named because
Laguna Seca has 11 turns! Might be worth a visit too! http://www.turn12barandgrill.com

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Carmel Valley Village (20/30 minute drive from Carmel- can also be accessed via Laurales Grade from Route 68 in vicinity of Laguna Seca):

Cafe Rustica on 10 Del Fino Pl / Carmel Valley Village
http://www.caferusticavillage.com

Corkscrew on 55 West Carmel Valley Road / Carmel Valley Village
http://www.corkscrewcafe.com
The owners, Walter & Gaston Georis, also are the proprietors of Casanova & The Biclyclette in Carmel. Gaston drives a Boxster.

Wine Tasting
Bernardus Winery Tasting Room on 5 West Carmel Valley Road / Carmel Valley Village
http://www.bernardus.com/winery/tasting/index.htm
Bernardus' owner, a friend named Ben Pon, is an ex-factory driver whose family are Porsche's importers for Holland!

Talbott Vineyards Tasting Room on 5 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley Village
http://www.talbottvineyards.com/Visi...y-Tasting-Room
Talbott is owned by a friend, notable motorcycle collector, Robb Talbott!

Carmel Mid-Valley
Jeffrey's Grill / 112 Mid Valley Center / Great Breakfast & Brunch spot.
Halfway to Carmel Village. Closer to Quail Lodge & Carmel proper!
http://www.jeffreysgrillandcatering.com
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By the way, you can drive from Carmel to Greenfield (on 101, south of Salinas) via Carmel Valley Road and Monterey County G16 Road. Pretty twisty...and a good Porsche interior road to drive!
http://www.inn-california.com/centra...alleyroad.html

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Here are some more recommendations in Monterey:

Big Sur down the coast on US 1:

Deetjens (Breakfast or Lunch - you will not soon forget the place or the ride!)
http://www.deetjens.com/restaurant.html

Ventana (Lunch)
http://www.ventanainn.com/#/dining

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City of Monterey

Tarpy's Roadhouse on 2999 Salinas Hwy (Close to the Hyatt on Route 68, just pass Airport)
http://tarpys.com

Monterey Fish House on 2114 DelMonte Ave
http://www.yelp.com/biz/montereys-fish-house-monterey-2

Sandbar & Grill on Municipal Warf #2 (less tourist than Fisherman's Warf).
http://www.sandbarandgrillmonterey.com

Crystal Fish on 514 Lighthouse Ave. (Best Sushi in Monterey)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/crystal-fish-monterey

Bistro Moulin (Best French restaurant in Monterey)
http://www.bistromoulin.com

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French Bakeries

Paris Bakery on 271 Bonifacio Pl, Monterey
http://parisbakery.us

Lafayette Bakery at 3672 The Barnyard near Carmel
http://www.lafayettebakery.com

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Finally, Monterey Bay Aquarium in Cannery Road, Monterey (if you do one tourist stop, this is the one!). World class aquarium on Monterey Bay!
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org

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Have a great stay in our peninsula during the Historics!

Saludos,
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Thanks for the advice Eduardo. I'll be driving up PCH from LA on Thursday with my brother who's flying in from Chicago. Other than pre-registering for the Werks event on Friday we have no set plans. Want to see the historic races for sure, likely Saturday. Most likely will hit Pebble concours on Sunday. As far as evening auctions, what would you recommend for either Friday or Saturday night for first timers? I don't think we'll make any dinner reservations so are we better off to head into downtown Monterey rather than Carmel? What's the scene like around town in the evenings?
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As far as evening auctions, what would you recommend for either Friday or Saturday night for first timers? I don't think we'll make any dinner reservations so are we better off to head into downtown Monterey rather than Carmel? What's the scene like around town in the evenings? Thanks
Monterey will be more lively on Friday and Saturday nights because of the auctions. I don't like RM because of what they charge spectators, but you can see quite a bit without going 'in'. Rick Cole will be in the downtown area at the Marriott and Steele at Fisherman's Warf. If you want to see lot's of people, stick with downtown Monterey! Carmel is a sleepy town. The sidewalks are rolled-up & put away at around 10 PM...if not before!

Mecum is pretty active during the day, but it's at the Hyatt Regency and nothing else is around it. And its a daytime auction. The classy European type of cars I liked will be more commonly found at Gooding and Bonhams. But those are auctions (one at Pebble, other at Quail) with no city life around them!

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Omg, this thread is epic! Thank you!
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Omg, this thread is epic! Thank you!
You welcome!

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Looking at auction schedules, Gooding starts at 5pm Saturday, R&S is also 5pm. Do they serve food at these? When do people make dinner reservations if auctions go from 5-8ish?
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Looking at auction schedules, Gooding starts at 5pm Saturday, R&S is also 5pm. Do they serve food at these? When do people make dinner reservations if auctions go from 5-8ish?
Yes, they have food for sale. Some have reserved hospitality sections for clients (e.g. Chubb at Gooding & Co) where both food & drinks are served gratis to their guests. And you can always bring your own...especially if you carry it in a collectable Roy Rogers & Dale Evans 'RR Chow Wagon' lunch box! Every dollar saved is one extra you can use to bid higher on that rare Porsche you always wanted!

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Thanks for the thread. I will be at the Werks Reunion and a couple of other events throughout the weekend.
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