Today only: 2022 Monterey Kickoff Presented by Hagerty

By Colin Wood
Aug 16, 2022 | Monterey, Monterey Car Week, Monterey Kickoff

Photography Credit: Chris Tropea

Want to mark the start of Monterey Car Week like a VIP? Come to our annual Classic Motorsports Monterey Kickoff Presented by Hagerty.

Join us today, August 16 from 3-7 p.m. in downtown Pacific Grove, California, at our annual Monterey Kickoff–the welcome party that brings together awesome cars, great people, perfect weather, and a kind of magic that only happens during Monterey Car Week.

Spectators are free and require no registration, however, so why not bring a friend or two? While you’re at the Kickoff, you’ll even be treated to live music during the show, with announcements, judging, results and awards broadcast via the PA system.

We have more partners this year than ever before, which means entrants get more goodies and more chances to win valuable prizes. And as a new feature for this year, Moss Motors, FCP Euro, Centerline and National Parts Depot will present blocks of cars organized by country of origin.

At this time, we are no longer accepting car entries. Show registration has reached its capacity of 150 cars. All new attempted entries will be added to a waitlist, and joining the wait list does not guarantee your car entry.

Learn more about the Classic Motorsports Monterey Kickoff presented by Hagerty by visiting


Thanks to support from Hagerty InsuranceMoss MotorsCenterlineNational Parts DepotFCP EuroMonterey Touring VehiclesReliable CarriersSnake River ClassicsGtechniqGriot’s GarageRM Sotheby’s, California Seltzer CompanyUUCKnock Off Spinner ToolsTremecThe Monarch PubEvans Cooling, CovercraftLithium Auto ElixirsPelican PartsMotul, and the beautiful city of Pacific Grove for making this event possible. 

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GTwannaB GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/12/22 9:09 p.m.

Any events to recommend for the Saturday/day before the Concours? My wife gave me tickets to the big event for my birthday so I driving down a day early.  I would love to do the Tuesday event but I would have to sell my car to pay for five nights of Car Week hotels. I went to the GRM event a few years ago and highly recommend it. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/13/22 8:31 a.m.

In reply to GTwannaB :

You can check out our list of events going on during Monterey Car Week here, though as far as Saturday goes, I'd recommend the California Concours d'Lemons. It's free to spectate and there are always plenty of funky cars to see.

There's also the Concorso Italiano on Saturday if that's more your speed, though that costs $190 to spectate.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/16/22 12:10 p.m.

In reply to GTwannaB :

Absolutely agree with Colin here: go see the California Concours d'Lemons. Lots of automotive royalty can be found there, and the people are pretty cool, too.

CrustyRedXpress GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/16/22 12:20 p.m.

Looking forward to this!

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/16/22 7:07 p.m.

All the cars are in place and the guests are rolling in. Come on by if you are in the area, we're here until 7!

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/16/22 8:16 p.m.

And here are even more pictures from Pacific Grove:

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/16/22 10:29 p.m.

Congratulations to our winner of the Classic Motorsports Monterey Kickoff Presented by Hagerty Best in Show. And thank you to everyone who registered a car and who came and spent the afternoon with us. Stay tuned for a full recap.

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