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Carmel Hotels By The Sea Lodging-Bed & Breakfast
Monte Verde Street, Between Ocean and 7th Avenues
Carmel, CA, 93921, USA
831-624-6046 or 800-328-7707
831-624-6904

8th Annual Carmel Concours on the Avenue

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The 8th Annual Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue is being held Tuesday August 12th, 2014 from 10am to 5pm on Ocean Avenue in Carmel. The Concours not only showcases spectacular vintage and rare vehicles but also support The Carmel Foundation and its programs for Monterey Peninsula seniors.

Ocean Avenue closes down for the day and plays host to gems of motoring. 175 vehicles compete for top spot in many categories including the coveted "Best of Show" and winners will be announced in the afternoon.

In addition to "Best of Show", entrants compete for a variety of awards in many categories (15 altogether), including:

  • THE TOM AND VIRGINIA JENNARO FERRARI CUP
    For the Ferrari selected by the Chief Class Judge
  • THE BRUCE ANDERSON PORSCHE CUP
    For the Porsche selected by the Chief Class Judges
  • THE ROBERT J. RICHARDS CONTINENTAL CUP
    For theautomobile that best represents post-World War II Continental excellence
  • THE CARMEL FOUNDATION AWARD
    For the automobile that might be seen in period on Scenic Road with the driver showing visitors the sights
  • THE SAM GARRETT OCEAN AVENUE MOTOR CLUB AWARD
    For the entry that best represents the hard-to-define fun factor

The Concours features rare cars from America and Europe including muscle cars, hot rods, sports cars, luxury cars and micro cars. From gleaming classics to the fantastical, the Concours has something for car enthusiasts and novices alike. Bring a camera and prepare to be dazzled.

The following video was shared via The Weekly Driver YouTube channel. It features moments from the 2012 Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue and gives you a hint of the color, variety, beauty, power and engineering magic that will be on display. Vroom vroom!

Guests at our Carmel inns - Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel, will be happy to know we are a 1-minute walk from Ocean Avenue right in the thick of the action. Take a walk down Monte Verde Street to Ocean and make a day of the festivities. Carmel will be bustling with activity, sites and sounds.