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Monterey, California:  Monterey Weekend, or simply "The Weekend" to all classic car fanatics, will be held this year on August 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2013 in the Monterey Bay area. The Weekend is full of classic car shows, collector car auctions and automotive events. Here is the Premier List of the best ones to attend this year.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: 
Sunday, August 18, 2013 - This 63rd annual affair is held at the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links at the Lodge, where the cars compete to be named the “Best of the Best” worldwide. Proceeds from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance support a number of local, national and international charities. More than $10 million has been raised in previous years. Tickets for the Concours are $225 and can be purchased in advance by calling 877-693-0009 toll-free. Tickets sold on site at the Lodge are $275 each. Children under 12 are admitted free. For ticket information and directions click on www.pebblebeachconcours.net 

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex:
On Thursday, August 15, 2013 look for the Cars of the Concours taking a 60-mile run starting at 7 AM. The Tour will start at the Polo Field at Pebble Beach and wind around 17 Mile Drive, visit Carmel Valley, the Big Sur coastline, plus the towns of Carmel and Pacific Grove, and then return to the Polo Field for viewing at around 3 PM. The Tour d’Elegance is open only to the cars participating in Sunday’s Pebble Beach Concours, so you can see them all, running and driving, FOR FREE on Thursday. For information call 831-622-1700, and for a map of the tour route go online to www.pebblebeachconcours.net

This year there are several collector car sales to choose from and each one sells to a different clientele. Here are four of the very best of the Monterey Weekend and you should try to attend all of them to experience and enjoy the auction excitement first hand.

First up is my personal favorite collector car sale, celebrating their 13th anniversary at The Monterey Weekend, are Drew & Josephine Alcazar of the Russo and Steele auction company. They are hosting another exciting Sports & Muscle car auction at there new location in Downtown Monterey on the Waterfront.

Russo and Steele - Sports & Muscle Car Auction on the Waterfront: 
Thursday, Friday & Saturday August 15, 16 & 17, 2013 - Drew & Company will be going full throttle on the hottest nights of the car crazed weekend, and they start at 5 PM with a memorabilia and collectible auction. At 6 PM each night they will begin selling the best American muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods, Shelby’s and Cobra’s available this weekend in the entire Monterey Bay area.

Admission is for registered bidders and their guests only, and $150 buys you a bidder paddle & $50 buys you a guest pass, plus you will get some very nice refreshments at the onsite bar. You can preview the cars all day long Thursday, Friday and Saturday under the white tents on the Waterfront. For the best auction action over the Monterey Weekend call 602-252-2697 and tell them “Tony the Car Guy” sent you, or click on www.russoandsteele.com

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel Valley:
Thursday and Friday, August 15 & 16, 2013 - Held on the Quail Lodge grounds in Carmel Valley this auction will feature automobilia, fine jewelry and timepieces. Original Mille Miglia entrants and Can-Am racers are their specialty, so expect to see some very exciting and very rare motorcars at this auction. The automobilia sale begins at 11 AM and the car auction starts at 1 PM. Admission is by catalog only at $80 and admits two to the auction preview and sale. You can call them at 415-391-4000 for more information and tickets or click on www.bonhams.com/us

Mecum Auctions at Monterey – The Daytime Auction:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 15, 16 and 17, 2013 - This is the 5th year in Monterey for the Mecum Auction Company and it will be held at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa on the Del Monte Gold Course in Monterey. This is the only car auction held during the day and is open to the public FOR FREE, starting at 10 AM and ending at 6 PM. Mecum always has the most exciting muscle cars, corvettes, hot rods and classic convertibles scheduled to cross the auction block. For bidder information, directions and a full color catalog call them at 262-275-5050 or log on to www.mecum.com

Gooding & Company - The Pebble Beach Auction: 
Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2013 - This auction starts at 5 PM on Saturday and begins Sunday evening right after the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is held at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center and showcases classic, vintage and antique cars. Several past Pebble Beach class winners are always for sale. This is the final classic car auction of the weekend and your last chance to buy one and drive home in style. Bidder catalogs are $100 each and admit 2 to the preview and auction. Single auction event tickets are $40 each. For info and tickets call 310-899-1960 or click on www.goodingco.com

This completes the list for the best and the brightest Automotive Events, Auctions & Classic Car Tours on the Monterey Peninsula for 2013. So take a break and drive down to Monterey Bay this weekend to enjoy the cars, the people and the weather, because it’s going to be another great "Monterey Weekend”. By Tony Leopardo © AutoWire.Net – San Francisco

“Tony the Car Guy” is an automotive writer, editor and publisher in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have a question or comment for Tony send it to TonyLeo@pacbell.net or visit AutoWire.Net at www.autowire.net - And remember: “ You Are What You Drive ©

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