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About the Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally

About the Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally

With Cobra as the automotive marque, in 1995 Caroll Shelby came to town to help launch our first auto rally to raise funds for the Pacific Grove Youth Center. The Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally is now established as one of the most popular free-to-spectator events of Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula.

COVID 19 UPDATE: Most 2020 Monterey Car Week events have been cancelled but we are still hoping that the Auto Rally can proceed in some manner. It will depend on several factors including, what kinds of activities are permitted by the state and the city and pubic sentiment about attending such gatherings.

Many important details have yet to be determined but barring any change in prevailing conditions plans for a revised rally-only version of the annual Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally are proceeding. Currently the idea is to stage vehicles at a central site in the county and embark on a rally drive of around 100 miles through a variety of scenic landscapes and end up in Pacific Grove late in the afternoon. There will be no organized communal gathering outside of the vehicles and wearing of masks and social distancing requirements as of August 14th when not in your car will be mandated. More information will be posted when the route is finalized and new registration forms are ready for mailing.

Several regular attendees have already sent in their registration forms. If the Auto Rally is cancelled or you cannot attend for any reason, you can request your fee be returned, or you can choose to make it a tax deductible donation to support Pacific Grove Rotary youth and other charitable programs. These programs will be in great need if there is no income from the Auto Rally this year, as our major other fundraiser of the year is already cancelled.

We hope you can join us in for our 26th event on Friday August 14th, 2020, the Friday of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend. A different vehicle marque is selected each year to feature on the cover of the souvenir program and provide a focus for the concours event but drivers of classic, sports, and vintage cars of all marques are welcome to participate. The marque for 2020 is the Chevrolet Camaro, one of the most popular muscle cars of the 1970s.

Enjoy the show in historic downtown, followed by a coastal drive along scenic 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach. On return to town, all are welcome to enjoy a barbecue dinner in Chautauqua Hall. Bring your family and friends to discover our great restaurants and fine shops.

Copies of registration form are posted on the Registration & Event Schedule.

Proceeds from the event support Rotary Club of Pacific Grove projects and local youth programs. Projects funded over the history of the event have included the Pacific Grove Youth Center and high school driver-training scholarships.

Visit the Photo Gallery on this site for images from a typical event or see our Facebook page for recent photos of your friends and their cars.

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Thank You to the 2019 Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally Sponsors


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