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. The 2021 event will take place on Friday August 13th immediately before the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend.
After hosting the only public event of Monterey Car Week in 2020, a socially-distanced rally drive through the rugged backroads of Monterey County, we are pleased to return to our traditional home in downtown Pacific Grove. Thank you to all who participated last year. We hope you will join us again in 2021.
Our annual event is geared for those enthusiasts who own, drive, or appreciate all cars, especially Vintage, Classic, Sports, and Luxury vehicles. Registration and staging of participating cars begin at noon along Lighthouse Avenue in the heart of Pacific Grove. Spectators arrive throughout the day to view the staged vehicles and to watch them depart on the Rally Drive.
The automotive marque for 2021 is that legendary muscle car of the 1970s, the Chevrolet Camaro. The Concours judges will present an award for the best Camaro. In prior years awards were presented during a barbeque dinner after the drive. With uncertainty over required public health measures in August, we have canceled the 2021 dinner. Awards will be presented at the Drivers Meeting before the rally drive begins.
The Rally Drive will begin at 5:00 and follows a scenic route along the magnificent Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach shoreline. The Rally returns to downtown Pacific Grove. If you wish to dine at any of our fine restaurants, be sure to make reservations well ahead.
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.
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Thank You to prior Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally Sponsors