Let the good times roll.
At around this time last year, just about everything was shutting down or had already done so because of the pandemic. Fast-forward to the present and things are finally looking better thanks to the nationwide vaccination drive. Although some car shows, including New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit won't return until 2022, one major outdoor automotive event is (tentatively) coming back this summer following last year's cancelation.
Monterey Car Week in Monterey County, California is set to officially get underway this August 6, a date which has just been announced by organizers. A complete schedule has been revealed as well but, again, it's all tentative.
Several major auctions are set to take place, such as ones from Mecum and RM Sotheby's, as well as the Annual Ferrari Owners Club Gathering. It all leads up to the final event, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 15.
This summer's show will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Countach LP500 concept. In fact, an entire portion of the show is being dedicated to the Countach, ancestor to today's Lamborghini Aventador S, and its numerous variants that appeared over its 16-year production run. No specific restrictions were provided, such as a cap on the number of people allowed to attend.
However, organizers are fully aware they must adhere to state and county health laws. Even if mask-wearing is required, it's still great at least something as prestigious as Pebble Beach can finally take place once again.
It's been over a year now since the first car show casualty (Geneva 2020). Pebble Beach, unlike those other aforementioned shows, has one huge benefit: it takes place outdoors. Always has. This should allow for a fairly normal 2021 event. Like always, admission is free and organizers say over 175 cars will be on display, including luxury cars, muscle cars, hot rods, and sports cars.