Coming to Monterey Car week?

Kick it off in style along with the the staff of Classic Motorsports. We'll be gathering with a few hundred of our closest friends on beautiful Lighthouse Ave in Pacific Grove, California for the Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In. Bring your cool classic or exotic car and enjoy the evening with good people and award-winning restaurants. Everyone's invited!

Admission is free, and there's no need to register. You won't want to miss this gathering.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lighthouse Avenue
525 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Our Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In Is Presented by:


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Live music


Meet our event sponsors

Win prizes for bringing cool cars


Check out some of the most fascinating cars in Monterey


Frequently asked questions

Q: How much does it cost to attend?

A: Thanks to our generous supporters, there's no cost to attend this event. 

Q: Can I have a goodie bag?

A: Though we cannot allow any cars onto Lighthouse Avenue before 2:30, you should try to arrive at 3 p.m. We'll be handing goodie bags to the first 200 cars. 

Q: What cars are welcome?

A: If it's cool, it's welcome. What's that mean in legal terms? We're looking for classic sports and luxury cars, muscle cars, newer exotics, classic 4x4s, and similar vehicles. We reserve the right to point any vehicle towards general parking, and may have to decline even the coolest cars as Lighthouse Avenue reaches its capacity.  

Q: How early can I arrive at Lighthouse Avenue?

A: Our parking staff will arrive at 2:30 p.m. If you arrive any earlier than that, you will block our staff and the city's staff as they prepare Lighthouse Avenue for the event, and may be towed as a result.

Q: How will I know where to park?

A: Don't worry–we'll have uniformed staff directing traffic at all times. Cool cars should enter via Grand Avenue or Forest Avenue.

Q: Where do I park if I'm not driving a cool car?

A: Lighthouse Avenue will be closed to normal traffic, but the surrounding streets offer plenty of general parking.

Q: Will there be food and drinks?

A: Absolutely! Lighthouse Avenue is full of great restaurants, so you're sure to find the perfect culinary experience.

Q: What prizes can I win? Is this event judged like a concours?

A: This event is not judged like a formal concours, but some of the classic car world's top names will be awarding special prizes to their favorite attendees. These include Moss Motors' “Diamond in the Rough” award, Moss Motors' “Best British Car” award, Nissan's "Best Nissan" award, XKs Unlimited's "Best Jaguar" award and Centerline International's “Best Alfa” award. 

Q: Can I save space so my friends can park next to me?

A: Due to the size of this event, we're not able to leave extra space between cars. If you'd like to park with your friends, please make sure you all arrive at the event together.

Q: Can I bring my vintage travel trailer?

A: Absolutely. We'll have a special display area designated for you.

Q: How do I register?

A: Registration is not required, but we do recommend signing up for email updates.


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