Coming to Monterey Car week?

Kick it off in style along with 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!

Free pre-registration is required for entry.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Prizes awarded at 4 p.m.

Lighthouse Avenue
525 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Our Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In Is Presented by:


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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, though free pre-registration is required if you’re showing your car. Not bringing a car to display? Just walk right in. 

Q: Can I have a goodie bag?

A: We’ll have a limited number of goodie bags available. Stop by the Classic Motorsports booth to pick yours up.

Q: I wasn’t able to print the entry pass I received via email.

A: Don’t worry–though it will slow down the entry process considerably, our volunteers can accept entry passes displayed on smart phones. You’ll be asked to fill out a paper display card for the dash of your car, though.

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. Note that receiving an entry pass via email does not guarantee you entry into the show, as our volunteers can still reject cars that aren’t a good fit for the cruise-in.

Q: How early can I arrive at Lighthouse Avenue?

A: Our parking staff will arrive at 3 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. Find towing company contact information here.

Q: How will I know where to park?

A: Check out our parking map here.

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. No registration or ticket is required for 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. See the available prizes here.

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 put a for-sale sign on my car?

A: Sorry, but Pacific Grove’s rules prohibit cars for sale. Any car displaying a for-sale sign will be towed.


Sights From Past Monterey Kickoff Cruise-Ins: