I have to say that Monterey, California is probably one of my favorite places to spend time. You’ve got the pristine surroundings of Monterey Bay, wonderful restaurants, and then, on one fabulous weekend out of the year, you have the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Concours d’Elegance captures the best vehicles from around the world and puts them on display for the world to see. Keep in mind that these are not tired out old relics, but the best of the best from around the globe.
Before the festivities begin however, there is one event that is a must for first timers. On the Thursday night before the big weekend, there is a little restaurant called the Baja Cantina that is located about 2 miles from downtown Carmel. Now, not only is the food wonderful but on this particular Thursday evening you will see some of the coolest muscle cars, vintage exotics and old rally cars on the planet. While their owners dine on burritos and tamales, the cars sit stationary for the world to see.
The beauty of this event is that the people who attend it are simply wonderful. Guys were showing up with vintage hot rods and t-buckets, old race cars and of course some super exotics. The festivities start at around 4pm and run until the sun goes down, but as far as attending a great kick-off to the weekend, there is simply none better in my opinion. These pictures show just some of the highlights that were scattered around the parking lot – enjoy.