This is an attempt to get better insights and help each other with planning and enjoying the upcoming Monterey week. There are already a couple of threats in the regional sections but I think it makes sense to put our collective wisdom under one threat.
Of course, this attempt is also egoistic in nature since it will be my first time participating in more than just the Pebble Beach concours
Here is what I am interested in particular:
Which events are the "must see" ones?
Did I miss any events? Which day is the best to go to the races?
Then there are the auctions. From your experience, which ones are worth seeing for entertainment value (I assume that you better check the consignment lists if you want to buy a particular car):
- Christie's - 8/17
- Bonhams - 8/18
- Kruse - 8/18
- RM - 8/18, 8/19
- Russo and Steele - 8/18, 8/19
- Gooding - 8/20
The most important question I have is: What are the fun inofficial events? I am looking for:
- Rides and car togethers
- Fun and funky breakfast, lunch, dinner places with parking lots full of cool classics
- Anything else that is a "must"
Lastly, is the Alfa crowd here planning on a get together up there at some point? If not, maybe something to think about?
By the way, I booked the Martine Inn, supposingly a fun little B&B, owned by an avid MG collector and full of crazy car people. I also plan to bring the Junior Z and put it in the Concorso.
So, all of your collective input will be appreciated,