The days are getting longer and temperatures are rising. Summer’s right around the corner, Wash Stars. But are you ready for some of the coolest car events to hit the West Coast? From collectible vehicle auctions to classic car cruises, read on for the must-see events of 2018.
Russo & Steele Car Auctions, June 8-10
Are you as obsessed with shiny vintage vehicles as we are? If so, then you need to check out SoCal’s coolest event of the year, Russo and Steele’s Collectible Car Auction in Newport Beach. From June 8th through 10th, some of the rarest classic rides in the world come together at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort for the drop of the hammer.
Vintage Ferraris, American muscle cars, resto mods, pro-touring machines, Porsches… Are you drooling yet? According to event organizers, 2018 will bring out a slew of gorgeous collectibles including a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, a 1960 Mercedes Benz SL190, and a 1967 Corvette Roadster. With over 400 classic beauties up for auction, it’s “the ultimate collector car beach party.”
Hot August Nights, August 3-4 & 7-12
As the world’s premier classic car event, Hot August Nights draws hundreds of thousands of participants and spectators every year to Northern Nevada. With more than 5,000 automobiles on display, there’s something for everyone, from vintage trailers to resto mods to American muscle. The event covers a wide territory including Reno, Sparks, and Virginia City.
Besides stunning cars, the event features the electrifying music of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and early 80s making it a true blast from the past. Hot August Nights includes show-n-shines, nightly cruises, burnouts, drag races, Autocross, swap meets, loads of vendors and much more.
Monterey Car Week, August 17-23
You’ll be spellbound by Monterey Car Week, a massive event devoted to auto shows, rallies, concours, and car auctions. The event opens August 17th with a classic race car show in downtown Monterey sponsored by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Come out to meet the drivers, talk about racing history, and enjoy great music. Then, stay around for a week of classic car ogling.
Highlights include the Classic Motorsports Magazine Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In from Pacific Grove and Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world-famous Ocean Avenue parade of legendary luxury cars, muscle cars, sports cars, and hot rods.
Must-See Summer Car Events
How are you going to spend your summer? Why not put some sizzle in it with one of these awesome West Coast car events? Check our blog featuring the latest car news.
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