Today’s the day: 2022 Monterey Kickoff Presented by Hagerty

Photography Credit: Chris Tropea

Want to mark the start of Monterey Car Week like a VIP? Come to our annual Classic Motorsports Monterey Kickoff Presented by Hagerty.

Join us today, August 16 from 3-7 p.m. in downtown Pacific Grove, California, at our annual Monterey Kickoff–the welcome party that brings together awesome cars, great people, perfect weather, and a kind of magic that only happens during Monterey Car Week.


Spectators are free and require no registration, however, so why not bring a friend or two? While you’re at the Kickoff, you’ll even be treated to live music during the show, with announcements, judging, results and awards broadcast via the PA system.

We have more partners this year than ever before, which means entrants get more goodies and more chances to win valuable prizes. And as a new feature for this year, Moss Motors, FCP Euro, Centerline and National Parts Depot will present blocks of cars organized by country of origin.

At this time, we are no longer accepting car entries. Show registration has reached its capacity of 150 cars. All new attempted entries will be added to a waitlist, and joining the wait list does not guarantee your car entry.

Learn more about the Classic Motorsports Monterey Kickoff presented by Hagerty by visiting


Thanks to support from Hagerty InsuranceMoss MotorsFCP EuroCenterline InternationalNational Parts DepotMonterey Touring VehiclesReliable CarriersSnake River ClassicsGriot’s GarageRM Sotheby’sGtechniqCalifornia Seltzer Co.UUCKnock Off Spinner ToolsTremecThe Monarch PubEvans Cooling, CovercraftLithium Auto CarePelican PartsMotul and of course the city of Pacific Grove for making this event possible. We’ll see you there.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/15/22 9:29 a.m.

Big party tomorrow.

See you there. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/16/22 7:02 p.m.

All the cars are in place and the guests are rolling in. Come on by if you are in the area, we're here until 7!

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/16/22 8:15 p.m.

Are you all having a great time? Because we're having a great time:

CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter)
CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter) New Reader
8/16/22 9:49 p.m.

It was an awesome show! Great cars, well organized. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/16/22 10:28 p.m.

Congratulations to our winner of the Monterey Kickoff Presented by Hagerty Best in Show. And thank you to everyone who registered a car and who came and spent the afternoon with us. Stay tuned for a full recap.

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