The Classic Motorsports Virtual Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In Presented by Hagerty and eBay Motors Is Starting Early!

Due to popular demand, we've decided to extend our first ever Virtual Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In into a multi-day event!

We're accepting entries starting RIGHT NOW and up until 7:00 p.m. Pacific on August 11.

We hope your car is ready and you're excited to share your pictures for a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes.

How to Participate:

  1. If you haven’t already, make an account on ClassicMotorsports.com so you can post your car picture. If you already have an account, log in here.
  2. Get your car ready, just like you would for a real car show. Take it out of storage, give it a good detail, and make sure it's looking its best.
  3. Find an item to use as a prop. That item must be one that symbolizes Monterey Car Week. This can be a souvenir from a previous car week, an item that represents California, or even a piece of Classic Motorsports merchandise.
  4. Take a picture of your car that includes that prop and shows off its best angles for the judges.
  5. Post your photo in the comment section below! Photo entries will be accepted up until 7:00 p.m. Pacific time on August 11, 2020.
  6. Category winners will be contacted after judging is complete.

Prizes: Click here to view a list of this year's prizes and judging categories.

If You Just Want to Spectate: Scroll through the comments section below. There, you'll see the entries for the Classic Motorsports Virtual Monterey Kickoff Cruise-in Presented by Hagerty and eBay Motors.

Our Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In is presented by Hagerty Insurance and eBay Motors, with trophies from Moss Motors, Z Car Garage, Techtonics Tuning, Porsche Classic, Saratoga Automobile Museum, Stoddard, UUC Motorwerks, Kip Motor Company, SAAC Shelby American Automobile Club, Cobra Automotive, R.D. Enterprises, Centerline International, HP Tuners, 24 Hours of Lemons, Mercedes Benz Classic and Honda.

Special thanks to The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Centers, who normally help make this event happen when it is held in their beautiful town of Pacific Grove, California.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/27/20 12:33 p.m.

Totally in!

Car is a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera, and my props are hanging off the mirror: passes and badges from past Monterey events. Hope to see everyone soon, and thanks for participating. Can't wait to see some cool cars. 

J-Bar-J
J-Bar-J New Reader
7/27/20 10:12 p.m.

Here's my 1954 Triumph TR2 - early long-door version. Going to miss all the Monterey Car Week events this year, especially the Historics. As you can see, we've been going since at least 2013! Here's to next year's being better than ever!

Rick Burke
Rick Burke
7/28/20 12:10 a.m.

1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback taken in Monterey overlooking the warf and Del Monte Beach in the background.  You can see my car often driving through the streets of Monterey and Carmel on sunny weekends. 

Nicole Suddard
Nicole Suddard Marketing Coordinator
7/28/20 10:21 a.m.

Hey everybody, quick note:

The main point of the prop is to ensure that the photo was taken specifically for this online event, so that people don’t just use any picture of a car they may or may not still own.

For that reason, we do not recommend using the background as a prop, and we may not consider entries that use the background as a prop as valid if we cannot verify when the photo was taken.

Using an old photo for an entry is not in the spirit of the event, and can be considered cheating.

Acceptable props include souvenirs from past visits to Monterey, Classic Motorsports Magazines or merchandise, any other object that reminds you of Monterey car week (please explain in your post) or even stuffed animals of creatures found in the Monterey area. Feel free to be creative!

Falconbill
Falconbill
7/28/20 3:18 p.m.

Here’s the Monroes’ 64 Falcon on the Laguna Seca corkscrew, followed by Monterey County Sheriff’s finest. The Falcon, GT40p 302 powered, T5 shifted, was on the final lap of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital’s Cherry’s Jubilee. No, he didn’t pull me over.

 

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
7/29/20 12:57 p.m.

In reply to J-Bar-J :

Wow, beautiful TR3, great photo, and the way you used your prop is just what we are looking for. Thanks for entering.

 

J-Bar-J
J-Bar-J New Reader
7/29/20 4:10 p.m.

In reply to Tim Suddard :

Thanks Tim. It's a beautiful car we love to drive. I drove my daughter to the head of the aisle on her wedding day before escorting down it. That was something that was a priority for her when choosing a wedding venue, and a highlight of the day as well. If you're ever out in SoCal, let me know and I'd be glad to show you the rest of my Triumph stable (TR3A, TR4, 2000 Saloon, 10 Estate Wagon and GT6). And you meant TR2, right?!?! ;-)

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
7/30/20 8:36 a.m.

In reply to J-Bar-J :

I saw the grille and thought TR3. Looking again it almost looks like a long door TR2.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/30/20 9:05 a.m.

So, I'm unclear in what would be a good prop. Id love to submit my 70 duster,  but having never been to Monterey car week, and being a grm subscriber,  im not sure. Howabout i put a fresh grm dork sticker on the car?

plrichen
plrichen New Reader
7/30/20 6:59 p.m.

My Cars are a 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam (foreground) and a 1965 Lotus Elan S2. My prop is a 1995 Poster from the Monterey Historic Race, which featured the Lotus Marque that year

Nicole Suddard
Nicole Suddard Marketing Coordinator
7/31/20 8:46 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

A dork sticker on or near the car will do! Thanks for checking!

J-Bar-J
J-Bar-J New Reader
7/31/20 11:43 p.m.

In reply to Tim Suddard :

Yep. Early long door. #1084 of 4001 long doors and 8638 total TR2's. Early thermostat housing, low port head and SU H4's too...

Lotus02
Lotus02 New Reader
8/1/20 11:02 a.m.

This is my 2008 Lotus Elise SC. The color is liquid blue - my research indicates this is the only Elise imported into the US in this color.  My prop is a bottle of Clos Pegase Merlot.  In the background is St. Petersburg, Florida. 

 

Danny Shields (Forum Supporter)
Danny Shields (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
8/2/20 10:47 a.m.

This is my unrestored 1989 Porsche 944 S2. Owned for almost 20 years. 210K, two state autocross championships, four Porsche Parade autocross wins, and even a Porsche Parade concours win in Preservation class.  (Thank you Porsche Classic and Suncoast Porsche for helping us keep these beloved classic Porsches on the road!)

Prop is a framed Classic Motorsports shirt, of course.  

 

cyncrvr
cyncrvr New Reader
8/2/20 11:18 a.m.

I would just like to say......what a great selection of cars posted so far. They are all awesome, every one. Wish my old Mercedes was ready for pics but it's still in the (perpetual) restoration process. Thanks again everybody. In these crazy times it's wonderful to see some beautiful cars.........even if it's only virtual.

230SL
230SL New Reader
8/2/20 1:07 p.m.

This is my 1965 European Version Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda in Metallic Red (ROTMET DB571) with its Light Antigue Yellow Leather interior (1065), origially delivered to Koln Germany and owned for thirty-five years - all ready for a vacation drive to Monterey!

dougie
dougie Reader
8/2/20 11:42 p.m.
J-Bar-J said:

Here's my 1954 Triumph TR2 - early long-door version. Going to miss all the Monterey Car Week events this year, especially the Historics. As you can see, we've been going since at least 2013! Here's to next year's being better than ever!

Hah, I was racing there in  2013...I will really missed it this year. I plan to be at the December SVRA Laguna Seca event though.  https://svra.com/events/2020-trans-am-speedfest/

Walts172
Walts172 New Reader
8/3/20 12:18 p.m.

Thrill of a lifetime at the Corkscrew.

barryconnally
barryconnally
8/4/20 5:01 a.m.

My 1964 Triumph Spitfire that's been in the family since new.  Recently completed a second frame-off restoration. Props are the Hagerty Dawn Patrol hat from 2015 and The Quail Motorsports Happening entrant momento from 2016.

Danny Shields (Forum Supporter)
Danny Shields (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
8/4/20 6:00 a.m.

Great looking Spitfire! yes

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
8/4/20 8:51 a.m.

Very nice so far. Let's keep them coming!

 

racerdave600
racerdave600 UltraDork
8/4/20 1:53 p.m.

No cars to add, but fabulous looking submissions so far.  I love the TR3 and Spitfire!

barryconnally
barryconnally New Reader
8/4/20 5:59 p.m.

In reply to racerdave600 :

Thank you....

barryconnally
barryconnally New Reader
8/4/20 6:00 p.m.

In reply to Danny Shields (Forum Supporter) :

Thanks Danny. 

TheRev
TheRev New Reader
8/4/20 6:27 p.m.

Here to give Wallens some competition in the 911 category. '85 coupe freshly washed and coated. Took it down to the local golf club for the pic to pretend I'm concourse-level-fancy (which I am not). Only prop I have to verify the timeliness of the photo is the most recent CM magazine. 

Colin W. G
Colin W. G New Reader
8/5/20 5:07 p.m.

 "Road Trip" planning or "TR3 and Tea"
1961 Triumph TR3A, props, my faded cap from Monterey 2005 on the Bonnet, plus the latest CM magazine, CM from 2005 plus the latest Moss catalog with a lovely TR3 on the Cover, CM Decal on the Z quarter window and a Grassroots Motorsports license plate holder...And who could go anywhere without a map.
The 1970 Z in the garage is ready to roll, packed with 1960's Samsonite luggage. The Z is the same one that's on the 2005 CM cover on the TR bonnet.

Colin W. G
Colin W. G New Reader
8/5/20 5:22 p.m.

OK, so it's a long way from Monterey Bay. The Z and I enjoying the Candlewood Lake view in CT. 

1970 Datsun 240Z, props CM T shirt and a CM window sticker.

The Z is the Classic Motorsports Magazine project car from a few years back.

An awesome handling and performing Z.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
8/6/20 9:21 a.m.

Nice looking Z. Looks strangely familiar somehow.

DD
DD
8/6/20 12:30 p.m.

In reply to plrichen :

If you don't mind my asking, did you buy your elan in San Francisco. It looks like one I was considering. I think you beat me to it.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/6/20 12:51 p.m.

Here's my (unrestored survivor!) 77k mile 1990 Infiniti Q45 wearing period correct BBS wheels, from the best possible angle I could take it with my most recent CMS magazine 
 

 

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