Saturday: Concours d’Lemons Ruins Monterey Yet Again

What started as the anti-concours has transformed into a major event on the Monterey Car Week schedule, with hundreds of cars and thousands of people. When names like Jay Leno and Wayne Carini regularly attend a happening (and are willing to admit to it afterwards), you know that it has arrived.

This year’s Concours d’Lemons, a celebration of the wild, the weird and the wacky, will again defile Seaside City Hall on Saturday, August 17. 

Concours founder Alan Galbraith jokes that he strives to present the worst concours event in the world, yet this year’s judges will include several big names. “I can only assume they thought they were being invited to one of the good concours,” Galbraith says. “Obviously they’ve all made a mistake. We don’t plan on telling them until it’s too late.”

Thanks to the generosity of Classic Motorsports and Hagerty, the event is free for both entrants and spectators–proving that sometimes you really do get what you pay for.

The Concours d’Lemons takes place on Saturday, August 17 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Avenue in Seaside, California.

Can't attend in person? We've got you covered. Follow Classic Motorsports on Instagram to see the madness wherever you are.


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