Need More Quality Car Time? Here are a Few More Car Events

If the chapter doesn’t provide you with enough quality time around nice cars, there are plenty of other events that might interest you. Here are a few options, both nearby and far away, and free to really expensive.

May 26-28, Concourso e’Eleganza Villa d’Este
Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Italy

This elegant concours d’elegance is held each year on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy. One of the world’s best car shows, the BMW Group has been the primary sponsor for years. If you’d like to attend, make your reservations now and BMW (Bring Money in Wads).

June 24, Classic Car Club of America Grand Classic
Maloney Estate in Sequim, WA.

For the Classic Car Club of America, a Grand Classic is their big car show and includes only Grand Classics, cars from the accepted list with the newest being built in 1948. You’ll be able to see some spectacular cars from the era of coachbuilt cars. The location is the estate of Brown Maloney. Some of you may remember a club tour that stopped at the Maloney Estate where we saw Brown’s interesting collection, including a 507 he had at the time. Cost will probably be free or close to free and it’s an easy day trip from Seattle.

July 9, Ferrari Club Concours d’Elegance
13200 Lake Kathleen Road SE, Renton, WA 98059

Celebrating 70 years of Ferrari. The Northwest Region of the Ferrari Club of America will have their big summer show on July 9th. Time is from 10:00 to 3:00. The show is free to the viewing public.

August 2, Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance
Blackie Spit Park, Surrey, British Columbia

This show is held annually just over the border to Canada in South Surrey, BC. The park is on Boundary Bay. This is a concours where one can look at both cars and marine wildlife. A pleasant way to start the Labor Day weekend. The event runs from 10:00 to 3:00 Saturday. Tickets are $10 Canadian.

The Elvis 507 crosses the awards ramp in front of The Lodge at Pebble Beach. ©2016, Sam Cobb

August 18-20, Monterey Car Weekend
Monterey Peninsula, California

The big kahuna when it comes to car events, the Monterey Weekend is actually a week-long series of incredible events culminating in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world’s top show. Legends of the Autobahn on Friday is free. Most of the other events are very expensive and worth it.

–David Lightfoot, Editor-in-Chief