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      08-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Talking Monterey Car Week 2012

Next week is arguably the World's Largest Car Week of the year.

Anyone from around here going?

If you have never gone and call yourself a "Car Guy" you owe it to yourself to go at least once in your life.
I try to go every year, a small group of enthusiast will caravan and take back roads all of the way up and down with a ton of spirited driving.

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  • Pre-Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion, 8.10-8.12. It's a cheaper way to see many of the same cars running. www.mazdaraceway.com
  • The Quail Rally,8.13-8.15. www.quaillodgeevents.com
  • Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance, 8.16. The cars roll into Carmel and park on the main street at lunch time, check them out for free. www.pebblebeachconcours.net
  • Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally, 8.17. Check out the cars before the rally, free. www.pgautorally.org
  • Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, 8.17-8.19. Cobras roll out on the track in force like never before. www.mazdaraceway.com

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^ lol. I'm going but wont have my M. Flying out wed night.
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Nice write up.
I WILL go one year for this.

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I'm watching Street Signs (CNBC) right now and they just had a segment that this car show will have the rarests/most expensive cars on earth. It must be a big deal to have coverage on Street Signs.
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^ lol. I'm going but wont have my M. Flying out wed night.
I will be in the BMW Corral for the Legends of the Autobahn and at Laguna Seca if you want to hookup.

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Nice write up.
I WILL go one year for this.

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Next Year!!

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I'm watching Street Signs (CNBC) right now and they just had a segment that this car show will have the rarests/most expensive cars on earth. It must be a big deal to have coverage on Street Signs.
As Ron Burgandy would say...
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"I'm [Monterey Car Week] kinda of a big deal"
August 6th issue of Autoweek...
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Sweeeeet! Sorry i'm not gonna be there Terry. Post pictures and enjoy!
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Sweeeeet! Sorry i'm not gonna be there Terry. Post pictures and enjoy!
Next time Chris!!!

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One of these days I will make it to this event lol
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I've hit up Concorso Italiano a few times and Pebble Beach...I still wanna do the full weekend one of these years...I'm just happy that this events usually are on my birthday week
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There is also a "rally" through the winding hills of Carmel Valley tomorrow. Several M cars, classics and exotics. Last year the highlights were a GT2, Lamborghini, GTR, X6M, ect.

I have to put my race wheels on for this kind of fun! And I am a Monterey local so have hookups for Laguna Seca tix. Usually I also have hotel hookups but they are all sold out now.
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I was planning to drive down to Monterey Car Week from SF on Sat. If any other SF M's happen to be going down as well send me a PM and we can caravan. I'm open to leaving anytime from 11am to 2pm.
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I'm planning to go to this next year and i have some questions.

Are most of the events free? I was looking at their website and it looks like tickets are $200? How much would you have to spend if you wanted to go to most/all of the better events? Thanks
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Nice vid.
Looks like fun.

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