Monterey, CA, February 06, 2020 - Last year’s inaugural Concours at Pasadera had it all — free-flowing Champagne, delectable hors d’oeuvres, more than 60 spectacular cars competing in class awards from Tiffany and Co., and the backdrop of a luxurious private country club and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.
While that may sound difficult to eclipse, Pasadera club members have every intention of doing just that at the second annual event on Friday, Aug. 7, from 4-7 p.m.
Pasadera will effectively launch Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula, showcasing a juried collection of modern, classic, competition, commercial and vintage automobiles, along with motorcycles gathered from club members and enthusiasts.
Guests will enjoy an exceptional culinary experience, with the event benefiting countywide charitable causes. The 2020 event includes a special Hot Wheels show, inviting both younger and older exhibitors to present their collections for awards.
Ford vs Ferrari
While the focus will be centered on Friday’s festivities, Pasadera will host a pre-Concours party on Thursday, Aug. 6 (5-8 p.m.), highlighted by a private screening of the film “Ford vs. Ferrari,” starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon.
The film follows a determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver Ken Miles (Bale). Both are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building the Ford GT40, a new racing car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari racing team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.
Bring your Hot Wheels
The famous toy from Mattel has become hugely collectible, with fans unearthing pieces that could belong in an investment portfolio.
The Concours at Pasadera will feature five exciting categories for entrants: Vintage Hot Wheels (manufactured between 1968-1977 with red lines on the tires); Classics (1978-1994); Modern Classics (1995-2020; includes 1995 “Treasure Hunt” launch); Customized (manufacturing dates open); and Special Exhibition (rare examples accepted by the jury).
A Best of Show will be awarded, chosen by attending guests by popular vote, given to the piece that best represents the spirit of the show and its exhibitor.
Each Hot Wheels exhibitor will receive a selected Hot Wheels vehicle as a gift from the Concours committee.
Those interested in exhibiting should register here.
Proceeds from the 2020 Concours at Pasadera will benefit The Bridge Restoration Ministry and CASA of Monterey County (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children).
The Bridge exists to provide a residential setting for those struggling with addictions, providing safety, structure, discipleship and supervision for the purpose of restoring them back to God, family, work and community. Referrals come from Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, families, local businesses, and local and state correctional programs. Its current goal is to acquire a new facility, working with Pepperdine University to obtain a location in Pacific Grove.
CASA trains and supports community volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children placed in foster care, upholding the children’s rights while pursuing a safe and permanent home.
2020 poster from famed artist
World-renowned automotive artist Simon Bull has captured the spirit of the 2020 Concours at Pasadera through his love of color — and cars.
The work of this English-born artist can be viewed at Bull’s studio inside the Meuse Gallery on Ocean Avenue in Carmel, as well as through a network of fine art galleries around the world.
Guests to Concours at Pasadera will be able to view Bull’s one-of-a-kind, colorfully painted Aston Martin on display.
Tickets and more information
Monterey Motorsports owner Rick Barnett is leading the organization for the event, and will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Tiffany & Co. will furnish the awards for exhibitor participation.
A 2020 Concours ticket includes:
Admission into The Concours at Pasadera
Heavy hors d’oeuvres
Early-Bird Pricing (RSVP before July 10)
General admission adult (18+): $110, $195 per couple
General admission (under 18): $40
Children 5 and under are free
Standard Pricing (RSVP before July 10)
General admission adult (18+): $125, $225 per couple
General admission (under 18): $50
Children 5 and under are free to attend
Club Member Early-Bird Pricing (RSVP before July 10)
Member general admission adult (18+): $95, $165 per couple
Member general admission (under 18): $30
Children 5 and under are free
Club members interested in purchasing tickets should contact Laura Costa at (831) 647-2400 or email [email protected]
General admission tickets may be purchased at https://pasaderaconcours.com/tickets/
Exhibitors and sponsors
The exhibition fee is $250 (includes two entry tickets, Tiffany exhibitor award, car bio, photo shoot). To guarantee review of entry by jury, exhibitor must apply by July 6.
Alumni exhibitors will be charged $250 (includes two entry tickets, sterling silver Tiffany 2019 Alumni Pin, car bio, and photo). To guarantee review of entry by jury, alumni exhibitor must apply by May 15.
Elite exhibitor fee is $350 (includes Alumni and Exhibitor entries, two event tickets, and both Exhibitor and Alumni awards). To guarantee review of entry by jury, Alumni exhibitor must apply by May 15.
Applications may be found at https://pasaderaconcours.com/application.
For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Rick Barnett at [email protected]
The Club at Pasadera is at 100 Pasadera Drive in
Monterey, between Monterey and Salinas off Highway 68.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901