Imagine being transported back to a simpler time, when the constant pull of technology was non-existent, craftsmanship took center stage and the flash of the time combined with a timeless elegance. Every year that feeling returns, the week of August 13, 2012, with the world renowned Classic Car Week. The entire Peninsula is transformed into a car lover’s playground with showcases, auctions, runs and races scheduled throughout the week. Most of the action centers on the major viewing competitions and the various auctions. From the tony Pebble Beach Concourse d’ Elegance and the horsepower and high fashion of the Concorso Italiano to the Quail, a Motorsports Gathering and the RM Auctions Sports & Classics of Monterey auction, the multitude of offerings is almost too many to fathom.
The Portola Hotel & Spa is not only right in the thick of the action, but it also home to the RM Auctions Sports & Classics auction event. With secure covered parking and a number of alternate transportation options right at your fingertips, classic car owners or fans of the cars themselves can easily access any of the events around the Peninsula. Just steps from the Monterey Bay and some of the area’s best attractions the Portola is the perfect place to get away from the rev of the engines, if even for just a moment. Featuring Jacks Restaurant & Lounge and Peter B’s Brewpub, guests of the hotel mingle with auction and event attendees and participants while enjoying the rejuvenated menus of both locations.
It’s time to polish up your four-wheeled classic and hit the road to Monterey and the Portola Hotel & Spa.