Los Angeles, CA — The Petersen Automotive Museum has announced plans to fill the void created by the April 22 cancellation of the Pebble Beach Concours and numerous other events of Monterey Car Week by hosting events of its own from Aug. 12-16.
Petersen Car Week will include a virtual car tour, a show focused on vintage racing, a live auction, vehicle unveilings, a marque-specific show dedicated to Porsche, a hypercar show and a concept car show. According to the website, full details will be unveiled May 15.
It will close with a concours d’elegance on Aug. 16 — when the canceled Pebble Beach Concours would have taken place. Featured classes for the concours will spotlight American Classic Open & Closed, European Classic Open & Closed, Post-war Preservation, Ferrari Grand Touring, Post-war Sports, Movies and TV, Off-Road, Hot Rod and Shooting Brake.
The museum does not intend for the event to replace Monterey car week, and has no current plans to make Petersen Car Week a permanent offering.
At this time, several Monterey Car Week events remain scheduled to take place this year, including the Aug. 8-9 Monterey Pre-Reunion, the Aug. 13-16 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the Aug. 11 Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue, Mecum’s Aug. 13-15 Monterey sale and the Porsche Club of America’s Werks Reunion Aug. 14.