Carmel-by-the-Sea’s whimsical architecture, inspired by Arthur Rackham’s illustrations for children’s fairy tales, provides a unique setting for the CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE. This is the latest addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the area’s internationally known Monterey Peninsula ten-day collector car gathering, celebrating the finest in automotive design and engineering. Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun. A fascinating mix of American and foreign cars will be showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries. The CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE will focus on vehicles not usually seen during this ten-day period. The cars will include a variety of legendary vehicles. Well over 175 cars will be on display in groups of juried classes during CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE. These will include Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods and Sporting Cars.
Micro Cars and others will highlight vehicles from the sublime to the spectacular. Selections will be based on a variety of factors, including authenticity, originality and provenance. Additional consideration will be given to cars that inspired youthful dreams, interesting stories and the hard-to-define fun factor. Class and major awards will be presented in the late afternoon. Families will want to remain in Carmel-by-the-Sea to enjoy dinner after the event has concluded, completing a full day of enjoying both the cars and Carmel’s unique setting.The CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE supports The Carmel Foundation in their work to provide a wide variety of services to Monterey Peninsula seniors.
BENEFITING THE CARMEL FOUNDATION
MOTOR CLUB EVENTS with CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE and CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA OCEAN AVENUE MOTOR CLUB wish to build awareness and financial support to help enable The Carmel Foundation to fulfill its mission.
The Carmel Foundation was founded in 1950 by community members who noticed the growing needs of their aging neighbors. Although both the needs and interests of its members have changed over the years, their desire to facilitate an active and healthy lifestyle for each is integral with today’s goals and vision for the Foundation. At this time, The Carmel Foundation services over 3,200 members on the Monterey Peninsula.
For seniors struggling financially, The Carmel Foundation provides assistance via respite care and low-income housing so those who have made this community what it is today are not forced to relocate away from the area they call home. Other valuable services offered include free medical equipment loans, respite grants, an onsite lunch program, meal delivery to homebound seniors, blood pressure checks, free lending library and over 50 classes and activities offered weekly.
As The Carmel Foundation does not accept government funding, they rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to support the many programs and services offered to the senior population. Your investment in the community’s seniors is greatly appreciated.