Monterey Kickoff 2023: Registration opens September 26

Photography Credit: Kristina Cilia

Want to be among the first few to kick off the start of Monterey Car Week 2023 like a true VIP?

Registration for our annual Classic Motorsports Monterey Kickoff Presented by Hagerty opens Monday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific.

Each year we kick off the Monterey festivities with our own welcome party, filling neighboring downtown Pacific Grove, California, with awesome cars, great people, perfect weather, and the kind of magic that only happens during Monterey Car Week–set for August 15, 2023, at 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Spectator entry is free–just walk right in–with no registration required.

Vehicle entry is $75, and all cars must pre-register online. No registrations will be accepted at the show gate.

What’s new for 2023? More space, more cars and more vendors. In addition, a selection committee will review all entries to ensure we showcase the broadest range of vehicles possible.

Register your car at (you can get a reminder email if registration hasn’t opened yet), and find full details about the 2023 Classic Motorsports Monterey Kickoff by visiting


Thanks to support from Hagerty Insurance, Moss MotorsFCP EuroCenterline InternationalNational Parts Depot, Monterey Touring Vehicles, Reliable Carriers, Snake River Classics, Griot’s Garage, RM Sotheby’s, Gtechniq, California Seltzer Co., UUC, Knock Off Spinner Tools, Tremec, The Monarch Pub, Evans Cooling, Covercraft, Lithium Auto Care, Pelican Parts, Motul and of course the city of Pacific Grove for making this event possible.

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