Carmel By The Sea Downtown — Monterey Car Week
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Few car pics from Carmel-By-The-Sea downtown on Thursday afternoon during the 2022 Monterey Car Week.
I couldn’t think of a better place to park when headed to the Pebble Beach event. It worked out alright, but street parking is very limited and adjacent streets have road signs prohibiting non-residential parking.
Once parked and negotiated with a friendly local resident my unconstitutional right for negligence, I hesitated and, instead of assembling my bike, followed the music.
Which inevitably lead me to a few downtown blocks closed off to traffic and densely packed with beautiful cars. Cars of various brands and age — from american cars of 40-th to modern Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini cabriolets.
Apparently, this was the Prancing Ponies event where ladies presented their favorite (and still mostly combustion-driven) ponies to everyone’s enjoyment. All proceeds from the event go to the 501(c)3 Prancing Ponies Foundation supporting underrepresented and low-income woman.
Quite a few classic cars featured on this page were presented by the Monterey Touring Vehicles company. Their cars were in an immaculate shape and are available for rent in the area. Hey, if folks from MTV are reading this, please sponsor my stay for the next year event!
Ocean Avenue, being a street of historic and authentic buildings, certainly provided a unique and somewhat magical stage for the event. Most guests looked the part — well-dressed, interested and vibrant. Generally visitors come to Carmel for the stroll down the picturesque Ocean Avenue and to have lunch in one of the many fancy restaurants. And for them this display of cars was a lovely bonus.
Next year I plan to stop by for the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concourse on the Avenue. Might as well get a cup of so-so coffee and a decent pastry.
See you there!