Frequently Asked Questions

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Concours Sunday

TICKETS & ADMISSION

I just placed my order. When will I get my tickets?
Tickets will be mailed out beginning in mid-July, about four weeks prior to the Concours. If you selected to have your tickets held at Will Call, please visit the Will Call Schedule. If you are still not sure where your tickets are, click here. 

Do I need an ID to pick up my tickets held at Will Call?
Yes, you will need to provide identification to pick up your tickets. A valid driver’s license, passport photo, or any form of government-issued identification with photo ID is acceptable.

What is the admission process?
When you first arrive at the gate, a portion of your ticket will be removed and a wristband will be placed on your wrist. As you approach the main entry onto the show field, security will check for both your ticket and wristband — both are required for entrance onto the show field.

When does the show field open?
Officially the show field opens to spectators at 10:30 am. Spectators will not be permitted  onto the show field prior to 5:30 am.

Will I need to pay the Pebble Beach gate entrance fee?
No. Tickets include entrance into Pebble Beach, parking, and shuttle services to the show field. For added convenience, shuttles will be equipped with greeters to help you to your final destination.

Do I need to purchase tickets for my children?
General Admission tickets do not need to be purchased for children under the age of 12 if they are accompanied by a paying adult. Children 12 years or older will require a ticket.

Can my ticket be refunded or transferred to others?
All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Click here to view our full Refund and Return Policy

Is my ticket tax deductible?
No. The costs related to hosting this event far exceed the money received through ticket sales. Thankfully, through the support of participants and sponsors, we are able to host this automotive celebration, as well as donate to our local partnering nonprofit agencies.

Do Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance tickets allow access to all of the events during Pebble Beach Automotive Week?
No, our tickets allow access to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance show field on Concours Sunday ONLY. But many events related to the Concours and held earlier in the week do not require a ticket and are free to the public.

Driving Directions, Parking & Shuttle Questions

We’ve compiled Driving Directions to help guide you here.

Where can I find event maps?
Click here to see the event maps. Check back as these will be updated as we get closer to the event.

Is there shuttle service within Pebble Beach?
Yes, click here to learn more.

Can I take a taxi or another ride sharing service?
Yes. Taxis are rare and limited on Sunday, but a few are available near the conference center of The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Other services like Uber may be difficult to reach due to spotty cell service on the peninsula.

Is parking available for people who are physically challenged?
Specific parking and shuttle services are available to those who are physically challenged. Spectators with a state-issued parking placard will be directed to convenient parking areas and provided with complimentary shuttle service to the show field.

Do I need a parking pass on Concours Sunday?
On Concours Sunday, event tickets include parking and shuttle service from within Pebble Beach to the Concours location. Many VIP ticket packages include a parking pass for one of several designated lots, located within a short walk or short shuttle ride to the competition field. General admission spectators will be directed to park along the roads of Del Monte Forest, where trailing shuttles will pick them up and transport them nearer to The Lodge. General admission spectators should park where directed to ensure shuttle pickup.

What’s Available on the Show Field?

Is there seating available on the show field?

Seating on the competition field is limited and there is no existing seating in front of our awards ramp. Guests are welcome to bring a small low chair (the seat must be no more than 6 inches off the ground) or a blanket to view the show, and these can be placed in front of the show ramp on a first-come, first-served basis on Concours Sunday.

What is the policy for golf carts?
Golf carts are not available for rent or use by anyone other than Concours staff and volunteers. Outside golf carts are not permitted on property.

Are wheelchairs allowed and available on site?
Wheelchair rentals are not available at Pebble Beach. Individuals who require a wheelchair may bring their own.

May I bring my pet(s) to the event?
Pets are not allowed on any Concours shuttles or inside any venue where food is being served. We ask that you leave your pets at home. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with disabilities are welcomed.

Are strollers allowed on the show field?
Yes, but if you have small children, please remember it is difficult to maneuver large strollers on our show field.

Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance

Do I need a ticket for the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance?
No. The Tour d’Elegance is open to the public for viewing at no cost. You can watch cars lineup for the Tour start in the early morning at Pebble Beach (Tour entrants begin to lineup about 7:00 am and Tour cars depart at 9:00 am and 9:30 am), or you can see the cars on display on Ocean Avenue in Carmel around noon as they take a midday lunch break.

What is the route?
Click here for a map of the general route.

Where do I park to see the start of the Tour?
Once you arrive inside Pebble Beach, follow directional signage for parking areas close by.

Where do I park to see the car in Carmel?
There is no designated parking in Carmel for Tour spectators. Carmel has small public parking lots at Carmel Plaza (enter on Mission between Ocean and 7th Avenues), at Vista Lobos (at 3rd Avenue and Junipero Avenues) and at the Sunset Center (on 8th Avenue between Mission and San Carlos). Some street parking is available, but parking is quite limited. Please allow plenty of time to find parking.

Can I drive my car on the Tour?
No. The Tour is specifically for Entrants of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic.

Is Food available at the Tour?
The Tour provides food and beverages to participants and volunteers only. We encourage spectators to visit one of the several restaurants within Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea that provide delicious options.

Pebble Beach RetroAuto

Do I need a ticket for RetroAuto?
No. This event is open to the public at no cost from 9 am to 5 pm Thursday through Saturday at The Inn at Spanish Bay.

Where do I park?
Click here for Directions, Parking and Event Maps for The Inn at Spanish Bay

Is there Food available at RetroAuto?
There is no food or beverage service directly within RetroAuto, but there are plenty of restaurants at The Inn at Spanish Bay, where RetroAuto is located.

Pebble Beach Classic Car Forums

When can I register for Forums?
The Forum schedule is released in late spring and registrations open soon after. You must register in advance for each Forum that you want to attend.

What if a Forum is sold out?
If a Forum is sold out, you can standby for no shows on the day of the Forum.

Pebble Beach Auctions

Are the Pebble Beach Auctions open to the public?
The Pebble Beach Auctions are open to the public, but there is a registration process and fees for viewing or bidding on the cars. For more information click here.

Will a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ticket provide me with access to the Pebble Beach Auctions?
No, anyone who wants to attend viewings or bid at the Pebble Beach Auctions needs to register directly with Gooding & Company. Click here to learn more.

Can I offer a car for auction at Pebble Beach?
Gooding & Company determines what cars to offer at the Pebble Beach Auctions. For more information click here.

Where do I park if I’m attending the Pebble Beach Auctions?
Please follow directional signage and click here for more information.

Pebble Beach Motoring Classic

When does the Motoring Classic arrive in Pebble Beach?
Motoring Classic participants arrive on Wednesday afternoon of Pebble Beach Automotive Week and parade from the Transport lot to the Casa Palmero parking garage. Help us give them a big welcome.

Is it possible to view the Motoring Classic as it winds its way down from Kirkland, Washington?
Yes, although there is no set schedule for specific stops along the way. You can certainly follow along via our social media.

Where do I park to see the Motoring Classic arrive?
Find general parking near The Lodge at Pebble Beach and make your way toward the Casa Palmero parking garage.

The Pebble Beach event strives to honor the artistry and craftsmanship of bygone eras.

—The New York Times

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