Little Cars in Pacific Grove

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Peel Trident at The Little Car Show - Pacific Grove, August 14, 2014

Every August, hundreds of unique, antique, and highly collectible cars converge on the Monterey Bay. A series of car shows, races, auctions, and other car-centric events are scheduled this week, culminating in Annual Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach on Sunday. I was lucky enough to learn at the last minute that The Tiny Car Show was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Pacific Grove, so I took off as fast as I could to get there and admire as many tiny cars as possible.

Messerschmidt at The Little Car Show - Pacific Grove, August 14, 2014

This show features little vehicles, like Minis, Fiats, Messerschmidts, MGs, etc. I was all over it! It was so much fun just walking around admiring the cars, chatting with owners, and taking (a ton!) of photos.

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Minis, galore.

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This 1959 Morris Mini with wood trim was all tricked out, UK style.

The Little Car Show - Pacific Grove, August 14, 2014

Yep, it's lavender! What a beauty.

The Little Car Show - Pacific Grove, August 14, 2014

Electra King - retro, 3-wheeled electric car. It was charging with the extension cord.

The Little Car Show - Pacific Grove, August 14, 2014
The Little Car Show - Pacific Grove, August 14, 2014

It's impossible to deny that those minis are photogenic! Here's a list of other Monterey County auto events going on this week.

Peel Trident, The Little Car Show - Pacific Grove 8/2014

If the first photo of the micro bubble car (a Trident Peel) sparked your interest, check out this post I wrote featuring the retro auto section at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2008.

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  1. That must have been so much fun and it made me think of the Jack's Toy video you shared a while ago. I hope Jack and his car are still doing well!

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  2. I thought of him, too! Was wondering if I might see him there as people come from all over the country to show off their cars. There was only one Isetta there, though, and it was blue!

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