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Exciting plans for the inaugural Petersen Car Week have been revealed, a five-day digital celebration of all things motoring.
It will be held on 12-16 August in lieu of the annual, world-famous Monterey Car Week which includes events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, but which has been cancelled for 2020 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Petersen Automotive Museum’s innovative and free-to-view virtual extravaganza has been launched to fill the void and will feature car shows, interviews, auctions and more, including a concours with celebrity judges, all on its YouTube channel.
Content submitted by enthusiasts will contribute to the community-led feel of the event which kicks off on 12 August, a tour, an auction and a vehicle unveiling following on Thursday 13 August, while the Friday’s events will include a Porsche show.
On Saturday 15 August it will be about historic racing and hypercars, plus an auction, while starring on the festival’s closing day will be a concours, with cars competing in the following classes: American Classic Open & Closed, European Classic Open & Closed, Post-war Preservation, Ferrari Grand Touring, Post-war Sports, Movies and TV, Off-Road, Hot Rod and Shooting Brake.
“We’re thrilled to announce the featured classes for the 2020 Petersen Concours d’Elegance,” said Petersen Executive Director, Terry L Karges.
“Although we’d much rather be experiencing the vehicles in person, we’re excited to see the submissions we receive from around the world in each of the concours classes.”
With online events such as last weekend’s REVS Limiter and Classics for Carers proving successful and providing enthusiasts with a dose of classic-car fun during lockdown, Petersen’s virtual event should be one to watch. Find out more and get involved here.
Images: Will Williams/Petersen Automotive Museum