All eyes of the collector car world are focused on California this week as Monterey Week 2012 gets underway. Each year thousands of collector car enthusiast head west to participate in the weeks’ activities which culminate at the esteemed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Included in the car shows, race car reunions, and road rallies are 5 high-end collector car auctions. Mecum, RM, Russo and Steele, Gooding and Company, and Bonhams all are holding events this week. Our handy guide to those Monterey auctions awaits you after the jump.
About 80 Corvettes in all will be auctioned this week. Mecum Auctions will offer 57 of those and Russo and Steele has 18 others available. Gooding, RM Auctions, and Bonhams have a total of 5 Corvettes listed between them. The big sellers of the week are likely to be the 1968 Owens-Corning racer at RM and the L88 convertible at Mecum provided each of them reach their respective reserves.
The first cars will roll across the stage on Thursday August 16th and sales will wrap up on Sunday, August 19th. Below is a brief summary of the all the Monterey auctions, when they occur, media coverage, and just how many Corvettes you can attempt to buy at each event.
We’ll be following all of the action this week so keep an eye on CorvetteBlogger.com as well as our Facebook page for updates and sales results.
For more information on the all of the Monterey Week festivities checkout the Monterey Car Week website.