Now THAT's the red carpet treatment for parking during Concours Week

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

Red Carpet parking in Carmel-by-the-Sea during Concours Week.

The day before the Concours d' Elegance in Pebble Beach, it seems that everyone with an expensive car is here. There is no distinction, they are just plain that: expensive.

People are walking up and down Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, our main street, looking at them. Your ordinary everyday car should not even get near this street today, you would feel, well, you know. This is the day to show it off, and you really need one to show off. Competition is stiff. 

Naturally, everyone wants to park it on Ocean Avenue too so people can admire it. Maybe that's why they drive around and around town like they do in Manhattan, they just don't want to leave it on a mere side street. Although these are packed with formidable cars as well.


This was right in front of Little Napoli restaurant on Dolores (my street) & 7th (I'm between 5th & 6th, if you want to come visit).

Red Carpet parking in Carmel-by-the-Sea during Concours Week

And this was taken on Ocean Avenue on Saturday, August 21.

Concours Week in Carmel-by-the-Sea on Ocean Avenue

Check out that license plate, above!!!

Concours Week in Carmel-by-the-Sea on Ocean Avenue

And as seen from the median strip.


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David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
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Wow, that really is a red carpet under the cars!!!

Aug 20, 2016 11:36 AM #1
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

WOW it sure would be embarrassing if your car had any kind of leak on that red carpet Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Aug 20, 2016 11:38 AM #2
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Yes I am thinking they would not appreciate my car there.  lol   I wonder if they have some red carpet police that knows the price tags?  Mark

Aug 20, 2016 02:01 PM #3
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good morning Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® , That's a great marketing idea!  I have never heard of that done.

Aug 21, 2016 01:33 AM #4
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Hella ... I remember those days well ... expensive cars and wealthy people do draw attention ... sometimes unwanted attention. 

Aug 21, 2016 03:17 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Now that is really cool Hella!  What a great picture!!!

Aug 21, 2016 08:15 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hella- this would be fun to see!!!  And I do love the tag on that bright blue car. 

Aug 21, 2016 10:40 AM #7
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Kathy Streib - Merci me.

Aug 21, 2016 03:22 PM #8
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Hella

Great Localism post and some beautiful cars ...

Aug 22, 2016 01:24 PM #9
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Nice of them to roll out the red carpet for all of these fancy cars, I am sure the owners who had the honor of parking on this stretch of street appreciated the treatment.

Aug 22, 2016 03:06 PM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Hella M. Rothwell, I wish I had time to visit your area and take in all these great cars and you!

Aug 22, 2016 11:52 PM #11
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I love cars and this would be a great day out. 

Aug 23, 2016 06:09 AM #12
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Jane Peters - I think a whole lot of others from LA were up here including celebrities. You must come next year, same time, same place.

Aug 24, 2016 09:44 AM #13
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

WOW! Now those are cars and photographs you don't see every day! Which one is yours?

Thanks for taking such great photos and sharing!

Aug 24, 2016 04:03 PM #14
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Oh My.  Those are some fancy wheels.  I love the license plate on the blue car.

Aug 25, 2016 06:16 AM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

SWEET cars, Hella!  I would have to take the day off just to hover by the red carpet to check out the eye candy!!  

Aug 25, 2016 12:18 PM #16
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, I believe I would have to take the week off for that too!  People AND car-watching on the red carpet!!  And, you're right - that backdrop is unparalleled!

Aug 28, 2016 12:33 PM #17
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