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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Hella Rothwell at Carmel Beach during Concours WeekCarmel-by-the-Sea Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Course California

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Comments (17)

David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

Wow, that really is a red carpet under the cars!!!

Aug 20, 2016 11:36 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

David Baker Laveen Realtor & South Phoenix Realtor - on reserved spots. So what is $100/spot a day for a car like that?

Aug 20, 2016 02:17 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

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
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Bob "RealMan" Timm - Didn't see any clunkers in town today. We are talking serious cars out there just driving around and parking like normal cars. And getting normal tickets for overstaying the 2 hour limit.

Aug 20, 2016 02:16 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - 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
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint - You know it! And they know not to put their boots on any running boards of the historic cars. Good guys, our police.

Aug 20, 2016 02:12 PM
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
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Larry Johnston - Yep, all you do is buy that spot for the day at a flat rate if there is a function. I know we do that during our Carmel Art Festival as well. But, I must admit, we've never put a red carpet out there. Something to think about. Hm..

Aug 21, 2016 03:16 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

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

Aug 21, 2016 03:17 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Kathleen Daniels - Quite a few celebrities have been spotted around town as well. You really wouldn't know them because everyone is dressed casually. Love this event week although parking is a bear!

Aug 21, 2016 03:43 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

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

Aug 21, 2016 08:15 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Anna Banana Kruchten After a week of seeing the best of the best cars in the world today, you get into overload...until I saw these parked on red carpets. Great marketing. It really stands out. The cars aren't bad either

Aug 21, 2016 03:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

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

Aug 21, 2016 10:40 AM
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
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Hella

Great Localism post and some beautiful cars ...

Aug 22, 2016 01:24 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

It was an incredible week, Bob. The best car show on earth IMHO.

Aug 22, 2016 01:38 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - 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
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Bob Crane - Not to burst your bubble, but I think they were dealers of these fabulous cars who reserved these spaces from the city at a nice little rate to show them off. Oh, and so they wouldn't get a ticket for parking in these prime spots. In any event, I think it showed great foresight.

Aug 24, 2016 09:42 AM
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
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Will Hamm - This is an annual event week. Put it on your calendar and I will see you here next year!

Aug 24, 2016 09:43 AM
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
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
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
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Patricia Feager (1) Thanks. (2) I wish!

Aug 25, 2016 05:43 AM
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
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Belinda Spillman - I wonder who owns it? Some little ol' lady? At least it doesn't got its doors banged when getting in and out!

Aug 27, 2016 02:57 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

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
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Debe Maxwell - I scheduled time from the office just to walk around all week. Awesome cars. Makes car shows boring especially with the Carmel-by-the-Sea backdrop.

Aug 27, 2016 02:59 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

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