The return of the international crowd during "Car Week"

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

Hella Rothwell Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance 2022

Some called it "revenge travel", the international car collectors once more showed up by the thousands for the Monterey Peninsula's annual "car week" held in August of each year. Automotive events culminate with the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance.  From 200 of the most collected cars in the world to the latest and greatest cars including concept cars, were shipped from 21 countries to participate this year.  It was estimated that 85,000 admirers came from around the globe in 2022 bringing millions into the local economy. 

1932 Duesenberg J Figoni Sports Torpedo Pebble Beach Concours 2022 winner

 Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance 2022 "Best of Show" winner was the 1932 Duesenberg J Figoni Sports Torpedo shown by Lee R. Anderson Sr.

Hella Rothwell at The Quail, Carmel Valley 2022

Above, couldn't resist having my photo taken with this Maserati beauty during The Quail, the ultra luxe party held on the golf course at the Quail Lodge. & Golf Club.

Real estate, as well, gains from this week because a large percentage of those who come also look at the fabulous homes for sale in our beautiful oceanfront community, with many being purchased as second homes by this international crowd. The one everyone was looking at this year was "The Butterfly House", oceanfront on Scenic Drive in Carmel currently for  sale at $40,000,000.  Recently Brad Pitt purchased another $40M home at the ocean near the Highlands, and Betty White's home in Carmel was sold for $3M over asking price. 

Pebble Beach has about 30 homes for sale in the $3M-$30M range, purchased for a variety of reasons such as the excellent golf courses and closeness to Carmel-by-the-Sea (where homes sell for about $3.5M and up) with its many restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.  Check out

Yes, I will be delighted to help you find your dream home here on the Monterey Peninsula whether it will be your first, second or third home.  And, while looking, we can sample some of the excellent wines in its 20 wine tasting rooms, or coffees in outstanding bakeries.  Just call me, no obligation.

McLaren Cars on Ocean Avenue Carmel-by-the-Sea 2022

Above, saw three McLaren automobiles making their way up Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Throughout the week, people line the street to watch some of the most awesome cars drive by or park, like the pink Porsche.  They drop by from various car shows being held around the Monterey Peninsula to see and be seen. And some just come to strut their car's stuff and be admired.



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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 (10)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a friend. I would love the follow back. Thanks Bill

Aug 24, 2022 12:55 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hella, that looks like a lot of fun, and some very cool cars.  Hope you sold a home too!

Aug 24, 2022 02:54 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Working on it. Received quite a few referrals this month. 

Aug 25, 2022 08:59 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hella it has been ages, years since I saw you on the platform... where have you been? Good to see you back, Endre

Aug 24, 2022 11:03 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

  Endre Barath, Jr. During COVID, the market heated up here on the Monterey Peninsula and I started to focus on Pebble Beach.  Now I'm playing catch up with my websites.  Just yesterday, looked on my AR blog and realized I should put an update on it--last one was 2019--and "Car Week" fits perfectly into my current focus. 

Aug 25, 2022 09:07 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

HI Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® my wife and I were in Monterey the Tuesday of car week, because it was 105 over here in the Central Valley.  We saw lots of very cool cars.

Sep 01, 2022 11:27 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Hopefully next year, Carmel-by-the-Sea will have its Tuesday event back in the city.  We really missed it this year.  But glad you found some cool cars here on the coast on a hot day in your town.

Sep 01, 2022 12:48 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Hella - that is a beautiful destination and the cars are magnificent as is the real estate and the 7 mile drive.

Sep 15, 2022 03:34 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

This area is truly beautiful.  Artists come here to paint its magnificent coastline. 

Sep 15, 2022 09:17 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

How wonderful for you to participate in this car event!  Love your photos and glad you made a few connections😎

Sep 20, 2022 06:52 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh WOW, Hella! Love that you participated in this year's incredible international car week. You look AMAZING! Love, love, LOVE the photos!

Nov 21, 2022 09:04 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hella miss your posts and the interactions hope all is well with you, Endre

Feb 12, 2023 10:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Just thought I would try to nudge you to post again Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® , Endre

May 07, 2023 08:48 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - you look absolutely stunning in all the photographs with the most beautiful cars at the international car collectors show! You are a fashion statement in your own right!

If I had an opportunity to pick any of those beauties for free, I was seriously have trouble picking one car over another. But I would have to have a convertible. The colors, the styles, the looks, the shiny cars all look brand new! That must have been a fun day for you and the collectors too!

Jun 03, 2023 12:28 PM