Put down those champagne flutes, fancy friends. The 2020 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance -- a highlight of the annual Monterey Car Week festivities -- will be canceled this year due to the continuing pandemic, event organizers announced Wednesday.
The 2020 Concours was scheduled to take place on Sunday, Aug. 16, and will not be rescheduled. Instead, the 70th annual Pebble Beach Concours will skip this year, and will be held on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.
Monterey Car Week attracts tons of people from around the world, many of which are well-heeled folks who display the pristine cars in their personal collections. In addition to the Pebble Beach Concours, other Monterey Car Week events include theand Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, as well as several . In recent years, carmakers have held special events in Monterey to reveal and , as well.
It's unclear if the rest of these events will be canceled, but we can't imagine Monterey Car Week will continue as planned without its Pebble Beach Concours climax.
Pebble Beach is one of many automotive events that have been. The New York Auto Show (though we'll see about that), the , the Goodwood Festival of Speed won't take place, and the , just to name a few.