June 21 & 22, 2019
Friday at the General Stilwell
Community Center, Seaside
Saturday in Downtown Monterey
FEATURING HUNDREDS of 1975 and older classic and custom hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, and trucks along with a lineup of great live entertainment, fabulous old-fashioned Sock Hop, and food and merchandise vendors. All proceeds go to Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing life skills to adults with intellectual disabilities.
2019 Headlining Band
The Greg Kihn Band
Hits include: Jeopardy and The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)
The 2019 Event is limited to 175 registered cars and is open to 1975 and older American cars, trucks, European classics, and National Car Club Vehicles ONLY. Registered participants must be 18 years or older. Proof of insurance and DMV Registration on the registered car(s) will be required at Event check-in.
Entry fee is $60.00 for first car ($70.00 after June 13, 2019)
(Additional cars are $25)
General Stilwell Community Center
The event starts with a larger venue, Friday night Sock Hop at the General Stilwell Ballroom in Seaside with live music, food, live and silent auctions, along with best dance and costume contests.
Custom House Plaza
On Saturday, the event moves to Custom House Plaza in beautiful downtown Monterey for the fabulous car show featuring over 150 pre-1976 custom & classic cars and trucks along with food, souvenirs, awards and live music all day.
Free Public Admission!
Car Participants $60 per Car
Includes 2 passes to the Sock Hop
($70.00 after June 13, 2019)
Special rate offer from Portola Hotel & Spa.
Call 1-800-222-5851 and mention you are with the 13th Annual Monterey Rock & Rod Festival to get a room rate for only $259 a night.
Complimentary Basic Guestroom Wi-Fi
Discounted Self-Parking to $17 Per Vehicle Daily
Book your room now >
Offer ends May 22, 2019
Parking not included.
Vendor Registration Information
To become a merchandise vendor please download the packet below to get started.
If you have any questions please contact Judy Anderson at (831) 649-0102 (M–F, 8am–4pm)