Come Out and Join Us
for the 14th Annual
Monterey Rock & Rod Festival
June 18 & 19, 2021
Sock Hop and Vehicle Registration SOLD OUT!
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, plus 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.
Sealed With A Kiss; I’m Afraid to Go Home; Poor Little Fool; The Joker Went Wild; Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini; Gypsy Woman; Save Your Heart For Me
The 2021 Event is limited to 150 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 11, 2021)
(Additional cars are $25)
NOTICE: The 20 spaces that are available on the Alvarado Mall are all sold out. There are still many great spots in the Custom House Plaza for your car.
Monterey County Fairgrounds
The event starts with a larger venue, Friday night Sock Hop at the Monterey County Fairgrounds with live music, food, live and silent auctions, along with best dance and costume contests.
Custom House Plaza
Monterey State Historic Park
On Saturday, the event moves to Custom House Plaza-Monterey State Historic Park in beautiful downtown Monterey for the fabulous car show featuring over 150 pre-1975 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 11, 2021)
Book your reservations now at our host hotels
350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
If you wish to book a room at the Marriott by phone call Reservations at (800) 228-9290 or (831) 649-4234 on or before Friday, May 21, 2021 (the “Cutoff Date”). Identify yourself as part of the Gateway Center of Monterey group staying at the Monterey Marriott. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card. After the Cutoff Date, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for general sale.
Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
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If you wish to book a room at the Portola Hotel & Spa by phone call Reservations at (888) 222-5851 on or before Friday, May 21, 2021 (the “Cutoff Date”). Identify yourself as part of the Monterey Rock & Rod Festival group staying at the Hotel. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card. After the Cutoff Date, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for general sale.
Advertise with Us!
If you'd like to advertise in the 2021 Event Program, click here to download the 2021 Advertising Rate and Spec Sheet or for more information you can call Terry Wecker at 831-809-6252.
Vendor Registration Information
To become a merchandise vendor please download the packet below to get started.
If you have any questions please contact Kathy Jeal at
(831) 920-1698 (M–F, 8am–4pm) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.