The San Marino Motor Classic: Design In Motion is an annual community event that brings increased public awareness of the history of the motor vehicle through a broad spectrum exhibition of historical automobiles from the early to mid-twentieth century. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA and the Rotary Club of San Marino, both of which are 501(c)3 non-profit charities. More Background information may be found here.
$25 for advanced ticket purchase; $30 for the day of the event. Click here to purchase tickets.
Gates open at 9:00 AM, Sunday, June 10th. The event concludes at 3:00 PM the same day.
The sponsors of the San Marino Motor Classic include Wells Fargo, Symes Cadillac, Haralamos Beverage Company, Interscape, Bob Wondries Ford, Maxstudio, Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Great Matter, Pasadena Now, Bottle Shop, New Century BMW, Volkswagen Pasadena, Alhambra Volkswagen, Rusnak, Sage Automotive, and The Outlook.
There will be seven awards given, plus a first, second and third place award given per class. Some of the prestigious awards this year include:
Best In Show - Pre-War
Best In Show - Post-War
Most Elegant – Closed Car
Most Elegant – Open Car
Mayor’s Trophy – Most Significant Race Car
Art Center College of Design – “Design in Excellence Award”
Rotary Trophy – Best Woody
Meguiar’s Trophy – Best Paint and Finish
The Motor Classic was started in 2011 by co-founders Aaron Weiss, Ben Reiling and Paul Colony. It is the successor of the Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance. The inaugural event was a hybrid event combining the Classic Car Club of America Grand Classic with a contemporary Concours d’Elegance.
Car enthusiast and KABC 7’s Automotive Specialist Dave Kunz and Ed Justice, Jr. will be the Master of Ceremonies this year.
The San Marino Motor Classic will take place at Lacy Park located at 1485 Virginia Road, San Marino, Calif., 91108. Lacy Park is an exclusive 30-acre park in the heart of San Marino. San Marino is also home to the world renowned Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens.
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Food will be available for attendees. A Midway consisting of 15 trade booths will be available for spectators to purchase gift items. The day concludes with an awards ceremony.
Saturday, June 9, 2018: Gala Benefiting the USC Trojan Marching Band
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Parking is available on neighborhood streets surrounding the east entrance to the park. Tram stops are marked and a tram will circulate though the neighborhood picking up spectators at the marked Tram Stops located at the ends of north-south streets.
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The San Marino Motor Classic is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Deductions may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor regarding your deductibility.
The San Marino Motor Classic features a broad array of motorcars that span more than a century. Co-founded by Aaron Weiss, Paul Colony and Ben Reiling, the 2014 event featured 31 classes of select vehicles. It is the successor of the Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance.