FAQ

FAQ

Q: Who started the San Marino Motor Classic?
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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.

Q: Who will be the Master of Ceremonies this year?
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Car enthusiast and KABC 7’s Automotive Specialist Dave Kunz and Ed Justice, Jr. will be the Master of Ceremonies this year.

Q: Where will the San Marino Motor Classic be held?
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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.

Q: How many classes will be showcased at the event?
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To see the classes, please click here.

Q: What activities will occur during the event?
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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.

Weekend Events:
Saturday, June 10, 2017: Gala Benefiting the USC Trojan Marching Band

For ticket pricing, address information, and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Q: Where should I park to go to the car show?
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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.

Q: Are donations accepted?
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Yes, click here to make a donation, or donate during the event.

Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
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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.

Q: What is the purpose of the San Marino Motor Classic?
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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.

Q: How much does it cost to attend?
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$25 for advanced ticket purchase; $30 for the day of the event. Click here to purchase tickets.

Q: What are the hours of the event?
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Gates open at 9:00 AM, Sunday, June 12th. The event concludes at 3:00 PM the same day.

Q: Who are the sponsors of the San Marino Motor Classic?
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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.

Q: What awards will be given?
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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

Q: What is the San Marino Motor Classic?
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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.