San Marino Motor Classic Celebrates Biggest Year Yet
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SAN MARINO, Calif. (June 12, 2014) – It was an oasis of classic, vintage and rare cars at the fourth annual San Marino Motor Classic: Design In Motion on Sunday, June 8. The Concours-level exhibition attracted approximately 5,000 spectators and 270 classic and modern cars on the sprawling green lawns of Lacy Park. Special awards were given to the following:
• Best In Show - Pre War
1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton
John Muckel of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
• Best In Show - Post War
1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster
Hjeltness Restoration, Inc. of Escondido, Calif.
• Chairman’s Award
1931 Cadillac 370-A V-12 2-Door rumble seat coupe
Steven C. Muccillo of Laguna Beach, Calif.
• San Marino Rotary Trophy
1941 Packard Series 180 LeBaron Brougham
Leigh Johnson of Idyllwild, Calif.
• Most Elegant Closed Car - Post War
1956 Continental MK II
Peter & Cathy Hoffman of Hermosa Beach, Calif.
• Pasadena Humane Society Award
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
Alan & Wendy Hart of Topanga, Calif.
• Most Exotic Sports Car
1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing
Ted Strocher of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
• Garage Style Magazine Award
1965 Shelby Cobra
Billy & Christine Kincheloe of Sherman Oaks, Calif.
• Art Center College of Design Award
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale
Don Murray of Laguna Beach, Calif.
• Wells Fargo Award
1958 Cadillac Convertible Coupe
Giovanni Altamura of Manhattan Beach, Calif.
• Mayor's Award
1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster
Stephen Russell of Pasadena, Calif.
• CCCA Paul Cerf Award
1934 Auburn Phaeton Saloon Coupe
Fred Lax of Malibu, Calif.
• Meguiar's Award for Paint & Finish
1932 Lancia Dilambda
Tim Walker of Pasadena, Calif.
• Most Elegant Open Classic (CCCA)
1941 Packard Darrin Victoria
Lloyd Cranford of Long Beach, Calif.
• Petersen Automotive Museum Award
1957 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible
David Word of San Francisco, Calif.
• Most Significant Pre War European Car
1937 Peugeot Darl'Mat
Peter & Merle Mullin of Oxnard, Calif.
“We had an excellent turnout this year,” says Aaron Weiss, chairman and co-founder of the event. “We could not produce a show of this level without the community’s support these past four years. I cannot thank our dedicated volunteers, sponsors and entrants enough. ”
Proceeds are still being calculated for the three benefiting charities – the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, Petersen Automotive Museum and the Rotary Club of San Marino. Mark your calendars: next year’s show is set for Sunday, June 14, 2015. For the full list of winners, visit HTTP://WWW.SANMARINOMOTORCLASSIC.COM/WINNERS/2014.
About the San Marino Motor Classic
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. It is the successor of the Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance. For more information including directions, a list of past winners, competing classes and to purchase tickets visit: www.sanmarinomotorclassic.com.