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San Marino Motor Classic
June 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The San Marino Motor Classic is the premier regional automotive exhibition in the San Gabriel Valley and one of the premier concours-level exhibitions in Southern California. Concours d’Elegance (French literal translation, “competition of elegance”) competitions have existed since seventeenth century France and since the mid-20th century in America. Other notable American Concours d’Elegance shows include Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in northern California, Meadow Brook in Michigan, Amelia Island in Florida and the Louis Vuitton Classic in New York.
The San Marino Motor Classic was established in 2011 by co-founders Aaron Weiss, Ben Reiling and Paul Colony held in Lacy Park, an exclusive 30-acre park in San Marino. It is the successor of the Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance. In its inaugural year, the exhibition was a hybrid of a Classic Car Club of America Grand Classic and a contemporary Concours d’Elegance. More than 220 Brass Era, Depression Era and Post-War luxury and sports cars were showcased attracting more than 3,000 spectators. The 2011 event raised more than $120,000 for its beneficiary charities, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA and the Rotary Club of San Marino.
Entrants compete in 30 classes including Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Corvettes and Mercedes-Benz, to name a few. Judging takes place at the end of the day in which seven awards are given, plus first, second and third place awards given per class. Some of the prestigious awards for 2012 include Best In Show, 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 and Meguiar’s Trophy – Best Paint and Finish.
In 2019, the San Marino Motor Classic expects to have more than 250 mint condition collector cars and even more spectators than last year. Entrants and spectators are welcome to experience various events preceding and following the dazzling event, including a gala. Proceeds will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, the Rotary Club of San Marino, and Cancer Support Community Pasadena.
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.
Saturday June 8
Cars and Chronographs – An Exhibit of Exotic Cars and Automotive Themed Watches, Sponsored by Hing Wa Lee Jewelers.
1:30PM – 3:30PM At Hing Wa Lee Jewelers 1635 S Del Mar Ave, San Gabriel, CA · (626) 280-3993. Light snacks and refreshments. No cost, reservations appreciated.
Saturday, June 8
Symphony of Cars Gala at Lacy Park
6:00PM – 10:00PM The Gala Benefits the Cancer Support Community Pasadena. 15 cars will be presented and Gary Tole and the Legends of Swing Orchestra will play music of their era. There will be complimentary valet parking, a hosted bar, dinner and a performance for $250.00/Person. The Symphony of Cars Gala is sponsored by David Lee, Hing Wa Lee Jewelers and Michael O. Healy RBC Wealth Management.
Sunday June 9
San Marino Motor Classic
Cars may be placed on the field on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 12:00PM-4:00PM or Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 6:00AM – 8:30AM.
$100.00/vehicle entry fee includes two general admission passes and goody bag. Tickets will be inserted in Entry Envelop presented when car enters Lacy Park.
A number of food trucks will be onsite at the show on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Sandwiches, salads, beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase.
Enjoy a gourmet luncheon and an adult beverage while taking a rest or watching the awards ceremony. The VIP Reception opens at 10:00AM. Lunch is served from 11:30AM – 1:30PM. The VIP Reception area will remain open through the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony.
Lacy Park 1485 Virginia Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Visit www.sanmarinomotorclassic.com for further details on the San Marino Motor Classic or to purchase tickets