San Marino Motor Classic Overview


The San Marino Motor Classic features a broad array of motorcars that span more than a century. Concours level collector cars from around the United States come to San Marino on August 25, 2024 to participate in the San Marino Motor Classic.

The 2023 event was highlighted by the selection of Best In show, a 1947 Talbot Lago 126 Record Convertible Coupe owned by Bonnie and Ray Kinney of Dallas, TX. Over 480 collector cars graced the emerald lawns at Lacy Park The gates open to the public at 9:00AM, Food services are available for those who want a simple lunch. The VIP Reception offers an opportunity to seek refuge from the sun. A gourmet lunch and fine wines are available as well. Additionally, a midway consisting of 40 trade booths offer spectators an opportunity to purchase gift items and obtain valuable information for car enthusiasts. The event ends at 3:00PM with the presentation of the Best In Show Award.

Symphony of Cars Gala - The Symphony of Cars Gala is held in Lacy Park on the evening preceding the San Marino Motor Classic. Fifteen exceptional motor cars of the twentieth century are individually presented on a stage while a musical composition written in the year of the car’s manufacture is performed by Gary Tole’s Legends of Swing Orchestra. In 2023 600 guests attended the Gala. The event includes complimentary valet parking, a hosted bar, Symphony of Cars Presentation. And a gourmet dinner with paired wines. The 2024 Symphony of Cars Gala is sponsored by David Lee and Hing Wa Lee Jewelers. Additional co-sponsorships are available.

Location - Lacy Park, 1485 Virginia Road, San Marino, CA 91108

Known as a “Hidden Treasure.” Lacy Park is an exclusive 30-acre park located in San Marino, California. The park is normally closed to nonresidents on weekends making this event unique to the community. The City of San Marino is located in the San Gabriel Valley approximately 10 miles north east of downtown Los Angeles. San Marino is an upscale upper income community. Lacy Park is situated between Virgina Road and St. Albans Road, two blocks north of Huntington Drive. A broad range of lodging, entertainment and restaurant accommodations are available within three miles of Lacy Park. San Marino is the home of the renown Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens. The Norton Simon Museum is located three miles away in Old Town Pasadena.

Sponsorship Opportunities - Sponsors will have a rare opportunity to benefit from their affiliation with the San Marino Motor Classic, while supporting Pasadena Humane, San Marino Rotary Charities, Cancer Support Community - San Gabriel Valley, Give-Mentor Love Foundation and the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center.

Capitation - The 2023 Event attracted approximately 5,000 Spectators, Exhibitors and Volunteers. The eclectic assembly of investment grade collector cars attract an affluent and highly educated audience making the event an excellent opportunity to showcase a product or service to an interested audience.

Midway – Vendor Booths - A Midway will be erected to highlight sponsors and vendors wishing to showcase their products and services. The Midway area is situated at the point of ingress and egress maximizing exposure to all who attend the event.

Entertainment - The San Marino Motor Classic will provide its Sponsors with an excellent venue to entertain customers and prospects in both the elegant atmosphere of a sophisticated Concours d’ Elegance and the ambience of Lacy Park. VIP tickets are available for Sponsors to provide additional hospitality to their guests.

Program - A full color event program will be published providing both advertising opportunities and sponsor recognition. Each spectator and exhibitor will be provided a program at no charge. Each major commercial sponsor will be prominently listed in the Event Program and monthly digital newsletters.