Chairman's Comments


Aaron Weiss at the San Marino Motor Classic Symphony of Cars GalaThank you for taking a moment to contemplate becoming an intergal part of the San Marino Motor Classic. When this event was conceived, it is safe to say that no one believed that 13 years later the Motor Classic would fill Lacy Park with over 500 cars and 5,000 people. No one had thought about hosting the Automotive Fine Arts Society Art Expo and Sale that had been a fixture at Pebble Beach for decades before losing their sponsorship. The Symphony of Cars Gala was not even on our bandwidth until the San Marino Motor Classic celebrated its seventh anniversary.

From a small concours level car show, the San Marino Motor Classic has become a nationally recognized event. I was surprised to find judges at both the Pebble Beach Concours and the Amelia Island Concours in Florida wearing our white logo encreasted baseball caps. Today, the San Marino Motor Classic is known for the fabulous cars that come to be displayed and judged as well as for the funds that are raised for chairty. Few concours events in America raise the level of funds for charity that the San Marino Motor Classic generates.

The Symphony of Cars Gala has grown with each passing year. Over 600 guests enjoyed the presentation of 15 cars together with musical compositions written in the year of the car’s manufacture, not to mention the fine wine and gourmet dinner. When looking at the people in attendance, the Gala has become a community event with many residents coming out for an alfresco dinner with friends, and of course, the cars.

The case for participating and contributing is simple. As a business owner, it is good etiquette to not only take money from the community, but to give some back in thanks for the support of ones customers and clients. Paraphrasing the words of one of our Sponsors, supporting the San Marino Motor Classic is not about selling more goods and services, it is about demonstrating support for the community that supports our business.

So here comes the ask...Demonstrate your support for your community, and align your business with an event that supports our community, by publicizing your business. Attend the event, and make new frieds and acquaintenaces.

Every dollar that is donated goes to charity. The San Marino Motor Classic has no paid employees, no rented office space, and the costs of producing the event are not generated by Sponsor and Donor dollars, but rather from Entry Fees, Ticket Sales, Program Advertisements, and Vendor Tents.

Please consider supporting this erstwhile event. Please consider supporting the community in which your business operates.

Thank you and See you in August!

Aaron Weiss, Chairman