Q: What is the purpose of the San Marino Motor Classic?
A: 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?
A: General Admission Tickets pricing is $45.00 pre event sale and $50.00 day of event.
Q: What are the hours of the event?
A: Gates open at 9:00 AM, Sunday, August 27, 2023. The event concludes at 3:00 PM the same day.
Q: Who are the sponsors of the San Marino Motor Classic?
A: The sponsors of the San Marino Motor Classic include San Marino Tribune, Passport Transport, Bacchelli & Villa, Collezione by MAG, Bonhams, Newmark Knight Frank, RM Sotheby’s, RF, MAG Mattioli Automotive Group, Gooding&Company, Hagerty, Coldwell Banker, Crevier, J.J. Best Banc & Co., CHUBB, Rusnak, New Century BMW, Great Matter, Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Max Studio, Bob Wondries, Interscape, Symes Cadillac, and Wells Fargo.
Q: What awards will be given?
A: There will be sixteen 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
Bestt In Show Post War
Most Exotic Sports Car Award
Muscle Car Review Editors Choice Award
Meguiar’s Award for Best Paint & Finish
Pasadena Humane Society Award
Most Elegant Closed Pre War Car Award
Most Elegant Open Pre War Car Award
Most Elegant Closed Post War Car Award
Most Elegant Open Post War Car Award
San Marino Rotary Award
Garage Style Magazine Award
Excellance in Innovation & Design
Most Elegant American Pre War Classic Car
Best Super Car Award
Q: Who started the San Marino Motor Classic?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: To see the classes, please CLICK HERE.
Q: What activities will occur during the event?
A: 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.
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Q: Where should I park to go to the car show?
A: 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?
A: Yes, CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION, or donate during the event.
Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: 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 San Marino Motor Classic?
A: 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.