More than 300 classic collector cars spanning more than a century will be on display Sunday, June 11 in Lacy Park as The San Marino Motor Classic presents its 7th exhibition ‘Design in Motion.’ Gates open at 9 a.m.
Since its inception in 2010, the concours-level car show has raised over $1.3 million for local charities. Proceeds from this year’s show will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society, the San Marino Rotary Foundation, and the University of Southern California Marching Band.
The 2017 event will feature a broad spectrum of collector cars from Brass and Nickel Era autos to American Muscle cars, Hot Rods, Italian exotics – and everything in-between.
A pre-event evening gala, “A Symphony of Cars: Vintage Automobiles and their Music,” will be held on Saturday, June 10. Cars will glide down an elevated runway accompanied by music of their era performed by the renowned USC Trojan Marching Band.
On Sunday, the Automobile Driving Museum will also be giving rides around the perimeter of Lacy Park in various classic cars.
“This show brings together art, history, and families,” said San Marino resident Aaron Weiss, event chairman and co-founder. “It’s an opportunity to see and hear some of world’s most beautiful and rare cars while supporting worthy causes.”
Top honors at the 2016 event went to a 1930 Rolls-Royce Towncar from the Nethercutt Collection and a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupe owned by Vin and Erika DiBona.
Car enthusiast and ABC 7’s Automotive Specialist, Dave Kunz, and racing royalty Ed Justice, Jr. return as emcees this year.
Advance tickets are available online for $25. Tickets the day of the event are $30. Children 12 and under are free. VIP Spectator tickets are also available for $125, which include a gourmet lunch, wine and beer. Tickets for Saturday’s gala are $250 per person and include general admission to the San Marino Motor Classic on Sunday. Vendors and gourmet food trucks will be onsite. Street parking will be available and a shuttle will be provided. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.sanmarinomotorclassic.com.