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San Marino Motor Classic Revs Back in August

The 13th annual San Marino Motor Classic returns to Lacy Park on Aug. 25, organizers announced.

The classic invites families to enjoy the automotive works of art on display at the park and showcases the evolution from the Ford Model T to the Tesla Model S, with classic cars and innovative technology. Activities include food and drinks, artwork, vendors and a prestigious Concours d’Elegance competition.

The Concours features 41 car classes for many of the world’s finest classic cars judged for excellence. New this year are classes for supercars and European motorcycles. Spectators can vote for a favorite to receive a special award.

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Advance tickets are $45, or $50 on the event day. Children under 12 get in free. VIP tickets for $175 include a shaded seating area, buffet lunch with adult beverages and views of the awards ceremony.

The weekend starts Aug. 24 with the Symphony of Cars Gala to benefit the Cancer Support Community of San Gabriel Valley. It includes a tour of an exotic car collection, the Automotive Fine Arts Society exhibit, open bar, gourmet dinner, live music and classic car presentation. Gala tickets are $300 in advance only.

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The Motor Classic is presented by RUSNAK Auto Group. VIP reception hosts include Shriners Children’s Hospital. Other sponsors are Hing Wa Lee Jewelers — David Lee and Galpin Aston Martin. Wine is courtesy of Bill & Nancy Naeve and B Cellars Vineyards & Winery, and spirts are courtesy of William Grant & Sons, Inc. The Automotive Fine Arts Society exhibit is hosted by Bonhams.

The all-volunteer nonprofit has awarded over $3.7 million to organizations like Pasadena Humane, San Marino Rotary Charities, Give-Mentor-Love Foundation, Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, and Cancer Support Community of San Gabriel Valley. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the website sanmarinomotorclassic.com.

First published in the June 20 issue of the San Marino Tribune

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