Rev your engines! The San Marino Motor Classic: Design in Motion is gearing up for its sixth annual outing. More than 300 classic and collector cars spanning over a century will be available for public view on Sunday, June 12 at Lacy Park located at 1485 Virginia Road in San Marino. Gates open at 9 a.m.
The 2016 conours-level show features a broad spectrum of collector cars from Brass and Nickel Era cars to American Muscle cars, Hot Rods and everything in between. Staples such as Ferrari, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz will be showcased alongside Jaguar, Alfa Romeo and Rolls-Royce.
A pre-event evening gala, “A Symphony of Cars: The USC Trojan Marching Band in Concert,” will be held on Saturday, June 11. Eight cars, spanning over a century, will glide down an elevated runway accompanied by music of the era performed by the USC Trojan Marching Band, the number one college marching band in the country.
Since its inception in 2011, the car show, which is entirely organized and managed by volunteers, has raised over $1 million for local charities. This year’s beneficiaries are the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA and the Rotary Club of San Marino. Gala proceeds will go to the USC Trojan Marching Band.
“The San Marino Motor Classic is more than just a car show,” says Aaron Weiss, event co-founder and co-chair. “It’s an opportunity to learn about automotive history, while supporting worthy causes.”
Top honors at the 2015 event went to a 1913 Mercedes Benz from the Nethercutt Collection and a 1950 Ferrari 150 owned by Don Williams. 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. Gala tickets are $250 per person and include general admission to the San Marino Motor Classic. Vendors and gourmet food trucks onsite. Street parking available. Parking shuttle provided. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.sanmarinomotorclassic.com.