San Marino Motor Classic Concours Car Show Will Host Over 400 Mint Cars In South California on August 22, 2021
August 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am$35
SAN MARINO, Calif. (Aug 14, 2021) – The San Marino Motor Classic is the premier classic car collectors exhibition, show, and event that has taken place over the past ten years in San Marino California. The Concours-level exhibition should pull over 5,000 car enthusiasts and over 400 mint classic, vintage, exotic and modern cars on the rolling 30-acres of green lawns of Lacy Park near Pasadena California.
The San Marino Motor Classic located in the San Gabriel Valley is one of the premier Concours-level vehicle exhibitions in Southern California. The 10th Annual San Marino Motor Classic will be held this year on August 22, 2021, at Lacy Park in San Marino.
San Marino Motor Classic Main Event Summary
- Main Show Date: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021
- Location: Lacy Park San Marino, CA
- Car Show Starts: 9 AM
- Car Show Awards: 1:30 PM
- Car Show Ends: 3 PM
- Auto Art Exhibit: 4 PM to 6 PM
- Entertainment and Orchestra: 6 PM to 10 PM
- Tickets & Admission: $35 – Kids: 12 and under are free
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.
Gates open at 9:00 AM, Sunday, August 22, 2021. The event concludes at 3:00 PM the same day. $25 for the advanced ticket purchase; $35 for the day of the event. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.
2021 San Marino Motor Classic Complete Show Overview
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021 – 1:30PM – 3:30PM
CARS AND CHRONOGRAPHS – AN EXHIBIT OF EXOTIC CARS AND AUTOMOTIVE-THEMED WATCHES, SPONSORED BY HING WA LEE JEWELERS.
At Hing Wa Lee Jewelers 1635 S Del Mar Ave, San Gabriel, CA · (626) 280-3993. Light snacks and refreshments. View a selection of exotic Ferrari’s and a collection of automobile-themed watches. (NO COST, RESERVATIONS APPRECIATED.)
SATURDAY,AUGUST 21, 2021 – 4:00PM – 6:00PM
AUTOMOTIVE FINE ARTS SOCIETY TO HOLD EXHIBIT AND SALE AT SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC
Twelve internationally renown automotive artists will display their most recent works at the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) Pavilion at the San Marino Motor Classic on Saturday afternoon, August 21, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Wine and light snacks will be served. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets for the Symphony of Cars Gala that immediately commences after the AFAS exposition. To learn more about the Symphony of Cars Gala and to order tickets, click here.
GALA SOLD OUT!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021 – 6:00PM – 10:00PM
SYMPHONY OF CARS GALA AT LACY PARK
TICKET PRICE: $250.00/PERSON
The Gala Benefits the Cancer Support Community Pasadena. 15 cars will be presented and Gary Tole and the Legends of Swing Orchestra will play music of their era. There will be complimentary valet parking, a hosted bar, dinner and a performance. The Symphony of Cars Gala is sponsored by David Lee, Hing Wa Lee Jewelers and Michael O. Healy RBC Wealth Management.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM
SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC – GENERAL ADMISSION
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE $30/PERSON (CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER FREE) UNTIL AUGUST 21, 2021
A number of food trucks will be onsite at the show. Sandwiches, salads, beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM
SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC – VIP AREA
Enjoy a gourmet luncheon and an adult beverage while taking a rest or watching the awards ceremony. The VIP Reception opens at 10:00AM. Lunch is served from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. The VIP Reception area will remain open through the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021 – 6:00AM – 5:00PM
SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC – EXHIBITORS
$100.00/VEHICLE ENTRY FEE
Entry fee includes two general admission passes and goody bag. Tickets will be inserted in Entry Envelope* presented when the car enters Lacy Park. *Subject to change
Cars may be placed on the field on:
- Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 12:00PM – 4:00PM
- Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 6:00AM – 8:30AM.
“Celebrity Jay Leno Visits The Show”
VEHICLE AWARDS & CAR CLASSES
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 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 Open Post War Car Award
San Marino Rotary Award
Garage Style Magazine Award
Excellence in Innovation & Design
Most Elegant American Pre War Classic Car
Best Super Car Award
SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC OVERVIEW
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.
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.
2021 MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Car enthusiast and KABC 7’s Automotive Specialists Dave Kunz and Ed Justice, Jr. will be the Master of Ceremonies this year.
EVENT FOOD & BEVERAGE
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.
WHERE TO PARK
Parking is available on neighborhood streets surrounding the east entrance to the park. Tram stops are marked and a tram will circulate through the neighborhood picking up spectators at the marked Tram Stops located at the ends of north-south streets.
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.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
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.
LOCAL HOTELS FOR OUT OF TOWNERS
- Langham Pasadena – (626) 568-3900 (1 Mile From Lacy Park)
- Courtyard by Mariott – (626) 403-7600 – In Old Town Pasadena which is well located near 100 restaurants and bars. (3 Miles From Lacy Park)
- Hilton Hotel Pasadena – (626) 577-1000 – Just outside of Old Town (3 Miles From Lacy Park)
- Westin Pasadena – (626) 792-2727 – Just outside of Old Town (3 Miles From Lacy Park)
- Holiday Inn Express Pasadena – East Pasadena. (4.3 Miles From Lacy Park)
- Sheraton Pasadena – Outside of Old Town near the Paseo Pasadena – (844) 250-6934
VIDEO: A Walk Around The 2018 San Marino Motor Classic