Aaron Weiss and the organizing committee of the San Marino Motor Classic are pleased to announce that the San Marino Motor Classic returns to Lacy Park for its twelfth year on August 27, 2023. The San Marino Motor Classic is a prestigious Concours d’Elegance including a Concorso Ferrari, where many of the world’s finest classic cars are on display and are judged. The 2023 Motor Classic will be presented by the Rusnak Auto Group and the 2023 Symphony of Cars Hosted by David Lee & Hing Wa Lee Jewelers.
An Event Day VIP Luncheon, food trucks and vendors will enhance the viewing experience.
The 2023 Motor Classic weekend will include the Symphony of Cars Gala, a tour of an Exotic Car collection, and the Automotive Fine Arts Society exhibit on August 26th.
Motor Classic entries represent a good balance between the pre-war classics and post-war sports cars. The number of brass, antique and pre-war classics that may be lost in a sea of Ferrari’s, Porsche’s and Lamborghini’s but they tell the story of the development of the automobile and should continue to be of great interest to automotive historians. The event will conclude with the presentation of the Best in Show Awards for the various car classes judged.
The San Marino Motor Classic is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization that has awarded over $2.5 million to local charities. We owe our success to our dedicated organizing committee, experienced day of event volunteers, sponsors, donors, and judges. Without our entrants, who prepare their cars for judging, there would be no San Marino Motor Classic.
The 2023 beneficiaries of the San Marino Motor Classic are Pasadena Humane, Cancer Support Community Pasadena, San Marino Rotary Charities, Give-Mentor-Love Foundation and the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center
About 5,000 attendees are expected for the Motor Classic event and 500 guests will attend the Gala.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2023 – 12:00PM – 3:30PM
PRIVATE TOUR OF THE EXOTIC CAR COLLECTION OF MR. DAVID LEE
$35/PERSON. David Lee has once again offered to host an event on Saturday, August 26, 2023. A limited number of people (50) will take a tour bus ride on Saturday at noon from Lacy Park to his collection, returning around 3:00PM.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2023 – 4:00PM – 6:00PM
AUTOMOTIVE FINE ARTS SOCIETY TO HOLD EXHIBIT AND SALE AT SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC
Admission is free.
Internationally renowned automotive artists will display their most recent works at the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) Pavilion at the San Marino Motor Classic. Wine and light snacks will be served.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2023 – 6:00PM – 10:00PM
SYMPHONY OF CARS GALA AT LACY PARK – Sponsored by David Lee, Hing Wa Lee Jewelers
$300/PERSON – Includes general admission to AFAS Exhibit & San Marino Motor Classic
The Symphony of Cars Gala that benefits the Cancer Support Community Pasadena will be held on Saturday evening, August 26, 2023. The ticket to this event includes complimentary valet parking, hosted bar, wine with dinner, three course gourmet dinner AND the presentation of cars. Fifteen interesting cars will be presented individually on a raised platform while the Gary Toles Orchestra plays a musical composition written in the year the car was manufactured. This is an incredible evening under the stars. Great cars, great wine, fantastic food all among car enthusiasts. This year Bill and Nancy Naeve have generously donated B Cellars Wine for your enjoyment. The cost per person is $300.00. It is all inclusive.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2023 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM
SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC – Presenting Sponsor, Rusnak Auto Group
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE $45/PERSON (CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER FREE) UNTIL AUGUST 27th
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE $50/PERSON DAY OF EVENT
The gates open to the public at 9:00AM. The Awards ceremony will commence at 1:00PM and the event will conclude with the presentation of the Best in Show Awards at 3:00PM. In addition to the automobiles, a number of vendors and food trucks will be onsite at the show. Sandwiches, salads, beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2023 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM
SAN MARINO MOTOR CLASSIC – VIP AREA
$175/PERSON The VIP Reception opens at 10:00AM. Lunch and adult beverages are served from 11:30AM – 1:30PM. The VIP Reception area will remain open through the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony.