The 2017 San Marino Motor Classic displayed more than 350 rare cars and welcomed 10,000 attendees to Lacy Park in the California foothills community June 11, crowning a 1938 Delahaye Model 135 Roadster by Chapron as Best of Show Pre-War, and an ultra-rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Alloy Body (above, photo courtesy of the San Marino Concours d’Elegance) as Best of Show Post-War. The show raised more than $300,000 for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, the Rotary Club of San Marino and the USC Trojan Marching Band. To date, the event has raised $1.6 million for charity.
“The show has become a staple in Southern California,” says Aaron Weiss, event chairman and co-founder. “This year’s show offered the most diverse assemblage of concours-level vehicles in our seven-year history.”
More than 100 vehicles earned class honors and other special recognition awards at the event, which also included a new category for Japanese manufacturers. A 1967 Mazda R360 microcar won that class, which also included classics from Toyota, Datsun and Honda.
The event featured a broad spectrum of collector cars, ranging from Brass and Nickel Era to American muscle, hot rods and everything in between. Ferrari, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz were showcased alongside Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce.
Renowned collector David SK Lee displayed eight cars, including a McLaren P1 GTR and 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Competizione, which was named the Most Significant Ferrari at the show.
The organizers of the San Marino Motor Classic have announced that the 2018 event will be held on June 10th. For full results from this year’s event or more information about next year’s, please visit www.SanMarinoMotorClassic.com.