A Weekend of Classic Cars and Community Spirit at the Symphony of Cars Gala and San Marino Motor Classic

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Published on Jun 11, 2024

Mark your calendars for a weekend filled with elegance, classic cars, and community spirit as the Symphony of Cars Gala and the San Marino Motor Classic return this August. These events promise to be a blend of sophistication and automotive history, thanks to the efforts of Valerie and Aaron Weiss and the unwavering support of the community.

The festivities kick off on Saturday, August 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with the Symphony of Cars Gala at Lacy Park, which will benefit the Cancer Support Community Greater San Gabriel Valley. Attendees will be treated to a stunning runway display of 15 classic automobiles, each paired with popular music from its era. The musical accompaniment by Gary Tole and the Legends of Swing Orchestra will add a nostalgic touch, making for an evening that celebrates both design and creativity. The event offers complimentary valet parking, a hosted bar, and a sumptuous dinner, ensuring a delightful experience for all guests.

This gala is not just about enjoying classic cars; it’s also about supporting a vital cause. The Cancer Support Community, along with other local organizations, benefits greatly from the generosity of attendees and sponsors. A heartfelt thank you goes to David Lee and Hing Wa Lee Jewelers for their sponsorship of this year’s gala.

Tickets for the gala are priced at $300 per person, which includes admission to Sunday’s Motor Classic. Reservations are required, so be sure to secure your spot early.

Art enthusiasts will also find something to enjoy before the gala at the Automotive Fine Arts Society Art Show, taking place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This show features exquisite art inspired by the automotive world, with light snacks and wine provided to enhance the experience.

The celebration continues on Sunday, August 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the San Marino Motor Classic at Lacy Park in San Marino. This event is a must-see for car lovers, showcasing one of the premier automotive exhibitions in Southern California. The event not only highlights the finest cars but also supports numerous local charities, including the Pasadena Humane Society, Rotary Club of San Marino, Give, Mentor, Love Foundation, Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, and Shriners Children’s Southern California.

Join in for a weekend of automotive excellence and community support. Your presence at these events helps make a significant impact on various local organizations. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

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