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San Marino Motor Classic 2015
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
dElegance. The inaugural event was a hybrid event combining the
Classic Car Club of America Grand Classic with
a contemporary Concours dElegance.
Marino Motor Classic 2015 CCCA Judging
First conducted in 1994, the Muckenthaler Motor
Car Festival features beautiful and rare automobiles, displayed
on the 8 rolling acres of lush lawn and aged trees
of the Muckenthaler Mansion.
The annual affair has brought in thousand for
charity and is looking to the future to increase
its success and continue its generous tradition.
Shows/Events we've attended:
La Jolla Concours D'Elegance 2015
"World class cars, World class experience."
Horseless Carriage Club of Southern California
59th Annual Holiday Motor Excursion
SoCal CCCA 61st Anniversary Membership Meet
Leo Carrillo Ranch Wash and Shine Show
Leo Carrillo Ranch, also known as Rancho de Los
Kiotes, is "Carlsbad's Sleeping Beauty"
- an historic rancho in Carlsbad, California
The CCCA is the national car club dedicated to
the preservation of the world's most prestigious automobiles.
The CCCA has 29 regions throughout the US, with
the heaviest concentration of
active members on the two coasts and upper Midwest.
Looking at a map of Club regions,
most encompass several states; San Diego/Palm
Springs is the smallest region in geographic area,
covering just San Diego, Imperial and southern
With our ideal weather making it easy to enjoy
our cars all year long and our
region's compact size, SD/PS is probably the most
active in the Club.
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 2013 event featured 34 classes
of select vehicles. It is the successor of the
Los Angeles Concours dElegance.
The inspiration for the Desert Classic Concours
dElegance began with founders, Paul and Holly Merrigan.
They have been on the vintage racing and concours
circuit for years.
Santa Fe Concorso, The Southwests Premier
Automotive Gathering was held on the grounds of
Also, check out the 2013 award winners here:
Benefiting Hospice of San Luis Obispo County,
the San Luis Obispo Concours
promises to be a day of elegance showcasing some
of the most beautiful and
exceptional vehicles on the West Coast.
The La Jolla Concours dElegance features
various types of fine automobile gems.
Past years have showcased horseless carriages,
Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, 50s classics, American
(with a salute to GM on their 100th anniversary),
and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby.
Spectators from all over the nation come to the
breathtaking shores of La Jolla to view their favorite classics.
This year, the La Jolla Concours dElegance
will be tipping its hat to some of
the worlds finest Classics: Rolls Royce,
Bentley, Bugatti, Cadillac, and of course Duesenberg.
Once each year, on the third Sunday in August,
about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles
in the world roll onto what is often called the
best finishing hole in golf the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble
Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the
stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world.
The occasion is the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours
Also, check out our progress page for the Bugatti
Cruisin' Grand in Escondido has become one of the nations best
It runs for six months each year, from April 1st to September
30th (5-9pm), and is a showcase for Classics,
Hot Rods, and Muscle Cars of all types.
Bowden's Auto Body has worked on many of the cars that cruise
down Grand Ave.,
during Escondido's warm Summer evenings.
Bowden's has also sponsored cruise nights.
The following links are all about Cruisin' Grand! Hope to see
you there some time!
Grand, 17 June 2011
Grand, 29 August 2011
Packards International 50th Anniversary Show