Ten of Paul Newman’s racecars will be showcased at the San Marino Motor Classic concours, benefiting local Southern California charities.
A collection of cars raced by Paul Newman will highlight the more than 350 classic and collector cars to be displayed at the eighth annual San Marino Motor Classic. Southern California’s premier Concours d’Elegance will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at beautiful Lacy Park in San Marino, CA.
Owned by television and podcast host Adam Carolla, the Newman race cars – publicly displayed together for the first time – will be shown in a special class entitled, “Adam Carolla’s Paul Newman Collection, presented by Passport Transport.” The collection includes a variety of Newman’s Datsun and Nissan racecars and the famous Porsche 935, below, that he drove in 1979 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This year’s show will also feature a wide variety of collector cars ranging from “Brass and Nickel Era” models to American musclecars, hot rods, rare exotics, and European and Japanese classics. A special “Early Lamborghini” class will highlight some of the brand’s earliest and rarest sports cars, and some never shown before.
Since its founding in 2010, the San Marino Motor Classic has raised more than $1.5 million for local charities. Proceeds from this year’s show will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society and the San Marino Rotary Charities.
The gala will feature cars from every era driving down an elevated runway, accompanied by music of their period and performed by the USC Trojan Marching Band – the country’s top-rated college marching band. Proceeds from the gala benefit the University of Southern California’s Marching Band, Spirit of Troy.
“We could not be more excited for this year’s San Marino Motor Classic at Lacy Park,” said Aaron Weiss, event chairman and co-founder. “This show not only attracts amazing cars but also a fantastic array of enthusiasts of all ages. It is truly a wonderful day in the park for the entire family.”