Montecito Motor Classic

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9AM-3PM

NEW DATE: Sunday, September 20, 2015!

Along Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA

Santa Barbara County


Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9am - 3pm

Tribute 100 Year Anniversary Lincoln Motor Company


2016 Montecito Motor Classic


BEST OF SHOW - 1939 Bugatti presented by Peterson Museum

Special Awards to...

Founder's Trophy - Craig McCaw 1930 Model J Duesenberg

Vinnie Trophy - Magnuson  - Maureen Magnuson - Magna Charger

Score Sports Award - 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Mullin Museum

Hammer Award - Bruce Canepa 1979 BMW M1

A Letter from our Co-Chair...

The Motor Classic was the best show ever!

On our Coast Village Road field, there were 170 cars and Motor cycles including those from the Checker Flag 200, a membership arm of the Peterson Museum.

The Car Guy, Steve Ford used his golf cart to interview several car owners with Honoree Ed "Isky" Iskenderian.  After the interview of 95 year old Ed Isky Iskanderian about his involvement in the early days of Hot Rodding, the Trophy Presentation Ceremony began.  In total, over 50 trophies were given in 14 car classes plus 4 Motorcycle.

Top Awards went to:

Score Sports Award (Score supplies the Montecito Motor Classic (MMC) with T-shirts and Caps) 

Mullin Museum Bugatti

Vinnie Trophy (Vinnie Manszak was our first MC for the MMC and worked for RM Auctions)

Maureen Magnuson with Magnitud

Founders Trophy (Given by Dolores Johnson and Monika Dragoo-Founders of MMC)

Craig McCaw 1930 Duisenberg

Hammer Trophy (Michael Hammer has been our "Presenting Sponsor" since the beginning)

Canepa BMW M-1

Best of Show  (This trophy is hand built for MMC by Seth Hammond)  

Peterson Museum 1939 Bugatti

Dolores Johnson and I thank all of the participants, committee, and sponsors for production of this amazing show.

Dana Newquist, Committee Co-Chair

2016 Highlights Slideshow (below)

Photo by Dana Hansen

Photo by Dana Hansen

We want to thank gallery-owner, Marjorie Layden, who hosted a special event, CARS, which features the art of three well-known local artists and photographers: Jesse Alexander, Dan Hogan, and Mark Stehrenberger. The exhibition will be featured in the gallery from September 24 through October 7th, 2016. A proceed of all sales will be donated to the Santa Barbara Police Foundation.  Scott and Michelle featured, of Gautier on State Street, featured some great car-related jewelry.  They offered a pair of beautiful gold French cuff links for auction.  Thank you Michelle for your generosity!

A special private opening reception was held on September 23, 2016 at The Gallery Montecito which featured car related art and photography and was attended by all three featured artists, as well as organizers and patrons of the Montecito Motor Classic. Guests were treated to hors d’ouevres on the adjacent patio at Lucky’s Restaurant, as well as award-winning wines from Rarus Winery, which is owned by gallery-owner Marjorie Layden. Maria Mertens is the curator for the Cars Exhibition.

A heartfelt thank you to The Gallery Montecito for their generosity, hospitality and support for the Montecito Motor Classic.  Everyone said it was one of the best art show parties they ever attended.  Again, thank you Marjorie and staff!

Featured photographer, Dan Hogan and wife Peggy.

Michelle of Gautier presented some great gold artistic pieces just for the MMC for display at The Gallery Montecito.  

Art enthusiast enjoying the art on display

Enjoying the food and wine provided by The Gallery Montecito

"CARS" Art Show - click on each photo



What a great turnout to support our local police.

The creme de la creme of local restaurants and wineries were represented at the Fun With The Force 2016 event.  There was so  much food, drinks and lots of fun!  Celebrities, dignitaries and all the beautiful people showed up to support the event.  The auctions raked in some great monies for our police department.

The event was hosted by the Nesbitt Ranch and Estate on their polo grounds.

Members of the force demonstrating tactical gear

Live entertainment at Fun with the Force

Participating restaurants having fun

Live K-9 demonstration

Some yummy food for sampling

2016 Fun with the Force Slideshow - click on each photo

2016 Featured Marque - BMW (100 Year Anniversary)

Thank you to Michael Armand Hammer and the Armand Hammer Foundation for their continued support in 2016.  The Peterson Museum will be bringing some rare beauties such as a 1939 Bugatti Type 57C.

The Montecito Motor Classic has gained great momentum in the last four years with more and more sponsors wanting to be involved with the show.   Car clubs are enthusiastic about wanting to participate.  Car applications are rolling in already and so much more activity surrounding the show. Sponsorships for 1st and 2nd place trophies are available.


 The Hammer Time Fueling Station, located at the Bottle Shop, featured breakfast goodies and at lunch fantastic taco and burrito bar. Hammer Time Fueling Station served their signature (and potent) drink.  There was prime seating for the awards ceremony.  

In support of the Hammer Time Fueling Station was forty members of the Petersen Museum Checkered Club members participate in our car show event.  That is a lot of support!  They brought some beautiful cars to our event.

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Petersen Museum's Checkered Flag Slideshow - click on each photo


Steve Ford, The Car Guy, interviews our 2016 MMC featured Honoree,  Ed "Isky" Iskenderian

Steve Ford, The Car Guy, interviews our 2016 MMC featured Honoree, Ed "Isky" Iskenderian

Ed "Isky" with his famous cigar and Steve Ford, The Car Guy

Kid's Model Car Designers Competition

The Young Model Car Designers competition was a huge success in 2016 and will continue to expand to include more youth next year.  The model cars are getting better and better every year.  Look how many kids participated this year.  To recap, more participants, more car models and more fun for the kids.  Great way to keep these kids off the street and give them direction!

Kid's Car Model Contest Slideshow - click on each photo


To improve the quality of the show and it's participants, we made some awesome additions to the MMC 2016.  


Lucky 1st Place Winners are invited to attend the Fun With The Force Event immediately following the conclusion of the car show. Additional tickets available for non-1st place winners $225 each. Purchase tickets here.



 The Hammer Time Fueling Station, located at the Bottle Shop, will feature food, drinks and prime seating for the awards ceremony.  Tickets are limited and available for $125 - purchase your ticket

Forty members of the Petersen Museum Checkered Club members participate in our car show event.  That is a lot of support!  We can't wait to see the nice chrome they bring!



This year we raised the bar by expanding and raising the stage and added a beautiful backdrop.  A checkered floor was provided to designate the winners circle.  The winning cars got to drive onto the checkered floor to receive their trophies and have their photo taken for the media.



This year without exception, we are featuring some of the best cars in the world built by the best of the best coach builders and Porsche.  One of the rarest Porsches, only a few in the country, is the Porsche 959.  Another beauty is the 1939 Bugatti 43/44 with a stunning swooping design.   The list will be topped with the 1930 Deussenberg Model J, a crowd favorite!!!

Extremely rare 1987 Porsche 959!

1939 Bugatti Type 57C - B E A U T I F U L !

1930 Dussenberg Model J

1953 Ferreri 250 Europa Cabriolet

1929 Bugatti 43/44

Montecito Motor Classic merchandise available at car show.

Montecito Motor Classic T-shirts $15

MMC Baseball Cap $15

Montecito Motor Classic jackets $50

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