Tag archives: Motor Classic

Montecito Motor Classic to Honor Car Legend
By Richard Mineards   |   August 2, 2022

American automotive designer, author, and photojournalist Peter Brock will be the honoree this year at the Montecito Motor Classic at the Santa Barbara Polo Club in October, I can exclusively reveal. Brock is best known for his work on the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe and the Corvette Stingray. His accomplishments have been honored with numerous […]

The Engines Were Revving
By Richard Mineards   |   October 19, 2021

Horsepower of a very different kind took over the Santa Barbara Polo Club when the 9th annual Montecito Motor Classic, with more than 200 exotic and luxury cars on display, was staged on the expansive fields. “We could have had a great many more but had to cut off the applications given fire regulations,” says […]

The Montecito Motor Classic
By James Buckley   |   September 19, 2019

The annual Montecito Motor Classic, going into its eighth year, has officially outgrown its Coast Village birthplace and has moved to the larger venue of the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3375 Foothill Road, Carpinteria (805-684-6683). Without the move, it’s safe to say, there would have been no car show this year. Damage to […]

Montecito Motor Classic Moves
By James Buckley   |   August 8, 2019

They are still calling it the Montecito Motor Classic, but it won’t be taking place on Coast Village Road. Actually, the popular eight-year-old car show couldn’t have taken place on Coast Village this year because the county is about to begin a three-month resurfacing project on Coast Village Circle, hit hard by last year’s debris […]

Montecito Motor Classic
By Lynda Millner   |   August 9, 2018

We were all “Runnin to Bunnin” Chevrolet Cadillac for a media event cocktail party to talk about the Montecito Motor Classic September 23 (9 am to 3 pm) that’s coming to Coast Village Road in Montecito. The evening’s honoree was that car guy named Dana Newquist. Dana came from Chicago and after one trip to […]

Montecito Motor Classic: Celebrating Heroes
By Sharon Byrne and Dolores Johnson   |   August 9, 2018

This year’s Montecito Motor Classic on Coast Village Road will be celebrating two kinds of heroes: our first responders and our military veterans. As Dolores Johnson, one of the founders of the Classic, notes, “My mother, Alexandra, worked for Boeing as one of the many Rosie the Riveters, my father, Martin Morelli, served in WW2, […]

Out of the Ashes
By Montecito Journal   |   June 21, 2018

The Montecito Motor Classic is by all accounts a tremendous success. The California Central Coast has long had a love affair with classic cars. The show’s home is on Coast Village Road, drawing fans from up and down the coast to ogle the fabulous array of assiduously maintained classic autos. The Motor Classic also raises […]

Montecito Motor Classic
By James Buckley   |   April 12, 2018

It’s not scheduled until Sunday, September 23, but planning is fully underway for this year’s Montecito Motor Classic. The Montecito Inn, a landmark on Coast Village Road, celebrates its 90th birthday this year, as does the Model A Ford, and the September event will reflect that dual celebration of the two American classics. MCC founder […]