2020 San Marino Motor Classic Goes Virtual; Entries Due by July 10, Judging on Aug 13

Good news for collector car buffs throughout our entire LCOC Western Region! The San Marino Motor Classic in conjunction with the Petersen Automotive Museum invites you to enter your collector car in a one day virtual car show to be aired on August 13, 2020 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. All entries will be judged. Awards to winners. Per the old cliche, you do not need to be present to win, but you do need to enter.

After two attempts to hold the popular event live this year were cancelled due to COVID-19, organizers have restructured this year’s classic into a virtual show with prizes being awarded in numerous classes.

Entrants are being asked to submit 90-second video tours of their vehicles following a prescribed format.

Two easy steps to entering your car:

1.) Make a fantastic 90-second video presentation of your car by following the directions listed under the photo below.

Upload your video to Dropbox or Google Drive and then submit the video by sending your presentation to  https://www.petersen.org/smmc

2.) Complete the online application by clicking here.

Record a 90-second video of your vehicle using your phone

Include exterior, interior, engine, & start up.

Suggested Equipment – Always shoot in landscape (horizontal) format

  • Apple iPhone 8 or newer/Samsung Galaxy S9 or newer
  • Camera person or tripod
  • (optional) DJI phone gimbal
  • (optional) Lavalier microphone


  • (Ideal) cloudy weather, early morning, or dusk
  • If in direct sunlight, please ensure the sun is in front of your vehicle
  • Open air free of other vehicles or objects

Key Points

  • Introduce yourself
  • Mention the year/make/model of your vehicle
  • Special features (if any)
  • Tell the story of your vehicle while showing your vehicles details (i engine bay)
  • Start your vehicle

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