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The Coast Village Classic Car Show

September 22, 2013 from 8:00am - 3:00pm

Special Olympics Santa Barbara will host the Coast Village Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm along the 1100-1200 Coast Village Road frontage parking areas and adjacent parking lots. Early Bird classic car and truck registrations are being accepted through August 26th and late registrations through Sept. 9th. The show is expected to fill well before the deadlines, with no registration accepted day of the event.

Spectacular cars from Michael Hammer's collection, along with the most rare and unique cars of  Montecito and Santa Barbara County will be featured. The public is invited to this free event on Sunday, September 22nd to benefit Special Olympics Santa Barbara.

The Car Show will feature the presentation of First and Second Place Trophies in 8 categories including Best American, Best Foreign, Best Sport, Best Race, Best Hot Rod, Most Original, Most Elegant, and Best Corvette, celebrating 60 years of the Corvette. The first place trophies have been custom made by local racing luminary, Seth Hammond, featuring one of a kind trophies. Registered Car Show entrants will vote on the top two cars in each category with the winning cars receiving their due. Sponsors will present the Trophy in their selected category.

Dolores Morelli Johnson and Dana Newquist serve as Co-Chairs of the 2nd Coast Village Classic Car Show.  Dana Newquist explains, "the second year show will feature 130 cars, more than last year, special one of a kind first place trophies, the much anticipated awards ceremony, and a fun day for car enthusiasts and the community."

Dolores Johnson recognizes "the outstanding support from our presenting sponsor, the Armand Hammer Foundation and DCH Lexus of Santa Barbara, the Media Event sponsor.  We also appreciate the wonderful partnership with Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee whose members show cars regularly on Sunday mornings in Montecito. This show will be very exciting. and most importantly benefit Special Olympics athletes, providing opportunity to experience the life-changing power and joy of sports."

For more information about the car show, to register before the Early Bird Deadline of August 26th, or to become a sponsor, contact Special Olympics at (805)884-1516 or register on line at


Event Details

  • Organizer/Sponsor: Armand Hammer Foundation
  • Starts: September 22, 2013 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: 1100-1200 Coast Village Road frontage parking areas and adjacent parking lots.
  • Website:
  • Sponsors: Armand Hammer Foundation