Montecito Motor Classic will feature more than 200 sports and vintage vehicles. (Courtesy photo)

Montecito Bank & Trust hosted the recent kick-off of the Montecito Motor Classic, and joined the Montecito Motor Classic in congratulating this year’s benefiting organization the Santa Barbara Police Activities League (PAL).

About 50 people gathered around six sports and vintage cars at the La Cumbre Branch and were welcomed by George Leis, Montecito Bank & Trust president/COO. As the official bank partner of the Montecito Motor Classic, Montecito Bank & Trust was recognized by Dolores Johnson, Montecito Motor Classic founder/executive director, for their leading sponsor role and years of support.

Retired police officer Kent (Wojo) Wojciechoski, a longtime PAL supporter, and PAL executive director Judie Lugo thanked the bank and the Motor Classic for their support of programs and to raise excitement for the main event.

Also attending was artist Mark Stehrenberger whose conceptual car illustrations are featured in more than 50 major printed and digital magazines and books worldwide. His graphic and fine artworks hang in numerous auto museums and private and corporate galleries.

The Montecito Motor Classic is free for attendees and will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Santa Barbara Polo Fields. This family-friendly event will feature more than 200 cars valued at over $100 million. The Montecito Motor Classic specializes in one-of-a-kind, high-end luxury and exotic vehicles available for viewing in the informal car show setting.

Montecito Bank & Trust is the oldest and largest locally owned community bank in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Founded in 1975, the Bank celebrated its 46th anniversary on March 17 and operates 11 branch offices in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang, Montecito, Carpinteria, Ventura, Camarillo and Westlake Village.