It’s time to channel your inner Steve McQueen. This Saturday, Thorson Motors in East Pasadena will present its Second Annual Classic Car Show, featuring drool-worthy vintage hot rods from the 1930s to the present, all lovingly restored.
The show is being produced by Great Autos of Yesteryear, with food provided by Pasadena’s Stonefire Grill.
This is no ordinary car show, though. For the second year in a row, Thorson has partnered with a local charity to raise money for a worthy cause. This year, all proceeds will benefit Dreamkeepers, a program that helps Pasadena City College students faced with financial emergencies by covering their one-time expenses such as car repair, utility bills, rent, childcare and medical expenses, and other needs.
“It’s for those emergencies that are going to keep students from continuing,” explains Sandi Mejia, chair of the Pasadena Mexican American History Association (PMAHA), who is helping promote the event.
Last year’s show raised $2,600, which went to Elizabeth House, a local nonprofit that provides shelter and support to homeless pregnant women and their children.
The event is expected to be well-attended, so show up early.
Thorson Motor Center Classic Car Show
Saturday, May 17th, 12 to 3 p.m.
Thorson Motor Center, 3456 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, 91107
Tickets: $10 (order online at pasadena.edu/give and receive a $2 discount)
For more info, visit event Facebook page
Photos courtesy of Larry Thorson at KissMyAsphalt.com.