In 2005 Orinda resident Chip Herman and John Vanek, backed by Orinda Motors, partnered together to start the Orinda Classic Car Show as a way to bring together the local classic car community and to raise money for local charities including  Seniors Around Town transportation program,  Educational Foundation of Orinda, and the Orinda Historical Society. Over the past 14 years, more than $600,000 has been raised for local charities.