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Bring Your Classic To The Show
Thanks to all entrants for another successful Orinda Classic Car Show!

Click to see photos from the 2022 Orinda Car Show

Benefitting the Orinda Association’s Seniors Around Town Ride Program and other local charities.

In 2005 Orinda residents Chip Herman and John Vanek, backed by Orinda Motors, partnered to start the Orinda Classic Car Show to bring together the local classic car community and to raise money for local charities including The Orinda Association’s  Seniors Around Town (SAT) transportation program,  the Educational Foundation of Orinda and the Orinda Historical Society. Over the past 16 years, substantial funds have been raised for local charities.

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Participant Online Entries Are CLOSED for the 2022 Orinda Classic Car Show.

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If you have not yet entered your Classic car or motorcycle, Don’t Wait, Enter Now!

“This year the 18th Orinda Classic Car Show will take place on Saturday, September 10th – from 10 a.m. until 2 pm. We are planning a special exhibit of vintage pick-up trucks (stock and custom or resto-mod), so please enter your trucks. Plus, we’ll have all other vehicles – including exotic, electric vehicles too!

Entering now will give you time to submit information and photos of your vehicle. Online entries, are open now! If you have not yet entered, don’t wait – ENTER NOW!

Most of you are aware the car show supports the worthy Orinda Association charity program, “Orinda Seniors Around Town,” which provides critical services for Senior Citizens to make their lives better. Your past and ongoing support is helping make this happen.

The Show will again raise needed funds for Seniors Around Town (SAT) and other local charities, who are working hard to support both area Seniors and the broader community. Over the years, our exhibitors and sponsors have thankfully supported these excellent causes. SAT has provided over 1,000 free rides to Orinda Seniors in both 2020 and 2021.

Help Support Seniors Now: Even if you do not enter your vehicle in the Orinda Classic Car Show, you can support the fine work of the “Seniors Around Town” program by making a donation. Simply click the below link and designate your donation to “Seniors Around Town” in the form provided.

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Entering you car, truck or motorcycle today will ensure your participation in an event you won’t want to miss as we all celebrate our passion for classic cars, so please go ahead and ENTER TODAY. Enter your vehicle here!

To view a recording of the Orinda Car Show Livestream, visit

The edited recording is 1 hour 25 minutes long.  About half is prerecorded commentary on the 90 cars where exhibitors provided both photos and background information.  The balance is edited interviews with Chip Herman, Bill Waterman, Emily Lambert, Kate Wiley, Russ and Bob Taft, Jim Lautz, Rubin Ruiz, Hans Heller, and Bruce Trenery.

There will be a livestream broadcast from the Orinda Classic Car Show on September 11, from 10 AM to 2 PM.  The broadcast will be hosted by Steve Harwood and Jay Ward, Creative Director for the Pixar Cars franchise.  The broadcast will feature photos and discussion of the cars being exhibited, interviews with car owners and others of note, a performance by Lamorinda Idol singers, trivia contests, and more.

The broadcast will be accessible by anyone with an Internet connection using an iPhone, iPad, or computer, by connecting to  The broadcast will be done using a Zoom Webinar platform.  No prior registration or password is required to join.  Those watching will have the opportunity to ask questions of Steve and Jay using the Chat feature, or they can raise their hand icon, and be brought onto the broadcast to ask questions or make comments.

The 2021 Orinda Car Show dates have changed from September 17-18 to the week earlier – September 11th. Also, car show hours will change from 10 – 3 p.m. to 10 to 2 p.m. Mark your calendars to make this change, and join the fun.