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Muckenthaler Motor Fest & Concours

The Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival is a two-day event featuring Hot Rods, Customs and Low Riders on Saturday, May 18th; and Concours D’ Elegance Vehicles and Vintage Travel Trailers on Sunday, May 19th. These beautiful, rare automobiles and trailers were displayed on the 8 rolling acres of lush lawn and aged trees at the
Muckenthaler Mansion. 

The Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival is an event dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Southern California's automotive history. The judging staff of the Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival seeks to recognize those vehicles that demonstrate the best originality and authenticity while valuing design, styling and elegance and has dedicated more than 24 years to enriching and improving the lives of children through arts and education programs through the Muck Foundation. It is the strong relationship between this committee and the Center that make the Motor Car Festival possible.

First conducted in 1994, the Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival features beautiful and rare automobiles, displayed on the 8 rolling acres of lush lawn and aged trees of the Muckenthaler Mansion. The event features early Jazz, Tin Pan Alley & Vaudeville tunes of the 1920s and 30s by Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys. Over the two-day event, they usually have over 250 Hot Rod and Custom cars, about 300 concours cars, and upwards of 5,000 attendees, but due to unfortunate inclement weather it affected attendance. For those who braved the weather, the show went on, the cars were judged, and winners were announced.


As a concours within a concours, the Jaguar Owners Club of Los Angeles holds their own JCNA sanctioned concours on the 2nd day and this year the Chief Judge was Charlie Hallums.





Muckenthaler Winners