Community Events

2019 Car Classic

One of A Kind: Vehicles that Stand Alone

Car Classic serves as a reminder that behind every beautifully designed vehicle stands an innovative designer—one most likely educated at ArtCenter College of Design.

This year, ArtCenter’s annual Car Classic features unique, custom, specially built vehicles that will include early coachbuilt cars, custom hot rods and motorcycles, concept cars, bespoke supercars and specially modified vehicles from all eras—classic to modern to concept—that represent the finest examples of original automotive design.

  • Get up-close-and-personal with rare automobiles, motorcycles and stunning concept cars representing seven decades of ArtCenter’s influence in transportation design
  • Meet some of the innovative designers who brought these visions to life
  • Hear the stories behind some of the most iconic vehicles of our time
  • Tour ArtCenter’s design studios, 3D rapid prototyping facilities and galleries
  • And much, much more!

More than a high-profile car show, ArtCenter’s annual Car Classic honors the very best in industrial design, showcases the College’s strong ties to industry, and celebrates the indelible mark ArtCenter alumni have made on the world of transportation, all in a friendly environment and beautiful location.

FullCircle members are eligible for discounted or free tickets to attend Car Classic, depending on membership level. Please contact fullcircle@artcenter.edu or 626 396-4216 to reserve tickets. Check out our membership levels for more information on how you can support creators and your own creativity.

Car Classic is pleased to be recognized as the culminating event for Connect Week, a series of events organized under the auspices of Innovate Pasadena to highlight all the cutting edge tech, design, science and business happening in the City.