Message from the OA Board – September 2023


It's that Time!

    It’s that time … the 19th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show is Saturday, Sept. 9. We’ve registered approximately 175 classic and exotic vehicles, including this year’s special exhibit of land yacht vehicles for your viewing pleasure.
    From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., you can also enjoy music, food and exceptional raffle prizes for all ages. Come out and meet the cars and their owners as both have stories to tell.
    In addition to providing a fun-filled day of entertainment for the entire family, the car show has a priority goal to fund The Orinda Association’s award-winning Seniors Around Town (SAT) program.
    Since 2005, SAT member-drivers have provided safe, easy-to-use, door-to-door transportation, which is free to seniors. All SAT participants, volunteer drivers and riders, live in our community. This single requirement fosters mutual connections, history and experiences. As we like to say, “It’s more than a ride.”
    Last year seniors received over 1200 rides. Your donation assists our elders in a way which helps them live independently via one-on-one transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and social events. Your support helps Orinda seniors stay on the move, empowering them to remain independent.
    This year, our anonymous donor angel agreed to move SAT’s annual end-of-year matching gift drive to coincide with the car show. Your financial donation, made by Sept. 10, will be doubled, dollar-for-dollar. This is a once-a-year opportunity to turn your donation into twice as much.
    SAT is a program of The Orinda Association, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. For information, visit For updated car show information, visit
    Drop by the entrance at Orinda Motors for a quick look or plan to spend the day – it’s free admission for all.

Kate Wiley can be reached at

(Cathy Goshorn, Photographer)
Emilia and Tomas Schnitzler are ready for the car show in this classic beauty Benz. This battery-powered electric car is one of our incredible raffle prizes available at the Orinda Classic Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 9. Purchase raffle tickets at the blue tent at the show.

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