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Why We Love Classic Cars

Orinda Motors has had a long love affair with classic cars, and the communities within Lamorinda know it well. From our smaller Classic Car Show that is par of the Orinda Association 4th of July Parade, to the large Orinda Annual Classic Car Show in September, Orinda Motors loves to show off the Classic Cars we service, repair, and maintain.


But what drives us?


  • Is it because these classic cars remind us of our younger years? Yes.

  • Is it because they don’t make them like they used to? Yes.

  • Is it because we love the camaraderie of the Classic Car community? Yes.

  • Is it because our obsession over Classic Cars feeds our love for investing, art & design, nostalgia, and therapy? Yes, yes, yes, and yes!


Lucky for us, we know we are in good company.


According to Allen Pennebaker, the owner of Orinda Motors, “We have been fully engaged in the classic car service and repair business for 15 years. Orinda Motors Service Manager, John Vanek, was the driving force behind this as I had always avoided repairing classic cars. His vision and diligence has made classic cars a significant part our business. As part of this commitment we started the Orinda Annual Classic Car Show in 2005 with Chip Herman.”


The reason Orinda Motors has crafted such a long-standing, excellent reputation for servicing and repairing Classic Cars is because, according to Pennebaker, “Our uniqueness is in our philosophy. We are always honest, and always do what is best for the customer. Taking care of customers is what we do, and servicing cars is only a part of that. Being an integral part of our community is another main component of our philosophy. The main driving force behind Orinda Motors is not money. With this comes the most ethical and well trained staff that exists anywhere.”


If your Classic Car needs service, contact Orinda Motors at 925-254-2012 to schedule an appointment. If you need us to wash, wax, detail, apply paint coatings or clean the interior of your vehicle and get it ready for an auto show, or just make it look great while you drive it around, book an appointment with Orinda Auto Detail at 925-254-2011. You may also consider getting an oil change or new tires with Express Oil Change & Tire Center by contacting 925-254-8989. Whatever your needs, you can count on us to treat your Classic Car with loving care and expert attention.


Additionally, if you want to join Orinda Motors and participate in our smaller car show that follows the July 4th Parade, contact John Vanek at [email protected]. Or, if you prefer to participate in the larger11th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show on September 11 & 12, 2015,enter your vehicle here.



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