Steel Magnolias’ Celebrating Classic Cars and Cocktails

August 04, 2021

Steel Magnolias, an all-volunteer Long Beach-based organization whose main recipient is the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Millers Children’s and Women’s Hospital, will host its annual Signature Event in person on August 15 from 4-7 p.m. at a private and exclusive location.  Tickets are now on sale for Cruisin’ on a Sunday Afternoon, a Celebration of Classic Cars and Cocktails and are $125 general admission or $200 for a VIP ticket and can be purchased at thesteelmagnolias.org

Cruisin’ on a Sunday Afternoon pays homage to Southern California’s car culture with a static display of more than 120 restored automobiles that span the decades, from sleek vehicles the mob favored during the early part of the 20th century to the muscle cars of the 1960s and ‘70s.  Complementing this display of nostalgia is a collection of vintage radios, toys, and collectibles defining the Art Deco era and mid-century Americana. Guests will have the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at this priceless treasure trove during the event.

An array of food and beverage stations will be placed throughout the venue and live entertainment will add verve to the afternoon. Guests can participate in both live and silent auctions, which will include a plethora of travel and local experiences. 

The “Ford” ticket is $125 per person and includes dinner and a signature drink, while the “Ferrari” level, which also includes dinner and a signature drink, offers an enhanced experience with a private one-hour collection preview as well as a cocktail party that will take place before the doors open up for the evening.  Ferrari admission is $200 per person. Tables of 10 are also available for large groups who wish to sit and enjoy the event together.  

Since its inception 22 years ago, Steel Magnolias has raised nearly $6 million for its main recipient, the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at Millers Children’s and Women’s Hospital, which serves children with behavior and development challenges such as autism and Fragile X Syndrome.  The center is located on the campus of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center but serves children throughout Southern California.  

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