Acura to Sponsor 2019 Grand Prix of Long Beach

2019-03-19T11:09:40-07:00March 19th, 2019|Acura, Community, Santa Barbara Auto Group|

The Grand Prix of Long Beach is an annual institution here in southern California, and this year, it has a new sponsor. The famed Grand Prix will now be sponsored by Acura. As a proud Acura dealer, it’s something that we’re rather excited to be a part of! 

This annual event brings an IndyCar race to the streets of Long Beach every April. For one spring weekend each year, the city streets turn into a racetrack, as world-class drivers compete for first in one of the most important events on today’s racing circuit.

If you’re into racing or want to experience some heart-pounding fun, this year’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will be the perfect event for you. It’s a weekend of music, family-friendly events and, most importantly, racing.

It’s more than performance when it’s Acura

Acura’s parent company, Honda, has been having some great success on the track recently. When it comes to the Grand Prix of Long Beach, Honda and Acura are setting the standards.

Acura and Honda have had great success with their racing division. In the past 10 years of the Grand Prix, six of the winning drivers have been driving Honda-powered vehicles. Last year at Long Beach, the Acura ARX-05 driven by Juan Pablo Montoya set the first pole for this new vehicle. Acura has helped world-class drivers take the lead, and given us a thrill in the process.

Experience all that the Grand Prix of Long Beach has to offer

Here at Acura of Santa Barbara, we’re very excited to see Acura sponsoring this event just outside of Los Angeles. We can’t wait to watch this premier racing event this spring, and we hope to see the Honda and Acura powered drivers take another top spot.

This Grand Prix of Long Beach is one of the top street races in the nation, and we’re excited to announce that it will now be sponsored by Acura. As a Southern California Acura dealer, we’re looking forward to seeing our brand take on this event. The Grand Prix of Long Beach takes place April 12-14, 2019.

Purchase Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach tickets, parking and paddock passes online at, or place orders by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 827-7333.

Fans can also follow the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on Facebook, Twitter @GPLongBeach and Instagram at GPLongBeach.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the popular, reliable, and affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266

Santa Barbara Auto Group Sponsors Santa Barbara Soccer Club

2016-09-26T14:23:08-07:00September 26th, 2016|News, Santa Barbara Auto Group, Shows/Events|

Santa Barbara Auto Group supports the growth and development of local youth through a sponsorship with Santa Barbara Soccer Club.

Santa Barbara Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the Santa Barbara Soccer Club for youth soccer. The Santa Barbara Soccer Club is dedicated to providing a safe environment for children and teens in Southern California to have fun, build character, and participate in competitive athletic events. Santa Barbara Auto Group finds it very important to support organizations like the Santa Barbara Soccer Club who encourage active and interactive outdoor options for children and teens in the community.

How does the Santa Barbara Soccer Club support youth?

The Santa Barbara Soccer Club serves children and teens from elementary age all the way through and beyond high school, with the intention of seeing every one of their members graduate. This organization is more than just soccer. It serves as a healthy outlet for students. The talented and caring staff of coaches and volunteers treats each of their players as individuals, hoping to assist them as they grow into the adults they wish to be. There is a real passion for soccer in this organization, and it’s visible through the relationship between the players and their coaches. According to the Santa Barbara Soccer Club, “There is no better forging ground for character than the soccer field and training ground!”

The Santa Barbara Soccer Club hopes to see each of its players reach their maximum potential on and off the field. For their members that are more passionate about the sport, they offer Development Academies, Players Academies, and other training programs to polish their skills and help them to stand out from the crowd. One of the goals of the Santa Barbara Soccer Club is to create a well-respected name in the national soccer community in order to generate the greatest number of opportunities for its members. The organization has already developed relationships with major colleges and universities extending throughout the entire country from the University of California in the west to Boston University in the east.

Santa Barbara Auto Group Supports their Vision

“It is obvious that the Santa Barbara Soccer Club cares about their local youth, and our principals here at Santa Barbara Auto Group run parallel to that. We are very proud to sponsor the Club and its members,” said Santa Barbara Auto Group Sales Manager, Duane Sanders.

Participating in community organizations and events is one of Santa Barbara Auto Group’s highest priorities. “We see our community sort of like we see an engine; each part must contribute to the whole in order for the vehicle to run at its full potential. Our local youth is very important to us, not just as future drivers, but as future contributing members of our society,” said Sanders.

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About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-682-2000