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Great Art, Wine and Cars: Making the World a Better Place, Jan 23rd 5-8PM

Star Motors has teamed up with the Mission Fine Art Gallery of San Juan Capistrano to present: Great Art, Wine and Cars: Making the World a Better Place, a Star Motors art show benefit.

Star Motors celebrates its 5th Anniversary by partnering with artists to raise funds for Laura’s House

Who: Star Motors

What: Star Motors Art Show Fundraiser and Anniversary Party

WHEN: Thurs, Jan 23, 2014 5 pm to 8 pm

WHERE: 32955 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano, CA

During Star Motors’ Art Show and 5th anniversary celebration, local artists from the Gallery will show their work in a unique setting. Twenty-percent of the proceeds from art sales will benefit Laura’s House, a local women’s shelter.

star motors art show in conjunction with mission fine art gallery

Star Motors has built a solid reputation for both outstanding quality work and customer service. But, it’s also known for giving back to the community. Being an integral part of the fabric of South Orange County is important to owners Emma Silvera and Chris Knuth.

“Our business is not all about auto repair. We’ve found that community events are really important for our clientele. I think that’s one of the things that we’ve created here: a family atmosphere where our clients come in and know everyone who works here,” Knuth said.

Supporting victims of domestic violence while enhancing the local arts is a natural fit for the values of Star Motors as a local business tied to the public. “I think having a sense of community is really important. Knowing who is in your community and working together is crucial for building relationships,” Silvera said. “In this day and age, it’s so easy for things to be robotic. We want people to have that feeling of warmth and comfort that I think is missing from businesses nowadays.”

While Star Motors has supported countless causes and organizations over the last five years, Laura’s House is the beneficiary of 20% of the proceeds from art sales during the anniversary party.

Laura’s House provides unparalleled domestic violence-related services to the 915,000 residents of Orange County, California and beyond. Over the past eighteen years, Laura’s House has provided shelter and support services to more than 3,488 battered women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 40,305 persons.

Come and enjoy a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres while touring the workshop and viewing art during the anniversary party.

This will be a casual, fun and informative event you won’t want to miss! Join us to help change the world and celebrate local business and art at the same time. RSVP by either calling Star Motors at: 949.443.1970 or email us at and include your first and last name.

Star Motors art Show


OC Register again turned to the people who know the Best of OC, the best to come up with their list of winners for the “2013 Best of OC, People’s Choice.” Dozens of retail, restaurant, and recreation spaces earned top spots in the six main categories: Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Outdoors, Pets, Places, and Shopping & Services.

Naming the top three readers’ picks, plus offering a critic’s pick, they’ve created a guide to the city’s best and brightest.

Star Motors Best of OC AGAIN!

And guess what? For the FOURTH consecutive year Star Motors placed a WIN in the ‘Best Auto Repair’ Category!

Highlights from the  Orange County Register:

Specializing in luxury and European “motorcars,” ASE master certified technicians have more than 50 years of combined factory-trained experience.

The facility offers several rewards programs, one being the “Elite Car Care Club.” This program offers members savings of over $300 on prepaid services.

Star Motor’s online blog provides information on automotive maintenance and repair and keeps clients updated with what is happening at the shop.

Claim to fame: Founded in 1985, Star Motors began as a Mercedes-Benz repair shop in Laguna Niguel, and then expanded to working on BMW, Jaguar, Lexus, Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi and all other luxury vehicles All mechanics are ASE certified and have gone through extensive training – a minimum of 40 hours per year. “We can honestly say we have specialists for practically every make and model. Our technicians and service advisers are experts in European car diagnostics and are very good at figuring out complex problems,” said Emma Silvera, co-owner of Star Motors.

The facility’s new art gallery in its waiting room features works from local artists and occasionally brings people together for an evening of networking, wine tasting, appetizers and fun.

“We offer our clients fresh gourmet coffee and other refreshments in a clean, comfortable waiting area,” Silvera said. “If they need a ride somewhere, we have complimentary shuttle service and rental cars. We top it off with a hand carwash for every vehicle that comes in for a service or repair. We’re here to take care of people. It just so happens we’re fixing cars, too.” The staff offers complimentary loaner vehicles and towing as well.

Did you know? Star Motors is one of the few Green Station Certified auto-repair facilities in Orange County, according Silvera. “It’s important for us to do our part to protect the environment.”

Photos and videos of customers’ vehicles may be presented on the website to explain repair recommendations.

As an ASE-certified technician, owner Chris Knuth has been involved in every aspect of auto repair since 1996.

“I’ve taken all the positive things I’ve learned from all the places I’ve worked and blended them into something unique at Star Motors,” Knuth said. His master certified technicians have more than 50 years’ combined factory-trained experience.

The shop is open weekdays (Saturdays by appointment), doing everything except body work – air conditioning, transmission service, tire repair and alignment and strut and suspension work. Star Motors is certified by the state as a “green” station, employing many practices to reduce chemical waste and pollution, and it is certified female- friendly by

>> Full 2013 winner’s article here