The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz USA and AutoNation, the nation’s fastest growing Concours, will auction four all-new exotic vehicles valued at over one million dollars during the Gala Dinner & Show live auction on February 23, 2013 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL.
Guests will have the opportunity to own some of the country’s very first all-new exotic vehicles delivered in America like the 2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder courtesy of Audi USA, Audi Coral Springs and Audi of Lighthouse Point as well as the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series (one of only 100 made) courtesy of Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster courtesy of Lamborghini Palm Beach, and 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spyder courtesy of The Collection.
The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance is honoring the 50th Anniversary of Lamborghini and highlighting Rolls-Royce and Bentley as featured marquees with a tremendous commemoration on February 22 through 24, 2013 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL. One of the country’s biggest and most influential automotive events, the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance spans over three-days with an exciting lineup of activities, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
New at this year’s Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance is a collector car and memorabilia auction, seminar and Automobile Art Show. Bonhams will be hosting a spectacular Automobile & Memorabilia Auction to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County with a preview on Friday, February 22 and auction on Saturday, February 23. One of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art, classic and vintage automobiles and collectables, Bonhams are now established in 25 countries on five continents.
Friday, February 22 kicks off the weekend of events with the Bonhams Automobile& Memorabilia Auction preview, Automobile Art Show, and “The Collector Car Market – The Past Five Years, and the Five Years to Come” seminar moderated by Keith Martin with panelists Paul Sable, Tom duPont, Bill Rothermel, Dave Kinney, and Wayne Carini at the Boca Raton Resort & Club followed by the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport. The Hangar Party offers guests a chance to experience select gourmet tastings from more than 20 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and peruse a fine display of exotic cars, custom motorcycles, extravagant boats, private jets, vintage aircrafts, luxury motor coaches, premier vendors, and more.
Saturday, February 23 features the Bonhams Automobile & Memorabilia Auction and Automobile Art Show followed by a black-tie optional Gala Dinner Auction & Show at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and live auction featuring some of the first-in-the-country all-new exotic cars, one-of-a-kind trips and experience packages, luxury jewelry, and more. Guests will also enjoy the presentation of the Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award to JM Family Enterprises, Inc.and Emerson Fittipaldi, and the Lee Iacocca Award to Steve Wolf, along with a stellar performance by legendary comedic icon Bob Newhart. Previous performers have included Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Howie Mandel, Dennis Miller and Dana Carvey.
Sunday, February 24 concludes the weekend of festivities with an Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition that spans all eras on the newly-renovated and expanded showfield at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Car and motorcycle fanatics from around the world will get to experience an automotive showcase like no other, featuring more than 200 of the finest collector cars and motorcycles from around the country. An expert panel of renowned judges including Chief Judge Dr. Paul Sable and Honorary Judges Carl Bomstead, David Schultz and Mark Gessler will select the finest vintage, antique, classic and exotic vehicles based on period, presentation and overall style, with an awards presentation to winning entries.
Once the show kicks off, guests are invited to walk through Vendor Row featuring vendor tents such as the 2013 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance tent which will offer hats, commemorative Concours program magazines, posters and pins from previous years and this year. New to the Boca Raton Concours this year is an Automobile Art Show featuring some of the country’s top automobile artists. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with the artists in an exclusive tent to view and purchase one-of-a-kind prints, paintings, sculptures and more. Guests can also enjoy a selection of gourmet food, wine and cocktails from more than 30 of South Florida’s finest restaurants at the Concours d’ Gourmet Pavilion.
The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance will be hosted February 22-24, 2013 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida. For additional information or to see a full schedule of events, please visit www.bocaCDE.com. As the event evolves, the website will provide up-to-date information, so be sure to check back daily. All events are open to the public with tickets sold separately. Tickets can be purchased for the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party, Gala Dinner Show & Auction, Sunday Concours Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition, and the Concours d’ Gourmet Pavilion. To purchase tickets, please call (954) 537-1010 or visit www.bocaCDE.com.