The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz USA and AutoNation is pleased to announce that at this year’s event, Bonhams will host an automobile and automobilia auction on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on some unique and priceless motorcars and collectibles, with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Keith Martin, Publisher of Sports Car Market magazine, has been named Grand Marshal for this year’s concours. Martin will also moderate a discussion on the topic of “The Collector Car Market – The Past Five Years, and the Five Years to Come,” with panelists Paul Sable, Tom duPont, Bill Rothermel, Dave Kinney and Wayne Carini.
This year the concours is honoring the 50th Anniversary of Lamborghini and highlighting Rolls-Royce and Bentley as featured marquees with a tremendous commemoration on February 22-24, 2013. 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.
Friday, February 22 kicks off the weekend of events with the Bonhams Automobile & Automobilia Auction preview, Automobile Art Show, and “The Collector Car Market – The Past Five Years, and the Five Years to Come” seminar 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. Automotive author Burt Levy will also host a book signing.
Saturday, February 23 features the Bonhams Automobile & Automobilia 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.
Sunday, February 24 concludes the weekend of festivities with an Automobile Art Show and 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, and posters and pins from previous years and this year, and a book signing hosted by automotive author Burt Levy. 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.
Plans are already underway for the eighth annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL with Mercedes-Benz as the featured marquee. Save the date for February 21-23, 2014, and visit www.bocaCDE.com for updates.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) private agency, dedicated to helping young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Serving more than 12,000 at-risk youth, ages 6-18 each year from its 12 Broward County-area clubs, their purpose is to inspire and enable children to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Chosen as the #1 youth agency in the country three years in a row by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and one of the best run non-profit agencies in a study by Fortune 500, BGCBC keeps 98 percent of all raised funds in Broward County. Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is located at 877 NW 61st Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. For more information please call (954) 537-1010 or view the website at www.bgcbc.org.