Ninth Annual Boca Raton Concours D'Elegance Set for February 20-22-2015
By Pierre B. Bland, DVM / January 1, 2015
The Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation is a high-profile, national automotive event known for delivering an unforgettable weekend of philanthropy, comedy, and stellar automobile and motorcycle displays. Now in its ninth year, the Concours will celebrate Cadillac as the featured marque and the 50th Anniversary of Ford Mustang. Keith Crain, Editor-in-Chief of Automotive News and Ted Morse of Ed Morse Automotive will be honored as recipients of the 2015 Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards along with avid car collector, Ralph Marano as the recipient of the 2015 Lee Iacocca Award at the Gala Dinner Auction & Show. The tremendous weekend of events on February 20-22, 2014 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida will also feature well-known female automotive artist Gloria Jones Hacker.
Founded by Rita and Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group and under the direction of Event Chair James E. McDonnell, IV along with Honorary Chair Mike Jackson, the Boca Raton Concours is all to benefit a deserving cause, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the 12,500 children that attend the 12 Clubs. The Concours team is comprised of about 200 volunteers who dedicate their time to the planning and execution of the event.
Friday kicks off the weekend of events with the duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport. The evening 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 features the 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 one-of-a-kind trips and experience packages, luxury jewelry, and back by popular demand, a stellar performance by a renowned TV star and comedian Howie Mandel.
The weekend concludes on Sunday with the Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition at the Boca Raton Resort & Club featuring an automotive showcase with over 200 collector cars and motorcycles from around the country. An expert panel of judges will select the finest vehicles based on pre-set criteria, with an awards presentation to winning entries. Guests are also invited to walk through a series of vendor tents including the Boca Raton Concours tent which offers hats, T-shirts and commemorative Concours program magazines, posters and pins from the previous and current year, plus enjoy a selection of gourmet food, wine and cocktails from more than 30 of South Florida's finest restaurants in the Concours d'Gourmet Pavilions.
For additional information, ticket information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.bocaCDE.com.
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