The eighth annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation will showcase the history of Mercedes-Benz through the years during a tremendous weekend of events February 21-23, 2014 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida. The three-day series of extravagant events benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Founded by Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group and under the direction of Event Chair Jamie McDonnell along with Honorary Chair Mike Jackson, the Boca Raton Concours is all to benefit a deserving cause, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. “The entire Concours team is comprised of a group of about 200 volunteers who dedicate their personal time to the planning and execution of the event,” says Brian Quail, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. “In 2013, the event attracted more than 7,500 attendees and raised more than $1 million dollars for the Boys & Girls Club, making the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance the fastest growing Concours in the nation, and the world’s largest for charity.”
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 gourmet 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. In addition, featured artist Timothy Raines, an award-winning abstract automotive artist whose work is featured in the halls of the duPont Registry, will provide an original painting and commissioned piece for the auction. Guests will also enjoy the presentation of the Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award to Mike Maroone, President and COO of AutoNation, and the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Award of Excellence to The Revs Institute along with a stellar performance by renowned comedian and entertainer Wayne Brady. Previous performers have included Bill Cosby, Bob Newhart, Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Howie Mandel and Jay Leno.
Sunday concludes the weekend of festivities with an Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition that spans all eras on the newly-renovated and expanded show-field at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Car and motorcycle fanatics from around the world will experience an automotive showcase like no other, featuring 200 of the finest collector cars and motorcycles from around the country. An expert panel of judges will select the finest vintage, antique, classic and exotic vehicles based on period, presentation and overall style.
Once the show kicks off, guests are invited to walk through a series of amazing vendor tents including the 2014 Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance tent which will offer hats, T-shirts and commemorative Concours program magazines, posters and pins from previous years and for the 2014 event. 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 Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance is setting trends,” said Jamie McDonnell, chairman of the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance. “Each year we raise the bar higher and set a goal to bring even more exciting elements to the event. We do this with no paid promoters, producers or staff, in an effort to unite car enthusiasts from around the world, and to raise money to support the 12,000 children who rely on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.”
The eighth annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance will be hosted February 21-23, 2014 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 regularly. 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 and Sunday Concours Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition and the Concours d’ Gourmet Pavilion. To purchase tickets, please call (954) 537-1010 or visit www.bocaCDE.com.
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.