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16th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance coming up  Feb. 24-26

By Dale King

The 16th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance — the fastest growing concours in the nation and the world’s largest for a charity-organized event — will be celebrated Feb. 24, 25 and 26.

Feb. 24:

PRIVATE VIP RECEPTION for celebrities, sponsors, honorary guests and big wheel members. This reception is an exclusive, invite-only event.
For more information on securing an invite, please contact Kerry Becker at

Feb. 25

THE CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE GRAND GALA, dinner, auction and show.

Comedian David Spade will appear at the Concours D’Elegance.

The evening’s festivities will include the presentation of the Annual Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Annual Automotive Lifetime Achievement Recipients:

Racing: Dale Earnhardt Jr., with 50 victories and two championships in NASCAR’s top two national touring series
Manufacturer: Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors Company

Dealer: Mindy Holman, Chair Holman

Past recipients have included Lilliam and Gus Machado, Bob Carter, Norman Braman, Marc Cannon, Dave Zuchowski, Rita and Rick Case, Stephen Cannon, Keith Crain, the Ed Morse Automotive Group, Mike Maroone, Roger Penske, Bobby Rahal, Mike Jackson, H. Wayne Huizenga, Carroll Shelby, Edsel Ford, John Staluppi, Emerson Fittipaldi, JM Family Enterprises and Dietmar Exler, Ryan Hunter-Reay,and Rick Hendrick.

Also, each year during the live auction, guests can bid on one-of-a-kind trips, “experience” packages, luxury jewelry and more.

The night will conclude with a performance by comedian David Spade. Past entertainers have been Jay Leno, Tim Allen, Jeff Foxworthy, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, Bob Newhart, Billy Gardell and Wayne Brady.

Welcome Reception & Silent Auction: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Dinner, Live Auction and Entertainment: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Feb. 26


at The Boca Raton

The finest collector cars and motorcycles from around the country will gather on the show field at the famed The Boca Raton. On display at this year’s Concours will be the pre-war Cadillac as the Marque of the Year and Cadillac Eldorado and Arnolt Cars as Feature of the Year.

The judging process will combine a point/percentage system, along with the Modified French Rule evaluation criteria of the cars condition, authenticity/originality and appeal in the following areas: the vehicle’s exterior, its interior area, the engine area, and the overall presentation, visual impact and significance of the car.

A variety of manufacturers will be displaying vintage, antique and classic automobiles.

NASCAR racer Dale Earnhart Jr. will receive the Racing Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award at the Concours D’Elegance.

The schedule:

Show set-up: 7-8:30 a.m.

Judging: 9 a.m. to noon.
General Admission: 10 a.m.
Awards Ceremony: 11 a.m.

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