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The Collectors

The Boca Raton Resort & Club hosts the 12th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation on February 23-25. Auto enthusiasts from around the world will experience a tremendous automobile focused weekend like no other, featuring vehicles and motorcycles from an array of time periods. The duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport kicks off the event with special guest Indy 500 Race Car driver, Jack Harvey.

Educational automotive seminars and The Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show will follow on Saturday with award presentations, and a stellar performance by actor, comedian, author and avid car collector, Tim Allen. To conclude this amazing weekend, celebrity judges, Jay Leno and Tim Allen will join an expert panel of judges who will select the finest vintage, antique, classic and exotic vehicles based on period, presentation and overall style during Sunday’s automobile and motorcycle exhibition. Guests can also view Marques of the Year, Lincoln-Mercury and a very special presentation by the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) titled, “Cars throughout the Decades of the past Century:’

New this year is the exclusive Sunday Brunch with Jay Leno and Tim Allen where guests can join them from 10:00-11:00am for an intimate brunch and Q&A session. The Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance is the world’s largest event produced by a charity and fully benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
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Jay Leno’s 1969 Lamborghini Miura S

Few cars have stunned like the Miura. Introduced in November of 1965 at the Turin Salon as just a naked chassis, the car became a sensation due to its radical mechanical layout. The response to the car was widespread, prompting Lamborghini to build it, and what resulted was one of the most beautiful cars ever made.

“This fascinating car was ‘the’ car that actually coined the term ‘supercar.’ Its almost hard to describe the visual impact this car had at the time it came out.” -Jay Leno

Miura S’ were owned by Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, and Eddie van Halen. A total of 338 cars produced.

SPECS:
Engine: V12
Top speed: 177 Mph; 0-60: 5.75 sec.
Horsepower: 370
Designed by: Bertone & Marcello Gandini


Tim Allen’s 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

Well regarded for its luxurious, yet sporty driving dynamics, the 330 GTC is considered one of the most usable and lovely Ferrari grand tourers of the 1960s. Godfrey Eaton adds that it was “probably the first Ferrari in which you could actually enjoy a radio,” to give a perspective on just how revolutionary this car is.

First introduced in 1966 and generally referred to as the “best all-around Ferrari.” A total of 598 cars produced.

SPECS:
Engine: V12
Top speed: 152 Mph; 0-60: 6.2 sec.
Horsepower: 335
Designed by: Pininfarina
Assembled in: Turin, Italy