Fastest Growing Charity in the Nation
Presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation on February 22-24, 2019, the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance will be held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and announces Jay Leno, from the Jay Leno’s Garage television show, as the headline entertainer and celebrity judge. Jay will be presenting the “Big Dog Garage Award” to his favorite automobile and motorcycle during the Sunday, February 24th judging on the Show Field. Auto enthusiasts will celebrate with Marque of the Year, Bentley Motorcars, on their 100th year anniversary.
The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is the world’s largest event for charity, and fully benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Founded and directed by Rita & Rick Case of The Rick Case Automotive Group as volunteers who have annually continued their leadership and hands-on involvement over the last 13 years and Honorary Chair Mike Jackson, is all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the more than 12,300 at-risk youths it serves. “The entire Concours team is comprised of a group of over 300 volunteers who donate their time to the planning and execution of the event,” says Brian Quail, President/ CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Quail added, “In 2018, the event attracted thousands of attendees and to date has raised more than $10 million for our organization.”
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22: Kicks off the weekend of events with the duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport. Guests will experience gourmet tastings from more than 30 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and indulge in an array of fine wines and spirits as well as live entertainment. Guests can also peruse an impressive selection of exotic cars, motorcycles, extravagant boats, private jets, premier vendors and more.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Features educational automotive seminars designed for the true automotive collector enthusiast followed by the Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show. Additionally, guests will enjoy the presentation of the National Automotive Manufacturer Lifetime Achievement Award to Mercedes-Benz USA President & CEO, Dietmar Exler, National Automotive Dealer Lifetime Achievement Award to Rick Hendrick, Chairman and Owner of the Hendrick Automotive Group and Hendrick Motorsports, National Automotive Racing Lifetime Achievement Award to Ryan Hunter-Reay as well as a stellar performance by one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, Jay Leno.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24: Sponsored by Rick Case Automotive Group, Sunday’s all-day event features the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance automobile and motorcycle exhibition. The day starts with an exclusive private brunch where guests can join Jay Leno and Wayne Carini, host of TV show Chasing Classic Cars, for an intimate brunch and Q&A session, moderated by Keith Martin, Publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine: ($1,000 per person). Following the exclusive brunch, Celebrity Judge Jay Leno will walk through the show field meeting automobile and motorcycle owners and event attendees as they search for their favorite automobile and motorcycle to present the Jay Leno Big Dog Garage Award.
By Andrew Austin