Fastest Growing in the Nation
By: Brittany Dunn
Presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, this year will feature a tremendous weekend of events February 10-12, 2017 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, including an auction by The Finest Automobile Auctions, an auction house that delivers the finest experience for collector car enthusiasts. The Concours will celebrate Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg as the Marques of the Year and the 50th anniversary of 1967 Pony Cars, and feature an unforgettable performance by Jeff Foxworthy, one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country at the Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show. Founded by Rita & Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group and under the direction of Event Chair James E. McDonnell, IV and Honorary Chair Mike Jackson, the Boca Raton Concours is all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the more than 12,500 at-risk youth it serves.
“The entire Concours team is comprised of a group of about 300 volunteers who dedicate their personal time to the planning and execution of the event,” says Brian Quail, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. “In 2016, the event attracted more than 7,000 attendees and to date has raised more than $9.2 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,” says Rick Case, Event Founder.
Friday, February 10 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 20 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and indulge in an array of fine wines and spirits as well as live entertainment provided by Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Guests can also peruse an impressive selection of exotic cars, motorcycles, extravagant boats, private jets, premier vendors and more.
Saturday, February 11 features daylong educational automotive seminars followed by the Gala Dinner Auction & Show at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour and silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner and live auction featuring one-of-a-kind trips and experience packages, luxury jewelry, and more. Guests will also enjoy the presentation of the Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards and a stellar performance by one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, Jeff Foxworthy.
Sunday, February 12 concludes the weekend of festivities with the Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition spanning all ears on the Boca Raton Resort & Club show field. 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. 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 can walk through a series of exciting vendor tents as well as enjoy a selection of gourmet food, wine and cocktails from more than 30 of South Florida’s finest restaurants at the Concours d’ Gourmet Pavilions.
James E. McDonnell IV, founding chairman of the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. said, “Each year we raise the bar higher and set a goal to bring even more exciting elements to the event and raise money to support such a deserving cause.”