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Headliner Jay Leno will be the guest of honour at the Concours d'Elegance in Boca Raton in 2016. Here is a survey of the grand event that focuses on cfine cars and airplanes.

– Day 1 –

 FEBRUARY 19, 2016
Friday Night’s duPont Registry™ Live held at Atlantic Aviation
at the Boca Raton Airport

The weekend’s activities begin with Friday night’s duPont Registry™ Live, a spectacular hangar party held at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport, with a display of exotic cars, custom motorcycles, extravagant boats, private jets, vintage aircraft, and luxury motorcoaches.

Guests will also experience even more of what has become a duPont Registry™ Live tradition as they enjoy gourmet food, fine wines and cocktails presented by over 20 of South Florida’s finest restaurants.

The evening will also feature live entertainment and the opportunity to mingle with the “Who’s Who” of entertainment, business, auto racing and the auto industry from around the world.

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

– Day 2 –

 FEBRUARY 20, 2016

Honorary Chairman Mike Jackson, AutoNation CEO
Annual Automotive Lifetime Award Recipients:
Rita & Rick Case—Founders, Rick Case Automotive Group
Stephen Cannon—President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz, USA

THE CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE GRAND Gala Dinner, Auction & Show

On Saturday night, enjoy the Concours Gala dinner, auction & show. The evening’s festivities will include the presentation of the Annual Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award to Rita & Rick Case and Stephen Cannon. Past recipients have been Keith Crain, the Ed Morse Automotive Group, Mike Maroone, Emerson Fittipaldi, JM Family Enterprises, Roger Penske, Bobby Rahal, Mike Jackson, H. Wayne Huizenga, Carroll Shelby, Edsel Ford and John Staluppi.

Also, each year during the live auction, guests have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind trips and experience packages, luxury jewelry, and more! The evening will end with a special performance by renowned TV Star and Comedian, Jay Leno. And over the years we’ve had some of the greats including Howie Mandel, Wayne Brady, Bob Newhart, Dennis Miller and Dana Carvey.

Reception & Silent Auction: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner, Live Auction and Show: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

– Day 3 –

 FEBRUARY 21, 2016

THE BOCA RATON CONCOURS d’ ELEGANCE at the Boca Raton Resort & Club: 

Sunday/Concours d’Elegance Presented by

Grand Marshal: Wayne Carini
Chief Honorary Judge: Jay Quail
Chief Judge: Dr. Paul Sable

On Sunday, February 21st, 200 of the finest collector cars and motorcycles from around the country will gather on the show field at the famed Boca Raton Resort & Club.On display at this year’s Concours will be an exquisite collection of Packards as well as well as CCCA Full Classics. The judging process will combine a point/percentage system along with Modified French Rule evaluation criteria. It will be based on three important overall evaluation criteria of the cars condition, authenticity/originality, and appeal in the following areas: the vehicles exterior, its interior area, the engine area, plus the overall presentation, visual impact and significance of the car. A variety of manufacturers will be exhibited, including vintage, antique, and classic. Plus, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an assortment of gourmet food, fine wines and cocktails from 30 of South Florida’s finest restaurants in the Concours d’Gourmet Café Pavilions.

Show set-up: 6:00 am – 8:30 am
Judging: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Show: 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Awards Ceremony: 1:00 pm
at the Boca Raton Resort & Club

Clifford Cunningham

Dr. Clifford Cunningham is a planetary scientist. He earned his PhD in the history of astronomy at the University of Southern Queensland, and has undergraduate degrees in science and ancient history from the University of Waterloo. In 2014 he was named a contributor to Encyclopedia Britannica. He is the author of 14 books on asteroids and the history of science. In 1999 he appeared on the TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Asteroid 4276 was named in his honor in 1990 by the International Astronomical Union based on the recommendation of its bureau located at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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