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The 11th annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance will feature comedian Jeff Foxworthy at the gala dinner on Feb. 11, 2017.Foxworthy, noted for his redneck jokes, is the author of several books and multi-platinum comedy albums.

 

The Concours event was founded by Rita & Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group and under the direction of Founding Chairman James E. McDonnell IV along with Honorary Chair Mike Jackson. It benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation, the Concours will celebrate Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg as the Marques of the Year as well as renowned automotive artist, Timothy Raines.

 

The tremendous weekend of events is being billed as bigger and better than ever before, including Friday’s duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport featuring a chance to experience select gourmet tastings from more than 20 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and a unique display of exotic cars, custom motorcycles, extravagant boats, private jets, vintage aircrafts, luxury motor coaches, premier vendors, and more; Saturday night’s performance by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, presentation of the Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards to Marc Cannon, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Policy for AutoNation, and Dave Zuchowski, former President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, plus an exciting live auction; and Sunday’s Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition featuring a display of more than 200 vintage and classic automobiles and motorcycles and more than 5,000 expected to be in attendance.

EVENT LINEUP:

 

Friday, February 10, 2017 | The Finest Automobile Auction Preview

Auction Preview: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Boca Raton Resort & Club (Great Hall)

  • Sneak Preview of all The Finest Automobile Auction vehicles

Friday, February 10, 2017 | duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party

Hangar Party: 6-9 p.m., Atlantic Aviation at Boca Raton Airport

  • Presented by Ulysse Nardin, the duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party will feature tastings from more than 20 of South Florida’s best restaurants and eateries as well as a fine selection of exotic and classic airplanes, motorcycles, boats, motor coaches, automobiles, business and private jets, and luxury vendors featuring jewelry, art displays, and more

Saturday, February 11, 2017 | The Finest VIP Breakfast and Automobile Auction and Gala Dinner & Live Auction

Auction by The Finest Automobiles: (10a.m.-2p.m.), Boca Raton Resort & Club (Mizner Center)

Dinner & Live Auction: 7-10 p.m., Boca Raton Resort & Club

  • 8 a.m.-10 a.m. | VIP Breakfast by The Finest Automobiles
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Auction by The Finest Automobiles
  • Gala Dinner & Live Auction presented by Broward and Miami-Dade Hyundai Dealers and Broward and Miami-Dade Genesis Dealers
  1. oCocktail hour and silent auction followed by seating for the gala dinner
  2. oPresentation of the 2017 Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award to former President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, Dave Zuchowski
  3. oPresentation of 2017 Local Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award to CMO and EVP of Communications and Public Policy for AutoNation, Marc Cannon.
    • Live auction
    • Jeff Foxworthy performance

Sunday, February 12, 2017 | Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Boca Raton Resort & Club

 

  • Presented by Rick Case Automotive Group, the main Concours event will feature an automotive showcase like no other, with thousands of car and motorcycle fanatics from around the world experiencing more than 200 of the finest collector cars and motorcycles from around the country
  • An expert panel of judges will select the finest vintage, antique, classic and exotic vehicles based on period, presentation and overall style for the Sunday Concours.
  • Wayne Carini, host of Velocity TV’s Chasing Classic Cars, will serve as Grand Marshal
  • Vendor Row will feature vendor tents including the 2017 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance tent, offering hats, commemorative Concours program magazines, and posters and pins from previous years and this year
  • Concours d’ Gourmet Pavilions featuring a selection of gourmet food, wine and cocktails from more than 30 of South Florida’s finest restaurants

 

All events are open to the public with tickets sold separately for the duPont Registry™ Live Hangar Party, Gala Dinner Show & Auction and Sunday Concours Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition and the Concours d’Gourmet Pavilion. To purchase tickets, please call (954) 537-1010 or visit www.bocaCDE.com.

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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