Howie Mandel in Boca Raton

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Famed comedian Howie Mandel will be the headliner at the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance this month. He will be appearing at the Gala Dinner, to be held Feb. 21at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Tickets start at $500. Here is a survey of the 3-day event:


FRIDAY  FEB. 20: 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

SAT. FEB. 21:

The Concours Gala dinner, auction & show. The evening's festivities will include the presentation of the Annual Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award to Keith Crain and the Ed Morse Automotive Group. Past recipients have included Mike Maroone, Emerson Fittipaldi, JM Family Enterprises, Roger Penske, Bobby Rahal, Mike Jackson, H. Wayne Huizenga, Carroll Shelby, Edsel Ford and John Staluppi. The Lee Iacocca Award will be presented to Ralph Marano for his extraordinary dedication to the preservation of classic cars. Past honorees of this prestigious award have been Jay Leno, Dr. Edward Dauer, Steve Wolf, Bob Milhous and Paul Milhous.

The evening will end with a special performance by Howie Mandel.

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

SUN FEB. 22: 200 of the finest collector cars and motorcycles from around the country will gather on the newly expanded show field at the famed Boca Raton Resort & Club. The occasion, to compete in what is quickly becoming one of the world's leading Concours d'Elegances'. This year, 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



1515 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton , FL 33432
998 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton , FL 33432
1515 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton , FL 33432

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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