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BOCA RATON, FL – The sixth annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes- Benz will auction five limited edition 50th Anniversary Shelby vehicles and first-delivery in the United States exotic cars during a live auction on February 25, 2012 at the Black-Tie Optional Gala held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida.
Guests will have the opportunity to own the very first of some of the very first all new exotic cars delivered in America including the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador, the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth, and the 2012 Audi R8 V10 GT Spyder – one of only 50 made for the United States and the only one in brilliant red.
Additionally, five special edition 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobras & Mustangs will be auctioned including a 1962 Special Edition Cobra 289 CSX8992 (one of only 50 made); two 1965 Special Edition Cobra 427s – a CSX6063 and a CSX6100, custom built to the winning bidder’s specifications; an 800 horsepower 2012 Shelby GT-500 Super Snake (one of only 50 made), and a 2012 Shelby GT-350 (also one of only 50 made), all benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Adding to the excitement, RM Auctions’ Max Girardo – will lend his talents to the event serving as the auctioneer for the evening’s live auction. Girardo serves as the lead auctioneer at RM’s global catalogue events and will be the man on the auction podium and lifting the gavel on the famed Milhous Collection sale, to be held during the Boca Concours d’ Elegance weekend. In addition to his role as RM’s lead auctioneer, Girardo also acts as the Managing Director of RM’s European branch, and has been responsible for the company’s record-breaking sales in Europe and the United Kingdom.
The sixth annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance is honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Shelby Cobra and James Bond and the upcoming 100th Anniversary of Aston Martin with a tremendous commemoration on February 24 through 26, 2012 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL. One of the country’s biggest and most influential automotive events, the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance spans over three-days with an exciting line-up of activities, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Friday, February 24, 2012, the duPont Registry Live! Hangar Party kicks off the weekend. Guests can indulge in libations and tastings from some of South Florida’s hottest restaurants, preview luxury vendors featuring jewelry, art and more, and peruse a display of exotic and classic automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes, boats, motor coaches, and business and private jets. This year the event is proud to feature the magnificent world-renowned collection of Michael Fux’s one-off exotic cars.
During this year’s Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance, RM Auctions in association with Sotheby’s will present the world renowned Milhous Collection during a multi-day sale, February 24 and 25, 2012. Carefully amassed over the past 50 years by respected brothers Bob and Paul Milhous, the collection boasts an unprecedented selection of automobiles, mechanical musical instruments and collectibles. For automotive enthusiasts, the auction will feature a superb gathering of over 30 automobiles, spanning 90 years of automotive history.
Saturday, February 25, 2012 features the James Bond themed Black-Tie Optional Gala hosted at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, featuring original James Bond vehicles and memorabilia on display courtesy of the Dezer Collection. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with a silent auction, followed by a sit down dinner featuring a live auction with items such as the first in the country new exotic cars and money-can’t-buy-these luxury, one-of-a-kind packages. The evening’s festivities include the presentation of the Lee Iacocca Award to Bob and Paul Milhous, the Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards to Carroll Shelby, Edsel Ford and John Staluppi, and a performance by Emmy Award-winning comedian Dana Carvey, followed by a Casino Royale after-party.
The Concours on Sunday, February 26, 2012 concludes the weekend festivities with an Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition that spans all eras. Car and motorcycle fanatics from around the world will get to experience an automotive showcase featuring cars and motorcycles from the past 100 years on the brand new, expanded Sunday Concours showfield, exclusively redesigned by the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
Once the show kicks off, guests are invited to walk through a series of amazing vendor tents featuring automobile memorabilia and other luxury items. For the second year in a row, the Concours d’ Gourmet Café Pavilion will offer guests a delectable selection of gourmet foods, wine and other beverages from 30 of South Florida’s finest restaurants during the famed Sunday Concours. An expert panel of judges comprised of Chief Judge Dr. Paul Sable, internationally known honorary judges, and additional judges from around the country will select the finest cars based on a preset criterion to include period, presentation and authenticity. The day concludes with an award presentation to winning entries led by Grand Marshal Ed Gilbertson.
For additional information on the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance and to see a full schedule of events please visit www.bocaCDE.com. As the event evolves, the website will provide up-to-date important information – so check back daily. All events are open to the public with tickets sold separately. Tickets can be purchased for the Friday night duPont Registry Live! Hangar Party; the Saturday Gala dinner; the Sunday Concours Automobile and Motorcycle exhibit; and the Concours d’ Gourmet Café. To purchase tickets, please call 954-537-1010 or visit www.bocaCDE.com.