THE 14th ANNUAL BOCA RATON CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
PRESENTED BY MERCEDES-BENZ AND AUTONATION
FEBRUARY 7 – 9, 2020
Features the Marque of the Year, Duesenberg, and their 100th Year Anniversary
The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance,
World’s largest Concours owned and produced by a Charity
Tremendous weekend of events benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
To purchase Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance weekend tickets, visit BocaCDE.com today.
BOCA RATON, FL (January 21, 2020) — The 14th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation on February 7-9, 2020 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club announces comedian Billy Gardell, as the headline gala entertainer. This year, auto enthusiasts will celebrate with Marque of the Year, Duesenberg on their 100th Year Anniversary.
The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is the world’s largest Concours owned by a charity, and fully benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Founded and directed by Rita & Rick Case of The Rick Case Automotive Group as volunteers who have annually continued their leadership and hands-on involvement over the last 14 years is all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the more than 12,000 at-risk youth it serves. “The entire Concours team is comprised of over 300 volunteers who donate their time to the planning and execution of the event,” says Brian Quail, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Quail added, “The event attracts thousands of attendees and to date has raised more than $10 million for our organization.”
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH – HANGAR PARTY
At the Atlantic Aviation at The Boca Raton Airport
(6:00 – 9:00pm)
The weekend kicks-off with the Hangar Party at Atlantic Aviation within the Boca Raton Airport. Guests will peruse an impressive selection of cars, motorcycles, private jets, premier vendors and gourmet food, wine and spirit tastings from over 25 of South Florida’s restaurants. South Florida’s finest restaurants and chefs such as: Abe and Louie’s Steakhouse, Boca Raton Resort & Club, BGCBC Culinary; Chops Lobster Bar; Crazy Uncle Mike’s, EnerBee Energy, JOJI Yogurt, Madisons New York Grill & Bar, Oceans 234, Vegan Fine Foods and more to offer selections such as succulent steak, pasta, seafood, vegan dishes and dessert delights. The party is festive with a fully stocked open-bar and a wide selection of wine, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks and beverages.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
MECUM GALLERY EXPOSITION & AFAS SHOW
The Boca Raton Resort & Club (MIzner Center)
(8:00am – 4:30pm)
ALL NEW THIS YEAR: MECUM AUCTIONS PRESENTS A GALLERY EXPOSITION OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN COLLECTOR CARS & A AUTOMOTIVE FINE ARTS SOCIETY SHOW (AFAS) In the Mizner Center (Ballroom) at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, everyone will have an opportunity to access the Mecum Gallery Exposition of millions of dollars of collector cars on display and available for direct purchase with individual cars valued as much as $20 million. Within the Mecum Exposition they are also presenting an extraordinary display of automobile art by the Automotive Fine Arts Society Show (AFAS) with automobile artists from around the country displaying their work – all available for purchase. Artist include: Ken Eberts, Tony Sicorski, Richard Pietruska, Dan McCrary, Dennis Brown, David Chapple, Larry Braun, Steve Macy and more.
Mecum Gallery Exposition and AFAS Show hours:
• Saturday 8:00am – 4:30pm (Open to the public)
• Saturday 5:30pm – 8:00pm (Gala ticketed guests only)
• Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm (for Concours d’ Elegance ticket holders only)
President of AFAS, Ken Eberts is the 14th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. Eberts’ work is unique in portraying a greater history of cars than any other artist — covering every decade all the way back to 1897 — as well as more marques; over 40. He was chosen by Ford Motor Co. to commemorate their centennial in 2003, an honor last given to Norman Rockwell for their 50th anniversary. Eberts has been exhibited throughout the United States — including more than 25 one-man shows — earning awards from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, and many others.
Estate I Room, Mizner Center at the Boca Raton Resort & Club
9:30AM – 11:00AM & 11:00AM – 12:30PM
9:30 – 11:00AM – Discussion on the “New 30 Under 30 Class”: Wayne Carini, Facilitator; Presented by Jason Wenig, The Creative Workshop and Diane Fitzgerald, RPM Foundation, with 30 Under 30 Entrants: Michael Krukowski and Oscar Voorhees. Panel discussion regarding involvement of a younger generation of car enthusiasts. This new class is for car owners who are 30 years old or under, who have less than $30,000 invested into the restoration of their vehicle, which means they’ve done most of the work themselves. This seminar is a must-do for parents and grandparents who are interested in giving their collector car to their children or grandchildren.
11:00AM – 12:30PM – Excellence & Innovation: Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs: Discussion on Duesenberg’s and the “Model A” – 100 Years:
Presented by Lindsey Green Barrett, President of Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club; Sam Grate, Curator and Brandon Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of the ACD Automobile Museum Intriguing discussion of the innovations, inventions, marketing, and futuristic design of the Auburn Automobile Company, Duesenberg, Inc., and the Cord line under the AAC. This will include topics such as the Auburn designs including boattail speedsters with innovative artists’ renderings and designs by Alan Leamy and Gordon Buehrig; the front-wheel-drive innovation and America’s first f-w-d Cord L-29; the amazing story and designs of the Cord 810/812; and the Duesenberg story including the Model A, J, X, Y, 4-wheel hydraulic brakes, etc. The presentation will end with how organizations are keeping the history and passion alive through Clubs, Museums, and Festivals including new programs, driving tours, and other exciting upcoming events.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
GRAND GALA DINNER, LIVE AUCTION, AWARDS & SHOW
at The Boca Raton Resort & Club
(5:30pm – 10:00pm)
Grand Gala, Dinner, Awards Presentation, Live Auction & Show:
The excitement continues on Saturday with the Grand Gala Dinner, Live Auction & Show. Prior to dinner, guests enjoy a cocktail reception and have the opportunity to bid on a unique array of items at the silent auction. Immediately following the cocktail reception, guests will be served a gourmet dinner followed by the awards presentation and live auction in which they have the chance to bid the on one-of-a-kind trips, exotic vacation packages and more.
Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards & Dream Makers Society Induction:
This year’s Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance have announced their upcoming award recipients
for the Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards will be introduced by Jason Stein, Publisher of Automotive News as follows: President & CEO of Volkswagen of North America, oversees VW & Audi, Scott Keogh; Three-time Indianapolis 500 Winner, Helio Castroneves and Founder of the Lehman Dealership Enterprises, William Lehman, Jr. Additionally, this year, Chairman of the Board JM Family, Colin Brown will be inducted into the Dream Makers Society.
The Automotive Lifetime Manufacturer Achievement Award recipient will be President & CEO of Volkswagen of America, oversees VW & Audi, Scott Keogh. Scott Keogh is chief executive officer and president of Volkswagen Group of America and head of the Volkswagen brand in North America. He assumed the position in November 2018 and oversees all Volkswagen brand activities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, including factories in Tennessee and Mexico. As head of the Group, he heads the U.S. operations of Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and VW Credit Inc. Prior to this role, Scott was president of Audi of America, where he led the brand to continual new monthly sales records. He oversaw strategic forays into new vehicle segments in the American market and crucial product launches that significantly broadened the Audi product line in the U.S. Keogh helped forge new marketing relationships for the brand. And he made priorities of sharpening the Audi dealer network and of promoting the vast improvements in Audi product quality.
The National Lifetime Racing Achievement Award recipient is the three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and one of the racing circuit’s biggest stars, Helio Castroneves.
Helio Castroneves ranks as the elder statesman in the Team Penske stable of drivers, yet still possesses the speed and skill necessary to win at the highest levels of motorsports and continues to have the drive and enthusiasm to race. One of the most successful and popular drivers of his era, Castroneves is best known in the racing circles as a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and one of the winningest drivers in Team Penske history. The 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season marks the 20th year of the competition under the Team Penske banner for Castroneves and he is showing no signs of slowing down. Castroneves competed in his first Indianapolis 500 in 2001 as Team Penske and since then has earned 32 victories, 54 pole positions, 95 podium finishes and 6,403 laps led in INDYCAR and Sports Car competition. Castroneves recently joined the Penske’s Acura team and he plans to race in the Indianapolis 500 in May. Aside from success in racing, Castroneves won the 5th season of the American reality TV show Dancing with the Stars.
The Automotive Lifetime Dealer Achievement Award recipient will be William Lehman, Jr. Lehman was born and raised in Miami and graduated from the University of Alabama and he took over management of his family-owned Buick dealership in North Miami In 1967. His father had operated the automobile business in Miami since 1936. Since that time, Lehman has owned automobile dealerships including Hyundai, Genesis, Subaru, KIA, Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Mazda, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Saab, Suzuki, Isuzu, Opel, among other brands over the last 50 years. In addition to running the new and used car retail franchises, under Lehman’s leadership separate automobile finance and leasing companies were established including William Lehman Leasing (since 1968), Affiliated Financial Corporation and Local Finance (two subprime automobile lending businesses). In 2018, sales by Lehman’s companies were over $600 million and retail and lease contract financing approached $35 million. Lehman is very active in the community having served as the President of the South Florida Auto Dealers Association.
This year’s event will also feature the induction of Colin Brown, Chairman of the Board of JM Family, into the exclusive Dream Makers Society. JM Family, a Deerfield Beach-based diversified automotive company, is currently ranked No. 21 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies and No. 17 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 21st consecutive year on the list. Dream Makers inductees are individuals who have established a long-term commitment to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County for at least 10 years, have played a vital role in the development of a program or event that has had a significant impact on the success of the organization, and have personally contributed funds over $1 million. Dream Makers Society members include: Felix Sabates, Rita & Rick Case, Florence & Lawrence J. De George, Marti & Wayne Huizenga, James E. McDonnell IV, Linda & Douglas Von Allmen, Mary Anne & Richard Kull, Christine Lynn, Terry Taylor, Deborah & Gary Wendt and the 2019 inductees of Christy & Larry Hierholzer.
Comedian Billy Gardell
The evening’s grand finale features a stellar performance by top comedian, Billy Gardell. Gardell was recommended by his good friend and last year’s Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance headline entertainer, Jay Leno. Gardell played Chicago police officer Mike Biggs on Mike & Molly. He also had a recurring role as Billy Colivida on Yes, Dear and appeared in a dozen episodes of My Name Is Earl as a police officer. Gardell voiced Santa in Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, as well as starring on Sullivan & Son as Lyle Winkler. Gardell also plays the starring role in the new CBS sitcom “Bob ♥ Abishola“.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9th
THE 14TH ANNUAL BOCA RATON CONCOURS D’ ELEGANCE
The Boca Raton Resort & Club
**9:30am – VIP Admission**
**10:00am – General Admission**
**11:30am – Concours d’ Gourmet**
The memorable weekend continues with the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, February 9th sponsored by the Rick Case Automotive Group.
MECUM AUCTIONS PRESENTS A GALLERY EXPOSITION OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN COLLECTOR CARS & A AUTOMOTIVE FINE ARTS SOCIETY SHOW (AFAS) In the Mizner Center (Ballroom) at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, everyone will have an opportunity to access the Mecum Gallery Exposition of millions of dollars of collector cars on display and available for direct purchase with individual cars valued as much as $20 million. Within the Mecum Exposition they are also presenting an extraordinary display of automobile art by the Automotive Fine Arts Society Show (AFAS) with automobile artists from around the country displaying their work – all available for purchase. Artist include: Ken Eberts, Tony Sicorski, Richard Pietruska, Dan McCrary, Dennis Brown, David Chapple, Larry Braun, Steve Macy and more.
Mecum Gallery Exposition and AFAS Show hours:
• Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm (for Concours d’ Elegance ticket holders only)
President of AFAS, Ken Eberts is the official artist of the 14th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. Eberts’ work is unique in portraying a greater history of cars than any other artist — covering every decade all the way back to 1897 — as well as more marques; over 40. He was chosen by Ford Motor Co. to commemorate their centennial in 2003, an honor last given to Norman Rockwell for their 50th anniversary. Eberts has been exhibited throughout the United States — including more than 25 one-man shows — earning awards from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, and many others.
The Sunday morning begins at 10:00am with an around the world experience an automotive showcase like no other, featuring over 200 cars and motorcycles from an array of time periods. Auto enthusiasts have a chance to view several examples of the Marque of the Year, Duesenberg and the Feature of the Year, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, as well as a Special Display Class: “30 under 30.” An expert panel of judges who selects the finest vintage, antique, classic and exotic vehicles based on period, presentation and style include the following: Chief Judge Dr. Paul Sable; Lindsey Greene Barrett, President of the ACD Club; Diane Fitzgerald, President, RPM Foundation at America’s Automotive Trust and Diane Parker, Vice President of the Historic Vehicle Association. Grand Marshal Wayne Carini, host of Chasing Classic Cars joins the group for another stellar year along with the longtime Master of Ceremonies Bill Rothermel will be joined this year by Brad Phillips from Hagerty Insurance who handle the announcements during the ceremony.
Concours d’ Gourmet
Once the show kicks off, VIP-ticketed guests are invited to enjoy a selection of gourmet food, wine and spirits from more than 25 of South Florida’s finest restaurants at the Concours d’Gourmet Pavilion. South Florida’s finest restaurants and chefs such as: Abe and Louie’s Steakhouse, Boca Raton Resort & Club, BGCBC Culinary; B&B Cappuccino; EnerBee Energy, Runyons, Sette Bello Ristorante, Sunset Catch and more to offer selections such as succulent steak, pasta, seafood, vegan dishes and dessert delights. The party is festive with a complete, fully stocked open-bar and a wide selection of wine and spirits with cocktails, soft drinks and other beverages.
To purchase Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance weekend tickets, visit www.BocaCDE.com today.
About The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) private agency, dedicated to helping young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Serving more than 12,000 at-risk youths, ages 6-18 each year from its 12 Broward County-area clubs, their purpose is to inspire and enable children to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. BGCBC has once again received the coveted 4 stars rating (out of 4 stars) for the ninth year in a row. Only 3% of the Non-Profits in the USA have achieved this level of excellence from Charity Navigator. Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is located at 877 NW 61st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
For more information call (954) 537-1010 or view the website at www.bgcbc.org.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. As of June 30, 2019, AutoNation owned and operated over 325 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 12 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation’s success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Launched in 2015, AutoNation’s Drive Pink initiative, which has raised over $20 million, is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities. Please visit investors.autonation.com, www.autonation.com, www.autonationdrive.com,www.twitter.com/CEOLiebert, and www.twitter.com/AutoNation, where AutoNation discloses additional information about the Company, its business, and its results of operations.
About The Rick Case Automotive Group
The Rick Case Automotive Group, has been honored by Automotive News as the National All-Star Dealer and is one of the largest auto groups in America. With 16 dealerships in Florida, Georgia and Ohio, the Rick Case Automotive Group offers Maserati, Acura, Audi, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Kia, Mazda, FIAT, Alfa Romeo and Honda Automobiles & Motorcycles, including the World’s Largest Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Volkswagen dealerships located in Broward County, Florida. Rick Case Automotive Group’s national headquarters are located at 14500 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, FL.
For more information, visit www.RickCase.com.