Texas offers another big thing: Concours coming

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HOUSTON, Texas — America’s fourth biggest city is set to play host to what promises to become one of the nation’s foremost collector car gatherings. Organizers of the Concours d’Elegance of Texas have confirmed that its inaugural event will launch in the spring of 2012, at Houston’s elegant La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa on the expansive shores of beautiful Lake Conroe. With Lolly Bezy, former executive director of the Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance at the wheel, the Concours d’Elegance of Texas will offer the serious enthusiast an upscale venue at a world-class facility, right in the heart of one of the country’s most significant collector car markets.

“Texas is home to many of the more notable automobile collections and there has long been a need for a premier Concours event here in the state,” said Bezy. “We are delighted to have established long-term agreements with La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa as our host venue, and with reputed auction company, Worldwide Auctioneers, to present The Houston Classic Auction as an integral part of the weekend. We look forward to welcoming some of the world’s greatest motorcars through our gates and to fast establishing the Concours d’Elegance of Texas as one of the most significant events on the calendar.”

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is situated just north of downtown Houston, a sophisticated, all-suite facility that has recently undergone a $130 million expansion and renovation. “This is the perfect setting for a premier Concours,” said resort director Al Luciano “Once your car is valeted, you can forget about it for the weekend and simply enjoy the event and all that the resort has to offer on-site, from fine dining, an international spa, golf, fishing, marina activities and a spectacular lakefront setting. For those who do want to venture further afield, we are of course right on the doorstep of one of America’s most exciting cities, with all the shopping, dining and cultural experiences that you would expect from a world heritage venue. We look forward to helping to make the Concours d’Elegance of Texas a resounding success and to welcoming Concours visitors to the shores of Lake Conroe for many years to come.”

The Concours d’Elegance of Texas is scheduled for May 6, 2012. Interested parties are invited to contact lolly@concoursoftexas.com.

Stay tuned for concour details at www.concoursoftexas.org. Detailed information on La Torretta Resort & Spa is available at www.latorrettalakeresort.com

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