BOCA RATON, Fla _ The 11th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance announced that Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO of AutoNation and past president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, will again serve as honorary chair for this year’s event taking place Feb. 10-12, 2017 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Fla. The three-day event founded by Rita and Rick Case of the Rick Case Automotive Group and directed by Founding Event Chair James E. McDonnell IV is quickly becoming one of the nation’s premier concours showcases.
Other automotive collector celebrities regularly found on the national Concours circuit will join Jackson for the Sunday Concours event, including Grand Marshal Wayne Carini, a master car restorer whose resume includes body and paint work on rare car collections, tennis great Ivan Lendl and the DuPont family.
Automotive historian, author and collector Dr. Paul Sable will again serve as chief judge. Sable is one of the founders of The Elegance at Hershey car event and has been a chief judge and advisor to a number of major concours events throughout the country since 1995. Bill Rothermel, automotive historian and Old Cars Weekly contributor, and Tom duPont, publisher of the duPont Registry, will serve as master of ceremonies, announcing the winning automobiles.
Friday, Feb. 10 kicks off the weekend of events with the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport. Guests can also peruse a selection of exotic cars, motorcycles, extravagant boats, private jets, premier vendors and more.
Saturday features educational automotive seminars and live auction presented by The Finest. he Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show will follow, featuring a cocktail hour and silent auction, gourmet dinner and live auction. There will be a presentation of the Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award and appearance by comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
Sunday concludes the weekend’s festivities with the Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition spanning all eras on the Boca Raton Resort & Club showfield.
For more information visit www.bocaCDE.com.