CELEBRATE THE ART OF AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN DURING THE 14th ANNUAL WINTER PARK CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE Central Florida’s Premier Motoring Event Returns November 13-15


Central Florida’s premier motoring event since 2002, the Winter Park Concours d’Elegance, returns November 13-15, 2015 with enhanced event experiences over the weekend of motoring events.

The Winter Park Concours d’Elegance includes three days of exclusive experiences as one of the most highly-regarded, judged classic/exotic car shows in the United States.  The show annually attracts more than 10,000 attendees and features 150 of the world’s rarest and most collectible cars.

Charity
Friday, November 13: 7 – 10 p.m.    duPont REGISTRY LIVE
Orlando Sanford International Airport 

Experience a unique evening set among handsomely transformed hangars for a progressive celebration with premium food and beverage, live entertainment, luxury lifestyle exhibitions, fireworks and runway thrill rides in high-performace cars.  A portion of the proceeds from the duPont REGISTRY LIVE reception and celebration benefits KIDS HOUSE Wayne Densch Children’s Advocacy Center to fight against child abuse.  Over the past five years (2010-2014), more than $110,000 has been raised for KIDS HOUSE from this elite event.

Tickets: $150 per person (combo tickets available) 

Cruise
Saturday, November 14:  8 a.m. – 3 p.m.    Tour d’Elegance
Hannibal Square – Park Avenue, Winter Park

The Tour d’Elegance is considered by many to be the heart and soul of the weekend.  Invited Concours participants ‘exercise’ their automobiles for a ceremonial and qualifying cruise.  The mile-long cavalcade of more than 70 classic and exotic classic cars begins in Winter Park’s Hannibal Square and travels down Park Avenue, proudly escorted by the Winter Park Police Department. Route details to be announced for public viewing. The Tour will conclude at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. Guests will enjoy a garden party lunch with premium food and drink overlooking Lake Osceola. A presentation of Packards will be on display on the front lawn to showcase the 2015 Honor Marque. Scenic boat tours will be available for guests to explore Winter Park through the chain of lakes and canals.

Tickets: A limited amount of tickets are available for $100 by calling 407.649.9190

Concours
Sunday, November 15: 10 a.m.5 p.m.    14th Annual Winter Park Concours d’Elegance
Winter Park Country Club Golf Course

More than 150 of the world’s rarest, most exotic and sought-after automobiles and unique transportation vehicles will be on display. Attendees enjoy close-up access to individual and group autos for viewing and exclusive photo opportunities.

NEW for 2015: this year’s event has been expanded to include live entertainment, a hospitality village with premium food and beverage for purchase, the Classic Car Expo, the duPont REGISTRY Supercar Showcase, vintage motorcycle display and scheduled celebrity appearances.

Tickets: $25 per person in advance, $30 person at the door (combo tickets available) 

The 14th Annual Winter Park Concors d’Elegance honors two distinct cars:
  • The 2015 Honor Marque (an automotive term for make) is Packard. A dominant force among hundreds of automotive companies, the Packard automobile quickly earned a reputation for its solid construction, superb reliability and ease of operation.
  • The 2015 Anniversary Marque is the Ford Thunderbird. Introduced in 1955, the Thunderbird was Ford’s answer to the Chevrolet Corvette and a British invasion led by the Jaguar XK 120. The car has style, refinement, V8 power and initially was available only as a convertible.

“This  year’s Concours has been elevated to new heights with more than double the show size, live entertainment, premium food and beverage, a classic car expo,  exotic car showcase and so much more,” said Tim Webber, event producer. “Staying true to the passion and art of automotive design is very important to us while bringing new, distinctive experiences for participants and attendees.”

“The Concours d’Elegance is an essential event for the City of Winter Park to showcase the classic charm of the area with a contemporary vibrancy to embrace residents and visitors,” noted City of Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary.  “We congratulate and commend the Concours d’Elegance for bringing national recognition and forward-thinking events to our community.”

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