Friday and Sunday’s events always draw an enthusiastic crowd at Boca Raton’s Concours d’Elegance this weekend.
The 13th annual starts Friday, with the duPont Registry Live Hangar party from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests get to oogle over high-end vehicles, even motorcycles, boats and airplanes. There’s a food and beverage tasting, live music and comedian/car enthusiast Jay Leno will make an appearance.
Resort chic is the suggested dress for the airplane hangar bash at Atlantic Aviation, 3700 Airport Road in Boca Raton Airport. There’s organized parking on site. Shuttles will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. from nearby lot #5 at Florida Atlantic University.
Admission is $125 for the hangar party and $100 for Sunday’s show and competition. Tickets can be bought at the door for both events. Click here for all the Concours happenings, even Saturday’s gala:
Sunday’s the centerpiece of this “competition of elegance,” for spectators and serious collectors. “We are a true Concours. It’s the beauty of the automobile, the fashion of the automobile, the ambience,” said operations chairman Russell Glace.
The show and competition is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on the show field at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Some 170 automobiles and 50 motorcycles will be on display, Glace said.
The competition for collectors starts at 1 and will go to at least 4 p.m. Once the show starts, guests can walk through tents with food, wine and cocktails.
Spectators can also watch the parade of vehicles being judged down a main street and hear the running commentary on loud speakers.
A vintage car collection will include Stutz Bearcats, and enthusiasts can celebrate Bentley Motorcars’ 100th anniversary.
The former TV talk show host turned host of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” is a celebrity judge. The grand marshal is Wayne Carini, host of “Chasing Classic Cars.”
Boca’s Concours is presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation and benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Pinnacle Advertising CEO Peter Gary is Advertising and Social Media Chair & Big Wheel Chair.