|2nd annual Concours d'Elegance of Texas|
|Entries are rolling in for the 2nd annual Concours d'Elegance of Texas, a highlight of this year's Houston Classic Weekend, scheduled for May 3-5 at the award winning La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas. With 'The Cars of Carroll Shelby' as the Featured Class, organizers have confirmed the only big block DragonSnake Cobra ever built as one of the stars of the show, owned by automotive dealer, collector and philanthropist, Mr. Sam Pack of Carrollton, Texas. Alongside the cars of Carroll Shelby, 18 individual classes will recognize a distinct range of marques and eras, with other exciting entries including a multiple award winning1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Cabriolet de Ville, owned by Mr. James Hery of Belfast, Tennessee, with a one-off body by Henry Binder that was used by Franklin Mint in 1988 for their P1 model. 'Muscle car enthusiasts will also enjoy a very special1969 Chevelle COPO Malibu with something of a romantic history, ' said Mike Ames, Concours Chairman. ' Current owner, Mr. Roger Day of Double Oak, Texas, was also the Chevelle's first owner, acquiring the vehicle in 1969, enjoying his very first date with his wife of 42 years in the car, trading it back in 1970, then tracking it down and buying it back in 2011. It is one of 323 COPO Chevelles produced in 1969 and one of only three 'Leeds' plant Chevelles ever built. We are thrilled by the quality and diversity of this year's entries and promise visitors another spectacular weekend with something for everyone.' The Houston Classic Weekend kicks off on Friday, May 3, 2013, with the Texas Tour d'Elegance, when Concours participants take to the open road on a 50-mile scenic tour, breaking for a distinctly Texan lunch. Worldwide Auctioneers' The Houston Classic Auction is on Saturday, May 4, promising collectors another world-class line up of motorcars in a catalogue format auction, staged in La Torretta's Versailles Ballroom. The entertainment continues that evening with The Cowboys and Cars Strolling Dinner, an informal evening set around the pool, with the Concours d'Elegance of Texas on Sunday, May 5. Concours organizers have designated an area immediately adjacent to the Concours grounds for Classic Car Clubs to display their vehicles as a group, with the exclusive offer of a pair of free tickets to Sunday's Concours and Worldwide Auctioneers' The Houston Classic Auction on Saturday. The offer is only available to invited club members who pre-register by April 15, so clubs are reminded to register early to avoid disappointment. Automotive artist Lisa Daniels has created the original poster artwork for the 2013 Concours d'Elegance of Texas. Her paintings, drawings and stained glass windows are to be found in auto dealerships, restaurants, galleries and in the Rolls Royce Owner's Club Headquarters, as well as in numerous private collections. The Concours d'Elegance of Texas is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and is proud to support the Holy Angels Residential Facility, Montgomery County Emergency Assistance and Collectors Foundation as its main charities. In 2012, The Houston Classic Weekend in its totality proudly helped contribute nearly $1million to charitable causes. Those unable to attend this year's event in person may still become a Friend of the Concours and make a donation. All donations are gratefully received, support some remarkable charities, and are fully tax deductible. Ticket sales, schedules and full event details are available online at www.concoursoftexas.org and Executive Director Lolly Bezy can be contacted at 1.855.262.9900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Schedule and consignment information on The Houston Classic Auction is available at www.worldwide-auctioneers.com or by calling 1.260.925.6789. The resort is expected to fill up early and weekend packages are available online now. Visit www.latorrettalakeresort.com for information on accommodation and resort amenities. Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Rob Bohli at 713.906.4526 or email@example.com and media inquiries to Jo Snyder at 512.507.7867 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SHELBY AMERICAN TO HOST 2014 SHELBY VEGAS BASH AT NEW WORLD HEADQUARTERSLas Vegas, Nev. – March 6, 2014 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), and Team Shelby will host the 2014 Shelby Vegas Bash at the new Shelby American World Headquarters just off the Strip. Festivities start on Monday, April 14, and run into the Mustang Club of America (MCA) 50th Birthday Celebration beginning on Thursday, April 17. This year's Vegas Bash includes a Shelby Cruise from Palm Springs to Vegas, Monday night's 'Cars Under t....|
| INFINITI SPONSORS MEDIA CENTER AT 2014 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE• Infiniti Pavilion Display to Feature 2014 Product Line and Specially Designed 2014 Q60 Convertible Celebrating Bobby Unser's 1968 Indianapolis 500 Win|
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, Infiniti will support the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance by sponsoring the Media Center at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island March 7-9, 2014.
Infiniti's impressive Pavilion Display will share space at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach as more than 300 vintage, ....
| JACKIE COOPER'S FERRARI 410 SUPERAMERICA HEADED TO AMELIAFilm and TV star Jackie Cooper's 1956 Pininfarina Ferrari 410 Superamerica will anchor the 'Ferrari Production 1950-1964' class at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.|
The year 1956 was a good one for Ferrari, on and off the track. The Modenese firm won both the Formula 1 and the World Sportscar Championships in 1956. As a bonus, the Italian marque won Enzo Ferrari's favorite race, the open road Mille Miglia, a brutal 1000 mile high speed lap of the Italian peninsula.
| Pinehurst Concours Foundation to Benefit Four Local CharitiesVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (March 4, 2014) – The Pinehurst Concours Foundation has been formed to benefit four charities in Moore County, including children with disabilities, a character development youth golf program, health care and the military, said Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance executive director Jay Howard.|
The 501c non-profit Pinehurst Concours Foundation will assist the Sandhills Children's Center, First Tee of the Sandhills, Foundation of FirstHealth and Patriot Foundation wi....
| Chevrolet Performance Enhances 2014 NHRA ContingencyBrand supports loyal racers – including those winning with COPO Camaros|
DETROIT – It can pay to run Chevrolet Performance parts in drag racing. Competitors who use parts and display the brand's decal on their race cars are eligible for contingency payouts in many NHRA classes.
COPO Camaro racers who win in NHRA's Mellow Yellow Series – in Super Stock and Stock classes – are eligible for $1,500 payout. The runner up will receive a $1,200payout, a $450 increase from 2013. New....
| BOBBY UNSER INSPIRED INFINITI Q60 DEBUTS AT AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURSThe 19th annual Amelia Island Concours announced today that Infiniti will commemorate the event's Offenhauser celebration by wrapping a 2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible in the same color scheme as Bobby Unser's 1968 Indianapolis 500 winning racecar. To accompany the inspired Q60 Convertible, Infiniti will also display Unser's Offenhauser-powered Indy winning car, courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.|
The unique Infiniti Q60 convertible's wrap was created by the company....
| Headliners Abound At Mecum's Houston AuctionApril 10-12 Collector Car Auction Set to Feature Several Vintage Greats|
Walworth, WI - February 24, 2014 -- Mecum Auctions will amass a 1,000-car offering encompassing coveted collector cars from all genres at Houston's Reliant Center this April 10-12. With outstanding headliners ranging from American and European racers, to Pre-War Classics and Corvettes, Mecum's third annual event is certain to be more than memorable.
The Houston event will make its way into nearly 80 milli....