11TH ANNUAL BOCA RATON CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE PRESENTED BY MERCEDES-BENZ AND AUTONATION
The 11th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation has raised nearly $10 million to date for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Hosted for the 11th consecutive year at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the event took place February 10-12 and attracted more than 7,000 attendees for an amazing weekend of philanthropy, comedy and of course, a stellar automobile and motorcycle display all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Founded by Rita and Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group and under the direction of Founding Chairman James E. McDonnell, IV and Honorary Chair Mike Jackson, the Boca Raton Concours grows each year, bringing together new supporters, introducing exciting new event components and showcasing the best of the best in exotic and classic automobiles and motorcycles, and this year was no different. This year’s Concours celebrated Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg as the Marques of the Year and featured an auction by The Finest Automobile Auctions.
“Rita and Rick Case began this event 11 years ago for two reasons,” said James E. McDonnell IV, Founding Chairman of the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. “The first was to unite car enthusiasts from around the world and the second was to give back to the at-risk youth of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Now, an astounding 11 years later, I am thrilled to say that not only is the Boca Raton Concours thriving but it has become, in a short time, the fastest growing and most charitable Concours in the world.”
The 11th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance could not have been made possible without the support of its sponsors: Mercedes-Benz, AutoNation, Rick Case Automotive Group, the Dade-Broward Hyundai and Genesis Dealers, Honda Aircraft Company and HondaJet, Coral Springs Auto Mall, Lamborghini Palm Beach, Hagerty Insurance Company, Ulysse Nardin, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Comcast Spotlight, DuPont Registry™, Ferrari- Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Bentley Palm Beach, Rolls-Royce Motorcars Fort Lauderdale, Aston Martin Fort Lauderdale, Ed Morse Automotive Group, Robb Report, Zucker Lewis Media Group, THINK Magazine, Sun Sentinel, City & Shore Magazine, FOX/WSVN, ABC/WPLG, NBC/WTVJ, CBS/WFOR, Univision, Telemundo, Car Show Television, Entercom South Florida, Windmill Advertising Group, Pinnacle Advertising and Marketing Group, Vision Media Inc., Comerica Bank, Passport Transport, Impala Asset Management, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, and more.
“The Concours team is comprised of a group of over 300 dedicated volunteers who donate their time to the planning and execution of the event,” says Brian Quail, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. “All proceeds go to serve the more than 12,500 at-risk youth that attend the 12 Boys & Girls Clubs in Broward County.”