“We have already received some spectacular cars for consideration in the Collectors’ Concours,” said Brian Ratcliff, co-chair of the Judging Committee for the Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase. “From vintage and classic to contemporary and supercars, we’re looking for those rare and exclusive cars that you don’t often see at area car shows. We’re also reaching out to DFW car clubs to invite them to showcase some of their best vehicles in our Car Club Showcase. The clubs will be grouped together across from the VIP Area in the Porsche Pavilion.”
Trophies designed by Dallas sculptor Brad Oldham, best known for his Traveling Man installation in Deep Ellum, will be awarded for Best of Show, Chairman’s Choice and Salesmanship Club winners in the Collectors Concours. Awards from Bachendorf’s will also be given to Best In Class winners in each of the 10 classes, and First and Second Place winners in each class. In addition, there will be a People’s Choice Award for the Best in the Car Club Showcase.
To submit a vehicle for consideration, visit www.luxurysupercarshowcase.com and click on Register Vehicle. The show is limited to 150 selected cars that register and are approved by the Selection Committee. Once accepted there will be a $75 entry fee per vehicle, which includes two VIP All-Access Passes ($200 Value), car signage and show credentials, among other benefits.
Entries for the Car Club Showcase can also sign up online. Just click on the “Car Club” tab. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The luxury lifestyle event benefits the Momentous Institute, owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1920, which is committed to building and repairing social and emotional health for children. Each year, the organization serves more than 6,000 children and family members through its nationally acclaimed Momentous School and innovative Therapeutic Services.
Last year’s inaugural event featured more than 100 cars from private collectors in the Collector’s Showcase, including: Best In Show - 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost; Chairman’s Choice Award - 1938 Bugatti 57C Atalante; Salesmanship Club Choice Award - 1952 MG Roadster; Best In Class – VINTAGE - 1933 MG Magna L-Type Racer; Best In Class – CLASSIC - 1996 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo; Best In Class - CONTEMPORARY- 2009 Aston Martin DBS; and Best In Class – EXOTIC/SUPERCAR - 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR.
The 2018 event will feature a fashion show by Highland Park Village, live entertainment, specialty boutiques, and a Kid’s Area presented by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, featuring the North Texas Diecast Collectors Club’s interactive Hot Wheels track, freshly popped popcorn, a soda pop truck and games. Many of Dallas’ favorite food trucks will also be on scene providing a vast array of delicious options.
The 2017 Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase sold out. Tickets to this year’s event range from $25 - $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP All Access, including the VIP Lounge with complimentary food and beverages. Tickets are at LuxurySupercarShowcase.com.
Participating restaurants featured in the VIP lounge include LAW, OUTLAW Taproom, Dallas Chop House Burger, Dallas Fish Market, Wild Salsa, Oven and Cellar, Taverna, Bistro 31, Kai, Toulouse Café and Bar, Lombardi Family Catering, Cool River Café, III Forks Restaurant, Frost 321 and Make Your Life Sweeter, as well as several other restaurants.
Park Place represents some of the most coveted manufacturers in the world, including Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Maserati, McLaren, Bentley, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and Lotus, all of which will be prominently featured at the event.
Partners to date include the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Allie Beth Allman & Associates – A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate, Urban Realty, Celebrity Cruises, Hill & Wilkinson, Irving CVB and Irving Chamber, The Trade Group, Bachendorf’s, Brad Oldham Sculpture, RideCentric, Hagerty Insurance, Perks & Provisions, Peroni Beer, Lilium Florals, Lisa R. Daniels, Digital 3 Printing, Fauxcades, Promo Resources, The Vineyard at Florence, Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture, ExxonMobil, Dealer Industries, Garages of Texas, Ratcliff Financial Services, Steinway & Sons, D Magazine, and NBC 5, among others.
Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,000 people and operates 16 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Lotus, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, McLaren, and Maserati. For more info, visit parkplace.com.