More than 100 cars have been selected to be displayed and juried in the Collectors Concours at the 3rd annual Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase, including two Allen residents: Doug Cardozo’s 1970 Porsche 914-6; and Rudy Santacroce’s 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole.
“In the 1970's my father had a Porsche 914-6 that he completely totaled,” said Cardozo. “For years he thought of purchasing a 914-6 again. In 2002 he purchased a fixer-upper off Ebay. This car was intended to be restored to look exactly like his Porsche from the 70's, but he died before it could be completed. It took me years after he died to have this 914-6 fully restored, but now this rare (1 of over 3,000) Porsche is in pristine condition.”
The Collectors’ Concours will be displayed on the first Fairway of the TPC Golf Course and will include a 1916 Stutz Bearcat; 1936 Pierce Arrow; 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL; 1965 Corvette Stingray; 1966 Shelby GT350H Hertz Rent-a-Racer; and many other rare vehicles.
“I purchased the Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole from a south Florida collector in 2016 and brought it to Texas,” said Santacroce. “I fell in love with the extrememly rare color combination of Marrone over Pella Crema. This final year Ferrari 308 sat for over eight years in storage before being brought back to mechanical excellence by Norwood Auto Italia. Now I regulary drive it on weekends and it is a favorite at Dallas area car shows!”
Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury lifestyle and automotive event will return to the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019, rain or shine.
The Club Car Expo, powered by Park Up Front, will be displayed on the 18thth fairway and represents some of the best car clubs in North Texas, including the Mercedes-Benz Club of America; Lamborghini Club of Dallas; Porsche Club of America – Maverick Region; Corvette Legends of TX; McLaren Club; Jaguar Owners Association; Texas Shelby North Texas and the Ferrari Club Dallas.
The Park Place New Car Concours will feature the latest models from each of the luxury brands the dealership group represents, including Rolls-Royce, Maserati, McLaren, Bentley, Karma, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover.
There will truly be something for everyone with the Kids Zone, featuring electric mini luxury and performance cars for the kids to drive, the North Texas Diecast Collectors Club’s 60-foot downhill Hot Wheels track, a soda pop truck and more.
Iconic luxury shopping and dining destination Highland Park Village will present a runway fashion show produced by Jan Strimple and featuring Fall looks from prestigious brands Alice + Olivia, St. John, Trina Turk, Theory, and MARKET in the climate-controlled pavilion.
Suggested attire for the day is Concours Casual, where guests are encouraged to pair a hat with their favorite resort-inspired ensemble while sporting comfortable shoes. Dallas Mad Hatter Shane Walker will judge a Haute Hat contest immediately after the fashion show in the Porsche Pavilion.
Restaurants featured in the Allie Beth Allman & Associates| URBAN VIP Lounge include The French Room, LAW, III Forks, Cool River, Chop House, Dallas Fish Market, Wild Salsa, Oven & Cellar, OUTLAW Tap Room, Kai, Toulouse, Whiskey Cake, Texas de Brazil, Princi Italia, CRU Wine and Food Bar, Pacific Table, Cork & Pig Tavern, Make Your Life Sweeter, and Vestal’s Catering.
Returning partners include the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, VIP Lounge Sponsors Allie Beth Allman & Associates – A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate|URBAN, Captain’s Lounge Sponsor Celebrity Cruises, The City of Irving, Hill & Wilkinson, Hagerty, Event Architecture, AT&T Business, AVSD Productions, Digital 3 Printing, Fauxcades Décor, Brad Oldham Sculpture, D Magazine, NBC 5 and CultureMap.
Additional sponsors include Lilium Florals, Perks & Provisions, Mark Stephens, Sunnyland Furniture, RideCentric, Bachendorf’s, Jack Black, Renegade Cigars, Tito’s Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Maker’s Mark, Aviation Gin, Peroni Beer, J Wineries, Waste Management, GL Seamen & Company, MarineMax Yachts, Ratcliff Financial Services, Garages of Texas, ExxonMobil, The Vineyard at Florence, Affinitiv, AIG, Richochet Fuel, Custom Vehicle Design, Shane Walker Design, Thermal Printing and Marquee Event Rentals.
The luxury lifestyle event benefits the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation.
Park Place Dealerships has donated a 2020 Lexus UX to be raffled at the Park Place Luxury Supercar Showcase. Tickets for the raffle may be purchased online at irvingfoundation.bswhealth.com or by visiting Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation at 1901 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving. Tickets are $100 each and participants need not be present to win. Proceeds will benefit Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Irving.
Advance tickets range from $25 - $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP All Access, which includes the VIP Lounge with complimentary food and beverages from dozens of the area’s finest restaurants, tickets are on sale at LuxurySupercarShowcase.com. VIP Tickets are limited and have sold out the previous two years.
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, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, and Maserati. For more info, visit parkplace.com.