Presented by the Fort Lauderdale Concours – It’s the new big mash-up. The luxury worlds of classic cars and collectible sneakers will collide in a unique showcase at the Fort Lauderdale Concours (FTLC) presented by Lotus.
A reinvention of the traditional Concours began in 2019 when Maria Jannace launched the Rooftop Concours Series, starting with the highly successful The New York City Concours (TNYCC). The event reinvigorated established car collectors and attracted a new tribe by infusing lifestyle and pop culture elements. Jannace, a car connoisseur and avid appreciator of unique art and collectibles that represent innovative design and exceptional craftsmanship, recognized that up-and-coming sneaker collectors were a sophisticated bunch who shared those same passions.
Now this intersection of cars and culture pioneered by TNYCC is making its way to South Florida and bringing its matching sneaker curation with it. FTLC has partnered with conceptual artist Matt Senna who will create an exhibit of chic kicks that will match select iconic automobiles on display. Senna, whose passion for sneakers began in his teens with Nike’s Air Jordans, sees a lot of synergy between the two communities.
“There is a natural progression to expand your collections into other areas such as vintage cars and watches, you start searching for new rare pieces,” Senna explains. Known for his incredibly beautiful and authentic-looking sneaker sculptures that are hand-molded and cast using various materials including gold, bronze, fine metals, concrete, and resin, Senna will also be displaying pieces of his own artwork. He remarked, “the art and the sneakers bring a really cool aspect to a car show, it’s a great way to modernize it and expand it as a cultural event. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
The Fort Lauderdale Concours featuring a gallery of classic cars and stylish, luxury sneakers with live music, art, fashion, and cocktails on a sunset rooftop terrace is not to be missed. In fact, Vantage Motorworks, a dealership known for their exquisite and rare classic cars, will be attending the event. The event will be held on Friday, 29th October 5 pm to 10 pm in collaboration with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and features a discounted joint ticket. For more information, and to purchase, go to https://www.ftlconcours.com.