Presented by Boca Raton Concours - The 15th annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation on February 25-27, 2022 at The Boca Raton announces auto enthusiasts will celebrate with the Marque of the Year, Pre-War Chrysler & Imperial Coach Built.
The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is the world’s largest Concours owned by a charity, and fully benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Founded and directed by Rita & Rick Case of The Rick Case Automotive Group, which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and more than 12,000 at-risk youth it serves. “To date, the event has raised more than $10 million for the charity,” says Event Co-Founder Rita Case. This year’s 2022 event Co-Chairs are Marc Cannon of AutoNation and Rita Case of Rick Case Automotive Group. Rita Case is auctioning off their first-delivered Maserati MC20, brand new, waiting for the highest bidder to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Bidders do not need to be present to win the auction as the highest bidder. Go to bocacde.com and enter your official bid.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, February 25th with a Private VIP Welcome Reception at The Boca Raton. The invitation-only event will be exclusively for Annual Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award Winners, Big Wheel Members, Celebrity Guests and VIP Sponsors.
On Saturday, February 26th features the formal Grand Gala Seated Dinner, Live Auction & Comedian Stand-up Performance at The Boca Raton. Prior to dinner, guests enjoy a cocktail reception and have the opportunity to bid on unique items at the silent auction. Immediately following the cocktail reception, guests are served a gourmet dinner during which they have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind trips and exotic vacation packages. The Saturday evening’s grand finale features a private performance by a top nationally recognized comedian, Howie Mandel.
Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for more than 30 years. He can currently be seen on NBC’s flagship series America’s Got Talent where he has served as a judge for eleven seasons. He recently finished production on his new documentary Howie Mandel: But Enough About Me. Other recent projects include judging NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions, CNBC’s Deal or No Deal where he served as executive producer and host and Nat Geo Wild’s Animals Doing Things where he co-hosted with his son Alex. He also executive produced the Quibi series Kirby Jenner. In 2019 he released his first solo special in 20 years Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club.
Additionally, during the gala, guests will enjoy the presentation of Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards as follows: Automotive Race Car Driver Lifetime Achievement Award: American Race Car Champion, Jeff Gordon. Gordon, a Four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Three-time Daytona 500 winner and Five-time Brickyard 400 winner. Additionally, one of Gordon’s NASCAR race cars will be on display during the weekend; Automotive Manufacturer Lifetime Achievement Award: SeungKyu (Sean) Yoon, President & CEO, Kia Motors North America; Automotive Dealer Lifetime Achievement Award: Lilliam & Gus Machado, Founder & Owner of Gus Machado Ford of Hialeah and Gus Machado Ford of Kendall.
The weekend continues with the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance on Sunday, February 27th led by Grand Marshal and TV host of Chasing Classic Cars, Wayne Carini. The morning begins with judges walking through the show field meeting and greeting automobile and motorcycle owners along with enthusiasts. Guests from around the world experience an automotive showcase like no other, featuring over 200 cars and motorcycles from an array of time periods.
Auto enthusiasts can view the Marque of the Year, Pre-War Chrysler & Imperial, Coach Built and several Features of the Year: Chrysler & Imperial post-war 1946, 1957, 1958-1975.
This year’s Special Display Classes include: 30 under 30; Tuner Cars and 1963-1967 Corvette Coupes plus other special displays. An expert panel of judges who selects the finest vintage, antique, classic and exotic vehicles based on period, presentation and style. Additionally, this year’s Automobile Collector of the Year: Guy Lewis and Debut cars include: 1937 Horsch,1914 Sterns-Knight and 1963 Porsche 356.Purchase Tickets