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Richardson man has 2 vehicles chosen for Sept. 28 Collector’s Concours

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 unique vehicles from Richardson resident Ricardo Cabral: a rare 1957 Chevy 150 Sedan and a 1973 AMC Javelin.

“This may be the first and oldest surviving 1957 Chevrolet in the entire world,” said Cabral. “Serial number 00002 indicates this was the second 1957 Chevrolet to roll off the assembly line in Oakland, California. And body number 01 means this was the very first 1957 Chevy Sedan produced there. The car was sold new to Mrs. Victoria Clanfield (then 68 years old) on October 19, 1956 in Portland Oregon. According to her last registration, which expired in 1986, it appears she may have still been driving at the age of 98. She lived to be 100 years old. Today, this rare 1957 Chevy has only 46,134 original, documented miles.”

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.

“My ’73 AMC Javelin is a special edition,” said Cabral. “Instead of the standard 360 cubic inch V8 with an automatic tranny, the ‘Go Pack’ sported a 401 with a T10 Super Borg Warner 4 speed, a Hurst Eliminator shifter, and a 2.43 gear ratio. It put out 330 horsepower and 430 foot-pounds of torque with a 9.5:1 compression ratio. It’s a two owner car that I bought in 1976 for $2,500 in Brentwood, California.

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.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019