2019 Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase Wows With $100 Million Worth of Vehicles
You canít imagine our delight to wake to partly sunny skies last Saturday -- for a big day was directly ahead! It was the day of anticipated 2019 Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase. (Mother Nature wasnít nearly so kind to the event last year.)
The CarProShow radio team, show host Jerry Reynolds and his sidekick Kevin McCarthy and their engineer, arrived on site before the doors opened to set up for a live broadcast that started at 9am. We were greeted to gorgeous fairways and a stream of vehicles lining up at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Las Colinas to get positioned on the green.
More than 4,500 people attended the 3rd annual car and lifestyle show, presented by Park Place Dealerships, which featured 325 vehicles across the Collectorsí Concours, Car Club Expo, and Park Place New Car Concours. Food, music and fashion also play a big role in the lifestyle event designed for the whole family. The ticketed event raised $141,000 benefiting the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation and Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.
CarProUSA show host Jerry Reynolds welcomed Park Park Dealerships Chairman and CEO Ken Schnitzer on the air moments before the show opened its doors to the public. You can listen in at the link below:
Best of Show
Hundreds of vintage and classic vehicles lined the Concours green this year. This yearís Best of Show award went to Craig & Laura Hopkins and their extremely rare 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster. This car was delivered new to The Netherlands. In WWII its cabriolet body was completely destroyed - and its chassis was also severely damaged. A Danish baron performed the first restoration 50 years later as the pride of his extensive automobile museum where it remained on display in Denmark for 20 years.
During 2012-2018 it was fully restored by marque experts to factory specifications of the superlative Spezial-Roadster, perhaps the most beautiful Mercedes-Benz ever created. Of perhaps 30 created, only six to eight received the elegant covered-spare bodywork appearing on this car, and only three survive. Although this restoration required new coachwork, it is not a "replica" as that term is thrown around in the automotive world today. It is an original Mercedes-Benz 500 K restored to authentic factory specifications.
The chairman award went to Raymond Larson with his 1964 Aston Martin DB5.
Special Rolls-Royce Ghost Delivery
A long-time Park Place Dallas Rolls-Royce client, Dr. Doug Barnes also received a surprise at the Luxury & Supercar Showcase with the early delivery of his custom Rolls-Royce Ghost.
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