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If you live in South Florida, or can manage to get there, you may want to mark off the last weekend in January on your calendar. West Palm Beach is hosting what's being billed as the largest supercar show in the world, taking place along the waterfront from January 24-27, 2008.

The fouth annual Supercar Weekend invites collectors to showcase their own modern sportscars and classics along with a very Floridian array of mega-yachts docked along Flagler Drive in West Palm.

In previous years, the show included Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and Aston Martins by the dozen. Organizers expect this year's to be highlighted by a Bugatti Veyron, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, a 1971 Lamborghini Miura and a 1967 Ford GT40 J6 racer, along with such personalities as well-known collector Jim Glickenhaus (father of the Pininfarina P4/5) and designer Henrik Fisker. Given the exotic wheels you can see running down South Florida's boulevards and highways on any ordinary day, the Palm Beach Supercar Weekend ought to be a real Woodstock for gearheads.

Follow the jump for the press release and a promotional video of the event.

[Source: Supercar Weekend]

Supercar Weekend
January 24-27, 2008

Official Press Release

Thousands of the most discerning auto collectors and supercar enthusiasts from across the globe will culminate along the West Palm Beach Waterfront Saturday January 26, 2008, for the world's largest supercar show. In one of the most spectacular locations in the world, this unparalleled luxury supercar exhibit will showcase hundreds of privately owned supercars, vintage race cars and mega yachts.

When the term Supercar was first coined in the 1960s it was used to describe the most prestigious designs and engineering advances applied to the common form of transportation, the automobile. A majority of Supercars are hand-made, tailored and designed to push the limits of speed. Often supercars are not profitable for manufacturers, some examples are valued at over $10 million dollars, and limited quantities are produced, thus many examples become part of major collections which never see the light of day. Supercar Weekend carefully selects and invites owners from around the world to display their automobiles in a unique, prestigious and exciting atmosphere.

"We are so excited to bring the event to the public this year, the event originally started as a boutique event tailored to collectors and connoisseurs, has now become a platform for both collectors and luxury purveyors to showcase new technology, designs and prototypes. Supercar Weekend is beyond automobiles it is a celebration of art, speed and design." said John Temerian, promoter of Supercar Weekend. Some of the featured cars that will line up alone Flagler Drive include the 251MPH Bugatti Veyron, the all new 2008 Rolls Royce Phantom Drop Head Coupe, the classic 1971 Lamborghini Miura, and the historic 1967 Ford GT40 J6 Le Mans racing car.

Sponsors, affiliates and partners include Rolls Royce North America, Jim Glickenhaus, Supercar Life, DJ Irie, Henrik Fisker, DuPont Registry, Palm Beach Illustrated, and Barclays Real Estate.

Supercar Weekend is an educational experience for all ages to understand and appreciate the passion and visions behind many of the world's greatest automobiles; significant guests, influential visionaries and historical automobiles, motivate and inspire all.
http://www.palmbeachsupercarweekend.com

View the Supercar Weekend TV advertisement on YouTube...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn9PswuKRj4

Honorary Guests...

Henrik Fisker, Fisker Coachbuild
Jim Glickenhaus, ECirKit
D.J. Irie
Jan Otto, Supercar Life

Barton Workman, Supercar Weekend Motorsport Director
FORMULA MotorSport Managing Editor, Founder



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      • 7 Years Ago
      If you are in Palm Beach that weekend drop by the Breakers Hotel Saturday for the Cavallino Classic XVII Concours d'Elegance, on the lawn in front of the hotel. All Ferrari.

      If a quarter of the important Ferraris that take part in the Cavallino Classic, earlier that same week, show at this Super Car Sunday it should be fun.

      In what showrooms are you seeing your Veyrons?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I've been to this a few times. They raised the price to $50 per person just to get in. IMHO it's worth it to go once.

        We've now switched to going to the Barrett-Jackson auction out west at the South Florida Fair Grounds. There are literally hundreds of top-notch rare cars or all makes and it's like $10-15 to get in. Plus GM and Ford had test drives last year...heck I drove a Sky Redline, Saturn Aura XR, Ford Fusion and Mustang. Not bad.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Seeing as I work for the fire marshal @ WPBFR , I think Ill have to make sure I have some important business to attend to on Flagler drive that day..YUK YUK YUK
      • 7 Years Ago
      Snobfest 2007
        • 7 Years Ago
        true, but you dont have to talk to anyone to go drool over the cars.
        • 7 Years Ago
        nice try, it's in 08
      • 7 Years Ago
      Exotic cars are not that exotic down here. If it were free, maybe but not 40 bucks to see cars I see every day, including the Veyron. That ass clown Scott Storch drives his in Sobe all the time.. He's the guy that comes up with all the hooks for Dr. Dre...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Exotics are almost too easy to find even on the west side of FL. I spot them routinely when going over the causeway from Tampa to Clearwater and vice versa. It's a weird thing to say "Well.. there's another Ferrari.. yay", but nick is right. Exotic isn't so exotic in FL.
      • 7 Years Ago
      anyone ever go to this? I definitely want to go to this, despite the 40 dollar entrance fee
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah baby, $40 just to look at a '71 Muira, a GT40, a Rolls and a Veyron. Christ, just check out valet parking in South Beach for that.

        Idiots. It should be FREE, just like the Rodeo Drive Concours in Beverly Hills.

        Damn filthy greedy South Florida sleazebags at work again.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Daniel.....Being a Georgia Student and die hard fan I honestly want you to know....and it is very hard for me to say this......but I am really looking forward to Florida to kill Michigan later today. Let's hope the SEC goes 8-0.
        • 7 Years Ago
        what!? why in the world would I do that, I can see them in pristine condition in the showroom...for free! I can understand in a custom car show or a show with competition events but this is dumb.