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]
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.
View the Supercar Weekend TV advertisement on YouTube...
Henrik Fisker, Fisker Coachbuild
Jim Glickenhaus, ECirKit
Jan Otto, Supercar Life
Barton Workman, Supercar Weekend Motorsport Director
FORMULA MotorSport Managing Editor, Founder