9th Annual Exotic Car Festival
April 14th & 15th, Downtown Celebration
The 2012 Festival offers new activities and venues, and more exotic cars, racecars and famous movie and television cars.
The event will start on Thurs., Apr. 12 with two track days and Ferrari races at the Daytona International Speedway. A special feature each afternoon will include FCRA vintage Ferrari Challenge Race, with owner-drivers of Ferrari Challenge racecars competing for individual and team trophies.
The Festival continues in Celebration on Friday with the Prime Time Steak Out dinner and party. This welcome party will be held at Lakeside Park, and will include a steak and prime rib BBQ catered by 4 Rivers Smokehouse. Guests will dance the night away with New York’s ultimate party band, Prime Time. Tickets for this party are available on the Celebration Exotic Car Festival website, http://celebrationexoticcars.com/2012/.
The Concours of Exotic Cars will take place on Sat., Apr.14, with 250 exotic cars, racecars and Hollywood movie cars lined up along the Celebration lakefront promenade. Cars from Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti, McLaren, Lotus, DeLorean, Pantera, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Spyker and many others will be displayed. Admission is free for spectators. Special features at this year’s event will include a return of the Back to the Future DeLorean and an appearance by several of the stars from the film, including Lea Thompson (Lorraine McFly) and Claudia Wells (Jennifer Parker). Other movie cars, including the Cannonball Run and the Dumb and Dumber Lamborghinis, the Star Wars Land Speeder, Christine, Herbie and the Rolls Royce from the Dudley Moore film Arthur will also be displayed, along with a few surprises.
The Festival’s annual Food and Wine Party will be held on Saturday, April 14 at Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. More than 50 local restaurants and renowned celebrity chefs join to prepare a world-class culinary extravaganza. Called a “Star-Studded Culinary Event” by Scott Joseph of the Orlando Restaurant Guide, the evening also features a display of exotic cars, live music, and performance artists, as well as silent and live charity auctions. Several star chefs from the Bravo television show “Top Chef” will also be on hand to prepare their most famous dishes at the event.
Ticket for this event are also available on the Festival’s website http://celebrationexoticcars.com/2012/ for registration and ticket information.