Special Motorsports Event - Rare and Exotic Vehicles Exhibited At Festivals Of Speed


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ORLANDO, Nov. 9, 2012: The Festivals of Speed is returning to Orlando, Florida for the seventh year to once again bring together the world's most exotic vintage and contemporary automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles and watercraft. This luxury event weekend will feature a Jet Port Reception at Orlando International Airport and Wine Connoisseur's Dinner presented by Cartier North America. It all leads up to a unique Motorsports Collection Display set amongst the pristine lawns and gardens of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The Seventh Annual Festivals of Speed Orlando presented by Fields Auto Group is set to take place from Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2, 2012 to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

The weekend begins Friday evening November 30 with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception presented by BB&T Wealth in a private hangar at the Orlando International Airport. This reception will feature a preview of unique automotive design as well as display of aircraft, watercraft and luxury lifestyle items. The setting is complete with gourmet food stations, top shelf open bar, a live performance from the Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, fine art, watch displays, elegant jewelry, tasting from Opus One, Godiva, NOLET'S Finest Gins and more luxury products as well as a live and silent auction of unique items to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

On Saturday evening, December 1, Cartier will host an exclusive Wine Connoisseur's Dinner featuring fine wine parings from Hollywood and Vine Cellars to compliment a four course meal at the award-winning restaurant, NORMAN'S at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. For this special culinary event, Norman's will be closed to all but Festivals of Speed guests for the evening. Following the dinner, Louis XIII de Remy Martin will host "A Century in a Bottle" tasting experience.

The weekend finale takes place Sunday, December 2, with the Motorsports Collection Display of over 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, boats and aircraft presented by Fields Auto Group. Guests will view the rarest in vintage and contemporary vehicles and enjoy the splendor and hospitality of the beautiful Grande Lakes property. The among many other noteworthy vehicles, the display will include the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition, a one of five Bugatti Pur Sang, the Guinness World Record fastest standing mile street car Performance Power's 283.232 mph Ford GT, McLaren 12C Spider, Maserati MC 12, Hennessey Venom GT, 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish, and new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. Additionally, guests will experience automotive designs by Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, Fisker, McLaren and more and while encountering fine wines, exciting culinary offerings, robust cigars, smooth jazz in the gardens, and luxury lifestyle displays featuring fine jewelry and timepieces.

Tickets for the Festivals of Speed Jet Port Reception, Wine Connoisseur's Dinner and Sunday main event VIP pavilion can be purchased in advance at www.festivalsofspeed.com or by calling 352-385-9450. Main event general admission tickets, are available either online or onsite at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes on Sunday, December 1, 2012. For more information on the Festivals of Speed, please visit www.festivalsofspeed.com.

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