Inaugural Park Place Dealerships Luxury & Supercar Showcase Sells Out
Sep 21, 2017 07:57AM
● By Audrey Sellers
Photos by David Alvey & Michael Ainsworth
At the inaugural Park Place Dealerships Luxury & Supercar Showcase on September 9, ladies in stylish hats and gentlemen dressed in resort attire strolled the rolling hills of the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas to view some of the world’s most rare and beautiful automobiles.
The event was all for a good cause: Park Place Dealerships donated $30,000 to the Momentous Institute in
celebration of its 30th anniversary. Owned and operated by the Salesmanship
Club of Dallas since 1920, the Momentous Institute has been committed to
building and repairing social and emotional health for all children so they can
achieve their full potential. Each year, the organization directly serves more
than 6,000 children and family members through its nationally acclaimed
Momentous School and innovative Therapeutic Services.
Guests were among the first in Texas to see the new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom, arriving straight from Pebble Beach. They also had the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with an extraordinary 1500-horsepower, $3 million Bugatti Chiron, while comparing the modern supercar to its vintage ancestor: a rare 1938 Bugatti which narrowly escaped demolition during World War II.
Guests also saw Bentley’s
first luxury SUV - the Bentayga, supercharged McLarens, Maseratis, a Porsche
918 Spyder and 919 Hybrid, the new Lexus LC500, Jaguar F-Type SVR, a
Mercedes-Benz-AMG GTC Roadster, Volvo XC90, Range Rover SVR and many more new
More than 100 cars from private collectors competed in a juried Collector’s Showcase, including a 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra once owned by Carroll Shelby, a 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, a ‘54 Jaguar XK120SE, ‘57 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, ‘60 Porsche 356B Roadster, ‘61 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, ’71 DeTomaso Pantera, ‘72 Fiat Dino Spider, a one-of-a-kind ‘99 BMW M Roadster, 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR, 2010 Aston Martin DBS, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan, and many others.
The Collector’s Showcase winners included:
Best In Show
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Chairman’s Choice Award
John Ridings Lee - 1938 Bugatti 57C Atalante
Salesmanship Club Choice Award
Corky Helstrom - 1952 MG Roadster
Best In Class - VINTAGE
Jeff Wildin - 1933 MG Magna L-Type Racer
Best In Class - CLASSIC
Michael Mann - 1996 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo
Best In Class - CONTEMPORARY
Paul Grussendorf - 2009 Aston Martin DBS
Best In Class – EXOTIC/SUPERCAR
Eddie Lee - 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR