FESTIVALS OF SPEED ANNOUNCES INNAUGURAL MIAMI EVENT WITH MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR COLLECTION OF EXOTIC CAR, YACHTS, MOTORCYCLES AND LUXURY LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS.
Celebrated Concours will benefit the Injured Officers Assistance Fund and will display the most exclusive products with the Ultra Rare $2.5 Million Ferrari FXX Supercar leading the pack.
MIAMI, FL (November, 2009) – Festivals of Speed, the preeminent authority on luxury transportation showcases, is proud to announce the inaugural , Festivals of Speed Miami to Benefit the Injured Officers Assistance Fund will take place in downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park on Sunday, November 15th 2009. The event is Presented by Braman Miami Motorcars. An exclusive Yacht Hop as well as multiple receptions will take place in the days before leading up to the main event.
The Festivals of Speed showcases the very finest in land, sea and air transportation. Attendees can expect to be stunned from the magnificent arrangement of some of the rarest and most expensive exotic cars, boats and motorcycles on display for the two-day event.
Festivals of Speed is a rare chance for guests to find what fuels their passions through an extremely special showcase of speed unlike any other. Commencing with a lavish Yacht Hop Reception Saturday, November 14th followed by an awe-inspiring motorsports compilation display out on the beautiful lawns of Bayfront Park overlooking the bay, the exciting weekend presents guests with an exclusive in-depth look at some of most expensive and bespoke transportation ever designed.
“After our outstanding turnout at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando , Festivals of Speed event, we are delighted to come to Miami in November with a fresh new collection of some of the most unique exotics ever assembled” comments Festivals of Speed President Joe Sabatini. “Festivals of Speed Miami looks forward to providing our guests with a phenomenal opportunity to express their passions for the newest, rarest offerings in automotive, marine, motorcycle, and aircraft designs in a truly one-of-a-kind setting.”
The memorable weekend begins with a Yacht Hop Reception at the EPIC Hotel on Saturday, November 14th (12:00am – 3:00 p.m.) where Festival of Speed Miami attendees can expect to see a remarkable compilation of distinctive Yachts alongside some of the most renowned names in exotic automobile and motorcycle design. Yacht Hop Reception guests will enjoy fine cuisine, champagne, fine wines and other premium cocktails while perusing the magnificent displays assembled by Festivals of Speed. Accompanying the luxurious Yachts will be the newest and best supercars from automotive marvels such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin and Bugatti as well as the very best in jewelry, fashion, travel and artwork.
The excitement continues Saturday evening on the 15th floor pool deck of the chic VICEROY Hotel. The setting will be alongside the largest infinity pool in Florida while overlooking downtown Miami and the Bay. Guests will enjoy an open bar with themed food stations, strolling saxophonist, drawings to win prizes and much more.
The main event will be Sunday November 15th with the Motorsports Collection display (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) where guests of all ages can stroll the lush grounds of Bayfront Park while eyeing some of the rarest current and vintage automotive designs. To enhance the experience, Festival of Speed Miami attendees will have access to fine wine, exceptional culinary offerings, exclusive cigars and a variety of other offerings. The autos on display will be in good company with several different powerboat manufacturers displaying their very best as well as several of the most renowned exotic motorcycles from Italian marques such as Ducati and MV Agusta alongside American custom chopper displays sure to thrill. Additionally, several awards of distinction will be given by Festivals of Speed to the most outstanding automobiles, boats and motorcycles on display during the Motorsports Collection.
One very special vehicle on display will be the inimitable Ferrari FXX with Evolution Package for guests to get an up-close look at one of Ferrari’s most genius projects. Based on the venerable, street-legal Enzo, the FXX project, which commenced in 2005, was commissioned by Ferrari in order to test out new and developing technologies, while receiving feedback from their most loyal customers. Only 30 models of the standard FXX were created, even fewer of these are imbued with the Evolution Package. Each owner was handpicked by Ferrari, and the final FXX was granted to legendary racer and Ferrari collaborator Michael Schumacher. Due to its unbridled power and performance, the FXX is only permitted to drive on tracks sanctioned by the Modena based company, while instruction from the celebrated Schumacher is gratis. With Enzo capabilities, and then some, the Ferrari FXX boasts and even bigger engine at 6.3 liters and an astounding 800 horsepower.
The event will also host a live and silent auction, where guests can bid on a collection of luxurious items from the leading names in luxury. Proceeds from the entire event will go directly to the Injured Officers Assistance Fund. The Injured Officers Assistance Fund (“IOAF”) was created by businessman Michael Fux in 2008 to recognizing the hardships that police officers face if they are seriously injured on-duty. Mr. Fux started this foundation that will help officers overcome this predicament.
Tickets for the Festivals of Speed Miami receptions can be purchased in advance online and for the Sunday event, on site at Bayfront Park. Reception ticket fees will be announced soon. As for the Sunday event, tickets are $20.00 U.S. per person with children under 12 years of age entering free. VIP Packages are also available. Visitors looking to book hotel rooms can contact the Viceroy Hotel direct at 866 781 9923. Ask for room block designated for the Festivals of Speed event. Bayfront Park is located in downtown Miami overlooking the bay at 301 North Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.
About Festivals of Speed
Headquartered in Eustis, Florida, Festivals of Speed was founded as the ultimate luxury showcase for discerning enthusiasts with a passion for all forms of transportation. With a series of extremely special events scheduled throughout the year, Festivals of Speed joins the very best in automotive, aircraft, marine and motorcycle transportation with the finest culinary, wine, spirits, and fashion for the ultimate luxury experience. For more information, please visit www.festivalsofspeed.com.
About the Injured Officers Assistance Fund.
The Injured Officers Assistance Fund (“IOAF”) was created by businessman Michael Fux in 2008. Recognizing the hardships that police officers face if they are seriously injured on-duty, Mr. Fux started this foundation that will help officers overcome this predicament.
While there are multiple sources of assistance for fallen officers, there is a lack of support for those who have endured nearly fatal, debilitating injuries that have kept them and sometimes their care takers off the job for an extended period of time.
The IOAF seeks to grow the fund by building support from businesses and individuals who recognize the sacrifices made by the men and women of Greater Miami’s police departments to ensure the safety of the community. The IOAF is a registered 501(3)(c) charity.
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