Car brought $230,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
q Tom Gonzales, top bidder and winner of the 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Cabriolet Convertible
q Jamie McDonnell, Chairman of the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance
q Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Children
q During a special presentation, Jamie McDonnell, Chairman of the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance, will present Tom Gonzales the keys to the first in the United States of an all new Audi model, the 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Cabriolet Convertible. In addition, Gonzales will receive a special certificate of authenticity verifying the 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Cabriolet Convertible is the first in the country. Rick Case, Founder of the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance, arranged with Audi to auction off the first Spyder in the country to benefit the Boys & Girls of Broward County; the car was delivered through the Rick Case Audi dealership.
q About the car: The Audi R8 Spyder Cabriolet Convertible has a 5.2L, 525 horsepower, V10 engine, which pushes the Sypder to 60MPH in four seconds and has a top speed of 196MPH. With superior technologies such as Spyder’s all-wheel drive and a lightweight aluminum body, the Audi R8 V10 offers a breathtaking styling. The convertible features a microphone mounted in the driver’s seatbelt, allowing the motorist to carry on a Bluetooth linked phone conversation. Quality of fit and finish is extraordinary and the controls are clear and logical. In short, the interior of the new Audi is only matched by its sleek exterior and extreme attention to detail in design and speed. Audi made few performance compromises for the convertible version, limiting weight gain to less than 15 pounds, despite structurally enforcing the original R8’s aluminum and carbon space frame.
q The 2011 Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance The Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance is proudly celebrating its five year anniversary with a tremendous commemoration on February 25 through 27, 2011 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL. The three-day series of extravagant events will not only celebrate five successful years, but will also commemorate the 100th Year Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Honored guests and attendees will include a variety of celebrities and automotive racing and business professionals such as Jay Leno, the Unser Family and H. Wayne Huizenga to mention a few.
WHERE: Thomas D. Stephanis Unit (Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County)
212 N.W. 16th Street
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
For additional information on the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance, to see a full schedule of events, or to register for the Automobile and Motorcycle exhibition please visit www.bocaratonconcours.com. As the event evolves over the next year, the website will provide up-to-date important information – so check back daily. All events are open to the public with tickets sold separately. Tickets can be purchased for the Friday night duPont Registry Live! Hangar Party, welcome reception and Friday Night Live! event for $50 per person; the Saturday Gala dinner for $500 per person and up; and the Sunday Concours exhibit for $50 per person. To purchase tickets, please call 954-537-1010 or visit www.bocaratonconcours.com.