Nikole and Mike Rose know firsthand how culture in the workplace and in the home is important for success.
“We are married and we work together,” says Nikole Rose. “We have been married nine years and we take life one day at a time.”
In addition to creating a happy marriage, the Rose’s have been building a successful business, Mojo Media Labs.
“Not every business puts people first,” stated Mike. “I grew up in a business where my dad took care of people running a small, Italian deli. That always stuck in my head.”
Relationshipsare important to the Rose’s and in every aspect of their lives, they choose to treat everyone with respect, and they expect the same from others.
“We made a decision to focus on culture and we put that in front of everything else,” says Nikole about Mojo Media Labs. “We think it’s a pretty simple equation, that happy people equals happy clients.”
When choosing an automotive partner to provide their family with everything they need, the Rose family picked Park Place Dealerships.
“We want to support businesses that think the same way,” commented Mike. “We know that Park Place will take care of us and the people we work with which is important as well.”
Over the past 10 years, the Rose’s have purchased nine vehicles from Park Place. Nikole articulates that she can feel Park Place members have a passion for serving clients in a real, genuine way and that they are happy in their careers.
“I have been to three different dealerships and am always treated with incredible respect. I love the relationship with Park Place,” proclaims Nikole.
Mike conveys he has always admired the friendly relationship with Park Place and says, “Park Place is My Place because of the people.” Nikole adamantly agrees.
The Roses aRe sharing their story in a new “My Place” campaign about Park Place Dealerships.
“Nikole and Mike Rose exemplify ‘My Place,” explains Dave Evans, Park Place Dealerships Chief Marketing Officer. “They have a unique perspective about the culture they are creating and likewise, they have the same expectations of companies with which they do business. We are sharing the Rose’s unique story through the “My Place” campaign.”
To see the Rose’s story and how Park Place makes every experience exceptional, visit ParkPlace.com.
Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,100 people and operates 17 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Karma, McLaren, and Maserati. For more info, visit parkplace.com.
It’s inevitable. Karma’s gonna get ya! But that’s a good thing! Park Place Dealerships is now one of only 18 Karma dealers in the U.S.
And they recently hosted a few friends for a sneak peek at the new 2020 Karma Revero GT, a blazing quick and ultra-chic hybrid luxury sedan that will be available later this year.
Guests enjoyed delicious lobster tacos and Art inspired bites from Lombardi Family Concepts. Guests also had the pleasure of experiencing craft cocktails made with Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door whiskey. Dylan is the co-creator of the Tennessee whiskey. Each bottle showcases artwork of iron gates Dylan creates in his Black Buffalo Ironworks studio.
In addition to the reveal of the 2020 Karma Revero GT, guests got up close and personal with the 2019 Karma Revero, the ultimate plug-in hybrid sedan, that’s currently available at a starting price of $130k. The Revero is powered by a 403-horsepower electric motor with a 235-horsepower generator to charge the mid-mounted lithium-ion battery. The solar roof on the Revero helps charge the batteries, adding to its range. The front-engine, rear-wheel-drive four-passenger, four-door sedan is as silent as it is sleek.
Later this year, Karma will start delivering the 2020 Revero GT. The GT offers similar capabilities as its predecessor while boosting its electric driving range to 80 miles and extending the range to 380 miles with the highly efficient three-cylinder onboard generator.
Karma was featured at the 3rd Annual Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase on September 28 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Las Colinas, where $141,000 was raised for Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation.
Karma Automotive designs, engineers, and markets luxury electric vehicles from its Southern California base of operations. Founded in 2014 and employing nearly 1,000 people worldwide, Karma Automotive is committed to elevating and growing the luxury mobility experience for its customers and draws on global relationships and technology partners to achieve this.
Karma Dallas is part of the Park Place Premier Collection on Lemmon Avenue, along with Rolls-Royce Motorcars Dallas, Bentley Dallas, Maserati Dallas and McLaren Dallas.
Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,100 people and operates 17 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, Maserati, and now Karma, one of the most luxurious electric cars in the world. For more info, visit parkplace.com.
Park Place Dealerships is the official automotive sponsor of the 14th annual Autumn at the Arboretum. The festival opened September 21 and runs through October 31.
With the theme, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the Dallas Arboretum’s fall festival features ‘Great Pumpkin’ topiary characters such as Linus, Sally and Franklin looking through the pumpkin patch, as well as Snoopy and Woodstock on top of his dog house. Of course, mixed amongst these Fall character staples are some luxury cars from Park Place Dealerships on display around the pathways of the Arboretum.
“Park Place Dealerships is honored to continue our 10-year partnership with the Dallas Arboretum,” said Park Place Dealerships CEO Neil Grossman. “You know it’s fall in Dallas when the Dallas Arboretum’s annual fall festival opens.”
Guests can snap selfies with Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie behind the iconic brick wall. Or get lost with Pig Pen in the hay bale maze. Catch the Peanuts Gang at their gourd decorated schoolhouse for the annual autumn carnival. Named one of “The Best Pumpkin Festivals to Visit This Fall,” by Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Autumn at the Arboretum features breathtaking fall colors.
“Known for amazing and creative displays, our 50-member horticulture team creates an awesome Pumpkin Village display where more than 250,000 people visit during Autumn at the Arboretum,” said Alan Walne, Dallas Arboretum’s board chairman. “They experience the garden in its fall glory, walk in the pumpkin houses, and enjoy the programming throughout the garden.”
This year’s festival features 150,000 fall-blooming flowers and plants; 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash; 3,000 ears of corn; and 1,500 corn stalks in the Pumpkin Village. Also 900 bales of hay mixed with 24 types of pumpkin; 17 squash types and seven gourd types.
Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,000 people and operates 16 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Karma, McLaren, and Maserati. For more info, visit parkplace.com.
Say Howdy to the Bentley Bentayga Stetson Special Edition, featured at the 2019 Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase New Car Concours and available for commissioning exclusively at Bentley Dallas.
Some things just go better together: popcorn and movies, pencils and erasers, coffee and cream. But somebody had to think of them first, right?
That’s certainly the case with the Bentley Stetson, a special edition British ultra-luxury SUV outfitted in Stetson-branded style.
“It’s an idea that’s been in the works for two-and-a-half years,” says Simon Crossley Sales Experience Manager with Bentley Dallas, the only retailer in the world to offer the marvelous mash-up (part of the Premier Collection under the Park Place dealership umbrella.) “Bringing together these two legendary brands, both known for the ultimate in craftsmanship and style, just seemed like the right thing to do.”
Shared Heritage of Excellence
Bentley Dallas and Stetson revealed the car at a special media event on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Stetson’s home at Hatco Inc, in Garland, Texas.
Before revealing the Bentayga, both Crossley and Andrea Bozeman, Stetson’s senior vice president of marketing, paid homage to the proud heritage of both companies.
“In July, Bentley Motors celebrated 100 years of thrilling automotive performance and reflected on the words of founder W.O. Bentley: Build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class,” said Crossley. He also noted that Bentley won the 24-hours of Le Mans six times.
“Stetson has been an iconic brand since 1865,” added Bozeman, “Lyndon Johnson, Hank Williams, Buffalo Bill Cody, Calamity Jane and Will Rogers, as well as senators, movie stars and urban cowboys all over the world, love the brand.”
With that, the car was revealed: clad in a “White Sand” exterior matching Stetson’s famed “Silverbelly” color, the paint is almost opalescent in the bright sunlight (two other colors, onyx and a dark leather brown, are in the works).
A Peek Inside
But that’s just the start. The interior shows off the Bentayga Stetson Special Edition to best advantage. Taking cues from timeless cowboy boot and saddle designs, the sumptuously rich camel and dark brown leather interior features boot-stitching throughout, including embroidered Stetson logos in saddle thread on each headrest. Tread-plate inserts carved with “Mulliner Stetson” designate each vehicle as a “Special Edition.”
One would naturally expect fine wood in such a special vehicle, and one wouldn’t be disappointed – the open-pore liquid amber veneers derive from American Red Gum (aka Sweetgum) trees.
The whole effect is powerful and impressive, yet in true Bentley fashion, subtle and understated, too. “We didn’t want to overcook it,” said Crossley.
Nevertheless, it’s fun to imagine that Minnie Pearl would be all “How-DEE,” luxuriating in the enormous back seat, as Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” blasts over the most powerful audio system available in an SUV anywhere – 1,920-watts, 21-channels by Naim.
And wherever she’d be going, she’d get there quickly – the Bentayga’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 generates 542 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque, with a Porsche-like 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. (For those with horses, the Bentayga will tow 7,700 pounds with ease.)
Hi-yo Silver, indeed.
All the customization was undertaken at Bentley’s factory in Crewe, England, by Mulliner, the manufacturer’s customization and personalization subsidiary, which traces its coachbuilding prowess to the 17th century.
Bentley is, of course, renowned for the quality of their leather – 14 of the world’s most flawless hides go into each Bentayga. Every leather panel is initialed on the reverse by the upholsterer – a personal hallmark of quality.
Stetson has long been recognized for using only the highest quality materials, as well as painstakingly crafting each design on specialized vintage equipment, then finishing each and every hat by hand.
“It takes 200 people to build a Bentayga and 200 hands to make a Stetson. That’s kind of cool,” Crossley says with a touch of wonder.
“It’s really a great combination,” he continues. “The Stetson Limited Edition combines the best of Old-World craftsmanship and Old West iconography to create a completely modern, instantly distinctive and memorable motoring experience.”
This special edition vehicle is offered at $246,578. Two more will be delivered to Bentley Dallas, one in October and the next in November (in the aforesaid onyx and brown exterior colors).
“Or you can order your own personalized version,” smiles Crossley.
THIRD ANNUAL PARK PLACE LUXURY & SUPERCAR SHOWCASE RAISES $141,000 FOR BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE IRVING FOUNDATION
LAS COLINAS, Texas (October 9, 2019) – On September 28 the 3rd annual Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase raised $141,000 for Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation. More than 4,500 people attended the luxury lifestyle event at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas to experience rare cars, live music, trendy fashion, and refreshing food and beverages.
“It was a fabulous day with great community support for a wonderful cause,” said Park Place Dealerships chairman Ken Schnitzer. “The proceeds from the raffle of a 2020 Lexus UX will go towards purchasing new imaging equipment for patients undergoing radiation therapy at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Irving.”
Janet Jensen of Irving won the new 2020 Lexus UX in the raffle drawing.
With more than $100 million worth of cars on display, the Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase featured the Park Place New Car Concours with the latest models from Rolls-Royce, Maserati, McLaren, Bentley, Karma, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover. The Club Car Expo, displayed on the 18th fairway, represented some of the best car clubs in North Texas. The Collectors’ Concours, a juried showcase of rare classic, luxury, and supercars from private collectors, was featured on the 1st Fairway of the TPC Golf Course.
Renowned sculptor Brad Oldham, well known for the Traveling Man installation in Deep Ellum, and his partner Christy Coltrin designed and handcrafted the Spirit of Park Place awards for Best of Show, Chairman’s Award and Salesmanship Club Award winners.
Craig and Laura Hopkins of Dallas took “Best of Show” in the Collectors Concours for their 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster.
“The supercharged Mercedes-Benz 500 K was delivered new to The Netherlands,” explained Craig Hopkins. “But the car’s body was completely destroyed during World War II. An American soldier sent the wreckage home, where it sat unrepaired for many years. It made its way back to Europe decades later where a Danish baron performed the first restoration in the late 1980s. The car was the pride of his automobile museum for 20 years. In 2012 his collection was liquidated and the car came to Texas. The baron’s work was replaced with coachwork by master fabricator Cass Nawrocki. It took seven years for marque expert Jim Friswold to fully restore the car. The rarity of the “long-tail” special roadster cannot be overstated. Of perhaps 25 to 30 created, only eight received the elegant covered-spare bodywork appearing on this car.”
Raymond Larson and his 1964 Aston Martin DB5 took home the Chairman’s Award, and the Salesmanship Club Award went to Greg Brendel for his 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso.
Awards from Bachendorf’s were presented to Best in Class winners, as well as second-place winners in each category, including:
– American Classic 1st in Class: Ricardo Cabral, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
– American Classic 2nd in Class: Joseph Valenti, 1969 Mercury Cougar XR 7 Convertible
– American Vintage 1st in Class: Thomas Wilcox, 1934 Packard 1104 Coupe Roadster
– American Vintage 2nd in Class: Ray Kinney, 1937 Lincoln K Bachelor Coupe
– British Classic 1st in Class: Fred Cornwall, 1963 Rolls-Royce, Silver Cloud III
– British Classic 2nd in Class: Mike Harling, 1958 AC ACE
– British Modern 1st in Class: Aamer Agha, 2018 McLaren 720s
– British Modern 2nd in Class: Justin Keller, 2016 McLaren 675 LT
– Italian Classic 1st in Class: Randy Johnson, 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
– Italian Classic 2nd in Class: Mark Wyant, 1993 Ferrari 512 TR
– Italian Modern 1st in Class: David Arbelaez, 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder
– Italian Modern 2nd in Class: Dean Somes, 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
– German Classic 1st in Class: Richard Morrow, 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
– German Classic 2nd in Class: Whitney Stark, 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
– German Modern 1st in Class: John Kobell, 1980 BMW M1
– German Modern 2nd in Class: Barry Fromberg, 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo
– Supercar 1st in Class: Barry Fromberg, 1991 Jaguar XJR-15
– Supercar 2nd in Class: Chris Bogard, 2019 Ford GT Supercar
– International 1st in Class: Josh Toby, 2006 Spyder C8
– International 2nd in Class: Jared Snow, 1998 Toyota Supra Turbo
A V-I-P Experience and More
In addition to the fabulous cars on display, guests enjoyed shopping and special experiences at several retail pop up stops in the Celebrity Cruises Captains Lounge inside the Porsche Pavilion, including Bachendorf’s, Jack Black, Cuvee Coffee, Alice + Olivia, St. John, Trina Turk, Theory, Perks & Provisions, Renegade Cigars and the City of Irving.
Highland Park Village presented a runway fashion show produced by Jan Strimple Productions on the Million Air Stage. Dallas’ Mad Hatter Shane Walker judged a Haute Hat Contest which featured some very creative automobile-inspired hats.
Some of DFW’s best restaurants were featured in the Allie Beth Allman – URBAN VIP Lounge, including The French Room, LAW, III Forks, Cool River, Dallas Chop House, Dallas Fish Market, Wild Salsa, Oven and Cellar, Wicked Butcher, Outlaw Tap Room, Kai, Toulouse, Whiskey Cake, Texas de Brazil, Princi Italia, CRU Wine and Food Bar, Pacific Table, Cork & Pig Tavern, Make Your Life Sweeter, and Carlton Provisions.
There was something for everyone with the Mercedes-Benz Beer Garden, live music on the Lexus Live Stage, and a Kids Zone featuring drivable battery-powered mini cars, the North Texas Diecast Collectors Club’s 60-foot downhill Hot Wheels track, and a meet and greet with Mansfield Legacy Cheer Captain and teen racecar driver Kinzie Wilson.
Plans are already under discussion for a fourth annual Luxury & Supercar Showcase next fall. Details will be posted at luxurysupercarshowcase.com as they are available.
Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,100 people and operates 17 full-service dealerships. For more info, visit parkplace.com.
Meet Jenny Drummond, Park Place Porsche Dallas’ Service Director and Valued Member of the Park Place Family.
The first thing you might notice about Jenny Drummond, Porsche Dallas Service Director, is her ethereal calm. It’s a reassuring quality to have when discussing intricate service issues on the exotic German brand.
The second thing you’ll notice – her thorough expertise. A client needs to replace his worn-out manual clutch. She explains what’s involved, then suggests replacing the IMS bearings too, as long as the assembly’s already open.
If you’re a Porsche person, you already know that her suggestion makes great sense. She’s also a natural when talking about the benefits of N-rated tires and why brake squeal isn’t a big deal.
“I’ve been around these cars for a long time,” she smiles gently. “You learn.”
Jenny comes by her technical prowess naturally. The Dallas native grew up in nearby Waxahachie and from an early age, eagerly pitched in on home repairs with her dad, as well as hunting, fishing and skeet shooting. “I liked working with him and developed an affinity for activities like that. Even today, I’m the one who’s hanging flat-screen TVs and tearing out drywall around the house.”
She laughs, but her husband Joe surely appreciates such a handy partner. (They were high-school sweethearts, married in 1991 and have three children.)
And that leads us to one more thing to notice about Jenny. In her own quiet way, she enjoys demolishing stereotypes.
“There’s a big misconception about dealerships,” says the 19-year Park Place veteran. “People think the hours are terrible, that we live bell to bell, but we don’t, of course. Management knows that family is more important than anything. We do our best to ensure a good work-life balance.”
She also believes that a related misconception – “Automotive is a man’s game” – means that women are missing out on industry opportunities. To change that, she’s a founding member of the “Women in Automotive Council,” an internal group that organizes community events and activities to promote greater career awareness.
“It’s not just sales and service, although those are good fields, too,” she says. “The automotive field presents women with wonderful opportunities across the board to build a rewarding career doing something you like. The old stereotypes are long gone.”
“When I first started in the business, a co-worker told me that if I didn’t plan on doing this for the rest of my life, I’d better get out now,” she laughs. “I’ve been here ever since and haven’t looked back once!”
Learn more about career opportunities at Park Place by visiting us online at ParkPlace.com.
Two iconic brands combine old-world craftsmanship to introduce a new luxury product which arrived in Texas earlier this week. Introducing the world’s first Bentley Bentayga Special Edition- exclusively commissioned at Bentley Dallas.
Style, tradition, and innovation come together in a spectacular blend of two icons. Bentley Dallas and Stetson are combining their powerful legacies to create a timeless vehicle for discerning clients: the Bentayga Stetson Special Edition.
“This partnership speaks to the timelessness of these two famous brands,” says Ken Schnitzer, Chairman of Park Place Dealerships. “The Bentayga’s rugged luxury is a tailor-made match for Stetson’s unsurpassed quality. The Bentayga Stetson Special Edition combines the best of old-world craftsmanship with American history to create a distinctive and memorable motoring experience.”
The Bentayga Stetson Special Edition vehicles are exclusively offered by Bentley Dallas with the first car delivered this week to Texas, the heart of modern cowboy culture.
“Stetson is thrilled to be partnering with Bentley Dallas on the Bentayga Stetson Special Edition. For over 150 years, the Stetson name has stood for quality, authenticity, craftsmanship and a refusal to compromise on details,” says Xiao Li Tan, President of Stetson Worldwide. “The collaboration between Stetson and Bentley combines two legendary heritage names to deliver an unparalleled experience for Western enthusiasts.”
Customize with Mulliner
Clients can customize their Bentayga Stetson Special Edition vehicle through Bentley’s personalized Mulliner team with an unlimited array of options.
Each vehicle’s exterior features a distinctive Stetson badge. Clients can choose from three special colors:
White Sand, to match the “Silverbelly,” color made famous by U.S. Presidents, artists, and musicians. The Stetson Open Road has also been worn by Churchill, Bob Dylan and hundreds of other culture setters
Dark Cashmere to match the Stetson Boss of the Plains hat, the first Stetson ever sold
Onyx, embodying the classic Stetson black 100X El Presidente hat
Rich Leather and a Duotone Steering Wheel
Rich interior leather hides are chosen carefully and crafted with precision for each vehicle. The Bentayga Stetson Special Edition will offer interior colors of a camel main hide, saddle secondary hide, and burnt oak accents. The duotone steering wheel will feature a burnt oak center, a saddle-leather outer and chrome elements.
The Stetson logo is embroidered in each headrest in saddle thread to complement the open pore liquid amber veneer, which derives from the American Red Gum trees grown in the United States.
Taking cues from cowboy boots and saddles, the Bentayga Stetson Special Edition will feature “boot stitching” throughout the vehicle to create a Bespoke Bentayga that embodies the style of the Stetson brand. Treadplate inserts carved with “MULLINER STETSON” mark each vehicle as a special edition.
Mulliner, the Bespoke workshop within Bentley that can make a client’s dream come to life, has beautifully merged the culture of Stetson with the sophisticated design of Bentley to deliver luxury on a new level as never before seen.
Bentley’s 100 Years and Stetson’s Legacy
This year, Bentley Motors celebrates 100 years of automotive performance, reflecting on the inspiration of founder W.O. Bentley: “Build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.” Bentley won the 24-hours of Le Mans six times. Today, every car is hand-made at their factory in Crewe (in the northwest of England), by a team of highly-skilled artisans.
Stetson, an iconic American brand since 1865, has been the headwear of choice for presidents and patriots, artists and musicians, mavericks and historical figures from all around the world. Worn by culture setters from Buffalo Bill Cody to Ronald Reagan to Waylon Jennings, Stetson is forever woven into the fabric of America.
About Park Place Dealerships
Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,100 people and operates 17 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Bentley, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Maserati, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Karma. For more info, visit parkplace.com.
As it has since 1865, Stetson is an iconic brand that embodies the resourceful, authentic, adaptable and diverse core of the American spirit. A global leader in authentic American lifestyle products, Stetson is committed to a heritage of craftsmanship and quality that communicates individuality and freedom. John B. Stetson’s story of perseverance continues today, over 150 years later in step with the journey of America – ever-evolving, yet timeless.
This is our ‘tried and true’ and ‘first and foremost’ tip for anyone attending our event. We will have over 100 Collector’s vehicles on our Collector’s Concours all buffed and beautified for the hopes of winning “Best in Class” and “Best in Show,” so please be considerate when you’re walking the Concours and refrain from touching the vehicles. A few specific “Car Show Etiquette” points include:
Asking the owner before taking a photo
Watch your belt buckles, jewelry, handbags etc. so that you don’t accidentally scratch any of the competition cars.
Be aware of sticky fingers- literally! We have plenty of food and beverage options so please be sure your hands are clean prior to walking our Concours.
For more etiquette tips, read this blog featuring Hagerty Car Insurance experts.
Plan Your Parking.
Valet? Self-Park? Ride Share? We’ve designed this event to be accessible for even more people this year, which means we expect more attendees than ever before. Our team has been working diligently to ensure easy access to parking including Valet, Self-Park, and a Designated Uber/Lyft/Ride Alto Drop-Off Point. Here a few more FAQs for parking at Supercar.
Valet Parking is at Champions Way for $30
General Parking is available at North Lake College for $15
RideCentric will shuttle guests from the Parking lots to the Champions Way entrance (Shuttle Service Ends at 5 PM).
Ride Share Pick-up and Drop-Off is recommended at Singley Academy across the street from the Champion’s Way Event Entrance.
It’s back! After an amazing turnout on the runway for the first-ever Haute Hat Contest at the Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase. Handmade, store-bought, and everything in between. Last year brought a mechanical hat dedicated to the Porsche Anniversary, a classic Stetson, and some striking hair pieces with our ladies. So whatever your hat’s origin story is, make sure you officially enter the contest judged by Dallas’ Mad Hatter, Shane Walker. To Enter:
Meet Shane Walker by the Stage inside the Porsche Pavilion tent from 12:30-1:15.
After the Highland Park Village Fashion Show at 2, you’ll be next to strut your stuff on stage.
Grand Prize and Runner Up awards are available for both the Ladies and Gents categories!
Leave your stilettos at home!
(Or don’t because it’s really up to you) but because this a largely outdoor event, we recommend footwear that will help you adjust to the terrain. While we won’t have any steep hills or multi-mile treks (maybe next year?), Highland Park Village provided us with straight-off-the-runway options perfect for a Concours including opting for a block heel instead of a stiletto, and then our favorite, the fashion sneaker, which is a classic and versatile option for all-day comfort and style.
Dress ‘Concours Casual’.
It’s like Derby style meets polished resort wear. With this unique dresscode, we enlisted Highland Park Village to help us define key elements of an on-trend Concours Casual look. “Finding a look that’s sensible given the turf and elements, but also striking, is what the day is all about,” comments Liz Thrash, Director of Personal Shopping at Highland Park Village.
That’s right. You could actually win a brand-new Lexus UX with the purchase of a raffle ticket. Another highlight is that all proceeds from the raffle benefit the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation.
We haven’t really boasted too much about the culinary spread the past couple of years, but we have some of the tastiest food and curated sips to keep you fueled all day long. Here are your options by ticket level:
VIP: Complimentary bites from 20 different restaurants including LAW, Dallas Chop House, KAI, Wild Salsa, and more, and various crafted beverages.
GA: Access to the Mercedes-Benz Beer Garden, the Captain’s Lounge, and food options from our food truck fleet (see below).
Showfield Access Only: An assortment of general beverages and access to food trucks from Texas de Brazil, Fast Furious Grill, BellaTrino Pizzeria, SoCal Tavos, Melt Ice Creams, Honey Lu’s Coffee and Pecos Pete’s Natural Tea + Soda.
Get your Groove on.
Whether your go-to dance move is the twist or the floss (or neither), we have two live stages with a variety of musical acts to keep you entertained all day long. The music selections are kid-friendly and dancing, if the music moves your soul, is 100% allowed. If dancing isn’t your thing, don’t worry because we have other acts and options on our two stages and around the concours.
Applaud our ‘Best In Show’ and ‘Best In Class’ winners.
At the end of the day, the real celebration begins as the judges enter their scores and our Concours winners are announced. All of our Collectors have taken great pride in their entries with the hopes of placing at the Supercar Showcase, so it’s important we show our support! The Awards Ceremony will begin at 3:30 and will last approximately only 30 minutes. Also, Brad Oldham Sculpture has handcrafted our Spirit of Park Place awards which are nothing short of extraordinary.
Create Your Perfect Day.
Yes, we know there’s so much going on throughout the day with two full stages, three different Concours’, a live fashion show, hat contest, Kids Zone, and well- it’s just an action-packed (should we continue?). But our Event App (free download) has our full-day schedule with the ability to actually tap and save the experiences you’re interested in most for a customized schedule. We’ll also be using the app to run our People’s Choice awards for our Club Concours and Haute Hat contests, and as a day of communication tool for any late-breaking updates (so be sure to turn your push notifications on for that day).
On September 28th, you’ll experience three different concourses including Car Club Expo, New Car Concours with the latest from Park Place, and then the showstopping Collector’s Concours featuring some of the absolute best Texas- and beyond- has to offer.
Here are some of the vehicles, and the stories behind the cars, that you’ll see on this year’s Collector’s Concours:
1967 Corvette Westlake, Collector: Rob Anderson
It’s an original, unrestored, Corvette with 427/435 HP engine. This amazing car retains all of its original components including the original paint.
1973 Lotus Elan +2S/130, Collector: Gordon Sauer
Purchased in 1989, this ’73 Lotus Elan was subjected to a complete restoration to bring it back to its original showroom condition,” said Sauer. “It was the final year of the +2 Elan in the United States. It has the big valve motor and the silver-metal-flake-in-clear roof that was used to designate that model.”
1972 Olsmobile 442 W30, Collector: Steve Lucchi
“Ol’ Blue is one of only 289 Olds 442 W-30 4-speed coupes built in 1972,” said Lucchi. “Assembled at the Lansing, Michigan plant, the first three owners lived in the Lansing area. The original owner “lost” the car in divorce proceedings. The third owner purchased the vehicle in 1984 as an incentive for his son to finish high school. The car was driven until 1990, then parked in the owner’s garage for 27 years. In 2017, the car underwent a $110,000, 1200-man-hour, frame-off, Concours restoration. The decision was made to leave the original back glass, which still has a parking permit from East Lansing High School affixed. In 2017 Ol’ Blue won “Concours Gold” and “Best of Show – Oldsmobile” at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago. Last year, she won Best of Show at the Olsmobile Club of America Nationals. I’m excited to introduce her to Dallas, Texas.”
1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coup, Collector: Val Herrera
“I own a small collection of classic Alfa Romeo cars that I have restored,” said Herrera. “This well cared for, all original and correct, Alfa Montreal was manufactured in Arese, Italy in 1971. It was first registered in 1973, imported to Canada, then came to the United States in the early 1980s. This “matching numbers” low mileage Montreal retains its original Alfa V8 engine, five-speed ZF gearbox and original, numbered body/chassis components. I acquired this “factory-correct” Montreal in 2002 and completed a multi-year cosmetic restoration in 2006. It’s won many awards. Including Best in Class and Best of Show awards at Concours d’Elegance shows around the U.S. and Canada.”
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, Collector: Whiney Stark
“I’ve always loved the 1950 – 70s classic Mercedes convertibles,” explained Stark. “In February 2014, after several months of searching, I found a partially restored 1956 190SL in Colorado. Initially I was considering a sympathetic restoration, meaning paint and minor repairs only. However, after discovering the floor were really fiberglass, I decided to do a complete Concours level restoration. I worked with three restoration shops in Colorado, the Mercedes Classic Center in California, and a specialty parts dealer in Maryland for over four years. The car won First Place in the German Classic class at the 2018 Park Place Supercar Showcase – a great honor. I enjoy meeting other car enthusiasts and talking about classic cars at local shows. My family enjoys the car as well. In fact, my daughter used the car as a backdrop for her senior photos recently.”
1969 Cheverlot Chevelle SS 396, Collector: Guhan Raghu
“My 1969 Chevelle SS 396 is a personal “holy grail” car for me,” said Raghu. “Having owned and restored over 20 classic cars, my opinion of the Chevelle is that it signifies the best of the late ‘60s offerings of American Muscle. This car had a frame-off restoration to show quality, and is a consistent winner at North Texas car shows. My family and I will enjoy this car for many years (and miles) to come.”
The Collectors’ Concours will be displayed on the first Fairway of the TPC Golf Course and will include a 1916 Stutz Bearcat; 1936 Pierce Arrow; 1966 Shelby GT350H Hertz Rent-a-Racer; 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS and many other rare vehicles.
Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury lifestyle and automotive event will return to the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019, rain or shine.