The Park Place Luxury and Supercar Showcase is Set to Return on September 28, 2019

IRVING, Texas (March 4, 2019) – The 3rd Annual Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase, Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury lifestyle and automotive event, will return this fall to the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019.

“The community has come out in force to support this event the last two years,” said Ken Schnitzer, Park Place Dealerships founder and chairman. “The third annual event will again showcase some of the most exotic and exciting vehicles that will please enthusiasts of all ages. What began three years ago as an engaging opportunity to celebrate our 30th anniversary has quickly turned into the foremost luxury lifestyle and automotive event in this region.”

Park Place Dealerships represents some of the most coveted brands in the world, including Rolls-Royce, Maserati, McLaren, Bentley, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, and Jaguar which will all be featured at the event.

In keeping with a true lifestyle event, Park Place will expand its fashion, food and retail offerings within the Porsche Pavilion. There will be music performances on the Lexus Live Stage and beverages at The Mercedes-Benz Beer Garden on the lush Four Seasons TPC Championship golf course.

Within the event will be a juried Collectors’ Concours, featuring a diverse selection of rare supercars, luxury, sports, vintage and classic cars from private collectors.  The motoring festival also will include a Car Club Expo powered by Park Up Front as well as the beloved Kid’s Zone. 

Iconic luxury shopping and dining destination, Highland Park Village, will present a runway show produced by Jan Strimple Productions for the second year. The fashion show will feature looks from prestigious brands presented exclusively in the climate-controlled pavilion on the resort grounds, with retail pop-ups for guests to shop the day of the event.

Dallas’ Mad Hatter Shane Walker will return to judge the 2019 Haute Hat Contest on The Million Air Stage with categories for stylish men and women. Guests are encouraged to pair a hat with their favorite resort-inspired ensemble.

Ranging from $25 – $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP All Access, which includes the VIP Lounge with complimentary food and beverages from dozens of the area’s finest restaurants, tickets are on sale at LuxurySupercarShowcase.com. VIP Tickets are limited and have sold out the previous two years.


In 2018, the top Collectors’ Concours award winners were presented with the “Spirit of Park Place” hand-crafted sculpture by Dallas artist Brad Oldham:

  • Best of Show – 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB 6C
  • Chairman’s Choice Award – 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
  • Salesmanship Club Award – 1980 BMW M1

A Thank You To Our Returning Sponsors

Returning partners include the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, VIP Lounge Sponsors Allie Beth Allman & Associates – A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate|URBAN, Captain’s Lounge Sponsor Celebrity Cruises, The City of Irving, Hill & Wilkinson, Hagerty, Event Architecture, AT&T Business, AVSD Productions, Digital 3 Printing, Fauxcades Décor, Brad Oldham Sculpture, D Magazine and NBC 5.

Restaurants featured in the VIP Lounge include The French Room, LAW, III Forks, Cool River, Chop House Burger, Dallas Fish Market, Wild Salsa, Oven and Cellar, 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.

Additional sponsors include Lilium Florals, Perks & Provisions, Promo Resources, Sunnyland Furniture, RideCentric, iDesignMeetings, Marquee Event Rentals, Bachendorf’s, Jack Black, Maui Jim, Renegade Cigars, Tito’s Vodka, Peroni Beer, Waste Management, GL Seaman, Ratcliff Financial Services, Garages of Texas, Thermal Printing, and MarineMax Yachts.


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 in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

 

Park Place Racing Owns COTA

Park Place Racing Owns COTA For the Overall and Class Win in Austin.


AUSTIN, Texas (March 3, 2019) – Park Place Motorsports took home first place overall in Race Two and second place overall in Race One at Circuit of the Americas for round one and two of SRO Pirelli GT4 America race action. The overall win is the team’s first victory at its home track since inception in 2013.
 
Drivers of the No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman led 11 of 23 laps in the GT4 America series for the overall win in Round Two and bounced back from an early spin due to on-track drama in Race One to finish second overall. In addition to conquering the GT4 series, Brynjolfsson and Hindman dominated the Pirelli GT4 America EAST, running in the EPro-Am class. Together they took home first in Round One and Round Two.
 
Stacking up a record of firsts, Park Place Motorsports’ overall win in Round Two was Brynjolfsson’s first win as the closing driver a professional race. A personal best leads Brynjolfsson into round three and four on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida- his home race. He will carry confidence in machinery and team into the next weekend with his first solo appearance of the 2019 season in the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint series. 
 
The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend kicks off Friday, March 8 with practice sessions taking place at 9:05 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. ET. Saturday, March 9 begins with qualifying at 9:15 a.m. and closes with a 50-minute Race One at 4 p.m. The weekend comes to a close with a second 50-minute sprint Sunday, March 10 at 11:20 a.m. For a weekend schedule or to live stream the races visit http://world-challenge.com.
 
Park Place Motorsports Weekend Quotes
 
Alan Brynjolfsson, Driver of the No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
“Before I even started I was confident Trent would hand me the car in first place with 25 minutes to go,” Brynjolfsson said. “Sure enough the wonder boy did it and handed it to me in the lead. I had a pair of big shoes to fill but I did my best and we were able to win it. Really proud of the work our guys did this weekend.”

Trent Hindman, Driver of the No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
“I went into Race Two not wanting to start from fourth because I knew we had a better car for qualifying,” Hindman said. “I knew it would come down to me being aggressive on the start especially because yesterday everyone shot into Turn One on the inside. I braked a bit later into the turn and pass two people on the outside and then make a pass for the lead later in the lap. The conditions were quite different than yesterday so I had to dial in the ABS and brake bias which caused me to lose a position. Once we had a restart I knew it was extremely important that I get the lead and pull a gap.

“It took me a bit longer than I wanted to get the lead but ultimately I was able to achieve it and create a gap. Our pit stop was perfect so then it came down to Alan maintain what we had and bring it home for the win. He really has come such a long way in a year and this is proof of that and proof of what a great program Park Place Motorsports has put together.”

Park Place Motorsports Team Principal, Patrick Lindsey
“The best weekends are weekends you win so I’d have to say we had the best opening weekend we could ask for at COTA,” Lindsey said. “I’m really proud of Alan, Trent and the whole crew. They’re really pushing out there to get the job done and do it right. On top of it all, they’re doing these three race weekends in a row. It’s incredible the fight our guys have, I wish I could be there to celebrate with them all. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in St. Pete. Going in as the leader puts a little more pressure on the weekend but there’s no place, you’d rather be than on top of the leader board.”

Porsche Interview Highlights: “There is Certainly Nothing Routine About 911 Production”

Porsche is certainly staying busy, and in a good way too. In an interview with Porsche’s Executive Board member for Production, we learn about the important links between the past and future at Porsche, and about his passion for the iconic 911. Read a shortened version of the original review below.

Original Press Release and Full Interview Available Here. 


Mr Reimold, you have plenty to juggle in Zuffenhausen just now – constructing a production facility for the electric Taycan, start of production of the new 911, and also increasing production efficiency overall. How would you describe a typical working day?

Very busy! I have been in the automotive industry for 30 years now, and I can honestly say that establishing a new production facility running at full capacity, with new technology and processes, on a brownfield site – in other words an urban development site – is my biggest challenge yet. And I’ve had to overcome plenty of those over the last three decades. If I had to break my working day down, I would say 20% is taken up by corporate strategy, and at least another 20% goes on production preparation for the fully electric Porsche Taycan – though start of production of the new 911 also requires a lot of attention. Then we have to consider that Leipzig is still a huge site, and keeping staff happy and motivated is also very important for me.

How do you do that; do you entertain them?

I’m not sure if “entertain” is exactly right, but certainly ensuring that our employees have a passion for Porsche is a really important task. Every Porsche should promise its buyer many years of driving pleasure, and that kind of passion and joy only gets infused into our products if employees enjoy what they do and identify with the company and its cars. That is why fostering a leadership culture is very close to my heart, and a responsibility that I take very seriously.

Compared with constructing a production plant for the electric Taycan, is the start-up of an established model such as the 911 rather a routine project?

No, there’s really no such thing with Porsche production. While we do of course seek to minimise complexity in production, assembling vehicles in 60-second production cycles is not something we are aiming for, and is certainly not how we approach the Porsche 911. We see extremely high demand for customisation of our iconic sports cars, and it goes without saying that this is reflected in production. As such, we chiefly work with suppliers who are not focused on mass production, and we expend a lot of time and energy in selection, quality assurance and control, so we always have the perfect material available in the right place at the right time. There’s no aspect that you could describe as an easy routine.

The Taycan, your first exclusively electric model, is currently dominating headlines for Porsche. We are rather worried that the 911 will become something of a stalwart – a model that only exists to maintain the brand image and make the margins needed to complete the changeover to electric…

I can put your mind at rest there. In all of its generations, the Porsche 911 has been an icon, and that will not change. We are working hard to create a new icon with the next generation 911, and we’re having a great time doing it. I’m always fascinated by just how popular our cars are with customers, especially the derivatives such as the GT3 and GT2. When I came to Zuffenhausen two and a half years ago, 200 cars a day were being built – now it is 250.

Will you increase capacity again for the new Porsche 911?

This year we have already made great strides towards increasing productivity so that we can meet market demand. As well as production optimisation, a series of Saturday shifts have also been added. We have a great system in place, which allows us to find out what orders are coming in from dealers, and with which package – this means we can plan our capacities accordingly. But we don’t want to upgrade technical production just so that we are up to 300 units; we would rather leave the line at 250 units, and continue to focus on production preparations for the Taycan.

[So you’re saying that] The 911 will stick with the classic mode of production?

Yes. Starting production of a brand-new car – like the Porsche Taycan – in a completely new production facility requires major investment in new technology, as converting existing systems is not actually cost effective per se. The situation may be different in five to ten years. Of course, production efficiency will still increase considerably with the new Porsche 911, but this improvement will take place within the existing production system.

What role does e-mobility play in the Porsche 911?

It’s still a rather minor one because customers expect the 911 to be what it is. But it’s not entirely out of mind. For example, we have designed the model to enable drivetrain electrification – hybridisation in other words, so we would be ready to implement a change like that.

What has changed for the new Porsche 911 from a production viewpoint?

Lightweight construction is a central issue, as is the plant restructuring that comes with it. For the outer shell, we have completely changed over to aluminium, and we are assembling the bodies in the new body shop which we also use to produce bodywork for the Porsche Taycan. This approach is not just about lightweight construction and increasing efficiency, but also improving the outer shell quality.

A key issue for you has been the establishment of your own tool and die shop. How important has that been in developing the outer shell?

Absolutely vital. There’s a real art to perfecting the shapes and curves of a 911: nothing is “off the peg” here. And you can’t attain perfection with generic tooling. Ultimately, we decided to start producing all our own tooling because without an in-house tool and die shop,  it would not have been possible for us to switch over to aluminium bodywork.     


Stay tuned to Porsche Grapevine and Park Place Porsche Dallas for new inventory updates by visiting us at ParkPlace.com.  

Racing Jargon: Things to Know Before Watching Park Place Racing Compete

Park Place Motorsports (Park Place Racing) are gearing up for another race weekend in Florida come March: the Super Sebring.  As their sponsor (and might we suggest their number one fan too), we thought it appropriate to share some of their race lingo so that all Park Place members, especially those new to the racing circuit, can expertly cheer on their very own Motorsports team.

First Off, the Cars:

IMSA WeatherTech Championship GTD: The No. 73 in GTD is referred to as the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche for all races except the Sebring 12 Hour, the Watkins Six Hour and the Petit Le Mans in which it will be referred to as the No. 73 de Boulle Park Place Motorsports Porsche.

IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge GS: The No. 7 is referred to as the No. 7 VOLT Lighting Porsche.

Track Terms:

Safety Car: Also known as a pace car, it is a car which limits the speed of competing cars on a racetrack in the case of a caution period such as an obstruction on the track or bad weather.

Pitlane: Pitlane is an access road for getting on and off the track usually parallel to the front straight. Teams are each granted a spot on the pitlane used to service the car during a pitstop.

Paddock: A large open area here the team sets up their workspace. The paddock houses everything from the sanctioning body trailers to hospitality areas.

Technical Inspection (Tech): Tech is located in the paddock and run by the sanctioning body. Each car mush go through this inspection in order to make sure

Pass Around: Always performed under a full course caution, a pass around is awarded to cars not on the lead lap. It allows them to drive around the field and the safety car, gaining back one single lap.

Pit Stop: When a car enters the pitlane to be serviced. This includes taking on fuel, changing the tires or changing the driver. Multiple pit stops will be performed throughout the race.

Debrief: Following a driver’s stint they will all with the engineer to discuss the car. This includes talking about how the car performs on track, track conditions, and possible changes they feel should be made.

Morning Warm-Up: A 20-minute practice the morning before a race. This allows the drivers and teams to test out any last-minute changes and to get acquainted to that days track conditions.

Qualifying: A 15-minute session in which drivers compete to see who can achieve the fastest. This determines where the drivers will start the race from.

Kinds of Flags (and What They Mean):

Green Flag: Signals the start of the race or a restart.

Full Course Yellow (FCY): Signals an incident on course. Cars must assume safety car speed and fall in line behind the safety car. Competitors may not race or pass for position under a FCY.

Local Yellow: Signals a minor incident or piece of debris on course. Cars must only reduce speed through the turn in which the flag is flown. Upon exiting the turn, they may resume full speed racing.

Rolled up Black Flag: Signals an issue related to you or your car. This represents a warning. If you do not correct the issue you will be issued a penalty.

Black Flag: Signals you are receiving a penalty and should head to the pits. This is issued in accordance following a rolled up black flag.

Red Flag: Signals for all cars to assume safety car speed and head into the pits. A red flag stops the race, but does not stop the running clock. Red flags are most often thrown for weather conditions or severe on-track incidents.

Checkered Flag: Signals the end of the race.

 


Hopefully this helps you prep for the Super Sebring races mid March. If we missed any terms or you have any questions, send them to social@parkplace.com. We’ll get our experts (like Team Principal, Patrick Lindsey) to help us respond.

Lexus Earns Top Brand in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

To no surprise, Lexus has once again come out on top with it’s Safety and Dependability. Announced earlier this month, the luxury car brand earned the top spot in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study for the eight consecutive year.  The parent company’s namesake (Toyota) also took high honors, tying with Porsche for second place. 

This study is annually performed, to assess the dependability of some of the most common vehicles on the road. What you may not know is that this study evaluates vehicle’s that are three years old, so in reality, Lexus’ 2016 models  won this year’s accolade. 

That’s great news for all Lexus Lovers and consumers; as technology only improves every year, you can bet that if you’re sitting in a 2017, 2018, or 2019 model, you’re privy to its award winning dependability.  In individual categories, the ES model won compact premium car, while the GX won midsize premium SUV.

Learn more on our New, Certified, and Pre-Owned Lexus options on ParkPlace.com

Park Place Volvo Wins 2018 Excellence Award

Your local leader in Scandinavian luxury vehicles, Park Place Volvo continues to strive together for a personal commitment to excellence. The Park Place Volvo team’s efforts were recognized as a winner of the 2018 Volvo Excellence Award.

Park Place Volvo General Manager Donny Lambrecht and his team members were one of only 12 Volvo retailers to receive the award.


What is the Volvo Excellence Award?

Winners of the Volvo Excellence Award are a driving force for leadership and growth. The exclusive group of retailers are also vital contributors to the brand, business, and customer experience pillars that support evolving the Volvo journey.

Areas of focus for a retailer to qualify for the Volvo Excellence Award include: new car retail sales must meet or exceed the previous year sales numbers, year-end sales SSI and service CSI must meet or exceed the year-end national averages, training must meet sales, service, parts, and technical requirements in all four quarters.

Volvo Cars Global Record Setting Year

Volvo set a new global sales record in 2018 and experienced 20.6% Y-O-Y growth from the 12 month period of January – December 2018. The Swedish brand’s remarkable sales growth was supported by the increasing demand of SUVs, most notably Volvo’s best-selling model, XC60.


Park Place Volvo is grateful to receive the Volvo Excellence Award that symbolizes each member’s focus to having a personal commitment to excellence, taking responsibility for their actions, and doing things right the first time. This is the first Volvo Excellence Award for Park Place Volvo since 2015.

Thank you to our Dallas-Fort Worth Community for choosing Park Place Volvo as Your Place to build your Volvo relationship for years to come.  To all of our team members in the service department – from the Valets and Car Washers, in the sales department – from the Sales Managers to the Porters: Without your efforts, we would not be able to provide an excellent client experience each and every day.  

Check out what’s new at Park Place Volvo by visiting ParkPlace.com. 

A Storm’s Brewing at Maserati Dallas with the New 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo VIP Edition

When Maserati CEO Tim Kuniskis described Trofeo – the first V8 powered Levante SUV – at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, he mentioned that the Trofeo was “proof that when you play with the elements you end up in a storm.”


The enhanced engineering and delightful designs create amazing expectations for the Maserati lineup that includes five customizable models available for delivery at Park Place Maserati Dallas. 

For those who love the Levante SUV lineup, the limited edition Trofeo is an exclusive model that promises a great date with the road.  The dominant SUV can also be customized to match your personal style and instill the memories Maserati makes. 

The exclusive and limited production VIP edition in Grigio Lava Matte is currently stealing the show at Maserati Dallas.

PERFORMANCE

The launch edition Levante Trofeo delivers a resilient ride for Maserati enthusiasts who enjoy the sport tuned experience at every dramatic turn of the wheel. A 3.8L Twin Turbo V8 engine supports the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive capabilities prepared for seasonal road conditions. With a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds, the 590-hp SUV is in a VIP room of its own.

An all new driving mode also adds sporty steering stability to the current driving models of Normal, I.C.E., Sport, and Off Road. Corsa improves the exhaust valves, increase gear shifting, adjusts the air suspension height, and more. The Maserati Integrated Vehicle Control also makes its Levante SUV debut to create an overall dynamic exhibition for those concerned about safety and driving dynamics.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

The Levante’s stout stance remains evident with the Trofeo VIP edition as either 21 or 22 inch wheels are available. Your choice of brake caliper color (red, blue, black, silver or yellow) hide behind glossy or dark colored Maserati rims. A sleek design can be coated in one of eight available colors, including the Grigio Lava paint with matte finish. The Trofeo is also sense engaging as striking front Full Matrix LED headlights illuminate the night and powerful rear exhausts pipes deliver aggressive V8 tones.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Upon entrance, a Trofeo driver will appreciate the supple leather comfort the owner and his passengers will appreciate. All natural leather seating offers supreme comfort complimented by the exclusive seat details for additional back support. Pristine stitching also provides a trail of contrasting enclosure to the interior from the dashboard to the side panels. The 1280-watt, 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium surround system presents a crisp round of sound for all occupants to enjoy any musical performance from the Maserati infotainment system.

Carbon fiber trim adds a layer of athletic aesthetics from the informative instrument cluster to responsive paddle shifters and filtering down to the sleek center console. The small details, which include the trademark Maserati “M” with the embedded Trofeo print, creates a large impact on this SUV.

Rain, sleet, or snow, the Levante Trofeo is ready to change the forecast for future SUV models. 


For more details on how you can customize a Levante Trofeo- or another Maserati model if the SUV isn’t your style,  visit Maserati Dallas.

The exclusive and limited production VIP edition in Grigio Lava Matte is currently stealing the show at Maserati Dallas.

Garland Couple’s Leading Role Takes Them to Hollywood

Klembara’s “My Place” Story Earns Couple Trip to Academy Awards

In today’s rough-and-tumble world, it’s refreshing to meet a couple like Teresa and Gary Klembara of Garland. 

Married for 36 years, the magic between them remains palpable – twinkling eyes, gentle touches and warm banter speak to an enduring love story that rivals anything in the movies.

It’s easy to imagine the sparks flying when they first met at J.C. Penney – he as a senior manager and she a manager trainee. They dated off and on for seven years before they, as Teresa says, “came to our senses and got married.”

Gary transitioned into a successful career as an international IT businessman and, after opting to leave her own successful retail management career at JCP, Teresa joined him on the road whenever she could. She also kept busy with sports and civic activities – “Keeping the home fires burning,” she says brightly.

Teresa’s bubbly laughter comes easily and often, especially when her affectionate rescue pooch, Brody, jumps into her lap for yet another smooch and snuggle. Gary shakes his head indulgently and pats Brody. This is, indeed, one lovingly pampered pup who, not surprisingly, embodies the couple’s lifelong commitment to each other and others.

They have a long-standing date for dinner and a movie with friends. “There are several couples we’ve been friends with for the past 30 years,” explains Gary. “When we’re in town we get together for dinner and a movie every Saturday.” 

When asked about their favorite movie to win an Oscar this year, Gary favored “Bohemian Rhapsody” while Teresa leaned towards “A Star is Born.”

It’s not all butterflies and unicorns

Lest they sound entirely too Pollyanna-perfect, however, just watch Teresa at a Dallas Stars hockey game. (They’ve been season ticket holders for 24 years). Without going into too much detail, let’s just say that her otherwise ladylike demeanor gives way when the puck drops. “She’s hilarious to watch,” says Gary. 

Then there’s their latest shared musical obsession – the Chicago-based heavy metal band Disturbed. “Their version of ‘Sounds of Silence’ is haunting,” she says. 

“When they came to Dallas recently, we went to their concert,” adds Gary. “We probably looked a little out of place, but nobody seemed to mind.”

“See, we can be edgy, too!” Teresa quips. 

Edgy or staid, the secret to their relationship is commitment – the promise to put each other first. 

“We both tend to go with the flow,” says Gary. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to make the most of what it is or isn’t,” adds Teresa. They often complete each other’s thoughts.

Their latest opportunity – making the most of an out-of-the-blue invitation to attend the upcoming 91st Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 24th in Hollywood. 

It’s an unlikely tale that not even a Hollywood scriptwriter could fashion. 

A throne fit for a furry king

The story actually goes back nearly 25 years ago, when Gary – an admitted car guy – checked out Lexus and, admiring the brand’s comfort, beauty and sense of security, bought a GS300. 

Several weeks later, it was Teresa’s first rescue dog, Lacey, who really sealed the deal with their second Lexus, an ES300, in what developed into a lasting relationship with Dallas-based Park Place Dealerships.

“I know how this sounds ,” she chuckles, “but Lacey traveled with me all the time and the car’s armrest wasn’t big enough for her to sit by me, so I had to say no.”  

Undaunted, their sales rep, Carl Keith, went to his home garage and fashioned a custom, leather-clad doggy perch. He called Teresa and showed her the homemade accessory. She welled up and bought the car “in three minutes flat.”

“I was blown away,” says Gary. That show of dedication from the dealership led to a relationship that continues to this day. In fact, Gary has acquired an astonishingly unbroken line of 18 Lexus vehicles from Park Place. 

“We want our clients to think of Park Place as ‘My Place,” explains Dave Evans, Park Place Dealerships Chief Marketing Officer. “Park Place team members are committed every day to create an ownership experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Our clients have fabulous stories about Park Place members who have gone above and beyond to make their experience memorable and we are sharing some of those stories through the “My Place” campaign starting with the Klembaras.”

The campaign kicks off locally during the Academy Awards show on Sunday, February 24. 

“We thought it only fitting that our stars, Teresa and Gary Klembara, should go to Hollywood and enjoy the Academy Award experience,” said Evans. “This is our way to say ‘thank you’ for their commitment to Park Place.”

So the burning question – what designer will they wear?

“Probably jeans and cowboy boots,” Gary grins.

“Texas chic!” Teresa pipes up. “We’ll represent Texas in all its glory. What do you think, Brody?”

Hearing his name, the rescue pup’s ears perk up and he answers with a lively bark. 

Meanwhile, Carl Keith, the Park Place Lexus sales manager, is happy to play “best supporting” role in this story.


Tune into the Academy awards and @parkplacetexas to learn more about the “My Place” story this weekend.

Park Place Jaguar Wins in 2018

Still known as one of the “newer kids” on the block, Park Place Jaguar Land Rover DFW’s General Manager Matt Woolsey, and all of his team members, have worked diligently to represent the true client-first philosophy from Park Place. Earlier this month, Jaguar recognized those efforts, with the store earning “Pride of Jaguar’ for the 2018/2019 year.

 

What is Pride of Jaguar?

Park Place’s previous location in Plano was no stranger to such accolades, which makes this win all the more exciting for the Grapevine based dealer. The Pride of Jaguar is awarded annually to 12 retailers, out of over 300 network dealers, who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence to the Jaguar brand.  The 12 dealers are chosen based off the merits of customer advocacy, sales, and after-sales success.

The Jaguar-Land Rover Dealer network managed a national increase in sales by 7% in 2018, and a 3.6% increase of Jaguar only.

Setting The PACE

Part of the success of the Jaguar brand included the release of the two PACE family models- the E-PACE and all-electric I-PACE. 


Park Place Jaguar DFW is honored to receive this award as a true testament to member dedication, grit in the midst of opening a new location, and to the people-first approach our team is continually striving to provide.

Thank you to our Grapevine Community for welcoming us, trusting us, and for choosing Jaguar Land Rover DFW as your place. Thank you to all of our team members, from Service Valets and Car Washers, to Sales Managers, and Assistant Service Directors etc., we couldn’t continue to improve our client experience without your continuous commitment to excellence.

Schedule your test drive or service appointment with our award winning team at www.ParkPlace.com.

 

 

Bentley Begins 100 Year Celebration with Oldest Bentley In Existence

Classic Bentley Ready for Centenary Year

Bentley begins their centenary year with a list of upcoming celebrations around the globe.

In 1919 Walter Owen (W.O.) Bentley created a company with a simple objective: to build “a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”. This guiding principle has driven Bentley ever since, pushing the brand forward and making it a unquestionable leader in automotive luxury around the world today, and locally, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

To kick off the 100th year, Bentley has the oldest remaining and first racing model- the EXP 2- on display at the Retromobile, Paris. This display was just the start of the first global event, which ended on February 10, letting attendees explore the 100 year history of Bentley Motors, in an exclusive and personal setting. And the EXP 2, well, it’s nothing short of an extraordinary piece of history.

The Oldest Surviving & First Racing Bentley

The EXP (or Experimental) was one of W.O Bentley’s first three racing prototypes. The EXP 1 was constructed at the New Street Mews off Baker Street in October 1919. Later that same year (1919) the EXP 2 was built at a new workshop in Cricklewood, and eventually the EXP 3. This third prototype is better known as the “Cab” and W.O. Bentley’s personal car.

The EXP 2 is the oldest Bentley in existence, which was first debuted at the 1919 Olympia Motor Show. It is only fitting that the centenary celebration kicks off which such prominent homage to the infamous ‘Cricklewood era’ of Bentley Motors.

Fun Fact: the EXP 2 is powered by a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine and can reach a top speed of 80mph. For comparison, the 2018 Bentley Continental GT can reach top speeds of over 200mph (and that’s not even the GT3 track car).

A Global Calendar of Events

The next event will take place in Boca Raton, Florida on February 22-24, followed by W.O. Bonhams Exhibition on the 11th of Paris in London. The full calendar can be found online at BentleyMedia.com, but we encourage you to celebrate the centenary in your own back yard.


Share your story of Bentley passion, comment on why this luxury manufacturer made it to your automotive wish list, post a photo of your favorite Bentley memory, and, of course, stay tuned as we begin to honor the heritage of W.O. Bentley locally at Bentley Dallas. For all inquiries, visit us at 5300 Lemmon Avenue or schedule an appointment/view inventory by following this link:https://bit.ly/2GMUCgX