Dallas sculptor Brad Oldham, best known for “The Traveling Man” installation in Deep Ellum, worked with his partner Christy Coltrin to create an original sculpture for the Best in Show, Chairman’s Choice and Salesmanship Club awards at the Collector’s Showcase Car Show, one segment of the September 9th Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase.
“In celebration of our 30th year of business in North Texas, we wanted an iconic image to reflect the spirit of Park Place,” said Park Place Dealerships senior marketing manager Liz Shafton. “Brad and Christy designed the artwork around a goddess figure. With her hair and wings blowing back, the “Spirit of Park Place” thrusts forward with joy and determination. Behind her, the wings meet, grasping the Park Place steering wheel. This will be a unique addition to even the most accomplished collector’s trophy case.”
The juried Collector’s Showcase will feature a selection of rare vintage, classic, contemporary, exotic and supercars from private collectors. The “Spirit of Park Place” sculptures will be awarded to the winners. Bachendorf Crystal awards will be given to first-place winners in each of the four classes: Vintage (pre-1973); Classic (1973-1999); Contemporary (2000-plus); and Exotic/Supercar.
Each hand-finished sculpture is signed by the artist, numbered and mounted on a marble base. The finished piece will feature a plaque to say which competitive category the new owner has won. The sculpture is approximately 10-inches tall by 11-inches long by 8-inches wide, and it will come with a letter of authenticity.
To submit a vehicle for consideration, go to www.LuxurySupercarShowcase.com http://www.LuxurySupercarShowcase.com and click on Register Vehicle. The show is limited to 100 selected cars that register and are approved by the PPLSS Acceptance Committee. Registration forms must be received no later than Saturday.
Once accepted, there will be a $50 entry fee per vehicle, which includes 1 VIP All Access Pass ($100 value), Car Signage and Show Credentials. For more information on registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the Collector’s Showcase, the one-day event at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas will feature a stunning collection of Park Place luxury brands, including Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, Maserati, McLaren, Bentley, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover. The event will combine rare and unique offerings from these prestigious brands with trendy fashion and lifestyle elements, live local and regional music, delicious food and drink, and a Kiddie Concours, featuring a 60-foot long downhill Hot Wheels track, courtesy of the North Texas Diecast Collectors Club.
The Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase event will be open to the public 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. September. 9 with tickets ranging from $25 – $50 for general admission, or $100 for VIP All Access, which will include VIP Lounge access with complimentary food and beverages. Tickets are available online at www.LuxurySupercarShowcase.com <http://www.LuxurySupercarShowcase.com>
In addition to the lineup of rare and exotic vehicles, guests purchasing VIP All Access passes will have the opportunity to sample culinary specialties from the Four Seasons’ LAW and OUTLAW Taproom, Dallas Chop House Burger, Dallas Fish Market, and selections from Cool River Café’s new menu featuring a collaboration of Chefs Kent Rathbun and Fernando Rodriquez, as well as other trending restaurants. Several food trucks also will be on-site for general admission guests to purchase food and beverages.
The Luxury & Supercar Showcase will feature meet-and-greet-opportunities with automobile and racing industry experts such as Park Place Motorsports driver Patrick Lindsey and his No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3R. There will also be specialty boutiques with stunning fashions and upscale offerings by retailers such as Bachendorf’s, Niven Morgan, Sovaro and others.
Partners include Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Dream Garage, Synergy Luxury Brands, Absolut Elyx, Perrier Jouët, Brad Oldham Sculpture, Bachendorf’s, D Magazine, NBC 5, Celebrity Cruises, LAW, OUTLAW Taproom, Frost 321, Perks & Provisions Company, Dallas Chop House Burger, Dallas Fish Market, Cool River Café, and Lilium Florals.
Momentous Institute, owned and operated by Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1920, has been committed to building and repairing social 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. Additionally, Momentous Institute invests in research and professional training, including the annual Changing the Odds conference, to reach far more children than they could ever serve directly with trauma-informed strategies that strengthen social emotional health. More info at http://momentousinstitute.org/ <http://momentousinstitute.org/>
Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships 30 years ago 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, McLaren, and Maserati. Park Place’s new Land Rover Jaguar dealership opens July 1 in Grapevine. A new Park Place Porsche dealership debuts in Grapevine next year. For more info, visit parkplace.com <http://parkplace.com/> .