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1972 Fiat 124 Spider

More than 100 cars have been selected to be displayed and juried in the Collectors Concours at the 3rd annual Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase, including three McKinney residents: Bob & Frances Dezzany’s 1972 Fiat 124 Spider; Dan Welling’s 1967 Jaguar Coupe; and Michael Monin’s 2019 McLaren 570S. 

“We are the original owners of the ’72 Fiat 124 Spider,” said Bob Dezzany. “In 2014, I completed a full restoration as a resto-mod, including the installation of a 2-Liter 1982 highly modified Fiat engine with twin Webers, headers and an electronic ignition. The mild exterior changes allowed the lines of the Pininfarina body to be enhanced. Prior to becoming a resto-mod, it was always kept in pristine condition and was shown over the years, winning a number of awards, including Best in Class at Automobili Italiane, Dallas, in 1988, 1992 and 1997. After becoming a resto-mod, it won Best of Class at 2014 ItalianCarFest in Grapevine and Best of Class at Keels & Wheels, Seabrook, in 2015.”

“My car is a 1967 Jaguar Coupe with a numbers matching 6-cylinder engine,” explained Dan Welling. “It was originally owned by a professor at Kansas City University. He sold it to a young man in the Kansas City area, who got tired of trying to get it running properly. This young man listed it in the newspaper and the guy I bought it from answered his ad. Turns out the guys were high school friends. So he not only found a great deal on a car, he reconnected with an old friend. Over the years, he drove it sparingly as a weekend driver. In 2000 he commissioned a complete restoration that lasted 10 years. Unfortunatley, he fell ill and lost power in his left leg and never got to properly drive it. I plan on sending him photos of the car at the show.” 

“My 2019 Vermillion Red McLaren 570S Coupe has a rare carbon fiber center console tunnel,” said Michael Monin. “Other features include a full carbon fiber engine cover, carbon fiber mirrors, and those beautiful McLaren dihedral doors.  2019 was the last model year for the 570S. It was also one of the last McLaren cars designed while Ron Dennis was the McLaren CEO.”

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; 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL; 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.  

The Club Car Expo, powered by Park Up Front, will be displayed on the 18th fairway and represents some of the best car clubs in North Texas, including the Mercedes-Benz Club of America; Lamborghini Club of Dallas; Porsche Club of America – Maverick Region; Corvette Legends of TX; McLaren Club; Jaguar Owners Association; Texas Shelby North Texas and the Ferrari Club Dallas. 

The Park Place New Car Concours will feature the latest models from each of the luxury brands the dealership group represents, including Rolls-Royce, Maserati, McLaren, Bentley, Karma, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover.

There will truly be something for everyone with the Kids Zone, featuring electric mini luxury and performance cars for the kids to drive, the North Texas Diecast Collectors Club’s 60-foot downhill Hot Wheels track, a soda pop truck and more.

Iconic luxury shopping and dining destination Highland Park Village will present a runway fashion show produced by Jan Strimple and featuring Fall looks from prestigious brands Alice + Olivia, St. John, Trina Turk, Theory, and MARKET in the climate-controlled pavilion. 

Suggested attire for the day is Concours Casual, where guests are encouraged to pair a hat with their favorite resort-inspired ensemble while sporting comfortable shoes. Dallas Mad Hatter Shane Walker will judge a Haute Hat contest immediately after the fashion show in the Porsche Pavilion. 

Restaurants featured in the Allie Beth Allman & Associates|URBAN VIP Lounge include The French Room, LAW, III Forks, Cool River, Chop House, Dallas Fish Market, Wild Salsa, Oven & 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 Vestal’s Catering. 

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, NBC 5 and CultureMap.  

Additional sponsors include Lilium Florals, Perks & Provisions, Mark Stephens, Sunnyland Furniture, RideCentric, Bachendorf’s, Jack Black, Renegade Cigars, Tito’s Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Maker’s Mark, Aviation Gin, Peroni Beer, J Wineries, Waste Management, GL Seamen & Company, MarineMax Yachts, Ratcliff Financial Services, Garages of Texas, ExxonMobil, The Vineyard at Florence, Affinitiv, AIG, Richochet Fuel, Custom Vehicle Design, Shane Walker Design, Thermal Printing and Marquee Event Rentals. 

The luxury lifestyle event benefits the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation.

Park Place Dealershipshas donated a 2020 Lexus UX to be raffled at the Park Place Luxury Supercar Showcase.Tickets for the raffle may be purchased online at irvingfoundation.bswhealth.com or by visiting Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation at 1901 N. MacArthur Blvd.Irving. Tickets are $100 each and participants need not be present to win. Proceeds will benefit Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Irving.  

Advance tickets range 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.

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, McLaren, Karma and Maserati. For more info, visit parkplace.com.