BOCA RATON, FL (February13, 2013) – From memorable antiques and classics to racy exotics, the free and open-to-the-public Cruisin-America “Car Show & Shop” at Town Center at Boca Raton on Sunday, March 3rd will rev up the community for charity. From 12 noon to 6 p.m., more than 100 car collectors will be showcasing their “pride and joys” and sharing their car stories as retailers and restaurants at Town Center of Boca Raton serve up tastings, informal modeling and same-day shopping discounts, all to benefit two children’s charities: Nat King Cole Generation Hope (NKCGH) and Simon Youth Foundation (SYF).
This eclectic, high “WOW factor” car exhibition event will round out a fundraising weekend by NKCGH following its GENERATIONS benefit concert on Friday, March 1st headlining Natalie Cole to raise money for music education programs in schools. Nat King Cole’s youngest daughters, twins Timolin and Casey who founded NKCGH will serve as Grand Marshals of the Cruisin-America show.
Event programming will feature live performances by the youth who participated in the inaugural NKCGH Summer Strings program at Lynn University and students from schools that have received NKCGH music education funding. Also on the schedule will be Gourmet Food Trucks, an exhibitor’s row, chances to win Town Center of Boca Raton retailer merchandise and dining certificates, a car collectors’ award ceremony and more. Those attending can take advantage of same-day discounts offered by participating mall stores and restaurants.
The afternoon will be an impressive ride for automobile aficionados and a fun day for the whole family. According to Cruisin-America Managing Partners, the official Cruisin-America Car Show & Shop show cars will be the award-winning:
- Exotic 2008 Mosler MP 900-made of carbon fiber, this is one of only 40 manufactured for the street use
- Classic 1939 Lincoln Zephyr-a high-end luxury car introduced in the late ’30s that is possibly one of the most fluid automotive shapes ever developed. Following several custom designs and an estimated $300,000 in time, material and labor … this collector’s car has long been a show-stopper.
- Antique 1941 Willys-a rare pre-war “Americar” sedan produced by Willys-Overland Motors, one of a few American car manufacturers later contracted by the U.S. military during World War II to manufacture the highly successful Jeep. After the end of the war, the company secured the trademark on the Jeep name.
Additional registered show “car stars” will include a 1938 Packard, 1934 Custom Ford Coupe, 1923 Ford “T Bucket”, 1934 Chevy Custom Coupe, 1937 Ford Custom Cabriolet and many more. Delray Acura and Delay Hyundai will be on-site previewing Hyundai’s new 2013 Equus luxury sedan.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Town Center and its shops and restaurants to showcase a signature collaboration and celebration of brilliant car, fashion and community mission design,” said Jay Neloms, co-managing partner of Cruisin-America. “Supporting the Nat King Cole Generation Hope to keep music alive in our schools and the Simon Youth Foundation to ignite hope through educational opportunities for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school will make this not just an exhilarating event, but an exceptionally meaningful one as well.”
The free and open-to-the-public Cruisin-America Car Show & Shop will be located in the parking area in The Terrace at Town Center of Boca Raton at 6000 Glades Road. For more information on this show and schedule of other Cruisin-America shows, visit www.crusin-america.com and become a fan on Facebook. For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, call Todd Kasten at 800-506-7290, ext. 802 or email email@example.com.