The 15th annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation on February 25-27, 2022 at The Boca Raton has announced that nationally known comedian Howie Mandel will headline its Feb. 26th Dinner/Auction Gala. Auto enthusiasts will celebrate with the Marque of the Year, Pre-War Chrysler & Imperial Coach Built. The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is the world’s largest Concours owned by a charity, and fully benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Founded and directed by Rita & Rick Case of The Rick Case Automotive Group, it benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the more than 12,000 at-risk youth it serves. “To date, the event has raised more than $10 million for the charity,” says Event Co-Founder Rita Case. This year’s 2022 event Co-Chairs are Marc Cannon of AutoNation and Rita Case of Rick Case Automotive Group.
The weekend kicks-off on Friday, February 25th with a Private VIP Welcome Reception at The Boca Raton. The invitation-only event will be exclusively for Annual Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award Winners, Big Wheel Members, Celebrity Guests and VIP Sponsors. Saturday, February 26th will feature the formal Grand Gala Dinner, Live Auction & Comedian Stand-up Performance at The Boca Raton. Saturday evening’s grand finale features a private performance by a top nationally recognized comedian Howie Mandel.
Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for more than 30 years. He can currently be seen on NBC’s flagship series America’s Got Talent where he has served as a judge for eleven seasons. He recently finished production on his new documentary Howie Mandel: But Enough About Me. Other recent projects include judging NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions, CNBC’s Deal or No Deal, where he served as executive producer and host, and Nat Geo Wild’s Animals Doing Things where he co-hosted with his son Alex. He also executive produced the Quibi series Kirby Jenner. In 2019 he released his first solo special in 20 years: Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club.
Additionally, during the gala, guests will enjoy the presentation of Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards as follows: Automotive Manufacturer Lifetime Achievement Award: SeungKyu (Sean) Yoon, President & CEO, Kia Motors North America; Automotive Dealer Lifetime Achievement Award: Lilliam & Gus Machado, Founder & Owner of Gus Machado Ford of Hialeah and Gus Machado Ford of Kendall; Automotive Race Car Driver Lifetime Achievement Award: American Race Car Champion, Jeff Gordon. Gordon, a Four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Three-time Daytona 500 winner and Five-time Brickyard 400 winner.
The weekend will continue with the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance on Sunday, February 27th, led by Grand Marshal and TV host of “Chasing Classic Cars” Wayne Carini. The morning will begin with judges walking through the show field meeting and greeting automobile and motorcycle owners along with enthusiasts. Guests from around the world will experience an automotive showcase like no other, featuring over 200 cars and motorcycles from an array of time periods. To purchase Concours d’Elegance weekend tickets, visit www.BocaCDE.com
This post is sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.