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'Festivals of Speed' St. Petersburg/Tampa Florida

February -- The Festivals of Speed took place over two days. Friday was the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception, Saturday & Sunday featured a display of 150+ exotic automobiles, motorcycles & watercraft displayed throughout the grounds of North Straub Park. Both the park and the host hotel, the Four Diamond Renaissance Vinoy Hotel & Golf Club overlook the Bay.

The Friday evening Jet Port Reception took place in a massive aircraft hanger amidst a fabulous display of aircraft, exotic automobiles, motorcycles & race boats. Both vintage and contemporary aircraft were on hand. Examples included a rocket plane from the Rocket Racing League, a Gulf stream G5, a vintage Beech 18 with leather and alligator interior, a Piaggio P-180, WW II era P-51 Mustang, as well as models from Lear, Hawker and other manufacturers. Guests will enjoyed a premium brands open bar, themed food stations, a silent auction that benefited the Children's Dream Fund of St. Petersburg, displays of luxury lifestyle products, smooth jazz and more.

There were over 150 exotic cars, motorcycles and watercraft placed for display in the park overlooking the turquoise waters of Tampa Bay. Lead test driver for Lamborghini , Valentino Balboni attended both days. Vehicles displayed included models from Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Maybach, Aston-Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Ducati, Bimota, Riva and many others. There was also an experimental high speed watercraft called the Sea Phantom.

The event allowed attendees to stroll the property while enjoying exciting culinary delights and fine wines. This year payed tribute to Lamborghini's 45th anniversary, the 100th anniversary of the Ford Model T, the 120 Year anniversary of Bentley Motorcars and a salute to German Automotive Manufacturers.

Entertainment for the day included free drawings to win luxury products including a fine timepiece; strolling saxophonist; fashion show, silent auction benefiting charity; the lifestyle pavilion displayed fine wines, cigars, jewelry, confections, writing instruments, crystal and other luxury items. The grand finale was the lavish awards presentation recognizing award-winning vehicles.

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