(Photos: Jordan Donnelly)
For the 6th year the famed Festivals of Speed Orlando Motorsports Collection & Display made its descent onto the grasses of the Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. Annually, in mid-November hundreds of exotics, antiques, rare and uber-rare autos from every country in the world pack the lawns of the Ritz Carlton Orlando. Festivals of Speed events can be found year-round in many cities around Florida. Expertly run and professionally organized, these events never disappoint.
There are many shows throughout the year that we attend that are stellar with their quantity turnout and quality of vehicle. However, most of these shows are automobile manufacturer or auto genre specific. Festivals of Speed, however, is truly a wonderful mix of antique vehicles, exotics, boats, airplanes, helicopters, and anything else that helps you get somewhere fast, or get nowhere with style. This unique mix of modern, vintage, exotic, custom, and mind boggling automobiles is what makes Festivals of Speed special. Hell, even the Batmobile has been there!
In addition to the countless rare and exciting euro-auto’s in attendance, some that stood out were the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador, the 2012 Mosler Raptor, and the Lexus LFA. If the stunning collection of priceless automobiles was not enough to keep you entertained for hours, there is also a vendors area where jewelry, art, and other goodies are on display for purchase.
So whats better than a killer car show at a beautiful luxury resort? Not much really. Lest we forget, big props go out to the Festivals of Speed organizers for helping to support the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. With Festivals of Speed events happening year-round all over the state of Florida, we encourage you to check one out when the next event is taking place in your neck of the woods, as any Festivals of Speed event is one not to be missed.