Luxury cars hold an important place in American society, allowing one to easily distinguish between true friends and British secret agents. Keep our country’s secrets safe with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get two general-admission tickets to the sixth annual Festivals of Speed at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando on Sunday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (a $20 value). This Groupon is not valid for events on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12.
A high-octane field of vintage and contemporary speedsters floods the Ritz-Carlton Orlando’s manicured grounds for a showcase that highlights the auto industry’s uppermost echelons of luxury. Itching to burn their rubber signatures into the garden’s grassy expanses, the show cars remain on their best behavior while guests peruse the array of custom motorcycles, race boats, and horse-drawn hovercrafts parked in the hotel’s courtyards. Race-ready entries from such esteemed manufacturers as Ferrari and Lamborghini supplement the luxury leanings of Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce, with all vehicles preening their paint jobs in hopes of taking home an award at the day’s closing ceremony.
As the grand finale of a three-day luxury retreat, Sunday’s showcase encapsulates far more than vehicles; jewelry, cigars, and gourmet cuisine all vie for attention in displays alongside the fleet of cars. As the sounds of smooth jazz drift through the gardens, guests can indulge their taste buds with culinary treats from a range of on-site cafés and wine tastings. Models light up fashion shows with threads from the industry’s hottest designers, and diamonds in nearby jewelry displays hold existential debates on what it means to be “forever.”
Festivals of Speed
Festivals of Speed has been parading a fleet of the world’s snazziest automobiles before crowds at several fancy Florida hotels and resorts for a full decade. The who’s who list of cars includes vintage and contemporary models from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, and Aston Martin, some so frighteningly aerodynamic that the wind refuses to blow on them.
To complement the automotive elegance, the event planners have made arrangements for soft jazz, luxury lifestyle displays, and sumptuous snacks perfect for tossing to Bentleys as they hop up on their hind wheels. The festival also attracts speedy species of watercraft and custom motorcycles, as well as classic and restored cars submitted by local auto enthusiasts. Alongside its vehicle lineup, the festivals also showcase jewelry, fine art, real estate, and culinary gems to cater to all manner of luxury aficionado.
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