Rare and Exotic Vehicles Including Koenigsegg CCXR, Bugatti Veyron, McLaren 12C Spider and Lamborghini Aventador to join Cartier, Opus One, and Louis XIII de Remy Martin for a Luxury Event Weekend at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Bugatti Veyron at the Festivals of Speed Orlando Car Show
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Orlando, FL, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Festivals of Speed is returning to Orlando, Florida for the seventh year to once again bringing together world's most exotic vintage and contemporary automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles and watercraft. This luxury event weekend will feature a Jet Port Reception at Orlando International Airport and Wine Connoisseur's Dinner presented by Cartier North America all leading up to a unique Motorsports Collection Display amongst the pristine lawns and gardens of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The Seventh Annual Festivals of Speed Orlando is set to take place from Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2, 2012 to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Festivals of Speed at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. December 2, 2012. www.festivalsofspeed.com

The weekend begins Friday evening November 30 with the Jet Port Reception presented by BB&T Wealth in private hangar at the Orlando International Airport. This reception will feature a preview of unique automotive design as well as display of aircrafts, watercraft and luxury lifestyle items. The setting is complete with gourmet food stations, top shelf open bar, a live performance from the Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, fine art, watch displays, elegant jewelry, tasting from Opus One, Godiva, NOLET'S Finest Gins and more luxury products as well as a live and silent auction of unique items to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

On Saturday evening, December 1, Cartier will host an exclusive Wine Connoisseur's Dinner featuring fine wine parings from Hollywood and Vine Cellars to compliment a four course meal at the award-winning restaurant Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. For this special culinary event, Norman's will be closed to all but Festivals of Speed guests for the evening. Following the dinner, Louis XIII de Remy Martin will host "A Century in a Bottle" tasting experience.

The weekend concludes on Sunday, December 2, with the Motorsports Collection Display of over 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, boats and aircraft. Guests will view the rarest in vintage and contemporary vehicles all amongst the splendor and hospitality of the beautiful Grande Lakes property. The among many other noteworthy vehicles, the display will include the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition, Bugatti Veyron, McLaren 12C Spider, Maserati MC12, Hennessey Venom GT, 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish, and new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. Additionally, guests will experience automotive designs by Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, Fisker, McLaren, and more and while encountering fine wines, exciting culinary offerings, robust cigars, smooth jazz in the gardens, and luxury lifestyle displays featuring fine jewelry and timepieces.

Tickets for the Festivals of Speed Jet Port Reception, Wine Connoisseur's Dinner and Sunday main event VIP pavilion can be purchased in advance at www.festivalsofspeed.com or by calling 352-385-9450. Main event general admission tickets, are available either online or onsite at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes on Sunday, December 1, 2012. For more information on the Festivals of Speed, please visit www.festivalsofspeed.com.

About Festivals of Speed

Headquartered in Eustis, Florida, Festivals of Speed was founded as the ultimate luxury showcase for discerning enthusiasts with a passion for all forms of transportation. With a series of extremely special events scheduled throughout the year, Festivals of Speed joins the very best in automotive, aircraft, marine and motorcycle transportation with the finest culinary, wine, spirits, and fashion for the ultimate luxury experience. For more information, please visit www.festivalsofspeed.com, www.facebook.com/festivalsofspeed or call 352-385-9450.

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CONTACT: Lyndsay Edelstein 305-814-2367 LE@festivalsofspeed.com P.O. Box 1130 Eustis, FL 32727

Source: Festivals ofSpeed, LLC