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Festivals Of Speed Returns To St. Petersburg For Tenth Year

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On: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:35PM | By: David Walter

Festivals Of Speed Returns To St. Petersburg For Tenth Year

Only a few days after announcing their first event of 2013, the Festivals of Speed announced their second event of the new year. This is good news for those of us outside of the Jacksonville area.

April 5th, the Festivals of Speed returns to St. Petersburg for the tenth year. The weekend’s events begin that Friday with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception in an actual hangar at the Tampa International Airport. There you’ll find the world’s most exotic vehicles, delicious foods and drinks, live jazz music and both a live and silent auction all in one place!

Sunday, the 7th, the main event will take place in downtown St. Petersburg at the Renaissance Vinoy Marina. Expect to see hundreds of exotics vehicles; fine wine, spirits, food, and cigars; and luxurious jewelry and timepiece displays.

For more information about the event, read the press release below.

Festivals of Speed Luxury Lifestyle and Automotive Event Returns to the Tampa Bay Area for 10th Year

St. Petersburg, FL (February 2013)– The Festivals of Speed will return to St. Petersburg the week of April 5, 2013 marking the10th year of bringing the world’s most exotic automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, watercraft, and the best in luxury lifestyle to the Tampa Bay area. Throughout this anticipated weekend, a rare showcase of vintage and contemporary automotive design, custom-created motorcycles, and high performance boats and yachts will be set amongst lavish receptions, fine wine and spirits tastings, world class entertainment, and more leading up to the large-scale main event on the beautiful St. Petersburg waterfront Sunday.

The weekend will commence with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception set for April 5th. Guests enjoy vibrant cocktails from a premium brands open bar and indulge in sumptuous, themed food displays while experiencing the world’s most exotic vehicles in an actual aircraft hangar at Tampa International Airport. As for entertainment, a one-of-a kind, high-energy jazz orchestra will perform featuring some of the best entertainers and musicians the industry has to offer. A live and silent auction will benefit charity.

The main event sponsored by Bert Smith Porsche on Sunday, April 7th will be held in Downtown St. Petersburg’s waterfront and The Renaissance Vinoy Marina. Among many other unique vehicles, attendees will experience automotive designs by Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Porsche, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, McLaren, and more and while encountering fine wines, exciting culinary offerings, robust cigars, smooth jazz, and luxury lifestyle displays featuring fine jewelry and timepieces. Guests who appreciate the VIP lifestyle can purchase tickets to a beautiful pavilion lounge to indulge in an array of fine foods and premium alcohol. In past years, the Festivals of Speed has drawn numbers of well over 10,000 attendees and 300 collector vehicles to St. Petersburg. In celebration of 10 years of Festivals of Speed with this landmark event, organizers have promised an even larger and more exciting display.

Tickets for the Festivals of Speed St. Petersburg receptions and Sunday main event VIP Pavilion can be purchased in advance at www.festivalsofspeed.com or by calling 352-385-9450. Sunday main event general admission tickets, are available either online or onsite April 7st. Festivals of Speed has a room block set up at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, which can reserved by calling Marriott reservations at 1 (800) HOTELS-1.

About Festivals of Speed

Headquartered in Eustis, Florida, Festivals of Speed was founded as the ultimate luxury lifestyle 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 telephone 352-385-9450.

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