Festivals of Speed Returns to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Orlando, FL, June 22, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Festivals of Speed will once will once again bring together the world’s most exotic automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles and watercraft at the Four-Diamond Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes benefiting the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Now in the sixth year at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, the Festivals of Speed, set for October 7-9 has continued to expand by adding an additional day of automotive appreciation to the annual Festivals of Speed Golf Classic, Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception, and Motorsports Collection Display Sunday to cater to the true speed aficionado.

The Festivals of Speed weekend will begin on the morning of Friday, October 7th with the Golf Classic at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando Grande Lakes. This tournament, which was a successful addition to the Orlando event series in 2010, has become the introductory setting for sponsors, car collectors, and VIP's to meet and socialize as they enjoy an all-inclusive of day of golf, spirits, cigars, and dining on this pristine course.

Friday evening continues to a private hangar at the Orlando International Airport, where The Festivals of Speed hosts the annual Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception. The Jet Port Reception will feature a preview of the some of the most noteworthy vehicles to appear over the weekend as well as an enhanced display of both vintage and contemporary aircrafts which promises to be the largest and most significant aircraft display in Festivals of Speed history. The setting is complete with gourmet food stations, top shelf open bar, smooth jazz, fine art, exclusive watch displays, elegant jewelry, luxury products as well as a live and silent auction of exclusive items to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Set for Saturday, October 8th, the Festivals of Speed has added a series of activities to cater to the automotive aficionado, collector, and VIP guest of the Festivals of Speed and the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Those in attendance will experience some of world’s most heralded automotive icons first hand as manufacturers operate special “Ride & Drives” for qualified drivers. Select guests will also partake in new vehicle unveilings, sponsor hospitality events, motorsports seminars, driving schools, and much more during this highly anticipated afternoon.

The weekend concludes on Sunday October 9th, 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. In addition to the many other world class vehicles on display, the Lexus LFA, 2012 Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, 2012 Mosler Raptor, and a rare collection of vintage Packards have been confirmed. Additionally, guests will experience automotive designs by Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, 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 Orlando Golf Classic, Receptions, and Sunday main event VIP pavilion can be purchased in advance at http://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, October 9.

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 or call 352-385-9450.

Festivals of Speed
Lyndsay Edelstein