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10th Anniversary Gala Program 5:00 P.M. EVENT DOORS OPEN
Photo Opportunity 1939 Packard Super Eight – Lobby Silent & Wine Auctions Open – Mobile Bidding Hosted Bar – Showcase Gallery Signature Cocktail “The 55 T-Bird”
SILENT AUCTION CLOSES EVENING PROGRAM
Evening Entertainment – Raffia & The Good Co Little Big Band Three-Course Dinner – El Gaucho Tacoma Live Auction: Auctioneer – Fred Northup Jr. Raise the Paddle
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11:00 P.M. GALA CONCLUDES Wine Auctions closes
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It is my honor to welcome you to our annual Wheels & Heels Gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of LeMay — America’s Car Museum. I do so on behalf of the Board of Directors of America’s Automotive Trust. Tonight is a celebration of our success in establishing America’s Car Museum among the most important automotive museums in the world. It is also a celebration of the formation of America’s Automotive Trust, which has become nationally recognized for its efforts to promote America’s automotive heritage. AAT and its member organizations – America’s Car Museum, the RPM Foundation, and America On Wheels Museum – and with our active Club Auto and Concours Club programs s are ensuring that the automobiles of our past will be preserved for public enjoyment; that enthusiasts will continue to have the opportunity to enjoy the driven car; and that young people are provided educational opportunities for meaningful careers in automotive restoration and preservation. Our mission has always embraced others who seek collaboration rather than competition. In that regard I’m proud of our formal affiliations with The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage, The Gilmore Car Museum, The Great Race, and collaborations with other museums across the country. While we celebrate, we’re mindful that there is so much more that we can accomplish given adequate resources. Each year the generosity of our Wheels & Heels sponsors and donors has made a significant contribution to our success. This was especially true during the pandemic when closures significantly reduced our revenues. As we seek to regain our momentum, we ask that you generously support this year’s Gala and hope that in doing so you have an enjoyable and memorable evening. With our sincere thanks to Title Sponsor Titus-Will Ford, Presenting Sponsor State Farm, and all our sponsors. And, of course, enjoy our signature gala fireworks brought to us by PNC Bank! Join the movement.
David L. Madeira, Vice Chairman America’s Automotive Trust
Nicola Bulgari Award MILES COLLIER Author, Artist, Philanthropist, Race-Car Driver, Renowned Automobile Collector and Founder of Revs Institute®. Miles C. Collier is widely recognized for his thoughtleadership on the history and significance of the automobile. From years spent racing vintage cars like the E Production Porsche Speedster and receiving plaudits such as the inaugural Sportscar Vintage Racing Association Driver of the Year award, to spending what he calls many “grubby-fingered” hours fixing and restoring historical automobiles, he has spent a lifetime developing a deep appreciation for what he considers “one of the most important technological artifacts of the 20th century.” He is Founder of Revs Institute, recently named America’s #1 car museum by Road & Track. But this not-for-profit institution is no ordinary museum. It houses over 100 rare and unique automobiles that meet rigid standards for historical significance. Among these are the cars of Miles Collier Collections, which is widely considered, as The Key magazine put it, “one of the most refined car collections in the world.” It has one of the world’s greatest collections of automotive resources, with an extensive archive and library. In November, Revs Institute will host the joint conference of the World Forum for Motor Museums and the National Association of Automobile Museums. This is all in service of Collier’s mission to advance the study and celebration of the automobile: past, present, and future—to foster a new level of understanding of the car, not only as a technological device, but also as an agent for social and economic change, worthy to be considered among the masterpieces of human creativity. In fact, this is the basis of his new book: The Archaeological Automobile: Understanding and Living with Historical Automobiles. Filled with engaging stories and practical examples, the book combines scholarship, anecdote, and experience to provide wholly new and important insights on why we should all be archaeologists now. The book represents the culmination of a life’s work for Miles C. Collier and the launch of an undertaking to encourage the study and preservation of these important cultural artifacts for generations to come.
Master Collector Award BRUCE WANTA Bruce Wanta was born in Milwaukee, WI, and moved to the Seattle area with his family when he was 10 years old. He gained an interest in all things mechanical selling, repairing, and setting up bicycles in the shop his father owned. Bruce has always liked anything with wheels, and at age 15, he was particularly inspired by an issue of Road & Track magazine with a Maserati Bora on the cover. From that moment on, he knew he wanted to collect cars. Bruce graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Michigan, and went on to build his company, Spectrum Controls, which develops and sells industrial controls. Today, Bruce has about 35 cars and the best way to describe the collection is: Eclectic. Several of his vintage cars have what were considered high-performance characteristics in their day. He has everything from pre-war vehicles to modern supercars, including some novelty automobiles such as a 1926 Ford “Black Widow” Model T roadster pickup that was first issued as a toy model which he built as a young man. Bruce’s introduction to the builder of the Black Widow, Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods, began an ongoing partnership along with concept designer Eric Black for additional car projects. One of the more notable vehicles in Bruce’s collection is the 1936 Packard known as the “Mulholland Speedster.” Ladd and his crew completed the build of Black’s unique design in January 2017 where the car won America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) at the Grand National Roadster Show. Shortly after that it won World’s Most Beautiful Custom. No car in history has ever won both of those awards. It has gone on to win numerous awards including “Best of Show” at Concours. In addition to impeccable and unique cars, Bruce also collects extremely rare antiquarian books, various memorabilia spanning sports to Hollywood film items to air and space, and a variety of historic artifacts.
Master Craftsman Award RICK DORE Rick Dore, originally from New York, has been at the forefront of the custom car scene since the early 1990s. A member of numerous automotive halls of fame, Dore’s one-of-a-kind creations are regularly featured on the covers of Hot Rod, Street Rodder, Rodder’s Journal, Custom Rodder, and Rod & Custom Magazine. An uncanny eye for style and a flair for the dramatic have made Dore a top choice for high-end custom car aficionados. “ For me, it’s more about the art of the car,” remarks Dore. “My cars have to have great lines, styling and elegance, but most of all, they have to have attitude.” Rick Dore customs are highly sought after at auction, and a toy line has been modeled after several of his designs. As Metallica’s James Hetfield puts it, “When it comes to building a Kustom car, Rick Dore is in a league of his own.” One Seattle-based hot rod writer declares, “Rick Dore has a restless and inventive spirit. He reaches out and goes where nobody has ever gone before.” “I have always loved cars, especially customs, prototypes and coach-built cars,” Dore said. “Initially I took on my own projects out of the love and desire to create and modify my own automotive visions. These early projects, like my ’57 Buick Lavender Persuasion and my ’53 Buick Breathless really took on lives of their own and were incredibly well received. They showed me there could be more to this work and passion, that I could be creative, push things further and explore my ways to enhance these cars given to us by Detroit.” PARTIAL AWARDS AND HALLS OF FAME LIST The Quail Custom Coachwork | Ford Design | GM Design | Harry Bradley Design Al Slonaker Memorial | Black Gejeian | Sam Barris Memorial | Custom of the Year America’s Most Beautiful | Custom D’Elegance | Rodeo Drive D’Elegance Manuel Arteche Memorial | Commodores Award | George Barris Kustom D’Elegance Grand National Roadster Show | Legends of the Autorama | Kustom Kemps of America West Coast Kustoms
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Wheels & Heels Annual Gala Commemorative Magnum 2020 HEDGES FAMILY ESTATE RED $150 PER MAGNUM Take home a Wheels & Heels Annual Gala commemorative magnum in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of America’s Car Museum, featuring an etched version of the Museum showcasing the signature fireworks.
Message from Board Chairman Michael D. Towers I want to welcome all of you to the 10th anniversary of the Wheels and Heels Gala. We at America’s Automotive Trust believe preserving classic automobiles is also preserving a major part of our history for the next generation. Tonight, you will have an opportunity to contribute to that effort while having a great deal of fun. Bid high and often. Thanks for your support.
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Tonight’s Auctioneer Fred Northup, Jr. One of the Pacific Northwest’s busiest entertainers: as a fundraising auctioneer, emcee, comedy improviser, and musician. For 10 years, Fred appeared on stage as a company member of Seattle’s famed TheatreSports comedy improv group. He travels the country auctioneering and emceeing, and has entertained at major company events for Starbucks, Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon.com, Expedia, and more. In addition to his work on stage and on camera, Fred owns a video and event production company, Southdown Creative. He’s also the co-inventor of RainGlobes, the globe that rains! When not entertaining the masses, Fred can be found in Seattle entertaining his wife, Ashley, and their two children. Visit him at FredNorthup.com.
Tonight’s Entertainment Raffia
Originally from New York, Raffia is a professional Vocalist/ Recording R&B, Jazz and Soul Artist currently based in the Los Angeles area. Raffia’s style of music can be defined as a fusion of Jazz, R&B, and Soul. Since the release of Raffia’s EP “Let It Go”, (Spring of 2013) Raffia’s music has been featured on numerous radio stations worldwide both FM stereo and online syndicated stations. Her voice could be best described as soulful, sultry, and passionate. Raffia has performed background vocals for numerous artists including Christina Aguilera, Anita Baker, Bastille, Roni Braxton, Gloria Estefan, Tito Jackson, Ledisi, Donnie McClurkin, Change Moore, Patrice Rushen, and Blake Shelton to name a few.
The Good Co Little Big Band
The Good Co Little Big Band performs the best in big band classics by Basie, Ellington, Goodman, and Miller, as well as contemporary hits from the 50s to today. The band will have you moving and grooving to the music all night long. Sporting tight arrangements and featuring soloist, Raffia, this “little” band packs a big punch!”
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America’s Automotive Trust Officers CHAIRMAN
Michael D. Towers Partner Ambassador Wines of Washington Seattle, WA
William T. Weyerhaeuser Director/Chairman Tacoma, WA
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The RPM Impact See how RPM has used your donations to support rewarding careers in the collector car world since 2005.
350 grant recipients Programs that teach restoration and preservation to the next generation of professionals are eligible for RPM funding support.
35 different states The RPM Foundation operates on a national scale, providing funding assistance to educational programs across the country.
$3.5+ million awarded Since 2005, RPM has awarded over $3. 5 million to deserving educational programs that provide skilled trades training.
27,000 students Through our grant funding, outreach programs, and mentoring, the RPM Foundation has impacted over 27,000 students (and counting).
RPM Foundation is an entity of America’s Automotive Trust
Raise the Paddle Throughout American history since before the turn of the 20th century, cars have connected us to the most essential and best things in life. America’s Automotive Trust is focused on securing the culture of automotive heritage for our future generations. Our museums, including LeMay — America’s Car Museum (celebrating 10 years in 2022), and America On Wheels, are premier destinations where visitors from around the world can experience stunning collections and rotating exhibits of cars and automotive memorabilia as works of art, and where individuals and families can find a variety of related fun and educational experiences. Car enthusiasts and clubs also gather here for signature events. The RPM Foundation is where the primary focus is driving the future. Vocations of vintage artisan craftsmanship are becoming endangered, so through RPM the knowledge of automotive restoration, preservation, and design is cultivated and shared though apprenticeships, internships, and scholarships. Donor contributions are vital to help fund these grant opportunities to ensure the critical skills necessary to preserve and restore vintage collector vehicles are not lost. AAT’s premium membership levels provide additional robust programs. Club Auto is focused on why we love cars by providing camaraderie around driving experiences and unique events. Cars are meant to be driven! Concours Club features international travel, annual summits to shape future of the organization and its outreach, and other activities designed to secure America’s automotive heritage. Established members of Concours Club are recognized permanently as leaders of AAT’s philanthropic support. We believe in preserving the passion for cars and fueling the drive. That’s why America’s Automotive Trust exists. We invite you to drive with us and support our cause today.
Many thanks to our generous live auction donors for their support!
America’s Automotive Trust 5-Liter Wine Series
BMW Road Trip! Walla Walla Spring Release 2023 for Two Couples
On the Grass at Wimbledon with John McEnroe
Bonfire with Cole Hauser “Rip” of Yellowstone in Sun Valley, ID
1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville “Kul Kad”
F1 Las Vegas (1st American Race Under the Lights) for Two
2022 Electric All-Wheel Drive Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
St. Andrews – The Home of Golf for Three Couples
1971 Chevrolet Nova Hurst Super Sport Coupe
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Two Tickets to the 57th Annual CMAs
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Oceanview Bahamas Luxury Villa for Eight
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Visit to Allentown, PA and the Automobile Corner of America for Four Couples
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Your Bottle, Your Car – A Jeroboam of Reynvaan Family Vineyards
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PPP (Post Pandemic Party) for Eight
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Fine Wine, Sports Cars and So Cal Sunsets for Two Couples
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Opening Day in Seattle & the 37th Annual Windermere Cup for Four
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Cellar Raid and Dinner for 10
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Buy-in Party: Wine Dinner at Bruce’s Garage
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Buy-in Party: Big Bottle Party
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Buy-in Party: Ring in the Holidays at The Winemakers Reserve in Woodinville
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Buy-in Party: Wine Dinner with Ambassador Wines of Washington
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Buy-in Party: A Wine Evening to Remember 20
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America’s Automotive Trust 5-Liter Wine Series This one-of-a-kind series of connoisseur wine bottles is fine tuned for this year’s 10th Year Anniversary of LeMay — America’s Car Museum. The collection features some of Washington State’s finest wineries in six stunning custom-etched 5L bottles featuring the following vehicles: • 1 927 LaSalle 303 Roadster, LeMay — America’s Car Museum – Tacoma, Washington 2019 Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley • 1930 Duesenberg Model J Roadster, donated by Harold and Nancy LeMay – Tacoma, Washington 2020 Hedges Family Estate, Estate Red Wine, Red Mountain • 1939 Packard Super Eight Convertible, donated by The NB Collection, Nicola Bulgari - Allentown, Pennsylvania 2018 L’Ecole No 41 Perigee, Walla Walla Valley • 1947 Lincoln Model 76H Convertible, donated by Joan Watjen in memory of Craig Watjen – Bellevue, Washington 2016 Ambassador Wines of Washington Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain • 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, donated by Ellen M. Vener – Los Angeles, California 2018 Dunham Cellars XXIV Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley • 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, donated by Nancy LeMay – Tacoma, Washington 2018 Long Shadows Vintners Pedestal Merlot, Columbia Valley THANK YOU: Ambassador Wines of Washington, Dunham Cellars, Hedges Family Estate, L’Ecole No. 41, Long Shadows Vintners, Woodward Canyon
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BMW Road Trip! Walla Walla Spring Release 2023 for Two Couples THURSDAY, MAY 4 – SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023 This highly anticipated and exciting weekend is an opportunity to be among the first to enjoy newly released wines. Travel the road to Walla Walla with the performance perfection and comfort of a current year BMW – escorted by BMW Northwest owner Manfred Scharmach and his wife Lori. First stop is at Hedges Family Estate on Red Mountain to sample library wines paired with a vineyard lunch. After lunch, visit adjacent Col Solare, which is a unique partnership between Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle and Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori. A motorized tour of the estate vineyard, production cellar and barrel tour is followed by a private wine and cheese pairing experience. Friday’s activities in Walla Walla include a private tour and tasting at Woodward Canyon with founders, Rick and Darcey Small, followed by a private tasting at L’Ecole No 41 in their production facility with the winemaker, Marcus Ranfanelli. Slide into your BMW reserved parking space to be greeted by Marcus, who takes you through their new release wines and shares barrel tastes of a number of other wines. A charcuterie board rounds out your experience. That evening, join Joanne Dunham at the annual Spring Release Wine Club party at Dunham Cellars. Saturday begins at The Walls for a full tasting, including lunch, followed by a visit to Va Piano Vinyards That evening, Suzanne Hight and Rich Cardwell will host a barbeque. Date specific Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2023. The Scharmach’s may not join all itineraries. • • • • • • • • • • •
Use of two BMW’s for four days with hosts Manfred and Lori Scharmach Winemakers lunch Hedges Family Estate, Thursday Wine and cheese tasting and tour, Col Solare, Thursday Private tasting at Woodward Canyon with Rick and Darcey Small Tasting at L’Ecole No. 41 with Marcus Ranfanelli and charcuterie board F our tickets Dunham Cellars Spring Release Wine Club Party and bottle of Dunham Cellars VIP tasting and lunch, and bottle of The Walls Tour & tasting, Va Piano Vinyards BBQ at Suzanne Hight & Rich Cardwell’s home Three nights’ accommodations, Marriott Walla Walla Bottle of wine from Col Solare, Dunham Cellars, L’Ecole No. 41 and The Walls THANK YOU: BMW North America/Richard Kumar, Col Solare, Dunham Cellars, Hedges Family Estate, Suzanne Hight & Rich Cardwell, L’Ecole No 41, The Walls, Va Piano Vineyards, Woodward Canyon Winery
VALUE: SPRING FEVER
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On the Grass at Wimbledon with John McEnroe JULY 13 or 15, 2023 Rally with the infamous McEnroe on the grass courts at Wimbledon, the All-England Club in southwest London. Known for his shot-making and volleying skills, in addition to confrontational on-court behavior that frequently landed him in trouble with umpires and tennis authorities. After, join him at his house-party, which is something not to be missed. In 2022, Eddie Vedder emceed the party and one can only imagine what celebrity guest will host in 2023! Your day on the grass with John also includes two tickets in his Debenture seats at Wimbledon, with access to The Courtside, The Renshaw, The Champions’ Room, The Terrace, The Roof Top, The Courtside Balcony and The Gallery. • Opportunity to get on the grass and hit with John McEnroe • Two tickets to McEnroe’s house party on Sunday, July 16, 2023 immediately following the Men’s Finals • Two tickets in McEnroe’s exclusive Debenture seats at Wimbledon for either July 13 or July 17, 2023 McEnroe attained the world No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, which remains the highest men’s combined total of the Open Era. He remains the only male player to win more than 70 titles in both the men’s singles and the men’s doubles categories. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles, nine Grand Slam men’s doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title. THANK YOU: Friend of America’s Automotive Trust
VALUE: GRAND SLAM
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Bonfire with Cole Hauser “Rip” of Yellowstone in Sun Valley, ID SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 Meet Cole Hauser, up close and in person at Mike and Corry Clayville’s home in Sun Valley, ID. Imagine... Rip, you, great whiskey, BBQ, and a big bonfire! Each guest will have the opportunity to take a photo with Rip at a bonfire in full Yellowstone dna! Cole Hauser is best known for his roles in films like Yellowstone, Dazed and Confused, Good Will Hunting, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Break-Up, A Good Day to Die Hard, and Tigerland and nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. The winner will take home a hat signed by Cole Hauser and a 10 Year Bottle of “RIP” or Pappy Van Winkle sampler. A charming, out-of-place wizard with a rifle pressed across his chest dons the label of the most available of the Van Winkle whiskeys. Its proof and age mean there’s a flavor punch, but it’s mostly baking spices, wood and alcohol, rather than the sweetness that earned Pappy its rep. It’s a great bottle to track down for completeness or those who just want a bottle for bragging rights. The sampler pack of six comes with a “Pappy” case. Airfare, ground transportation and accommodations excluded. • • • •
wo tickets for private bonfire with Cole Hauser in Sun Valley, Idaho T Signed hat by Cole Hauser Photo opportunity with Cole Hauser 10-Year Bottle of “RIP” or Pappy Van Winkle sampler pack of six with case THANK YOU: Friend of America’s Automotive Trust
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1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville “Kul Kad” The iconic 1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville was introduced in 1949 as part of Cadillac’s Series 62 line as a luxury two-door coupe, and it was Cadillac’s first pillarless hardtop. The Coupe Deville set records for Cadillac in sales and is one of Cadillac’s longest and most successful production models. Customizers have long coveted the 1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville to create works of art. Designed by professional customizer Bob Falleur, with bodywork by Mike McKennett, “Kul Kad” is a tribute to the great tradition of American automotive customizing. The car underwent a complete professional mechanical and cosmetic rebuild finished with a beautiful custom paint color. The car has been chopped by two and one-half inches, and much of the stock Cadillac chrome trim has been removed, creating a sleek and elegant silhouette. The Kul Kad features include an all-leather gray interior with plush BMW bucket seats, a center console stereo with AM/FM cassette and a 12-disc CD changer, electric seat controls, and wool carpet. The Kad is powered by Cadillac’s V8 331 cubic inch engine with a 1958 Cadillac El Dorado Tri-Power carburetion. It rides on air suspension controlled by an onboard compressor for rear leveling. It also has a tilt column with a custom Le-Carra steering wheel and sits on a set of new tires with Chrome Kelsey-Hayes type wheels (that were an available option in 1955) with Cadillac Logo Hubcaps. THANK YOU: Neil and Joyce Arntson
VALUE: ONE COOL CAD
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F1 Las Vegas (1st American Race Under the Lights) NOVEMBER 2023 FOR TWO Two of you will be guests of the Red Bull Racing team (RBR) in Las Vegas, November 2023 for the Formula 1 night race. The race is an all-new 3.8 circuit incorporating part of the Las Vegas Strip. You will have exclusive access to the garage, pit and paddock of the RBR … and you may even meet and greet some of the team drivers, Max Verstappen or Sergio Perez to name a few. Accommodations are at the Wynn Las Vegas, a founding partner of Formula 1’s new electric F1 and holds more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Experience the thrill of a lifetime, live from the Las Vegas Strip … and did we mention parties? Experience two nights of exclusive dinners and parties, all as guests of Red Bull. And just when you thought Vegas couldn’t get any more exciting. Red Bull was no stranger to F1 as a sponsor, prior to formally entering as a works team in 2004. The scale of their success was staggering. Since their first drivers’ championship in 2013, they won 11 of 22 races and pushed Mercedes all the way in an intense and bitter race. In 2021, Sergio Perez provided invaluable support to Max Verstappen’s successful title bid. Get ready for even more excitement. November 2023. Excludes airfare and ground transportation. • • • • •
uest of a F1 Red Bull Driver for all three days G Garage, pit and paddock access Team Hospitality as guest of a driver in the luxury hospitality suite team tower Exclusive dinners and parties on Friday and Saturday Night Three nights’ accommodations, the Wynn Las Vegas THANK YOU: Friend of America’s Automotive Trust
VALUE: ONE HOT NIGHT
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2022 Electric All-Wheel Drive Ford Mustang Mach-E GT If you love adrenaline, then this is the car for you. This ice blue metallic beauty features a black interior, 20" aluminum wheels and fits five passengers beautifully. Experience power, performance and rebellion – perfect for passion-filled drive. Taking you to the next level of all-electric exhilaration, the GT Performance Edition harnesses 480 horsepower and 634 lb.-ft. of tire-spinning torque. Go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Vehicle sold as is. Color options not available. Excludes tax and license fee. • • • • • • • • • • •
Iced Blue Metallic with black interior 5-passenger 91KWH Usable Ext Battery Single Speed Transmission 20" Aluminum Wheels Panoramic Fixed–Glass Roof Ford Co-Pilot 360 Active 2.0 Blue Cruise Active Park Assist 2.0 360 Degree Camera eAWD (Electric All-Wheel Drive) THANK YOU: The Titus-Will Auto Group
VALUE: GREEN MACHINE
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St. Andrews – The Home of Golf for Four Couples SPRING or SUMMER, 2023 or 2024 Arrive in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland and on to St. Andrews, the home of where golf was first played 600 years ago. Check into the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, a five-star, world-famous hotel that borders the 17th hole of the Old Course and overlooks other links courses and West Sand Beach. Tee off on these incredible courses: • Jubilee Course, the third championship course at St. Andrew’s • O ld Course, also known as The Grand Old Lady and where the game was first played over 600 years ago. There is no other golf course that has as many famous landmarks as (the Old Course) St. Andrews, its 112 bunkers and endless hills and hollows have been cursed for centuries, and many have their own names and legends. • D umarnie Links, with an expanse of beach and water frontage, and a true Premier Links course • Duke’s Course, sitting on one of the oldest Scottish estates in St. Andrews • K ingsbarns, a Worldwide Top 100 ranked course, situated along the picturesque North Sea coastline Dinners include a three-course dinner at Road Hole Restaurant, located on the top floor of the Old Course Clubhouse and Restaurant and overlooking St. Andrew’s; the Jigger Inn, the most famous 19th hole featuring a crackling open-hearth fire, home-cooked food and selection of Scottish beers; lunch at Duke’s Clubhouse. Excludes airfare. Mutually agreeable dates.
ITINERARY: Day 1 Arrive Edinburgh Airport, Scotland Overnight Old Course Hotel
Day 6 Round of golf Kingsbarns Overnight Old Course Hotel
Day 2 Round of golf Jubilee Course Dinner Road Hole Restaurant Overnight Old Course Hotel
Day 7 Departure & transfers to Edinburgh Airport
Day 3 Round of golf – Old Course Overnight Old Course Hotel Day 4 Spa treatment – 50-minute massage for each guest Round of golf Dumarnie Links Overnight Old Course Hotel Day 5 Round of golf Dukes Course Lunch The Duke’s Clubhouse Three-course dinner The Jigger Inn Overnight Old Course Hotel
• F ive rounds of championship golf to include Dukes, Dumbarnie, Jubilee, Kingsbarns, and the Old Course St. Andrew’s • O ne lunch at Dukes Clubhouse for eight • Two, three-course dinners for eight • One 5-minute massage for each guest, The Old Course Hotel Spa • Six nights deluxe accommodations in four Old Course facing suites, Old Course Hotel, St. Andrew’s • Private R&A Clubhouse tour with R&A historian (jacket and tie required) • Optional round of golf at Dukes Course, St. Andrew’s with golf buggies and lunch • M ini coach transport for duration of tour to include all motoring and driver expenses
THANK YOU: Friend of America’s Automotive Trust
VALUE: HOLE IN ONE
Photo by Robert Becker – America On Wheels
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1971 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport Coupe This 1971 example was built in the plant of Willow Run with a six-cylinder engine but is now upgraded throughout. Today the engine is a 383-cid stroker V8 with aluminum heads and headers, estimated to have 450 hp. Backing this monstrous engine is a fivespeed KeislerTremec manual transmission connected to a rebuilt postreaction rear end that is equipped with Sierra heavy duty axles. Although this is not an SS model, it has been fitted with SS trim and wheels. The “custom” 383 badges were reproduced on the front fenders, indicating an engine that was not available for the Nova. The car is equipped with power steering, disc brakes, Vintage Air conditioning, new Sony stereo, and tilt steering column. The car has been finished in blue metallic two-stage paint and the blue vinyl interior has been restored. It is a tribute to the pony car compact and it is fast, really fast! THANK YOU: The Nicola Bulgari Center for Automotive Heritage
VALUE: BLUE THUNDER
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Two Tickets to the 57th Annual CMA Country Music Awards Show in Nashville NOVEMBER 2023 Mid-November 2023 boasts the 57th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville. You’ll be guests at the legendary Bridgestone Arena to experience the talent and camaraderie at the CMA Awards Show, known as “Country Music’s Biggest Night”. VIP access provides a police escort to the show, arrival on the red carpet, seating on the floor, inside the artist section and two tickets to the exclusive CMA Label after party and an autographed guitar signed by CMA “Artist of the Year.” The annual CMA Awards show brings together the biggest stars to celebrate the past year in country music. In addition to the award presentations, there are spectacular live performances by today’s country superstars and tributes to past legends. Music City has it all. You’ll find live music most any hour of the day on Broadway, and area highlights include the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, country cooking, and plantation tours. November 2023 date TBA. Guitar will be mailed to winning bidder’s after the show. Excludes airfare and ground transportation. • • • • • •
wo nights’, JW Marriott Nashville, Tuesday–Thursday 2023 T Two tickets to the closed, exclusive rehearsal prior to the 57th Annual CMA’s Two VIP orchestra floor seats, inside artist section with access to the VIP lounge T wo (2) VIP tickets to exclusive CMA Label After Party, immediately following the CMA’s Guitar signed by the CMA “Artist of the Year” Full police escort to Bridgestone Arena with access to a VIP entrance/red carpet THANK YOU: Friend of America’s Automotive Trust
VALUE: CMA’S BIG NIGHT OUT
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Oceanview Bahamas Luxury Villa for Eight Head to Nassau, Bahamas for a six-night stay in a private villa with ocean views and alfresco dining. The capital city of the Bahamas boasts miles of spectacular beaches and stretches of vivid coral reefs perfect for snorkeling. This gorgeous villa is the perfect place to spend a relaxing vacation with your family and friends. The four bedroom / three- bath (one ensuite) villa has plenty of space for family dinners on the terrace, relaxing by the pool, and just listening to the waves crashing in the distance. With ocean views and breezes, you are only 20 steps from the beach. Beach-seekers know this area for its talcum-soft sand and a quiet, uninterrupted beach experience. Excludes airfare. Subject to availability and excludes the month of May. Must be booked within 12 months of travel, and within 24 months from September 10, 2022. Accommodations include three King beds, one Queen bed; housekeeping and other amenities available at winning bidder’s expense. THANK YOU: Friend of America’s Automotive Trust
VALUE: OCEAN BREEZES
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Visit to Allentown, PA and the Automobile Corner of America for Four Couples This historic automobile trip begins with overnight accommodations at The Plaza, an iconic New York hotel, recognized as a Top 10 hotel hosting Broadway legends and Hollywood royalty. The next day begins with a 2-hour drive to Allentown, PA where two great experiences await. A visit to America On Wheels located in the Automobile Corner of America will include a warm greeting from the Executive Director, followed by a private tour of the elaborate galleries which feature the vehicles that put our nation, literally, on the road to international leadership in automotive transportation. Exhibits range from the latest in personal transportation vehicles, such as scooters and Segways, to the grand Mack Trucks that help feed and supply a growing country. The tour will be followed by lunch in the HubCap Café, a fully restored 1950’s soda fountain within the museum. The next day, you will enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the private automobile collection and restoration shops of Nicola Bulgari, located at The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage. The institution is dedicated to preserving America’s automotive heritage, and open by invitation only. Your exclusive property access begins with welcome remarks followed by an in-depth tour (via golf cart) of The NB Center car collection buildings that house the private collection of more than 150 antique and collector automobiles. Hear insights about the day-to-day operations of The NB Center while visiting the shops where the cars are restored and maintained on-site. Later that afternoon you will be treated to an onsite lunch at The Lodge and the opportunity for a ride in four cars from the collection on the Center’s private property. Accommodations in Allentown are at the historic Hotel Bethlehem. Experience world-class service, charming accommodations, and award-winning cuisine. Excludes airfare and ground transportation. Mutually agreeable dates. Vehicles will be selected by The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage. • • • • • •
rivate tour of America On Wheels Museum with Executive Director in Allentown, PA P Lunch at America On Wheels Museum Private tour of The NB Center for Automotive Heritage in Allentown, PA Lunch at The NB Center and opportunity to ride in one of the collection vehicles Two nights’ accommodations, Hotel Bethlehem (four rooms) Overnight The Plaza, New York (four rooms)
THANK YOU: America On Wheels Museum, The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage
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Your Bottle, Your Car A Jeroboam of Reynvaan Family Vineyards You’ve seen the collection at LeMay — America’s Car Museum featuring some of the finest automobiles ever built and on the road. What if you can have the opportunity to select your favorite vehicle on display at the Museum etched on a 3-liter bottle, filled with an award-winning wine? Three lucky bidders will have the opportunity to select a car owned by the Museum such as the 1939 Packard Super 8, yellow 1947 Lincoln 76H convertible, 1927 LaSalle, 1930 Duesenberg Model J, Dale Chihuly’s 1967 VW bus or a 1969 Ford Mustang Shelby Mustang GT-500! There are hundreds to choose from. Select the vehicle you would like featured on your bottle and the team at Fresh Northwest Design will have a professional photo of the vehicle etched on a 3-liter bottle of Reynvaan Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah. The small family winery produces Rhône-style red and white wines from two vineyard properties in the Walla Walla Valley that are award-winning and a perfect match for your signature automobile bottle of wine. Highest bidder receives first choice of wine from the following vintages: • 2012 “The Classic” Estate Cabernet Sauvignon • 2014 “The Contender” Syrah • 2018 “The Classic” Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Don’t miss your chance! THANK YOU: LeMay — America’s Car Museum, Reynvaan Family Vineyards
VALUE: BEST OF SHOW
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PPP (Post Pandemic Party) for Eight SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 Save the date for a beautiful autumn afternoon poolside at the estate of Greg and Angela Rairdon. Located in the idyllic Woodway neighborhood just north of Seattle, the estate boasts sweeping views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains and is the perfect location for a private party. Enjoy heavy appetizers provided by James Beard-nominated Chef David Nichols of Eight Row, cocktails and wines poured by Chateau Ste. Michelle, DeLille Cellars, J.W Bookwalter and Tinte Cellars representatives. A DJ will be on hand spinning tunes and guests will have the opportunity to meet special guest and rapper, Macklemore. Your group of 8 will join a party of up to 150 wine and entertainment enthusiasts. Date specific. Invitation only. THANK YOU: Friend of America’s Automotive Trust
VALUE: THRIFT SHOP
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Fine Wine, Sports Cars and So Cal Sunsets for Two Couples Begin your southern California excursion with a tour of the Saleen automotive manufacturing campus in Corona, CA. America’s Automotive Trust Board Member Steve Saleen will lead you on a guided tour of the facility, sharing historic memorabilia and how the Saleen brand vehicles are hand-built. Then slide behind the wheel of a Saleen 302 Mustang 745hp which is yours to drive for two days. That evening, dine with Rick and Darcey Small from Woodward Canyon. Not only is Rick the founding winemaker and co-owner of Woodward Canyon Winery with his wife Darcey, but an avid car enthusiast. The next day includes a Duffy cocktail cruise and barbe-que dinner at Rich Cardwell and Suzanne Hight’s California beach home on Lido. Accommodations are at the Lido House, perfectly positioned in Newport Beach near Lido Isle, the bustling marina and white-sand beaches. Mutually agreeable dates between March – June, 2023. • • • • •
se of two Saleen 302 Mustangs 745hp for two days (one per couple) U One – Two tours from private local collectors, pending availability Winemaker dinner with Woodward Canyon for two couples at private home Duffy cruise and BBQ dinner Two nights luxury accommodations, Lido House THANK YOU: Rich Cardwell & Suzanne Hight, Tom Robinson & Carla Murray, Saleen, Rick & Darcey Small, Woodward Canyon Winery
VALUE: CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’
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Opening Day in Seattle & the 37th Annual Windermere Cup for Four SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 Four guests will board “Wire Less”, a Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht, to view the annual Windermere Cup on Opening Day of boating season. “Wire Less” will be tied to the log boom for optimal viewing of Opening Day and the Annual Rowing Regatta on the Montlake Cut. Joining you will be CEO and Managing Partner Allison Engman from Ambassador Wines of Washington along with her husband, Nathan who will provide wine and lunch for your afternoon viewing. Celebrate Opening Day and the 37th annual Windermere Cup rowing regatta, cheering on the University of Washington men and women’s racing teams. Following the races is the annual boat parade hosted by the Seattle Yacht Club. Date specific, Saturday, May 6, 2023. THANK YOU: Ambassador Wines of Washington, Mike & Diane Holmes
VALUE: OPENING DAY
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Cellar Raid and Dinner for Ten WOW…start this experience with an opportunity to hand-select a case of wine from the private cellars of ACM Board members Dale Bloomquist and Michael Towers. Each of them are opening up their cellar for 30 minutes so you can choose 12 bottles of select wines. These could be some real gems from California and Washington. After your “raid,” invite some friends for a Chef ’s Dinner at Aerlume. Share a bottle or two of your new collection of wines or choose from an extensive wine list. Mutually agreeable dates. Cellar raid is limited to 750ml bottles and from select wines and vintages. Dinner excludes beverages, tax and gratuities. • T wo cases of wine – one each from Dale Bloomquist and Michael Towers private cellars • Chef ’s Dinner for 10, Aerlume Seattle THANK YOU: Aerlume, Dale Bloomquist and Heidi Horwitz, Michael and Pamala Towers
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Wine Dinner at Bruce’s Garage FEBRUARY 9, 2023 FOR 20 COUPLES Join this year’s Master Collector Bruce Wanta for a private tour of his extensive garage. Bruce will roll up the doors to his 12,000 square foot collection, showcasing some of the most amazing toys – from flags that have been on the surface of the moon, Hollywood and sports memorabilia, autographed items of all kinds, rare books, and more….and did we say cars? How about a Pebble Beach shown Bugatti, a Liquid Carbon Ford GT, America’s Most Beautiful Roaster (AMBR) – The Mulholland Speedster, a bronze 427 SC Cobra and more! The evening includes a four-course dinner that will be prepared by Chef Chris Nelson, Woodin Creek Kitchen & Tap with wines. Bruce may even open up a few gems from his private cellar as well! THANK YOU: Bruce & Peggy Wanta, Woodin Creek Kitchen & Tap
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Big Bottle Party THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2023 FOR 20 COUPLES America’s Automotive Trust Board Chair Michael Towers has provided three 5-Litre bottles of wine for the 3rd Annual Big Bottle party at LeMay — America’s Car Museum. The featured beauties are all rated over 90 points: 2008 Dr. Losen Dry Riesling, 2005 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2008 Long Shadows Pirouette Cabernet Merlot. Heavy appetizers will be provided by FogRose Atelier, located in the heart of Bellevue, WA offering New American cuisine with an old-world sophistication and contemporary flavors. FogRose Atelier is known for curating an elevated dining experience with thoughtful presentation and great attention to details. The wines: • 3 -Liter 2008 Dr. Losen Dry Riesling 92 points – a regal variety of incredible purity and precision, this versatile grape can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old! • 5 -Liter 2005 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, average of 93 points – a huge powerful and gorgeous wine – sure to not disappoint. • 5 -Liter 2008 Long Shadows Vintners Pirouette, Columbia Valley 92 points – Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet Franc with the balance Petit Verdot and Malbec – a delicious Bordeaux blend. THANK YOU: FogRose Atelier, Michael & Pamala Towers
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Ring in the Holidays at The Winemakers Reserve in Woodinville THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2022 FOR 20 COUPLES Save the date for Thursday, December 1, as The Winemakers Reserve opens their doors to this unique tasting room and massive winemaking production facility in Woodinville. Enjoy wine from aspiring winemakers as well as Matteo Wines and The Winemakers Reserve wines. Heavy appetizers will be served along with holiday merriment by live entertainment. Date specific – Thursday, December 1, 2022, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. • Heavy appetizers with Matteo Wines and The Winemakers Reserve • Live entertainment THANK YOU: Matteo Wines, Winemaker’s Reserve
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Wine Dinner with Ambassador Wines of Washington THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2023 FOR 20 COUPLES Once again, Mike and Diane Holmes are graciously opening their home to car, boat, architecture, and wine enthusiasts next July to a seated dinner in their garage. The home, originally built in 1958 and designed by Roland Terry, has recently been renovated keeping the external period intact, and adding a new interior that is a work of modern art. The indoor automobile showcase features up to 10 collectible cars where guests will enjoy a curated multi-course dinner prepared by local celeb chef John Howie, including wines from Ambassador Wines of Washington, recently named one of the top 100 wines in the world by Wine & Spirits, and only five Washington state wineries made the list. Before dinner, guests are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful grounds located on Lake Washington’s southern shores. Also, gracing the waters is the Holmes’ wooden speedboat - a stunning tribute to vessels used during the prohibition era. Don’t miss the opportunity to dine with fellow enthusiasts. This WILL be another sold-out evening! Limit to 20 couples. THANK YOU: Ambassador Wines of Washington, Mike & Diane Holmes
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A Wine Evening to Remember NOVEMBER 3, 2022
Save the date for this exclusive evening of fine dining, wines and cigars at LeMay — America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. The evening begins with a short ride in a vintage automobile for VIP access to the exclusive Concours Club (reserved for members only) where you will enjoy a glass of bubbles. Wander the exhibits at leisure before making your way to a seated dinner prepared by El Gaucho Tacoma in the Showcase Gallery. Surrounded by vehicles on display, your meal will be expertly paired with wines from Ambassador Wines of Washington, Martedi Wines and Tuesday Cellars, Prohibition Cellars and Wautoma Springs. Joining you will be representatives from each winery. After dinner, venture to the observation deck for a nightcap with a Montecristo cigar and The Balvenie scotch. The Museum’s collection consists of automotive artifacts and 250 automobiles spanning over 100 years of automotive history. In addition, there are over 100 more vehicles on exhibit loan from private collections Guest vehicles will park at the Museum’s parking lot for vintage transfers to the Museum. Proceeds will benefit the Auction of Washington Wines, America’s Automotive Trust and LeMay — America’s Car Museum. Date specific to November 3, 2022. Limit to 20 couples. Guest vehicles will park at the Museum’s parking lot for vintage transfers to the Museum. Proceeds will benefit the Auction of Washington Wines and America’s Automotive Trust and LeMay — America’s Car Museum. THANK YOU: LeMay — America’s Car Museum, Ambassador Wines of Washington, Auction of Washington Wines, Martedi Wines & Tuesday Cellars, Prohibition Cellars, Wautoma Spring Winery
Fuel The Drive With Us America’s Automotive Trust and its entities strive to perpetuate car culture for future generations and to provide a vibrant future by encouraging collaboration among likeminded organizations. Education is at the heart of everything we do, and driving is our core – from the classroom to the open road. We invite you to show your support for America’s Automotive Trust and its members Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible gift at the following levels to help fuel the drive. $50,000 | $25,000 | $15,000 | $10,000 | $5,000 | $2,500 | $1,000 | $500 | $250 | $100
America’s Automotive Trust was founded with the goal of securing our automotive heritage for future generations. We bring together like-minded organizations that honor the past, celebrate the present, and drive the future of car culture to make a greater impact. Founding member organizations LeMay – America’s Car Museum, RPM Foundation, America On Wheels Museum, and our premier membership programs Club Auto and Concours Club, as well as our affiliated partners, work together to foster a strong community where any enthusiast can thrive – from the classroom, to careers, to the open road. America’s Automotive Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. www.americasautomotivetrust.org LeMay — America’s Car Museum is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to experience the past, present, and future of the automobile and learn how it shapes our society. Based in Tacoma, Washington, the stunning 165,000-square-foot, four-level facility has been recognized as a premier destination by many including Car and Driver, AAA, Road and Track, MSN, USA Today, KING 5’s Best Museum in Western Washington, and Showcase Magazine’s Best of 2022 Destination. It is known for its educational outreach serving more than 30,000 students annually, world-class rotating exhibits, stunning event spaces, and an outdoor show field for hosting community events. www.americascarmuseum.org
Fuel The Drive With Us RPM Foundation (with “RPM” being short for “Restoration, Preservation, and Mentorship”) is dedicated to ensuring that the critical skills necessary to preserve and restore collector automobiles, motorcycles, and boats are not lost. RPM provides internships, apprenticeships, and scholarships to students and organizations committed to advancing hands-on training in the automotive restoration and preservation industry. www.rpm.foundation The America On Wheels Museum as a transportation museum of 49,000 square feet, educates and entertains children and adults while preserving our nation’s transportation history and the American automobile. The museum remains an advocate for the City of Allentown, PA while contributing to the revitalization of its community with its growing Waterfront. The museum showcases exhibits, including a changing gallery which rotates every six months, along with year-round unique events. Travel is an adventure and visiting America On Wheels is certainly picture-perfect and memorable. www.americaonwheels.org Club Auto lives at the heart of car culture and brings enthusiasts together to celebrate their shared passion for all things automotive. Providing members with nationwide opportunities to drive the cars they love with the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts is the heart and soul of the Club Auto experience. www.americasautomotivetrust.org/club-auto The Concours Club is a group of dedicated philanthropists committed to fostering the car enthusiast community and promoting car culture. By investing in the mission of America’s Automotive Trust, the Concours Club paves the way for serious enthusiasts to make a major impact in securing our automotive heritage. Members take part in annual Summits with industry executives and media, participate in exclusive international driving events, and honor industry leaders and icons who have made important contributions to the automotive community. www.americasautomotivetrust.org/concours-club
Together, We Drive Forward. America’s Automotive Trust was founded in 2016 with the vision of bringing together like-minded organizations through collaboration and shared resources to perpetuate car culture. Today, we are proud to work with our entities LeMay – America’s Car Museum, RPM Foundation, America On Wheels Museum, our premier memberships Club Auto and Concours Club, plus our affiliate institutions of The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage and the Gilmore Car Museum to foster a strong community where all enthusiasts can thrive – from the classroom, to careers, to the open road – and to secure our automotive heritage.
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America’s Automotive Trust Wheels & Heels Annual Gala Auction Rules 1.
Each attendee/bidder must register to bid at the Wheels & Heels Auction Site. All participants must be 21 years of age or older.
The online silent auction will close Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 7 p.m. PDT. When you enter your bid number in the guaranteed bid box, you own the item.
All live auction lots will be auctioned by a professional auctioneer and will close as the auctioneer announces the item is closed at the Gala.
America’s Automotive Trust has endeavored to catalog and describe the property correctly, but all property is sold ‘as is’. No statements contained in the catalog, advertised on the website or made orally at the sale or elsewhere shall be deemed a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability.
During the online live auction, the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the winning purchaser. The auctioneer reserves the right to settle any and all disputes.
Items depicted in the ‘slide’ presentation are for illustrative purposes.
America’s Automotive Trust assumes no responsibility for travel arrangements, unless otherwise noted. No refunds will be made for canceled tickets and accommodations. All arrangements and coordination of items must be made by the auction buyer and only with the contact person designated on the donation certificate or documentation.
Unless otherwise stated, all certificates for services expire one year from the date of the auction.
Unless otherwise stated, restaurant certificates and experiences exclude alcohol, tax, and gratuity and may have certain date restrictions.
10. All wine and spirits may be sold and delivered only to persons who are at least 21 years old. All sales of wine and spirits are subject to Washington law, including regulations of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board. 11. America’s Automotive Trust reserves the right to withdraw any item from sale. 12. All sales are final; there will be no exchanges or refunds except where specified. 13. Participants must provide valid credit card information at the time of registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express as payment. 14. All auction items may be shipped for an additional fee OR pick up arranged by appointment only from LeMay — America’s Car Museum.
Event Production Entertainment Raffia and The Good Co Little Big Band
AAT & ACM Staff and Volunteers AFG Production Allan Aquila Gala PR and Culinary Lead
Fresh Northwest Design
Hedges Family Estates
CORT Party Rental
DJ Mitch Bate
Vivian Hsu Photography
El Gaucho Tacoma
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