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1993 Jaguar XJ220

More than 100 cars have been selected to be displayed and juried in the Collectors Concours at the 3rd annual Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase. Plano resident Barry Fromberg has the unique distinction of having three rare cars from his collection selected for the show: a 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Targa; a 1991 Jaguar XJR-15; and a 1993 Jaguar XJ220. 

“I fell in love with the Jaguar XJ220 as soon as it was launched in the early 1990s,” said Fromberg. “At the time of its launch it was the fastest car in the world, reaching a top speed of 217.1 mph. It’s powered by a 3.5L V-6 twin turbocharged engine, producing 542 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. Several years ago I decided to start a collection of my favorite cars, and the XJ220 was at the top of my list.  I found the perfect car in August 2017: a one-owner car in outstanding condition in my favorite color, Monza Red, with 3,400 km on the odometer.”

“The Jaguar XJR-15 is the first road-going car built entirely of carbon fiber,” explained Fromberg. “It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.0L V-12 engine, producing 450 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.  Based on the Le Mans winning Jaguar XJR-9 race car, the car’s designer went on to design the McLaren F1, using many of the design cues he created for the XJR-15. There were only 26 XJR-15 road cars produced, and it is believed that there are only eight located in the U.S. The car that I recently purchased became available from a long term collector, and is in outstanding condition with 639 miles on the odometer.” 

“I’m also a big Porsche fan, having owned and raced several Porsches over the years,” concludes Fromberg.  “The 930 Turbo was the first production turbocharged car produced by Porsche.  Realizing that Porsche only made 35 Turbos with a Targa roof for the U.S. market in 1989, I decided the 1989 Porsche Turbo Targa was the car for me.  It took me several years to find one, but I was referred to an L.A. dealer who had a two-owner car in outstanding condition with only 24,800 miles on the odometer.” 

The Collectors’ Concours will be displayed on the first Fairway of the TPC Golf Course and will include a 1916 Stutz Bearcat; 1936 Pierce Arrow; 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL; 1965 Corvette Stingray; 1966 Shelby GT350H Hertz Rent-a-Racer and many other rare vehicles.

Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury lifestyle and automotive event will return to the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019, rain or shine. 

The Club Car Expo, powered by Park Up Front, will be displayed on the 18thth fairway and represents some of the best car clubs in North Texas, including the Mercedes-Benz Club of America; Lamborghini Club of Dallas; Porsche Club of America – Maverick Region; Corvette Legends of TX; McLaren Club; Jaguar Owners Association; Texas Shelby North Texas and the Ferrari Club Dallas. 

The Park Place New Car Concours will feature the latest models from each of the luxury brands the dealership group represents, including Rolls-Royce, Maserati, McLaren, Bentley, Karma, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover.

There will truly be something for everyone with the Kids Zone, featuring electric mini luxury and performance cars for the kids to drive, the North Texas Diecast Collectors Club’s 60-foot downhill Hot Wheels track, a soda pop truck and more.

Iconic luxury shopping and dining destination Highland Park Villagewill present a runway fashion show produced by Jan Strimple and featuring Fall looks from prestigious brands Alice + Olivia, St. John, Trina Turk, Theory, and MARKET in the climate-controlled pavilion. 

Suggested attire for the day is Concours Casual, where guests are encouraged to pair a hat with their favorite resort-inspired ensemble while sporting comfortable shoes. Dallas Mad Hatter Shane Walkerwill judge a Haute Hatcontestimmediately after the fashion show in the Porsche Pavilion. 

Restaurants featured in the Allie Beth Allman & Associates| URBAN VIP Lounge include The French Room, LAW, III Forks, Cool River, Chop House, Dallas Fish Market, Wild Salsa, Oven & Cellar, OUTLAW Tap Room, Kai, Toulouse, Whiskey Cake, Texas de Brazil, Princi Italia, CRU Wine and Food Bar, Pacific Table, Cork & Pig Tavern, Make Your Life Sweeter, and Vestal’s Catering. 

Returning partners include the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, VIP Lounge Sponsors Allie Beth Allman & Associates – A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate|URBAN, Captain’s Lounge Sponsor Celebrity Cruises, The City of Irving, Hill & Wilkinson, Hagerty, Event Architecture, AT&T Business, AVSD Productions, Digital 3 Printing, Fauxcades Décor, Brad Oldham Sculpture, D Magazine, NBC 5 and CultureMap. 

Additional sponsors include Lilium Florals, Perks & Provisions, Mark Stephens, Sunnyland Furniture, RideCentric, Bachendorf’s, Jack Black, Renegade Cigars, Tito’s Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Maker’s Mark, Aviation Gin, Peroni Beer, J Wineries, Waste Management, GL Seamen & Company, MarineMax Yachts, Ratcliff Financial Services, Garages of Texas, ExxonMobil, The Vineyard at Florence, Affinitiv, AIG, Richochet Fuel, Custom Vehicle Design, Shane Walker Design, Thermal Printing and Marquee Event Rentals. 

The luxury lifestyle event benefits the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation.

Park Place Dealershipshas donated a 2020 Lexus UX to be raffled at the Park Place Luxury Supercar Showcase.Tickets for the raffle may be purchased online at irvingfoundation.bswhealth.comor by visiting Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation at 1901 N. MacArthur Blvd.Irving. Tickets are $100 each and participants need not be present to win. Proceeds will benefit Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Irving.  

Advance tickets range from $25 - $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP All Access, which includes the VIP Lounge with complimentary food and beverages from dozens of the area’s finest restaurants, tickets are on sale at LuxurySupercarShowcase.com.VIP Tickets are limited and have sold out the previous two years.

Ken Schnitzer founded Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership on Oak Lawn. Today, Park Place Dealerships employs more than 2,000 people and operates 16 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, and Maserati. For more info, visit parkplace.com.