Park Place Motorcars Dallas recently revealed its Freshest Face, the all-new 2013 SL550 Roadster, at the 6th Annual Fresh Faces of Fashion Reveal Party, held at the dealership’s Lemmon Avenue location.
Hosted with Modern Luxury Dallas Magazine and Stanley Korshak, the event welcomed over 500 guests and benefitted the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas.
Joy Cioci’s fashions sizzled on the runway but our favorite models were the two SL550 Roadsters; steel gray with black leather interior and Iridium Silver with Red and Black Leather interior with Magic Sky Control!
Vy Tran purchased the winning raffle ticket, one of more than 740 $100 Raffle Tickets sold, for the chance to win the winner’s choice of the Mercedes-Benz C250 sedan or C Coupe. The proceeds, of course, benefitted the Suicide and Crisis Center. Park Place Motorcars Dallas also made an additional $10,000 contribution. Margie Wright, the organization’s Executive Director was delighted to accept the donation and noted that this year’s Fresh Faces of Fashion events were some of their most successful fundraisers.
Park Place Dealerships is proud to once again be the title presenter of the Texas Rangers Triple Play event set for May 27th at the Hilton Anatole Dallas. The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children in need within our community, and provides funding for youth in crisis, youth health initiatives, youth baseball programs, and youth education. This event serves as their largest fundraiser each year. The theme this year is “Escape to the Hamptons.” The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, the program, and then ‘game shows.’ The entire Texas Rangers team will be in attendance and there will be silent and live auctions. Ian and Tess Kinsler and Michael Young and Cristina-Barbosa Young are the hosts for the evening and Fox Sports Southwest’s Emily Jones will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.
To reserve tables or individual tickets, contact the Foundation at (817) 436-5933 or email@example.com. Click here fore the full press release on Texas Rangers.com.Comments
Park Place Motorcars Dallas was proud to be the Presenting Sponsors of the first annual Dress 4 Yellow Fashion Show and Luncheon benefitting LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Cook Children’s Medical Center. The event took place on Thursday, April 5 at the historic Adolphus Hotel and hosted a sell-out crowd of over 400 fashionistas all wearing yellow and eager to support cancer research.
Lance and his mother, Linda Armstrong Kelly, were front row center at the event as were other advisory board members such as Pat Smith, Amy Vanderoef and Chef Tre Wilcox along with event chairs, Jennifer Applbaum and Lee Nagel.
Couture designers created original, yellow-inspired fashions for the Dress 4 Yellow runway. Among the notables were Abi Ferrin, Christian Louboutin, Diane Von Furstenburg, Donna Karan, Ellie Tahari, Justin Boots, Michael Kors, Nha Khanh, Peach Carr, Prashe, Ralph Lauren, Shirin Askari and Zang Toi. Several of these fashions were presented in the Live Auction to raise additional funds for the organization. Lesa Oudt won the Park Place complimentary Register to Win Package which included a Mercedes-Benz for the weekend, deluxe detail and year of gas for her own vehicle, a $500 Skintastic ‘More Beautiful You’ gift certificate, Abi Ferrin fashion, Kendra Scott earrings and a weekend for 4 couples with guest room accommodations and golf at the luxurious Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas. The package has an estimated value of approximately $5,500.
The Dress 4 Yellow event team plans to produce a video entitled “Why I Wear Yellow” which will allow walk up guests to state why they wear yellow. This allows supporters that dedicate their time and energy to honor those in their lives who have bravely fought cancer and remember those who win the fight and those that are missed daily. The video shoot and video premiere will take place at Park Place Motorcars Dallas this June.
Since 2009, the 4 Yellow Foundation has contributed more than $750,000 to LIVESTRONG in the global fight against cancer through their Swing Fore Yellow and Ski Yellow events in Texas and Colorado. Park Place Dealerships, celebrating our 25th year, has a long history of supporting cancer research.Comments
The Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation was founded in 1998 to provide funds for programs and opportunities that benefit GCISD students and staff. While core educational needs are met through the allocation of tax dollars, the margin of excellence is possible only by contributions and efforts that go above and beyond the minimum. Foundation funds are used to facilitate student achievement and skill development, recognize and encourage staff excellence and expand community involvement from individuals, businesses and civic organizations. Since its inception, the foundation has funded 875 projects, distributing more than $1.4 million to GCISD, affecting more than half the teachers and all the students.
“Like most Texas schools, our school district is facing unprecedented budget challenges under the current school finance laws. Park Place Motorcars has generously donated resources for the past few years to the Education Foundation whose sole purpose is to provide resources needed to our school district and where 100% of all donations stay within our school district to assist our students and teachers. Not only has Park Place been the featured sponsor for our Celebrating Our Stars Academic Recognition Banquet for several years, but also for the second year donates scholarships to graduates for continuing education. Park Place understands the importance of successful schools in communities and how communities must work together to ensure the success of our schools. Park Place’s support is a shining example of the need for and importance of collaborative efforts between our schools, community, and corporations. Our heartfelt thanks to Park Place!” says Janice Kane, Executive Director.
With the unprecedented budget challenges facing Texas schools, the Foundation’s efforts are more critical than ever as educators are being forced to seek funding avenues outside the regular budget in order to continue vital educational programs. 100% of all donations to the Education Foundation stay within GCISD to assist GCISD students and teachers.Comments
Park Place Motorcars in Dallas, Motorcars Grapevine and Motorcars Ft. Worth, as well as Park Place Porsche in Dallas recognized outstanding members including “Member of the Year” in several departments as well as “Coach of the Year”, “Dealership Support Member of the Year” and other awards and recognition a couple of weeks ago at a celebration at Medieval Times in Dallas. Members and Award recipients were treated to an exclusive dinner and night of jousting and chivalry as General Managers and President Neil Grossman honored attendees and spotlight members recognized for outstanding performance during 2011 at this annual celebration of ongoing excellence. Congratulations, winners!
Park Place Porsche recently unveiled the new, seventh generation 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S. The dealership’s Lemmon Avenue showroom and service garage were turned into a contemporary entertainment palace with modern lounge seating, a Dapper cigar den and multiple bars with liquid libations including signature Stolichynaya Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin & Milagro Tequila cocktails, as well as a Balvennie & Glenfiddich Single-Malt Scotch tasting.
More than 900 guests eagerly surveyed the boldly redesigned sports car while tasting delicacies from Dallas’ favorite food trucks, including Nammi, The Butcher’s Son, So-Cal Tacos, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, and Trailercakes.
“Whether this will be a customer’s first 911 or just their latest Porsche, it’s going to be an incredibly exhilarating driving and ownership experience,” said Ken Schnitzer, chairman of Park Place Dealerships. “The 911 Carrera and Carrera S are perfect for drivers who want a true benchmark-setting sports car that they can put through its paces while still enjoying driving it all week long. It’s not just for show or weekend drives.”
For 2012, the 911 has been completely redesigned from the ground up. The new model preserves the classic 911 lines, yet Porsche designers revisited every inch for advances in power and fuel economy. While enthusiasts will recognize the 2012 911 Carrera at a glance, 90-percent of its components are either new or fundamentally revised. Its sleek and stretched silhouette, pulse-pounding contours and precisely designed features signal its rich heritage from every viewing angle. Longer, lower, wider, 100 pouinds lighter, faster and more efficient than previous models, the new 911 is the perfect blend of modern design, intelligent engineering and performance DNA.
In addition to aesthetic improvements, both new models offer significant performance enhancements. The 2012 911 Carrera is equipped with a new, 350-horsepower, 3.4-liter boxer engine, while the Carrera S features a 400-horsepower, 3.8-liter boxer engine—a 15hp improvement over its predecessor. The 911 Carrera with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) accelerates from zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds, while the Carrera S sprints from zero to 60 in a mere 4.1 seconds. That time is reduced even further to 3.9 seconds when equipped with the Sports Chrono Package Plus. Top track speeds for the 911 Carrera and Carrera S are 179 and 188 mph, respectively.
As with every generation, the new 911 Carrera continues to raise the bar in both performance and efficiency. This is achieved through systems such as the Automatic Start/Stop function, engine and transmission thermal management, electrical system recuperation, the world’s first seven-speed manual transmission and—in conjunction with PDK—the ability to ‘sail’ or coast. The new electro-mechanical power steering offers the typical Porsche precision and helps to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.
The new 911 Carrera Coupe will have a base MSRP of $82,100, and the 911 Carrera S Coupe will start at $96,400 (excluding destination fees).
Photos by Rhiannon Lee. Park Place Porsche General Manager Patrick Huston; Steve Krysil, Regional Manager, Porsche Cars North America; Dave Kurtz, Vice President of Sales, Porsche Cars North America; and Ken Schnitzer, Chairman, Park Place DealershipsComments
Park Place Porsche welcomed crowd of over 900 for the unveiling of the new Porsche 911 last week. “We were shocked — pleasantly so — but it was still a surprise,” said Carolyn Alvey, vice president of Aardvark Communications Inc., which represents the dealership. Of course, Park Place was prepared for the turnout, having transformed the showroom and service areas into a 911 showplace which included lounge areas, bars, a cigar den and more.Comments
Dallas Stars Casino Night at Park Place Motorcars Grapevine Raises Quarter of a Million Dollars for Charity
Park Place Motorcars Grapevine was transformed into a little slice of Vegas recently when they hosted the 14th annual Park Place Dealerships – Dallas Stars Casino Night, complete with beautiful girls in slinky black dresses, gourmet food, specialty cocktails, hand-rolled cigars and a room filled with Stars.
More than 600 fans attended the sold-out fundraiser and raised more than $250,000 for the Dallas Stars Foundation, which supports local children’s charities that positively impact the lives of children through teamwork, interaction and education.
“Casino Night is the most anticipated Foundation event,” said Lora Farris, Executive Director of the Dallas Stars Foundation. “We have fans who look forward to the event each year and are always eager to purchase tickets when they first go on sale.”
Stars players, coaches and broadcasters acted as casino dealers while interacting with guests. When not dealing, Stars players and personnel walked around the dealership greeting fans and signing autographs.
“The Stars players are the best,” said Stephen James, General Manager of Park Place Jaguar Plano. “They’re very down to earth. They mingle and talk to everybody. It’s a lot of fun for everyone.”
Casino games and tables were set up in both showrooms. Auction items lined one wall and the service garage was filled with tables laden with delectable dishes from III Forks Steakhouse, including beef tenderloin croustades, chicken satay with peanut sauce, mini crabcakes, seared Ahi tuna nachos, Kobe beef sliders and the incomparable III Forks Salad. Brown-Forman provided specialty cocktails like Honey Nut Martinis, Gentleman Jack Old Fashions and Whiskey Sours and a Parisian Cosmo. Other sponsors included Anheuser-Busch, Robert Mondavi, Dr Pepper and the Airport Valet.
“The partnership between Park Place and the Dallas Stars has been long and mutually beneficial,” concluded James. “It’s a great way to give back to the community. The Dallas Stars Foundation helps a number of different charitable organizations, so we can touch many lives throughout the year because of this one great event.”
The Dallas Stars Foundation focuses its efforts on providing support to the children of the community so they may lead quality lives and develop into contributing members of society. Through teamwork, interaction, and education, the Dallas Stars Foundation works to bring together all members of the Metroplex and build a bright future for today’s youth.
Photo, top: Celena Rae deals blackjack.
Photo, bottom: Loui Eriksson signs an autograph for Christy Siddle as husband Jed Siddle looks on
When the new Lotus of Plano dealership made its debut recently, Park Place Dealerships converted the glass showroom on Plano Parkway into the ultimate man cave. DJ Andre set the mood with Rat Pack favorites. And Park Place made a $2500 donation to Dallas Moustache, a local non-profit that raises awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancers.
“Lotus is a very sporty brand with a proud racing heritage,” said Rob Sumner, marketing director, Park Place Dealerships. “We wanted to create an environment that represented the spirit of the edgy, high-performance sports car while appealing to the sophistication of our guests. And, of course, our clients know when they buy any vehicle from Park Place, they receive the ultimate in service and client experience.”
Lotus cars are born on the track, designed for the streets and built around the driver. Lotus offers three models: the tactile Elise, the track-inspired Exige and the practical Evora. The Elise SC is the ultimate evolution of a pure-bred sports car with a new supercharged, 1.8 litre, 218 HP, 16 valve, 4-cylinder engine, delivering instant acceleration and even torque accessible from low in the rev range. Weighing only 2,000 pounds, the Exige S sports a supercharged 1.8 litre, 257 HP, mid-mounted 16 valve, 4-cylinder engine, combining the best of raw performance and civilized handling. The Evora 2+2 brings comfort and performance to a daily driver with adjustable, leather trimmed sports seats and a practical 2+2 rear seat.
Park Place and Brown Forman invited six area mixologists to create their version of the perfect Manhattan using Woodford Reserve bourbon. Austin Bird, mixologist at The Usual, created The County Line; Sean Connor – The Whiskey Cake Cocktail; Chris Dempsey – Winter in Manhattan; Brad Hensarling of Campo Modern Country Bistro – a Montpelier Manhattan; Scott Melton of The Gin Mill – The Five Points Manhattan; and Kyle Paris –of Jaspers Restaurant at the Shops @ Legacy – the Maple Dram-hattan. Kyle Paris was the people’s choice, with Chris Dempsey coming in second and Brad Hensarling third.
Naturally, the food choices complemented the caliber of the drinks with tantalizing fare such as ceviche marinated with a touch of Woodford Reserve and oso bucco quail legs served atop plantain mash and a Woodford Reserve chipotle pomegranate glaze from Agave Azul; Kobe beef sliders and grilled chicken skewers served with a spicy peanut sauce by III Forks Steakhouse; and smoked scallop mousse éclair with lobster and shrimp bisque by Tony Gardizi. Honey Girl Kitchen provided sweet temptations, including petite double chocolate bites and organic zest petite lemon bars.
Dapper Magazine transformed the dealership’s service drive into a Cigar Den with premium cigars, hand-rolled on-site by House of Cigars, and special tastings of Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman Spirits also provided Chambord Vodka, Finlandia Vodka, Herradura Tequila, and Sonoma Cutrer Wines.
Mike Kellis-Murphy of Frisco won an Agave Azul Tequila dinner for 10, including a three-course meal paired with
tequilas, and a Lotus gift bag. Albert Plunkett of Allen won a Woodford Reserve Bourbon Tasting for 10 and a golf bag.
Lotus of Plano is located at 4422 West Plano Parkway in Plano.