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Sarasota Exotic Car Fest - February 22nd - 24th

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  1. Larry Chanin

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    The Sarasota Exotic Car Fest.

    Its a three-day James Bond 007 themed event starting Friday evening February 22nd and ending on Sunday, February 24th. Its rather pricey costing $835 for a couple for the entire event, or you can go to individual events.

    The first event on Friday evening February 22nd is a Luxury Lifestyle Jetport Reception at the Rectrix Aerodrome Center at SRQ Airport. ($175/person)

    On Saturday, February 23rd from 10:00AM - 4:00PM there is Exotics on St. Armands Circle where you can display your car for a registration fee of $60.
    I haven't checked to see if registrations are still open.

    On Saturday evening, February 23rd, Sunset Cocktails and Dinner at "Casino Royale" at Michaels on East. ($200/person)

    On Sunday, February 24th, Road Rally and Closing Brunch at the Founders Club. ($60/person)

    My wife and I are still debating whether to attend the Jet Port Reception on Friday. Maybe if I knew some club members were attending it would induce me to spend the money.:redface:

    Proceeds support United Cerebal Palsy of Southwest Florida.

    Larry
     
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    Wow! I'm a lifelong James Bond fan and our silver Model S looks like his car. The schedule is full, but maybe we can make one of the events. We have two next weekend!
     
  3. Larry Chanin

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    Steve,

    If you and Robin can make it that would be great. I sent you an email.

    Larry
     
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    #4 Larry Chanin, Feb 23, 2013
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    Mary Ellen and I along with Steve and Robin had a fantastic time at the Luxury Lifestyle Jetport Reception at the Rectrix Aerodrome Center last night!

    Bond Girls.jpg
    Bond Girls

    Larry and some Bond Girls.jpg
    Larry and some Model S admirers

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    Mary Ellen and Bond...James Bond

    Dancing Girls.jpg
    More Model S admirers

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    Not all Sarasotans are on Medicare

    Robin, Steve and a Golden Girl.jpg
    You'd smile too
    Robin, Steve and a Golden Girl


    Larry
     
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    #5 Larry Chanin, Feb 23, 2013
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    Oh, did I mention there were exotic cars at the event? :wink:

    Robin, Steve, Mary Ellen Larry and 007.jpg
    Robin, Steve, Mary Ellen, Larry and 007

    Educating the Aston Martin dealer.jpg
    This guy brought way over a million dollars worth of Aston Martins
    Here we have an animated discussion of the merits of electric vehicles over gasoline vehicles

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    Some exotics on the tarmac

    Some more exotics.jpg
    Another exotic, oh and some cars.

    A McLaren.jpg
    McLaren. This car had a fantastic paint job even if it does run on gas.

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    RED interior anyone? An Aston Martin

    Jet Setter.jpg
    Larry the Jet Setter
    Care for a ride? Its only $3400/hour

    Dancers.jpg
    Did I mention they had a lot of scantily clad girls?

    Robin makes a point.jpg
    As the temperatures drops at the Jetport Robin makes a point on her Model S

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    Larry's next bike?

    Mary Ellen's next convertible.jpg
    Mary Ellen next convertible?
    You can buy 5 fully loaded Model Ss for the price


    Larry
     
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    Today while I was attempting to sober up we continued our exotic car fest at St. Armands circle. Parking was challenging for ICE vehicles.

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    We were fortunate to get some charger parking.
    Robin, Steve and Larry were dressed a little more casually today.

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    I found out later that another local club member had to wait for a spot.
    Sorry Gary I hope you didn't have to wait too long.

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    Larry on the Circle. He can't seem to find the frunk.

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    Lots of exotics

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    There were over 125 exotics on the Circle today at St. Armands


    Larry
     
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    Fun photos! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    #8 Larry Chanin, Feb 25, 2013
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    Thanks.

    We wish you and Kim could have been there.

    We're saving our pennies for next year.

    Larry
     
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  10. Larry Chanin

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    Hi Liam,

    Yes, it does look similar, but not identical.

    This jet port reception is less expensive at $200 per couple versus $350, but for us we would need to book a hotel room. The Marriot Renaissance Vinoy has reduced rates at $279, and I believe there is a charger available in the garage and nearby at the marina.

    I'm not used to spending this kind of money on a reception, and my wife thought I was crazy... until we went. Afterwards I asked her if she felt it was worth the expense. Now she has put this on our calender for next year.

    Larry
     

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