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Festivals of Speed Returns to the Mission Inn Resort & Club to Benefit Alliance Healthcare Foundati

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FL (April 2012) - The weekend of May 5th and 6th 2012, Festivals of Speed will once again hold a Motorsports Gathering & Luxury Lifestyle Display at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills to benefit the Alliance Healthcare Foundation. Throughout this unique event weekend, located just 30 minutes northwest of Orlando, attendees will have a rare opportunity to appreciate automotive masterpieces of design and engineering in a setting that if both festive and elegant.

Adorned with Spanish architecture, spring fed lakes and historic oaks, the 1000 acre Mission Inn Resort & Golf Club welcomes guests from around the globe with the grace and hospitality of a plush private estate. While the car enthusiast in the family relishes in the "Rolling Sculptures" on display, others can enjoy the spa, tennis, golf, skeet shooting, boating, fine dining and other amenities on location. Featured events of the weekend include the Saturday morning "Dealer Ride and Drive", Saturday evening Wine Connoisseur's Dinner and Louis XIII tasting, and a 300 vehicle Motorsports Gathering on Sunday.

Prior to the main event, on Saturday, May 5th, the spectacular rolling countryside surrounding this Northwest Orlando resort will play host to the Festivals of Speed Dealer Ride and Drive. Here, qualified guests and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel, and test drive new vehicles from names like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, and more. Continuing on to Saturday evening at Mission Inn's La Hacienda restaurant, The Festivals of Speed will host a VIP Wine Connoisseur's Dinner. This exclusive event includes handcrafted cocktails and a multi-course meal served with each dish paired to a specially chosen wine. Following the dinner will be fine cigars and a Louis XIII tasting on the terrace.

On Sunday, May 6th the Motorsports Display will feature 300 of the world's finest vintage and contemporary vehicles be set for display on the plush fairway of the Mission Inn Resort & Club's Championship Golf Course. Attendees will experience automotive designs by Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Porsche, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, McLaren, and more and while encountering fine wines, exciting culinary offerings, robust cigars, smooth jazz, and luxury lifestyle displays featuring fine jewelry and timepieces. Guests who appreciate the VIP lifestyle can purchase tickets to a beautiful pavilion lounge to indulge in an array of fine foods and premium alcohol.

Tickets for the Festivals of Speed Wine Connoisseur's Dinner and Motorsports Display VIP pavilion can be purchased at http://www.festivalsofspeed.com. Sunday main event general admission tickets are available either online at http://www.festivalsofspeed.com or onsite at The Mission Inn Resort & Club. Guests traveling in from out of town can take advantage of the Festivals of Speed rooms block at the Mission Inn Resort & Club by calling the Mission Inn at (800) 874-9053.

About Festivals of Speed

Headquartered in Eustis, Florida, Festivals of Speed was founded as the ultimate luxury lifestyle 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 telephone 352-385-9450.




at The Mission Inn Resort & Club

to benefit:
Groupon Festivals of Speed Ticket Special discount

Full Weekend Itinerary

Dealer Ride & Drive
Mission Inn Resort & Club
10400 County Rd 48, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
Saturday, May 5th 2012
11:00am - 2:00pm

Dealers on site will be Bentley Orlando, Rolls-Royce Orlando, Ferrari of Central Florida, Maserati of Central Florida, McLaren Tampa Bay, Aston-Martin Orlando, Porsche of Ocala, Mercedes of Sanford, Fields Auto Group, and More! We are taking qualified reservations for dealers at le@festivalsofspeed.com. To participate - please email over name, address, phone, current vehicle, and requested ride and drive participation, and we will send to the dealers for their review & scheduling.

***This is not a charged or ticketed event, and participation is based on onsite or advance scheduling dealer descretion***

Groupon Festivals of Speed Ticket Special discount

Wine Connoisseur's Dinner
Mission Inn Resort & Club, La Hacienda Restaurant
10400 County Rd 48, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
Saturday, May 5th 2012
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Once everyone is seated, a multi-course meal will be served with each dish paired to a specially chosen wine. The wine selection will be varied, and each vintage will be introduced by a wine connoisseur. As the meal comes to a conclusion, guests will complete the experience with a fine cigar & cognac tasting served under the stars on the elegant terrace. Reservations are advance ticket purchase only at www.festivalsofspeed.com.

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2nd Annual Festivals of Speed at the
Mission Inn Resort & Club
10400 County Rd 48, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
Sunday, May 6th 2012
10:00am - 4:00pm

A fantastic display of the world's finest automobiles, motorcycles, watercraft and luxury lifestyle products will be placed on the pristine fairway. Our field is diverse, showcasing vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models including motorcycles, race boats, and other exciting vehicles.



To register your vehicle for display, please click the link below:

For more information on tickets, sponsorship, or participation please visit

Groupon Festivals of Speed Ticket Special discount


The Festivals of Speed has a room block at our host hotel,
The Mission Inn Resort & Club:

$139.00 per room, per night Deluxe Hotel Room
$179.00 per room, per night Club Suite

$239.00 per suite, per night One Bedroom Suite
$439.00 per penthouse, per night Penthouse

To reserve your room, please call Mission Inn reservations at 800-874-9053 and ask for the Festivals of Speed room block.

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