POSTED: Monday April 12th 2010

Celebration Exotic Car Festival Revs Into Hear Gear This Saturday!

Central Florida is gearing up for one of North America's largest exotic car shows, as the 2010 Celebration Exotic Car Festival cruises into Orlando, this weekend, April 15 – 18.

Valentino Balboni
Valentino Balboni

Celebration, FL - Central Florida is gearing up for a four-day weekend of high-octane fun and entertainment as the 2010 Celebration Exotic Car Festival cruises into Orlando, this weekend, April 15 - 18, and it's bigger and better than ever.

Showcasing one of North America's largest collections of exotic cars, race cars and iconic Hollywood movie cars, this annual event is hosted by the Florida Region of the Ferrari Club of America, in support of Special Olympics Florida. More than 40,000 spectators are expected to attend.  During the four-day festival, visitors enjoy an array of events that range from rock concerts and celebrity appearances to gourmet food and wine tastings; exotic car Concours, rally and track events; fashion shows; a celebrity golf tournament and more.

This year's Celebration Exotic Car Festival benefits Special Olympics Florida and its Young Athletes Program, which introduces sports activities and development skills to children with special needs between the ages of two and seven.

Downtown Celebration, Florida is the setting for the festival's main event, the Concours of Exotic Cars, taking place on Saturday, April 17. Stroll Market Street's waterfront promenade among one of North America's largest gatherings of exotic cars, race cars and movie cars.  More than 250 ultra-exotic cars will be on display, including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti, Maserati, Pantera, Aston Martin and Lotus, as well as the Back To The Future DeLorean and the Lamborghinis from Cannonball Run and Dumb & Dumber. For families, enjoy Special Olympics athletic exhibitions and other activities, as well as charming shops, restaurants and outdoor cafés. Admission to the Concours is free for all attendees.

For exotic car owners, there are two track days as well as a challenge race for Ferrari Challenge cars at the historic Sebring Raceway. Drivers will experience the full 3.7-mile road course with the world's most exotic cars, alongside legendary Lamborghini factory test driver Valentino Balboni, Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16. Then, after the Concours, they'll cruise the scenic, open roads of Central Florida during the Exotic Car Road Rally, on Sunday, April 18.

For more information, and a sneak peek of the ultra exotics that will be featured, visit

About Celebration Exotic Car Festival: Now in its seventh year, the Celebration Exotic Car Festival showcases one of the largest gatherings of exotic cars, race cars and television/movie cars in North America. The festival draws more than 250 exclusive marquees and upwards of 40,000 spectators throughout the four-day event. Featuring an array of world-class activities for car lovers, "foodies," golfers, and music fans alike, this destination event has raised nearly half a million dollars for charity since 2004.

About Special Olympics Florida: Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athlete or their caregiver, as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem, socialization skills, and the life skills necessary to be a productive, respected and contributing members of their communities. To learn more, visit

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Automotive Media/Journalists: legendary Lamborghini factory test driver Valentino Balboni will be attending Friday's Track Day in Sebring and Saturday's Concours of Exotic Cars, and will be available for interviews. To schedule an interview with Valentino Balboni, please contact Amie Dugan, Special Olympics Florida, 407-402-8599.

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Keywords · celebration exotic car festival · racing cars · valentino balboni · special olympics · exotic cars · road rally · ferrari club of america

Name: Amie Dugan
Organization: Special Olympics

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