MONTGOMERY, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A showcase of more than 100 of the world's most unique automobiles, some valued in excess of $5,000,000, will be on display and auctioned at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa as Concours d'Elegance of Texas, one of the nation's biggest and most prestigious classic car weekends, returns May 2 - 4.
The collection of rare motorcars will be auctioned on Saturday, May 3, starting at 11 a.m. when the intense, rapid-fire bidding is expected to total over $10 million in sales.
Must-see items in this year's auction include a 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, one of only 118 built, projected to sell for $550,000 - $700,000; and a 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Cabriolet, one of only four certified Twelve Cabriolets, projected to sell for $350,000 - $450,000. Many other world class sports cars, pre-war Classics and performance cars will be sold.
For many, just watching the bidding is half the fun. Admission to the auction is priced at $50 per couple and includes a catalogue.
On Sunday, May 4, car enthusiasts can get an up-close look at more than 150 vintage motorcars lined up along the 18th hole of the resort's golf course.
Plus, crowds will enjoy a number of unusual entries including a towering, 16-foot-tall motorcycle, the World's Tallest Operating Motorcycle as recorded by Guinness Records. Admission for adults is $25. Children under 12 are free with an adult. All proceeds benefit the Concours charities.
Tickets for the Saturday auction and the Sunday presentation of vintage motorcars can be purchased in advance at www.concoursoftexas.org. Tickets also can be purchased to the Concours d'Elegance Charity Golf Classic and a special preview event on Friday, May 2, as well as the Cowboys & Cars Strolling Charity Dinner on Saturday, May 3.
The AAA Four Diamond lakeside Texas resort is located on Lake Conroe at 600 La Torretta Blvd., 12 miles west of I-45 on Highway 205.
Guestrooms at the all-suite resort can be booked at www.latorrettalakeresort.com or by calling (877) 286-9590.
La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts (www.interstatehotels.com), the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company.
SOURCE La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa