The Houston Classic Weekend gets Fast and Loud
Houston, Texas. March 15, 2013
Organizers of The Houston Classic Weekend are gearing up again for one of the biggest motoring and luxury lifestyle weekends in Texas, staged at the award winning La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery. Running from May 3-5, The Houston Classic Weekend is a full-scale celebration of vintage motoring, with highlights including Worldwide Auctioneers' The Houston Classic Auction on Saturday, May 4, a world-class catalogue sale that is now in its second decade. The second annual Concours d'Elegance of Texas is on Sunday, May 5, with eighteen individual classes recognizing a range of marques and eras, including antique and vintage through 1924, the classic era, post war automobiles, race cars and pre- and post-war motorcycles. Latest entries include an outstanding example of Porsche's first fiberglass-bodied racecar, a spectacular 1964 Porsche 904 Coupe, one of only 120 Porsche 904s produced. Another recent entrant is a 1969 Ford GT40 with fantastic history, the last built of the ten lightweight roof examples. This year's Concours celebrates the cars of legendary Texan, Carroll Shelby, with the only big block DragonSnake Cobra ever built as one of the stars of the show, owned by automotive dealer, collector and philanthropist, Mr. Sam Pack of Dallas.

Worldwide's 12th annual The Houston Classic Auction promises collectors another spectacular line up, with over 100 rare and exciting cars to go under the hammer. Interesting consignments include a diminutive 1958 Messerschmitt microcar, once owned by daredevil, Evel Knievel. The present owner, Richard Rawlings of Fast N' Loud fame, will be there onsite with his sidekick, Aaron, to encourage the bidding, with the Discovery Channel on hand to film the action for an upcoming episode of its rapidly growing series.

The Concours d'Elegance of Texas is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and is proud to support the Holy Angels Residential Facility, Montgomery County Emergency Assistance and the Collectors Foundation as its primary charities. Worldwide Auctioneers will sell an outstanding 1960 Bentley during The Houston Classic Auction on May 4, kindly donated by Montgomery County collector, Mr. Jack McClanahan. Proceeds from the sale will benefit local charity "New Danville," a self-sustaining, master-planned community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as the Holy Angels Residential facility in Louisiana. "The Concours benefits some remarkable charities and we are extremely grateful for the support and enthusiasm of the local community," said Mike Ames, Concours Chairman. "We are very proud that The Houston Classic Weekend in its totality contributed nearly $1million to charitable causes in 2012 and look forward to another great event. Tell your friends, tell your family, and come and make a difference whilst enjoying the biggest celebration of vintage motoring in Texas."

Ticket sales, schedules and full event details are available online at and Executive Director Lolly Bezy can be contacted at 1.855.262.9900 or Concours organizers have designated an area immediately adjacent to the Concours grounds for Classic Car Clubs to display their vehicles as a group, with the exclusive offer of a pair of free tickets to Sunday's Concours and Worldwide Auctioneers' The Houston Classic Auction on Saturday. The offer is only available to invited club members who pre-register by April 15, so clubs are reminded to register early to avoid disappointment.

Schedule and consignment information on The Houston Classic Auction is available at, or by calling 1.260.925.6789. The event is staged on the beautiful grounds of La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, and visitors get the chance to enjoy the waterpark, extensive spa, lakeside facilities and great restaurants of this world-class resort, usually reserved for the exclusive use of hotel guests. The resort is expected to fill up early and weekend packages are available online now. Visit for information on accommodation and resort amenities. Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Rob Bohli at 713.906.4526 or and media inquiries to Jo Snyder at 512.507.7867 or