New Aston Martin Rapide to be Unveiled at the 11th Annual Gala Preview of the New York Auto Show

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The 11th Annual East Side House Settlement Gala Preview of theNew York International Auto Show is scheduled for April 1, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The gala will include food, cocktails, entertainment, and handsomely dressed car lovers, but by far the most exciting portion of the evening will be seeing the new Aston Martin Rapide and having the opportunity to win an exclusive Aston Martin Rapide driving package. Okay, we’ll admit that we have seen the Rapide up close and personal, but we are very jealous of whomever wins this driving package. The package includes an excursion for two at the Aston Martin driving school in Detroit, Michigan, for a full-day, one-on-one driving lesson, as well as a one-week loan of the Aston Martin Rapide; a first opportunity to get behind the wheel of the car before sales begin late in the summer 2010. The package will be auctioned off in a Silent Auction occurring during dinner. Unfortunately, in order to bid on this extraordinary package, you must have a dinner ticket in hand. These tickets are reserved for benefactors.

Check out the full story plus the official press release after the jump.

The gala will provide its guests to a preview of all of the cars that will be shown at the auto show. Guests will be wined and dined, but one of the best scheduled events of the evening will be the opportunity to view “Fully-Loaded”. “Fully-Loaded” is a rare collection of NYC’s most exclusive, privately-owned, customized cars and new 2010 automobiles and motorcycles. Among the list of cars are: a custom 2010 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead coupe ; 2009 Ferrari 599gtb ; 2002 Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel ; 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins Diesel ; the brand new 2010 Spyker C8 Spyder ; 2010 Bentley Supersports ; Porsche Carrera GT ; Lamborghini Super Voloce ; and handcrafted motorcycles.

All proceeds for the event will go towards benefitting the East Side House Settlement. This agency provides help for about 8000 residents of Mott Haven, a neighborhood of the South Bronx. They provide education and technology training programs to give them the tools they need to succeed.
"We are excited to partner with some of New York’s most influential leaders in the auto industry," said John Sanchez, Executive Director, East Side House Settlement. "Proceeds raised from the gala will be essential toward benefitting the motivated students that we serve and in continuing our efforts to create opportunities for the people of the South Bronx."

Press Release

On April 1, 2010, the East Side House Settlement will host the 11th Annual Gala Preview of the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center. This high-octane event offers guests a chance to view the entire auto show before it officially opens to the public, including access to the hottest cars and trucks, brand new ’10 & ’11 production models, and exciting concept vehicles. One of the biggest charity events of the year, all proceeds from the evening benefit East Side House Settlement (www.eastsidehouse.org) a leading social services agency that serves young people and families in the South Bronx.

THE CELEBRATION

The Gala Preview includes cocktails, a private dinner for benefactors, and a silent and live auction, plus "Fully Loaded" - a rare collection of NYC’s most exclusive, privately-owned, customized cars and new 2010 automobiles and motorcycles that will be unveiled and on display for one night only. The event is chaired by Philip L. Yang and Joan P. Young and the benefit committee is chaired by Kipton Cronkite, Fe Fendi, and Paige Ethington Hardy. The media sponsor is New York magazine. Over 1,300 guests from the worlds of Wall Street, fashion, arts, sports, and Society are expected to attend this glittering and fuel-injected evening.

THE CARS

The evening’s highlight will be the preview of the new Aston Martin Rapide. The most elegant four-door sports car in the world, the Rapide is one of the most eagerly awaited cars of 2010. During the dinner, there will be a live auction of an exclusive Aston Martin Rapide driving package. The complete auction package will include an excursion for two at the Aston Martin driving school in Detroit, Michigan, for a full-day, one-on-one driving lesson, as well as a one-week loan of the Aston Martin Rapide; a first opportunity to get behind the wheel of the car before sales begin late in the summer 2010. This unique package is offered by Aston Martin North America in conjunction with their official New York dealer partners, Miller Motor Cars and Aston Martin Long Island.

The "Fully Loaded" exhibition is curated by Manhattan Motorcars, Wheel Concepts, DUBS and Confederate Motors. It will showcase an exhilarating collection of cars and motorcycles with incredible custom and factory upgraded interiors and exteriors, upgrades, revised engines, custom leathers and paints, and custom-built wheels, including: a custom 2010 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead coupe; 2009 Ferrari 599 Ferrari 599 gtb; 2002 Ford Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel; 2008 Dodge Ram Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins Diesel; the brand new 2010 Spyker C8 Spyder; 2010 Bentley Supersports; Porsche Carrera GT; Lamborghini Super Voloce; and handcrafted motorcycles.

THE CAUSE

The Gala Preview of the New York International Auto Show is a critical source of funding for East Side House Settlement, as approximately half of ESH’s funding comes from private philanthropy. With the unwavering support from The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association and The New York International Automobile Show, ESH has been able to establish and fund a highly successful college preparation program, which is crucial in promoting education and employment for the residents of Mott Haven in the South Bronx.

"We are excited to partner with some of New York’s most influential leaders in the auto industry," said John Sanchez, Executive Director, East Side House Settlement. "Proceeds raised from the gala will be essential toward benefitting the motivated students that we serve and in continuing our efforts to create opportunities for the people of the South Bronx."

"This is a very exciting year for the Auto Show, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Greater New York Automobiles Association, and our eleven year partnership with East Side House," said Candida Romanelli, Director, New York International Auto Show. "It is so important that we, as an industry, continue our efforts toward helping young people attain their goals through education and employment."

Over the past four years, 220 students have been accepted to college and over 100 have received scholarship assistance as a result of this event.

Gala Preview Event Details:

What: East Side House Settlement Gala Preview of the New

York International Auto Show

Media Sponsor: New York magazine

When: April 1, 2010
Cocktails: 6pm – 9pm, Benefactor Dinner: 8:30pm

Where: The Jacob Javits Center, 11th Avenue at 35th Street

Information: www.galapreview.org


1 comments:

I like the interior and the exterior, it’s the one you called “super car.” Class and elegant plus the super engine outstanding!

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