Florida Intenational Univerity’s Wolfsonian art museum kicked off their Very Wolfsonian Weekend Celebrating Car Culture with Cocktails Among the Motor Cars at the Creative Workshop in Dania Beach Florida. After stepping inside what looked like an old wooden barn, it was hard not to feel like a kid in a candy store, although what we were smelling was patina instead of sweets. Now being the gear heads that we are, any time spent inside of a shop is a special occasion but when there is a catering staff toting hors d’oeuvres and all the cars are lined up and polished to perfection (for the most part) you know that you are in for a real treat. The Creative Workshop is a high end antique car restoration and one off coach building specialists that are eager to combine the vintage lines of classic designs with the practicality and performance of today’s technology. The venue was filled with classic automobiles in all steps of restoration, showing off the Creative Workshops ability to breath new life into old cars with perfection.

COCKTAILS AMONG THE MOTOR CARS
- image 333365

It is hard to imagine that this place is a working shop when not hosting classic car themed cocktail parties; the setting was just too perfect. Hiding behind the rows of automotive icons you could spot the mills and band saws that made all this possible. It might have just been a happy coincidence, but somehow a few leafs found their way onto the bare metal floor pan of what will soon become a bio diesel burning Mercedes Benz cabriolet powered by a VW sourced V10. There was a cherry red Ferrari Daytona that had a little mishap and required some minor metal work on each of the front fenders. One particular favorite was a period correct rat rod that was made from nothing but metal, aside from the flat rear rubbers. In the display room were a pair of pristine Jaguar E Types, but it was outside that we would find out what made this wooden structure so famous, a hand formed Ferrari Testarossa inspired roadster powered by a BMW V12 called the Sport Speciale. We would like to thank the Creative Workshop for opening its door and having us over for some sliders and sultry rides, tonight’s Very Wolfsonian Weekend activities include a chat with the man who redesigned BMW, Chris Bangle.

PRESS RELEASE

CELEBRATES CAR CULTURE IN SOUTH FLORIDA NOVEMBER 13-15: ‘AN AFFAIR ON, IN, AND WITH THE MOTOR CAR,’ WITH SPECIAL GUEST, FAMED AUTO DESIGNER CHRIS BANGLE

Weekend Festivities Also Honor Museum Founder on His 70TH Birthday

COCKTAILS AMONG THE MOTOR CARS
- image 333347

MIAMI BEACH, FL —The Wolfsonian–FIorida International University will celebrate its sixth annual A Very Wolfsonian Weekend fundraiser from November 13 to 15 with “An affair on, in, and with the motor car.” Coinciding with the museum’s exhibition, Styled for the Road: The Art of Automobile Design, 1908-1948, the weekend festivities also honor museum founder Micky Wolfson on his 70th birthday. Four events comprise the weekend’s activities: a lavish cocktail party among extraordinary motor cars; a talk on car design by Chris Bangle, former chief designer of the BMW Group, and one of the most important auto designers today; a special dinner in honor of Micky Wolfson’s 70th birthday; and visits to two amazing hidden South Florida auto collections.

The funds raised during A Very Wolfsonian Weekend support the Wolfsonian’s exhibitions, education programs, publications, web-based projects, acquisitions, and other initiatives.

COCKTAILS AMONG THE MOTOR CARS

COCKTAILS AMONG THE MOTOR CARS
- image 333346

Sponsored and hosted by Jason and Kim Wenig, owners of The Creative Workshop
Dania Beach, FL
Spirits compliments of Grey Goose

COCKTAILS AMONG THE MOTOR CARS
- image 333348

The festivities kick off with an exclusive reception at the nationally acclaimed, classic car restoration and customization firm, The Creative Workshop—offering a behind-the-scenes look into the world of forensic automobile restoration, fabrication, design, and customization. The Creative Workshop will display rare and exotic cars in all phases of reconstruction ranging from the one of a kind Ghia-bodied Abarth, the Pebble Beach Award winning Stanguellini Bialbero, and the workshop’s most famous car, the Sport Speciale, shipped in especially for the event. Besides the cars, the workshop itself is a place of wonder. Dating back to 1936—the building’s original Dade County hardwood floors and exposed beams intermix with machinery and tools of the trade. The building houses a library, lounge, and ephemera displays creating the perfect atmosphere for a party. Although the workshop is all business, the evening will be all party—Jazz, Grey Goose Martinis and a steady flow of gourmet appetizers, all intertwined to create an unforgettable evening.


Source: The Creative Workshop

What do you think?
Show Comments

4 comments:

  (205) posted on 03.31.2011

I think you have a point Mikko_Salvatore.I certainly believe that it is the objective of the said event. However, I think this vintage car needed to be restored and considered as treasure on car industry. 

  (341) posted on 11.22.2010

Yeah, you’re absolutely right. The color makes a world of difference with this design. I love this car in red.

  (619) posted on 09.21.2010

They better use their time in making a new one than spending too much effort in restoring, they better leave it as it was.

  (647) posted on 02.15.2010

I think these 2 cars are considered vintage. I wonder if they’re doing this vintage restoration in hopes to increase their sales.

Car Finder: