The largest collection of classic cars and wooden boats in the United States will be on display at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas for the 14th annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, held May 2-3, 2009.
This year’s event will feature automotive icon Carroll Shelby as its Grand Marshall. At 86 years old, Shelby has done it all: world-class race car driver, innovative automotive designer, a heart transplant recipient and sponsor of charitable foundations.
Shelby is a true American icon that has changed the face of automotive racing and design, offering up some of the industry’s most beautiful and brutal racing machines. This year’s event will feature some of Shelby’s favorite works throughout his career, including the always popular and much desired Cobra.
Additionally, this marks the 1st major event to take place in Bay Area Houston since Hurricane Ike. Proceeds for this year’s event will go to the Boys and Girls Harbor, whose mission is to provide healthy, comprehensive care for children who are experiencing family hardship, neglect, abandonment or abuse. Additional proceeds will be donated to the educational efforts of PBS Channel 8.
For more information, visit the brand new Keels & Wheels website at www.keels-wheels.com.
[Source: Keels & Wheels]