Saturday, November 14, 2020
Community Exhibition, 10 am-4 pm | The Grand Tour Parade of Cars, 4 pm
Advance purchase of timed entry tickets required
Grand Marshal – Donald Osborne
Honorary Chairman and Guest Curator – John Barnes
Co-Chairmen – Robert Bishop, Frances and Jeff Fisher, Audrey and Martin Gruss
Throughout history, cars have reflected innovation…kinetic art, industrial design, and skillful engineering inspired decades of rolling sculpture that enabled early transportation, elegant travel, and racing history. Automotive design is in fact a reflection of our imagination and what the future may hold. Design is everywhere, but a car is personal. The rich history that accompanies the commission of some of the most extraordinary vintage vehicles in our history is an inspiring message. Innovation is a theme throughout this exhibition, confirming that art, science, and technology go hand in hand.
During the Community Exhibition visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to experience the history and design of rare, one of a kind, classic pre- and post- war automobiles in this “dream car” exhibition. Group tours by renowned automotive historians will be offered throughout the day, and guests will have the opportunity to be the judges and cast their votes for Most Artistic, Most Elegant, People’s Choice and the Young Connoisseurs’ Award .
The community and guests will have the opportunity to view The Grand Tour Parade of Cars departing the main lawn from the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, crossing the bridge and touring the island of Palm Beach.
All tickets will be sold in advance in accordance with safety compliance following CDC and the City of West Palm Beach guidelines for COVID protocol. Visitors will be welcomed by the hour. Educational programming for students throughout Palm Beach County and docent tours for viewers across the country will be offered virtually.
The Grand Tour Parade of Cars
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 4 pm
Sculpture in Motion Community Exhibition will conclude with The Grand Tour Parade of Cars featuring 30 rare automobiles. The Grand Tour Parade of Cars will trace a scenic route from the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach along the Intracoastal Waterway on Flagler Drive offering a complimentary viewing opportunity for the public. This is a great opportunity to have a final glimpse of the elegant cars that have graced the main lawn at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The tour will include a five-mile loop crossing the Flagler Memorial Bridge and returning from the island of Palm Beach across the Royal Park Bridge.
The Grand Tour Parade of Cars Route
4 pm – The parade departs the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.
4:15 – 5 pm – Cars parade north along Flagler Drive crossing the Flagler Memorial Bridge to the island of Palm Beach, heading south on South County Road then west on Royal Palm Way to return west across the Royal Park Bridge.
Grand Marshal: Donald Osborne
In addition to his television work, Grand Marshal Donald Osborne is an author, car historian, host, consultant and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (A.S.A.) member of the American Society of Appraisers. Osborne works for clients across the world on the acquisition, sale and valuation of classic vehicles and travels the all over the world attending major events, rallies and auctions. He has served as judge or emcee at many leading automotive concours events. On Jay Leno’s Garage, Osborne co-hosts recurring segments ‘Assess & Caress with Donald Osborne’ and ‘Behind the Bowtie,’ sharing his knowledge on classic car values with Leno and the viewers.
Group tours by renowned automotive historians will be offered throughout the day, and guests will have the opportunity to be judges and cast their votes for Most Artistic, Most Elegant, People’s Choice and the Young Connoisseurs’ Award.