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Join Heritage Fort Lauderdale for Wheels, a party among the cars of the ‘50s & ‘60s

Fort Lauderdale, FL—Heritage Fort Lauderdale will hosts its inaugural “Wheels” Party on February 6, 2009, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.  The event will kick off the opening of RM Auctions’ weekend, Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale.

Sponsors for the event include AutoNation Inc., the Maroone Automotive Group and RM Auctions Inc. The Honorary Chairs are: George “King of the Kustomizers” Barris, Ron & Barbara Castell, Donnie & Renee Gould, Rob Myers, Max & Marge Osceola, Tina Osceola and Art & Shirley Stone.

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour in a room with glass windows overlooking 400 collector cars. DJ Rick Shaw will entertain with classic songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Guests will then proceed to the RM Car Auction area where they will eat, drink and dance among the collector cars. Some celebrity cars at the auction include two custom Mustangs built for Sonny and Cher by George “King of the Kustomizers” Barris. So dust of your nifty ‘50s party attire and come rock among the collector cars.

A ticket to Wheels also includes admission to the RM Car Auction for the weekend. Tickets are $200 per person.  For more information on purchasing tickets, becoming a sponsor or donating silent auction items, please contact Ellen Murton at 954-524-4736.

Heritage Fort Lauderdale is a collaborative effort that includes four museums:
the Fort Lauderdale History Center/Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, Inc., the Historic Stranahan House Museum, the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the
Seminole Ah-Tha-Thi-Ki Museum. These organizations have come together as Heritage Fort Lauderdale in order to represent all the history and culture Fort Lauderdale/Broward County has to offer. Proceeds from Wheels will benefit all of these organizations.  

About AutoNation Inc.

AutoNation, Inc., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale is America’s largest automotive retailer and has been named America’s Most Admired Automotive Retailer by FORTUNE Magazine in five of the last seven years.  A component of Standard and Poor’s 500 Index, AutoNation owns and operates 239 new vehicle franchises in 15 states.  For additional information, please visit http://corp.autonation.com or www.autonation.com where more than 80,000 vehicles are available for sale.

About RM Auctions Inc.

Celebrating nearly 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions Inc. and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world’s rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, England.  RM’s restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world’s top three collector car events in a single year. For further information, please visit www.rmauctions.com


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Wheels Committee (L-R) Top: Lee McDonald, Barbara Keith, Laurie Marchwinski, Gina Jackson, and Wil Trower. (L-R) Bottom: Ellen Murton, Mary Birch -Hanson, Dorian Lange, and Nikki Myers.


For information about the International Swimming Hall of Fame go to www.ishof.org or call 954-462-6536. 

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