Goodwood Festival of Speed

Festivals of Speed Opens Next Month

The 2011 Festivals of Speed in St. Petersburg, Florida is almost here and we at CarBuzz are excited for the chance to see our favorite supercars. Beginning on Friday, April 1st with a Jet Port reception, there will be vintage and contemporary aircraft, exotics cars, custom bikes, high-performance boats, and a large selection of food, cocktails, and a display of luxury products. But we're car guys, so we'll be mainly checking out the Ferraris and Lamborghinis, amongst many others.

We'll also be at the open bar and tasting of some of the finest culinary delights prepared by some of the finest chefs in the area. Strolling through the airplane hangars, we'll also be treated to the beautiful sound of a strolling saxophonist. Manufacturer representatives from many of the world's finest luxury product makers, such as Tiffany & Co, will be present as well (for things we can't afford). Along with a wide variety of jewelry and watches, there will also be displays of collectable artwork, and exotic travel destinations all over the world.

On Saturday, the Florida Powerboat Club will display a variety of offshore powerboats and luxury yachts in the local marina, which has been reserved to display the launch of more than 50 powerboats. There will also be a cocktail reception, poker run, and awards presentation that evening as well. All guests will have the opportunity to stay at or visit the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, the Four Diamond host hotel for the weekend. It was built in 1925 and is one of St. Petersburg's premiere hotel and resort with its 18-hole golf course, tennis complex, spa, and salon.

The weekend will continue on Sunday morning with a car show featuring both vintage and modern exotics, race boats, and numerous other vehicles. Get ready as CarBuzz will provide full details and plenty of pictures from the 8th Annual Festivals of Speed from April 1st to 3rd.

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