Access to Autographs, Race Cars and Discounted Concours Tickets at September 4th Morning Event
ATLANTA, Ga., September 1, 2016 – As the first woman to lead an American Le Mans Series race, and one of only two drivers to pilot both the roadster and the coupe version of the revolutionary DeltaWing prototype race car, Katherine Legge races in a league of her own. And on Sunday morning, September 4th, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the nationally recognized Caffeine & Octane car show at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance organization will feature Legge for a meet-and-greet autograph session, showcasing not only her race car but also DeltaWing Racing’s and Panoz’s involvement in the upcoming inaugural Atlanta Concours d’Elegance at Château Èlan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Ga.
The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance, to be held Oct. 8-9, is the most recent competitive classic car show to join the ranks of the more than two dozen top Concours events throughout the United States. It is also the first to feature the DeltaWing race cars and Panoz race and street cars among a field that will include more than 170 vehicle entrants, 40 sponsors and numerous vintage car collections and restoration programs. According to Bill Wallet, co-founder and co-chairman of Atlanta’s newest classic car venue, for a Concours event to be nationally recognized – especially on a first-year front – support by globally renowned automotive experts, sponsors and award-winning vehicles are needed to foster the groundswell for participation and attendance. As such, Panoz is the Premiere Sponsor for the Atlanta Concours, and pharmaceutical magnate and founder of Panoz Motor Sport Group, Don Panoz, will be the upcoming event’s honoree.
“The Atlanta Concours has been three years in the making,” said Wallet. “DeltaWing and its sister company Panoz were the first to put their faith in us. And more than a dozen luxury, exotic and global manufacturers, including Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Tesla and Rolls Royce, all followed suit and are putting their best foot forward to help our community claim a leadership stance in the highly competitive car show arena.”
Legge will sign autographs at Caffeine & Octane Sunday, then get back to the business of racing in the IMSA-sanction 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. With two races to go – the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas on Sept. 17 and the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Oct. 1 – she and the Panoz DeltaWing Racing team are working hard to ensure strong finishes at both races.
One of DeltaWing’s revolutionary race cars will be featured in the ‘Concours Corner’ at Caffeine & Octane along with a Panoz sports car and several other unique vehicles that will later be displayed at the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance in October. And the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance organizers are offering Caffeine & Octane attendees a very special deal – Atlanta Concours d’Elegance tickets at a 50 percent discount if purchased during this Sunday’s event. For more information, visit www.atlantaconcours.org .
ABOUT THE ATLANTA CONCOURS:
Founded by Chairman Harry Krix, formerly with the famed Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and Co-Chairman and COO Bill Wallet, the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance is the first premier automotive event to grace the metropolitan Atlanta region and will include 170 vintage and collectible entrant vehicles, as well as approximately 250-300 club and private automobiles on display. Krix and Wallet are lifelong friends and business associates who joined together three years ago to realize their dream of producing a major classic automobile event such as the Concours d’Elegance for the Atlanta community.
Throughout the weekend Château Èlan’s winery will be open for tours and the spa to welcome guests for indulgent treatments. For more information see http://www.chateauelan.com/
ABOUT PANOZ DELTAWING RACING:
Under the guidance of Managing Partner Don Panoz, Panoz DeltaWing Racing builds and maintains the revolutionary DeltaWing coupe. The radically innovative sports car prototype takes efficiency to a new level, as the DeltaWing® architecture and ‘disruptive cumulative technologies’ vastly reduces overall mass and drag. The result is a race car that is approximately half the weight, half the horsepower and uses half the fuel of its competitors. The unique efficiency approach is changing street-legal vehicles as Panoz works to take the DeltaWing® platform from the racetrack to tomorrow’s roads. The Panoz DeltaWing Racing team operates out of Braselton, Ga. For news, photos and features follow Panoz DeltaWing Racing on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.
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