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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Renaissance at Colony Park Ridgeland

European Engineering, Southern Hospitality

10.17.2018

WOW! WHAT A DAY!


The 10th Annual Renaissance Euro Fest exceeded my most optimistic estimate, in terms of entry participation and spectators. It was a grand day from start to finish. We had over 200 autos and motorcycles on display in both the Euro Fest and "Legends of the Interstates" ranging from 1911 up to 2018 models. The Friday "Renaissance Road Rally Drive" had over 50 cars that went up to Canton and were recognized by Mayor Truly and Canton Chamber Main Street Association President, Pam Confer and others as well. The Mayor presented Ridgeland Mayor, Gene Magee, with a key to the city as well as a proclamation to me. Both, very thoughtful considerations. Bottom line, none of this would be possible without the continued support of the auto and motorcycles owners, and a group of loyal fabulous sponsors, all of which I am most grateful for, this year as well as years in the past!

Go to the web site, www.euro-fest to see winners list, and go to Facebook to see many personal postings.

Mike


Click the logo above to watch a video of the Renaissance Road Rally Drive

 


Click the logo above to watch a video of the Legends of the Interstate.

 

ONE DAY LATE


As I stated in an earlier Update, the highlight of the "Invited American Marque' Class was to be a 2018 Ford F40. Unfortunately it did not arrive until late Saturday, the day of the show. I saw it on Watson Quality Ford's showroom floor Monday. It, among other things, is a rolling piece of art with lines like I have never seen on an auto. It will be on display, and you are welcome to see it. Take your cell phone for photos, although the overhead showroom lights cause the white reflective squares as shown in the photos below.


Thanks for 10 great years of automotive/motorcycle enjoyment and I hope mutual pleasure.

 


10.11.2018


ZERO CHANCE OF RAIN
HIGH OF 77


Gonna Be Great!

Go to www.clarionledger.com, scroll down to the Magnolia Section
Read All about YOUR show.

Travel safe, see you Friday/Saturday.

Mike

 


10.04.2018


OVERNIGHT PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

Due to construction underway, the following guidelines must be adhered to concerning covered parking in the CSpire Garage, across the Street from the Hyatt Hotel.

  • All cars must be removed by 7:30 AM on Friday, October 12th
  • Cars may enter the garage after 5:30 PM on Friday, October 12th
  • The garage is completely full of employees cars on Friday.


Your help and understanding of this situation is greatly appreciated.
Please share this information with others.

NO TRAILERS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CSPIRE GARAGE

RENAISSANCE ROAD RALLY DRIVE

The escorted RRR Drive will queue up in the parking lot to the South of The Hyatt Hotel, look for the flags.

Press will be there at 2:30 PM for coverage, and the drive will depart promptly at 3:00 PM. Please make sure you have fuel and correct air in five tires. The speed will be 55 on the Interstate for about 20 miles, if in doubt, hang around and take the press for a short drive.

TRAILER PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

Due to construction, our normal trailer parking area has been reduced but still available, however tight. Please try to park in the lot nearest the Hyatt Hotel on the South side. If you can't get in there, park in the other lot to the South. Flags will be there for identification, but please park to the East (Interstate 55 Side) of the lot, parking your trailer in a North South direction. If you need to, please don't hesitate to give me a call 601.946.1950, for more explanation.

NO TRAILERS IN CSPIRE GARAGE

FINAL CLASS ASSIGNED

  • British Open
  • British Closed
  • MG
  • Austin Healey
  • German Open
  • German Closed
  • Italian Open & Closed
  • Other European
  • Preservation
  • Outback
  • Racing
  • Special Interest Closed
  • Special Interest Open
  • Grand Saloon
  • British Motorcycles
  • German Motorcycles
  • Other Motorcycles
  • Mopeds

FINAL REMINDERS

 
  • Water hose in back of Hyatt Hotel.
  • Instruction Packets will be given out at the "Welcome Reception Pick Up Your Packet Party", Friday 5:00-7:00 PM at Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry, at the far South end of the Renaissance. If you can't be there, packets will be available Saturday morning at 7:00 AM, just North of the water fountain. Look for the Ferrari Umbrella.
  • Cars must be in place by 9:00 AM, when the judging starts and can't be removed until about 5:00 PM at the Awards Ceremony conclusion.
  • Chairs and stanchions are welcome but tents and drones are not!
  • Hospitality Room (See map in packet): Coffee & donuts at 7:00 AM. Lunch at 11:30 AM.
  • Entertainment: Delta Krauts, Bavarian Band 12:00-2:00 PM, Legends Bier Garden on the East side of the Renaissance.
  • Mississippi Opera in the clock tower, center of the Renaissance, 2:00-3:30 PM.
 

Complete details, see www.euro-fest, Event, Schedule, Updates, Hotel, etc.

LEGENDS BIER GARDEN

 

On the lawn between the East side of the Renaissance and I-55 Service Rd.
Delta Krauts performing from 12:00-2:00 PM.


MENU
The Pig & Pint


Smoked Sausages
Smoked Bratwurst or Sausage Dog w/ Sauerkraut · 8.00
Smoked Bratwurst or Sausage Dog w/ Sauerkraut & German Style Potato Salad · 9.00

Nachos
BBQ Nachos · 12.00

Sandwiches
Pulled Pork Sandwich · 8.00
Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ German Style potato Salad or ComeBack Cole Slaw · 9.00

Drinks
Bottled Water · 2.00
German Style Craft Beer · 5.00

DEADLINE TO ENTER & RECEIVE HOTEL DISCOUNT

 

Sunday, October 7th at midnight.

RECENT ENTRIES

1987 Rolls-Royce Corniche

1959 Austin Healey 100/6 BN 6

1968 VW Double Cab Pickup

1973 BMW 2002

1976 MG Midget

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D

 


09/28/2018

FINAL WEEK!

We are going into the final week to sign up for the Renaissance Euro-Fest.
Deadline is midnight, Sunday, October 7th. Also, the reduced room rate at the Hyatt Hotel expires then as well.

OVERNIGHT PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

Due to construction underway, the following guidelines must be adhered to concerning covered parking in the CSpire Garage, across the Street from the Hyatt Hotel.
  • All cars must be removed by 7:30 AM on Friday, October 12th
  • Cars may enter the garage after 5:30 PM on Friday, October 12th
  • The garage is completely full of employees cars on Friday.

Your help and understanding of this situation is greatly appreciated.
Please share this information with others.

HONORED GUEST ANNOUNCED



Jim Pace

We are pleased to announce that Jim Pace, well known international race car driver, will be our Guest of Honor at the 10th Annual Renaissance Euro-Fest.

Jim Pace is a professional race car driver who has driven competitively since 1987.  His many successes in roadracing include prestigious wins as the Overall Winner and GT Winner in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona sportscar race; a two time victor at the 12 Hours of Sebring sportscar race; and a sportscar Series Champion in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) GTU class. Recognized as a top driver, he regularly races formula, Prototype, GT, and vintage cars throughout the world, recording wins at both Spa in Belgium, and Germany’s Nurburgring circuits.   

Respected for his skill and integrity as a driver, Pace is in demand as a driving instructor, racing coach, and adventure consultant. His love of racing, combined with a passion for teaching, made him one of the most popular instructors at the renowned Skip Barber Racing School for over 20 years. His teaching style appeals to new and experienced racers and a generation of well-known racers have all benefited from his coaching.  To embrace the digital age Jim Pace Motorsports YouTube channel offers track tutorials and racing instruction on-line.

As a principal in Historic Sportscar Racing since 2015, Pace has been Race Advisor for the Classic 24 at Daytona and Classic 12 at Sebring, providing driver training to a host of international drivers. He understands the racing business from all roles as a driver, promoter, and organizer.

Jim was born in Monticello MS and resides in Ridgeland MS.

 

CHIEF JUDGE PARKER HALL

Well known collector and National Concours Judge, Parker Hall will be the Chief Judge this year.

Parker judges at Amelia Island, Pebble Beach, the National Ferrari Meet, The Cavalino at Palm Beach and other National gatherings.

REMINDER

 

Entries close at midnight Sunday, October 7th, as does the Hyatt Hotel discount.

 

RECENT ENTRIES

2009 Ferrari F430 16M Scuderia

1964 Porsche 356 SC

1971 BMW 2800 cs

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

1993 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE-24 Cabriolet

1997 Land Rover Defender 90

2012 Bentley Continental GTC

1994 Mercedes-Benz E500

1964 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8

 


09/21/2018

LAST LAP GETTING CLOSE

Final Two Weeks of Registration Which
Closes At Midnight Sunday, October 7th

MAGNIFICENT MORGANS

1935 Morgan Sports 2 Seater

1995 Morgan Plus 8 Plus


Something for all at the 10th Annual Renaissance Euro-Fest

Ford from 1911 T Model to 2018 GT. Morgan from 1935 to 1995.

1911 Ford Model T Topedo

2018 Ford GT-5

RENAISSANCE ROAD RALLY DRIVE

FRIDAY, October 12th, 3:00-5:00


This annual escorted drive will depart from the parking lot South of the Hyatt Hotel. Look for the flags.

It will proceed up I-55 to Canton and park around the Court House in the center of town. Cold drinks will be available. Departing, on your own, at 4:30pm to Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry in the Renaissance. You will receive your instruction packets there.

If you can't make it Friday night, the packets will be available on the South end of the Renaissance, just North of the fountain, on Saturday morning starting at 7:00am.

DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS

Do yourself a favor and go to the web site www.euro-fest.net and review the Event, Schedule and Updates so that you don't miss anything about the weekend.

Parking-Cars
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the CSpire Garage, NO TRAILERS, across the street from the Hyatt Hotel.

Parking Trailers
In the parking lot on the near South Side of the Hyatt. Careful, construction in progress.

Chairs & Stanchions - ALLOWED
Pop Up Tents - Not Allowed

ORVIS DAY

Orvis will be celebrating Orvis Day, a collection of many outdoor activities, in conjunction with the Euro Fest on Saturday, October 13th! The Outback Class has been created to be a part of this event.

Agenda for Orvis Day

  • FF101 Fly Fishing Class at 9 a.m.
  • Dog Training Class at 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
  • Pet adoption
  • $20 micro-chipping
  • Magnolia Fly Fisher and other outdoor activities 12p.m. - 5p.m.

 Please come in the store and register for door prizes and enjoy complementary food and beverages.

Please click this link to sign up for FF101 and Dog Training classes.


AMERICAN INVITED MARQUE ENTRIES

1940 Ford Pick Up

1964 Ford F100

Ford Model A Pick Up

1999 Ford Torino Super Cobra Jet

1936 Ford Phaeton

1957 Ford Thunderbird

1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster

1966 Ford Mustang


RECENT ENTRIES

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

1968 VW Square Back

1969 VW Type 1 Beetle

1970 Solex 3800

1971 1800 Volvo

1971 VW Super Beetle

1966 Ducati Bitsa

1977 Porsche Carrera Targa

1977 Truimph Spitfire

1983 Lotus Esprit

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL

1987 Ferrari 328 GTS

1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

2018 Maserati Quattroporte SQ 4

1960 Triumph TR3A

1955 MG TF 1500

1972 Lotus Europa

1956 Porsche 356A

1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

 


09/01/2018

EXPANDED FEATURE

Ford has been selected as the first INVITED AMERICAN MARQUE to the 2018 Renaissance Euro Fest.This collection will feature two remarkable brass era Model Ts - a 2011 Torpedo and a 1915 Touring.

1911 Ford Model T Torpedo

1915 Ford Model T Touring

Additional outstanding, selected, Ford models  from eight different decades will also be featured, climaxed by a Ford GT.

This exhibition is made possible by

NEW CLASSES ADDED

Due to the best motorcycle entries we have ever had, we are expanding our motorcycle classes as follows:
  • British Motorcycle
  • German Motorcycles
  • All Other Motorcycles
  • Mopeds/Scooters/Bikes
 
We have also added an "Outback" Class which consists of campers, Land Rovers and other "Outdoor" type vehicles. They will be parked adjacent to Orvis which is celebrating Orvis Day, a collection of many outdoor activities, in conjunction with the Euro Fest.

RENAISSANCE ROAD RALLY DRIVE

FRIDAY, October 12th, 3:00-5:00
Due to new Renaissance construction, this year's escorted drive will depart from the Renaissance parking lot in the Northeast  corner (I 55 side). This lot is South of the Hyatt Hotel's parking lot where we have started from prior. It is in front of Seafood Revolution

This year's escorted drive will take us North to the historic community of Canton. Where we will park on the famous Court House grounds as we enjoy some refreshments.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

 
If you have not signed up for this year's event, you have a long weekend to get caught up to do so. Keep in mind that the first 100 accepted entries, which we are getting close to, will receive the famous Lee Michael's gift box with a $25.00 gift certificate in it.



One of the gift boxes will have a $500 Gift Certificate, but you must use your $25.00 card to see if you are holding another gift card with a $500 value. Cards expire at the close of business Sunday, October 14th.

LATEST ENTRIES

1972 MGB

1973 Land Rover Series 3

1969 Jaguar E Type

1952 MG TDC

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

2018 McLauren 7205

1960 AC Ace

1984 Porsche 911

1960 MG 1600 Mk

1962 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

1962 Rover P4

1965 Puch Allstate Moped

1971 Jaguar XKE

1995 Morgan Plus 8 Plus

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK III

1967 Jaguar E Type

2018 Ferrari 488 GTB

1987 Porshe 928 S4

1988 Land Rover

2017 Morgan M3W

1974 Fiat 124 Spider

1990 Bentley Turbo R

2005 Lotus Elise

1980 Rover 3500 SD 1
1973 MGB GT

1986 Lotus Turbo Esprit

1986 Porsche 944

1987 Porsche 928 S4

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

1968 Austin Healey Sprite MK IV

1966 Jaguar E-type

 


08.11.2018

JUST DO IT THIS WEEKEND!

If you have yet to sign up for this year's 10th Annual Renaissance Euro Fest, Just Do It this weekend. Going to be the largest and best Renaissance yet!

EXPANDED FEATURE

We will have a BMW, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz Corral for cars that are not yet 25 years old or Special Interest and therefore not eligible for the Euro-Fest. These three different corrals, will show case newer Legends of The Interstates and will be located on the lawn on the East side of the Renaissance.

Please contact the following Corral Leaders for the specific detail of each Corral.

Legends of the Interstates Corral Leaders
BMW Brian Hardy 504.913.9686 brianshardy@gmail.com

Mercedes-Benz Daniel Hughes 601.953.3878 dch601@me.com

Porsche Donita Morgan 210.334.8760 vespe82@gmail.com

Legends of the Interstates Director
Scott Boone 601.818.2691 boones55@gmail.com

LATEST ENTRIES
WHERE IS YOURS?

1967 Jaguar E Type Cabriolet

1967 Morris Minor

1972 Merecedes-Stez 250 C

1974 Triumph TR 6

1979 Porsche 930

1987 Mercedes-Benz 260 E

1988 BMW 325

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

1991 Volvo 240

1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E

1993 Bentley Turbo RL

2005 BMW M3

2006 Crysler Crossfire Built in Germany

2008 Ferrari 430 Spider

 


07.13.2018

TENTH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE ENTRIES OFF TO THE FASTEST START EVER!

We have a diverse mix of Auto Marques, such as Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Land Rover, VW, Fiat, and Porsche already entered. Three motorcycle models of BMW, four of Triumph, and one Jawa Speedway & Vincent Black Shadow, all make for a most exciting start to our motorcycle entries. Two of the BMWs were built in 1921 & 1925, the older one is one of six or less known in the world! The three multi collection owners of these fine machines have stepped up to the plate big time to share their passions with us!

So far we have four families that have a total of 11 combined entries. As the Founder and Director of the Renaissance Euro Fest I am most grateful to them for their wonderful support.

EARLY ENTRIES

1921 Victoria KR 1

1925 BMW R32

1965 Triumph Bonneville

1967 BMW R69S

1967 Triumph Tiger

1968 Triumph Daytona

1971 Rickman-Metisse Triumph

1978 Jawa Speedway DT 500

1950 Vincent Black Shadow

1975 Norton 850 Commando

1965 Land Rover Dormobile

1966 Porsche 912

1967 Jaguar-E-Type

1976 -Fiat 124 Sport Spider

1960 Porsche 56

1969 Jaguar E T

1980 Ferrari 308GTSi

1979-Fiat-X1/9

1983 Jaguar XJ S

1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche

2000 Ferrari 360 Modena-F1

2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello

1984 Land Rover Defender

1971 Volkswagen Campmobile

Volkswagen Campmobile Interior

 

Come on get your entries in, help me make this the best Renaissance ever!

 


06.29.2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Renaissance Euro Fest is now accepting entries. Go to www.euro-fest.net where you will find the entry form and other info such as booking your hotel to receive a 22% discount.

Lee Michaels Jewelry logo

Our good friends at Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry will provide a $25.00 gift card to owners for each of their accepted entries.

As an incentive to register early, one of the first 25 accepted entries will be chosen at random to receive an additional $500 on their gift card, to be announced at the time of purchase Your gift card will be in your packet, which will be available Friday night at the reception at Lee Michael’s. Other information on early entry incentives will follow.


04.05.2018

Mark your calendars. The 10th Annual Renaissance Euro-fest is coming Saturday October 13th, 2018.

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