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Renaissance Euro Fest Friday - Saturday, October 13 - 14, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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10.13.2022

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The 2023 Renaissance Euro Fest will be held
Friday, October 13 - Saturday the 14th.


10.12.2022

Great Day!

​​The 2022 Renaissance Euro Fest was by all accounts a beautiful day and enjoyed by thousands of spectators. The show field was very diverse with most countries and marques being well represented. The Friday, escorted, ebay motors Renaissance Road Rally Drive in Honor of Queen Elizabeth was led by British cars, with our Featured Marque, Land Rover leading the pack.

photo ebay motors truck photo cars in euro curve

Once again, after two years of Covid caution, we gathered inside Lee Michael's Fine Jewlery for our Welcome Reception, "Packet Party" and were served special hors D'oeuvres by the staff of the new Italian restaurant in The Renaissance,  ENZO osteria as owner Robert St. John welcomed all to his new restaurant. Many then dined on a very enjoyable Italian buffet.

Judging started right on time Saturday morning and winners were presented with ribbons and trophies after Class point calculations. See Winners List Below. The remainder of the day allowed judges to join others to view the show of 14 Classes and special features such as the ebay motors exhibit of five autos and a motorcycle in front of their transporter, which was positioned next to a drop-dead delicious Bar-B-Q vender. Also returning this year, was crown favorite Bavarian Band, The Delta Krauts who performed at The Clock Tower. ​See Scenes of Succes Photos below.


MOST IMPRESSIVE


4 Land Rovers

The Featured Marque of the 2022 Euro Fest was Land Rover, and did they deliver as a feature. Fourteen were on hand from vintage to current. In honor of Queen Elizabeth, they led our ebay motors Renaissance Road Rally Drive on Friday with Union Jacks flowing as they departed. Many thanks to the Poole family for bringing out their collection as well as encouraging other to join them. 

John Poole with trophies

John Poole
1966 Land Rover 109" S2A

Best Of Featured Marque Closed
ebay motors BEST OF THE RENAISSANCE VINTAGE


Winners of the Ed Wettach "Love of the Automobile" Award

Rolls-Royce enthusiast, Gerard Hebert and Richard Branyan are recipients of the Ed Wettach Award this year. Ed was instrumental in the founding and successful beginning of the Renaissance Euro Fest. He was loved and admired by friends in and out of auto circles. Like Will Rogers, Ed never saw a man he didn't like, nor an automobile. His passion for Ferrari culminated with his ownership of Ferrari Jackson and Atlanta. He continues to be missed, especially at Euro Fest time in October.

Ed Wettach family
The Wettach Family With Recipients

L to R: Richards Branyan, Son Webb Collums, Great Grandson Ed Wettach V, Son Eddie IV, Daughter Hanny, Mike Marsh, Son Eddie IV, Daughter Holly Collums, Wife Eleanor and Gerard Hebert.


SCENES OF SUCCESS 

photo Welcome Sign photo ebay motors sign photo Legends of the Interstate corral photo paintings photo paintings up cloase photo cars photo cars photo cars photo food photo food photo food photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo food photo cars photo cars photo food, entrance photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo cars photo food photo welcome tent photo welcome tent photo Hagerty brochures photo entrance photo cars photo cars photo judges

LEGENDS OF THE INTERSTATES

Legends of the Interstate logo

Once again, The Legends of the Interstates had a solid turnout of about 55 cars, consisting mostly of Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW Corrals. This non-judged event continues to grow, as its laid-back atmosphere continues in popularity for a more social gathering. 

photo Legends of the Interstate 1 photo Legends of the Interstate 3 photo Legends of the Interstate 4

List of Winners

Click the Marque for Photo
 
Best In Show
ebay motors BEST OF THE RENAISSANCE VINTAGE 1966 Land Rover 109 S2A John Poole
BEST OF THE RENAISSANCE NOUVEAU 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Billy Hawkins
British
British Closed Best in Class 1966 Jaguar E-Type Jack Wade
British Closed Outstanding in Class 1983 Jaguar XJS Mike Hooten
British Open Best in Class 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster Robert Watson
British Open Outstanding in Class 1957 Jaguar XK140SE Joe Inabnett
British Open Outstanding in Class 1976 Triumph TR6 Jack Torrence
German
German Closed Best in Class 1987 BMW 325is Jose Orench
German Closed Outstanding in Class 2020 Mercedes-Benz Beast Van Vivian Meredith
German Open Best in Class 1987 Porsche 911 C Marc Doyle
German Open Outstanding in Class 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Walt Puryear
German Open Best in Class 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Jim Stephens
Grand Saloon
Grand Saloon Closed Best in Class 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Billy Hawkins
Grand Saloon Closed Outstanding in Class 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur 4 Butler Tabor
Grand Saloon Open Best in Class 1987 Rolls-Royce Corniche Alex Gort
MG
MG Best in Class 1949 MG TC/EXU John Lange
MG Outstanding in Class 1974 MG Midget Jack Orkin
Italian
Italian Open Best in Class 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS William Seale
Italian Open Outstanding in Class 1958 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider Andy Menapace
Motorcycles
Nouveau Motorcycles Best in Class 2016 BMW S1000rr premium Franklin Burnett
Vintage Motorcycles Best in Class 1966 BMW R60/2 Robert Wayne
Vintage Motorcycles Outstanding in Class 1967 BSA A65 Milton Franklin
Featured Marque Land Rover
Featured Marque Closed Best in Class 1966 Land Rover 109 S2A John Poole
Featured Marque Closed Outstanding in Class 1965 Land Rover Dormobile Richard Poole
Featured Marque Open Best in Class 1966 Land Rover 109 Series 2A Mickey Slade
Featured Marque Open Outstanding in Class 1987 Land Rover Defender Juan Villani
Special Interest (Less Tthan 25 Years Old)
Special Interest Closed Best in Class 2004 Lamborghini Gallordo Brad Skinner
Special Interest Closed Outstanding in Class 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Dominic LaValla
Special Interest Open Best in Class 2016 Morgan 3 wheeler Marc Schmitz
Special Interest Open Outstanding in Class 2011 Audi R-8 Gene Phillips
Other
Other European Best in Class 1992 Saab 900 S Convertible Sonny Ruff
Preservation Best in Class 1936 AC Light Six Doctor's Coupe Bill Silhan
Sponsors Choice Awards
Ferrari of Atlanta "La Dolce Vita" Award 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Keith Thompson
Paul Moak Volvo Safe Driving Award 2022 Toyota Supra A91-CF Ray Welborn
Rolls-Royce Crown Award 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit Merry McSwain
Mercedes-Benz of Jackson "Star" Award 1979 Volkswagen Campervan Kacy Hellings
Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry Gold Award 1974 Triumph TR6 David Whitfield
Taggart, Rimes & Wiggins, PLLC "Good Counsel" Award 1993 Cadillac Allante Hal Caudell

9.27.2022

Renaissance Forecast

Weather A+       Venue A +      Enjoyable Time A+

Lack Of Notification For "NO SHOW"

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DINNER WITH ENZO


ENZO logo

Please join us for a very nice dinner at Robert St. John's new restaurant, ENZO osteria right next door to Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry, where our Welcome Reception "Packet Pick Up Party" will be held from 5:00-7:00, Friday, September 30th. Then on to a Taste of Tuscany buffet which will open at Enzo consisting of iced tea, bread with olive oil, a choice of main courses, two vegetable sides and finally a delightful dessert. All of this for only $40, tax and tip included. For reservations, email info@enzoosteria.com, you will be contacted with information you provide, for payment arrangements of $40.00 per person. A cash bar will be available. Seating will be limited for this new addition to The Renaissance Euro Fest, Friday, September 30th.

Italian food on table


UPON ARRIVAL

If you did not Pick Your Packet, containing instructions and maps, up at the Friday night reception at Lee Michael's, it will be available at 7:00 AM at The Hospitality Tent next to Lee Michael's at the South end of the Renaissance.

Recent Entries

photo 1
1964 Porsche 356sc
photo 2
2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom
photo 3
1979 Fiat X1/9
photo 4
1987 BMW 325is
photo 5
1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III
photo 6
1982 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

9.23.2022

Final Day to Register

Sunday, September 25th at midnight, registration will close, concluding 13 weeks of sign-up time. Please refer to the web site, www.euro-fest.net for details concerning the show.

Recent Entries

photo 1
1975 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce
photo 2
1983 BMW 528e
photo 3
1994 BMW Alpina

9.21.2022

In Honor of the Queen

IN HONOR OF THE QUEEN

British flag on pole

In honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizebeth II, Featured Marque Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Lotus, MG, Triumph Austin Healey, and Bentley will be leading The ebay motors Renaissance Road Rally Drive on Friday, departing The Hyatt Hotel at 3:00 PM. 

THE EBAY MOTORS RENAISSANCE ROAD RALLY DRIVE

Aerial view of Reunion

We will be driving out Hwy. 463 to the Reunion Country Club for a brief showing for their members and perhaps a cool drink. Please don't depart until the Land Rovers do.


DELTA KRAUTS ARE BACK

Once again, the soon to be famous Delta Krauts, Bavarian Band,  will be back performing at the clock tower for your listening pleasure. 

Delta Krauts under clock tower


EASY STEPS TO ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND 

Take just a few minutes to review the Event and Schedule on the web site, www.Euro-Fest.net. You will find answers to covered parking, clean up area, trailer parking, fire extinguishers, starting times, and other items you need to know.   


RENAISSANCE EURO FEST TUNE UP AT JACKSON YACHT CLUB

 

                  Jackson Yacht Club logo                        

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7:00-10:00 A.M.
700 Yacht Club Rd.
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Come join us and drive whatever you like, whether entered in The Renaissance or not, for coffee and donuts as you share your beauty with others.
 


DINNER WITH ENZO


ENZO logo

Please join us for a very nice dinner at Robert St. John's new restaurant, ENZO osteria right next door to Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry, where our Welcome Reception "Packet Pick Up Party" will be held from 5:00-7:00, Friday, September 30th. Then on to a Taste of Tuscany buffet which will open at Enzo consisting of iced tea, bread with olive oil, a choice of main courses, two vegetable sides and finally a delightful dessert. All of this for only $40, tax and tip included. For reservations, email info@enzoosteria.com, you will be contacted with information you provide, for payment arrangements of $40.00 per person. A cash bar will be available. Seating will be limited for this new addition to The Renaissance Euro Fest, Friday, September 30th.

Italian food on table


What Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mike Marsh Have in Common


shuttle launching

They all have to sweat countdowns!

The Renaissance Euro Fest is heading into its final week of sign-ups!

CUT OFF IS MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH
THERE WILL BE NO ACCEPTIONS ALLOWED


THE RENAISSANCE EURO FEST CORRALS

Legends of the Interstate logo

We invite you to the Legends of the Interstates auto show. This is an ALL EURO automobile display being held during the 14th Annual Renaissance Euro-Fest this October 2nd. This gathering will include European auto clubs, food, drink, and music! The LOTI corral is free to participants and the public.

We are looking for all year model EUROPEAN marques, stock or tastefully modified, that are not registered for the judged portion of the Euro-Fest Classic European auto show. It's a Coffee & Cars kinda vibe with VIP event parking for the Euro-Fest show.

We already have the Mercedes-Benz Club of America set to display along with the Porsche Club of America and the BMW Car Club of America. Still looking for some organized groups of other European marques. Again this is open to all years and models of EUROPEAN marques. You do not have to be an affiliated club member to display, individuals are welcome too as long as your ride is all EUROPEAN!

Again it is completely free to display your car and you will enjoy many of the perks a concours participant in the Euro-Fest Classic Show would, such as the exclusive Friday afternoon drive, along with discounted rates at the nearby Hyatt hotel and more.

All cars need to be in place by 9:00 am and are encouraged to stay the entire day with us to attend the Euro-Fest awards ceremony later that afternoon. Organized by marques, we will display on the east side grass between the Renaissance and I-55. Each respective club is encouraged to have a tent setup in their corral areas and the beer/ food will be available for sale in the center of the auto display. Please contact the following for specific information concerning one of the Corrals

Also contact Dan Hughes if you would like to show other European autos not mentioned above.

Recent Entries

photo 1
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL
photo 2
1992 Saab 900S
photo 3
1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
photo 4
1979 Volkswagen Campervan
photo 5
1970 MG B
photo 6
1997 Land Rover Defender 90
photo 7
2021 Bentley Continental GTC
photo 8
1998 Land Rover Discovery
photo 9
1957 Jaguar XK140 SE
photo 10
1964 Austin-Healey 3000
photo 11
1960 MG A
photo 12
1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL

9.17.2022

Featured Marque Land Rover to have Popular Artist in Attendance

photos of Land Rovers

Ms Susan Peele, noted artist from Mobile, will be at The Renaissance, painting her favorite subject, Land Rovers in their display area. She will be available for commission works of all type of participants' autos and encourages owners and spectators to stop by to meet.

She will also be taking the ebay motors Renaissance Road Rally Drive Friday afternoon, in what else, a 1966 Land Rover.

 

three paintings by Susan Poole

 

Susan Peele with painting

Growing up around the world, inspired my love and curiosity for the diversity in people/cultures which led to an obsession for sketching the various faces I encountered. It wasn't until the age of forty that painting came into focus out of a deep desire to find my passion in life. With artist parents and the encouragement of my famous artist aunt, Barbara Gallagher, the journey began that changed my life and the discovery of my calling. 

Those pencil sketches came to full color with paint as did my sense of self. A small space in my home became an incubator with my Creator with some pieces of wood, a handful of acrylic paints and a small pack of brushes in the beginning. My goal of "capturing souls on canvas" started as portraits until I realised those faces had unique stories of beloved places, people, pets, objects, etc. To capture their visions on canvas with accuracy has been incredibly rewarding for my soul and theirs.This once shy girl that questioned her purpose, found she could uniquely connect to others and herself in a profound way through art. For the first time, a confidence blossomed that I had never experienced before; not insecure without a college education because what I possessed couldn't be taught. It was inside of me my whole life and just needed to be discovered.

Being self taught became important in order to develop/explore my own untainted style. Every painting was a challenge to try something unknown and still is fifteen years later. It's an ever evolving process just like myself. Throughout this journey, the courage gained has opened my life to new experiences, relationships, faith, adventure, and other forms of artistic expression (mosaics, sculpture, oils, watercolor, fashion/jewelry design, and more).

Although my Aunt Barbara passed away before she could see my paintings, I know she is smiling down on me as she whispers encouragement as I create. To my surprise, her family gave me all of her unfinished paintings to complete. Never before did I think I would be worthy of such a task but I've learned that art is simply an expression of self and as my aunt would remind me, "not to be taken too seriously, but supposed to be fun!" Hopefully my story will inspire and encourage others, especially children, to be adventurous and discover the depths of their passions. It's never too late!

Click to Read Susan Peele Bio

Growing up around the world, inspired my love and curiosity for the diversity in people/cultures which led to an obsession for sketching the various faces I encountered. It wasn't until the age of forty that painting came into focus out of a deep desire to find my passion in life. With artist parents and the encouragement of my famous artist aunt, Barbara Gallagher, the journey began that changed my life and the discovery of my calling. 

Those pencil sketches came to full color with paint as did my sense of self. A small space in my home became an incubator with my Creator with some pieces of wood, a handful of acrylic paints and a small pack of brushes in the beginning. My goal of "capturing souls on canvas" started as portraits until I realised those faces had unique stories of beloved places, people, pets, objects, etc. To capture their visions on canvas with accuracy has been incredibly rewarding for my soul and theirs.This once shy girl that questioned her purpose, found she could uniquely connect to others and herself in a profound way through art. For the first time, a confidence blossomed that I had never experienced before; not insecure without a college education because what I possessed couldn't be taught. It was inside of me my whole life and just needed to be discovered.

Being self taught became important in order to develop/explore my own untainted style. Every painting was a challenge to try something unknown and still is fifteen years later. It's an ever evolving process just like myself. Throughout this journey, the courage gained has opened my life to new experiences, relationships, faith, adventure, and other forms of artistic expression (mosaics, sculpture, oils, watercolor, fashion/jewelry design, and more).

Although my Aunt Barbara passed away before she could see my paintings, I know she is smiling down on me as she whispers encouragement as I create. To my surprise, her family gave me all of her unfinished paintings to complete. Never before did I think I would be worthy of such a task but I've learned that art is simply an expression of self and as my aunt would remind me, "not to be taken too seriously, but supposed to be fun!" Hopefully my story will inspire and encourage others, especially children, to be adventurous and discover the depths of their passions. It's never too late!


Click to View Susan Peele Video



What Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mike Marsh Have in Common


shuttle launching

They all have to sweat countdowns!

The Renaissance Euro Fest is heading into its final week of sign-ups!

CUT OFF IS MIDNIGHT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH
THERE WILL BE NO ACCEPTIONS ALLOWED

 


RENAISSANCE EURO FEST TUNE UP AT JACKSON YACHT CLUB

 

                  Jackson Yacht Club logo                        

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 7:00-10:00 A.M.
700 Yacht Club Rd.
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Come join us and drive whatever you like, whether entered in The Renaissance or not, for coffee and donuts as you share your beauty with others.


DINNER WITH ENZO


ENZO logo

Please join us for a very nice dinner at Robert St. John's new restaurant, ENZO osteria right next door to Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry, where our Welcome Reception "Packet Pick Up Party" will be held from 5:00-7:00, Friday, September 30th. Then on to a Taste of Tuscany buffet which will open at Enzo consisting of iced tea, bread with olive oil, a choice of main courses, two vegetable sides and finally a delightful dessert. All of this for only $40, tax and tip included. For reservations, email info@enzoosteria.com, you will be contacted with information you provide, for payment arrangements of $40.00 per person. A cash bar will be available. Seating will be limited for this new addition to The Renaissance Euro Fest, Friday, September 30th.

Italian food on table

Recent Entries

photo 1
1997 Land Rover Defender 90
photo 2
1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas
photo 3
2019 Aston Martin Vantage
photo 4
1999 BMW Z23 2.8
photo 5
1968 Austin Healey Sprite Mk IV
photo 6
1995 Land Rover Defender 90
photo 7
1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
photo 8
1987 Rolls-Royce Corniche
photo 9
1961 Triumph Bonneville
photo 10
2016 BMW S1000RR Premium
photo 11
1966 BMW R60.2
photo 12
1974 BMW R90S
photo 13
1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster
photo 14
1936 AC Light Six Doctor's Coupe
photo 15
1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

9.07.2022

Important Information About the Road Rally Drive

eBay Motors
RENAISSANCE ROAD RALLY DRIVE

The 2022 Renaissance Euro Fest will kick off Friday, September 30th at 3:00 PM with the eBay Motors escorted Renaissance Road Rally Drive into Madison County. The drive is open to all participants in the Euro Fest as well as The Legends of The Interstates. No registration is necessary, all you need do is show up early and have a nice cool Italian ice, as the queue up will start at 2:00 in the parking lot in front of Cate restaurant, just South of The Hyatt Hotel. The first 25 cars in line will receive a $15.00 eBay Motors gift card. After the drive, the "Packet Pick Up" Reception, with Instruction Packets and a brief Q & A session, will begin at 5:00 at Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry on the South end of The Renaissance. Cool drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served by new Renaissance Euro Fest Sponsor, Robert St. John's, Enzo ostria, which will, no doubt, serve up some special Italian treats for us!

MORE DETAILS & SPECIFICS WILL FOLLOW IN COMING UPDATES

In the meantime, please review the web site, www.Euro-Fest.net, for information that will provide you with a pleasant weekend at The Renaissance with little or no hassle.

Recent Entries

photo 1
2020 McLaren GT
photo 2
1974 MG MGB
photo 3
1958 Land Rover Series One
photo 4
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
photo 5
1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur 4
photo 6
1967 BSA A65
photo 7
1974 Triumph TR6
photo 8
1949 MG TC/EXU
photo 9
2017 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
photo 10
1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce
photo 11
1972 Mercedes-Benz 250c
photo 12
1987 Land Rover Defender
photo 13
1995 Land Rover Range Rover Classic LWB
photo 14
1973 Land Rover Series 3
photo 15
2004 Land Rover Discovery II
photo 16
2005 Lotus Elise
photo 17
1972 Lotus Europa
photo 18
1957 MG A
photo 19
2011 Porsche 911 GTS
photo 20
1967 Jaguar E-Type
photo 21
1969 Mercedes -Benz 280 SL
photo 22
1983 Jaguar XJS
photo 23
1968 Jaguar XKE
photo 24
2000 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

8.23.2022

Land Rover Selected as Featured Marque of 2022 Renaissance Euro Fest

LAND ROVER SELECTED AS FEATURED MARQUE OF 2022 RENAISSANCE EURO FEST
 

We have many outstanding, vintage Land Rovers entered, several with a colorful history. We are pleased that the owners are sharing them with us this year.

1966 Land Rover 109 S2A
 


 

FRIDAY NIGHT "PACKET PICK UP PARTY" & RECEPTION BACK AT LEE MICHAEL'S FINE JEWLERY ONCE AGAIN

In addition, we are pleased to tell you that the new restaurant opening next door, ENZO.

Enzo Osteria logo

Created by Robert St. John, famous chief, restaurateur, World traveler, entrepreneur, known as a Renaissance man and his team will have just opened ENZO and will be sharing some of their famous Italian Hors D' oeuvres with us at the reception.
 

Recent Entries

photo 1
2016 BMW S1000rr Premium
photo 2
1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
photo 3
1957 Porsche Speedster
photo 4
2016 Morgan 3 Wheeler
photo 5
2020 McLaren GT
photo 6
1952 Triumph Mayflower
photo 7
1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa
photo 8
1966 VW Beetle
photo 9
1966 Land Rover 109 Series 2A
photo 10
1965 Porsche 356
photo 11
1974 MG MGB
photo 12
1972 MG MGB
photo 13
1976 Triumph TR6
photo 14
1987 Bentley Mulsanne S
photo 15
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
photo 16
1987 Ferrari 328 GTS
photo 17
1976 Triumph TR6
photo 18
1993 Cadillac Allante
photo 19
2022 Toyota Supra A91-CF
(Mfg in Austria)
photo 20
1958 Land Rover Series One
photo 21
1964 Triumph Herald
photo 22
1967 BSA A65
photo 23
1971 MGB Tourer
photo 24
1972 Jensen Healey MK1
photo 25
1986 Lotus Esprit
photo 26
2000 Rolls-Royce Silve Seraph
photo 27
2005 Lotus Elise

8.03.2022

eBay Motors is joining the Renaissance Euro Fest!


8.01.2022

Off to a good start

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