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FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1-2, 2021
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Renaissance at Colony Park Ridgeland

European Engineering, Southern Hospitality


10.07.2020

2020 RENAISSANCE EURO FEST
RESCHEDULED

 

The 2020 Renaissance Euro Fest has been rescheduled to October 16-17, Friday & Saturday. All aspects of the event will remain the same. If you need to cancel, PLEASE contact me at mike_marsh@bellsouth.net SAP. If we don't hear from you, we assume you will participate.

New entries may register starting Wednesday, October 7th and closing Sunday October 11th at midnight. You will need to call The Hyatt Hotel, 601.898.8815, to cancel your reservation and reboot. For new bookings use code G-EURA.

INCREASE YOU FAVORABLE ODDS

 


We STRONGLY SUGGEST you wear your mask at all times. If you forget it, we have one for you. Small price to pay to eliminate two weeks of down time, or even something worse! All other safety issues will be adhered to as originally planned!

Please note that many merchants in the Renaissance require a mask to enter!

RECENT ENTRIES

 

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

1975 Alfa Romeo Spider Romeo

1986 Ferrari Testarossa

1988 BMW M3

2006 Lamborghini

1996 Ferrari 355 Spyder

1991 BMW M5

1969 Austin Healey Sprite Mk IV

2006 Aston Martin Vantage

1962 Triumph 1962 TR6SS

1964 Austin-Healey 300

1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK III

1969 Jaguar E Type

1965 Bonneviolle T120R

1969 VW Vanagon

1970 Triumph Rickman Metisse

1973 VW Kombi

1976 Porsche 911 S Targa

2001 Porsche Boxter

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

 


10.02.2020

TO MASK OR NOT

 

Our Governor has lifted the mask requirement, but the choice is still yours. All other safety measures we have stated will be in place for the 2020 Renaissance Euro Fest, October 9 & 10. We will have masks available if you want one.

 

NEW SPONSOR

 


We are pleased to announce a new Euro Fest sponsor! Wheels is a Metro area specialist that provides Mississippi’s Premier Wheel Restoration and Customization

They will be all set up in front of Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry.

 

REMINDERS

  • Friday Drive Q Up In Front Of Caet, just South of the Hyatt.
  • Rooms still available at Hyatt, use G-EURA for discount.
  • Trailer parking, lot South side of Hyatt.
  • Pre & Post show entry parking North entrance to C Spire Garage, across from the Hyatt.
  • Water hose available behind Hyatt for clean up.
  • Fire extinguisher placement under drive side rear wheel.
  • If you can't pick up your packet Friday 5-7 at the Hospitality Tent, it will be available Saturday morning at 7:00 under the Ferrari umbrella as you drive into the center off of Old Agency Rd.
  • Bring your chairs, and no popup tents allowed

RECENT ENTRIES

 

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce

1958 Mercedes-Benz 250c

1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK III

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

 


10.01.2020

SAFE BUT SURE

 

As we get closer to the start of Renaissance XII, we are pleased that we are able to proceed. We do so by all following these precautions:

  • Please don't participate if you have a fever, have traveled out of the US in the past 2 weeks, or have been near anyone quarantined in the past two weeks.
  • Mask must be worn when near others.*
  • Use sanitation stations through out the Renaissance and the Hospitality Area.
  • Stay at least 6 ft. from non family members, when ever possible.
  • Don't touch anything you don't have to.


*The Five Most Original & Effective Masks Will Receive a $100 Gift Card to Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry. Must be wearing credentials to enter by coming by the Hospitality Tent to be judged.

AWARDS

 


Awards and ribbons will be presented to the owners at their entry between 4:00& 5:00. Please be there at that time and as a curiosity to all, spectators and participants, do not depart before 5:00.

 

THE ED WETTACH
"LOVE OF THE AUTOMOBILE AWARD"

 

Ed Wettach was instrumental in the start up and participation of the Renaissance. As a Ferrari Dealer he shared his strong passion for autos of all types until his passing. He was a car guy's car guy and always enjoyed hearing about yours. His award will be presented by his wife Eleanor and their son Webb, between 4 & 5 at the receipts entry. Please take a look at the following video which was taken at Renaissance I, 12 years ago.

Click the image above to watch Ed lead Team Ferrari at the 2010 Renaissance Euro Fest

Click the image above to watch the 2011 Renaissance Euro Fest recap video.

PAST WINNERS OF THE ED WETTACH AWARD

2014 Pat & Barbara Cashman
2015 Bill & Melissa Silhan
2016 Keith Anderson
2017 Jo Ann & David Bailey
2018 Dr. Richard Poole
2019 Hal Caudell & Kelly Kyle

MY DOG AND BELL SOUTH ATE SOME ENTRIES

 

I have been having issues with Bell South and some entries did not come through. If you have not received confirmation of your entry form being accepted for consideration, please contact me SAP. Mike, 601.8461950. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.

 

ENTRIES CLOSE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
MIDNIGHT

 

RECENT ENTRIES

 

1974 MG Midget

1976 Triumph TR6

1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL

1996 BMW 750 IL

1999 BMW Z3 2.8

2004 Jaguar XK8

2020 McLaren GT

1954 Austin Sherline

1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

1987 Jaguar XJ6

1984 Porsche 930

2019 Mclauren 720 S

 


09.24.2020

LAST LAP

We are getting close, but we still have many regulars that have not signed up yet. As I stated earlier, we will take all necessary precautions to have a safe event. If you have any questions or concerns on this issue, please give me a call.

DETAILS 101

 


Friday, October 9
  • Q up for escorted Road Rally Drive, departs in front of the Caet Restaurant at 3:00.
  • 5:00-7:00 Open Air "Pick Up Your Packet" Reception, Hospitality Tent, South side of Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry.

Saturday, October 10
  • 7:00-9:00 - All entries must be placed, coffee & donuts Hospitality Tent.
  • 8:30 - Judges Meeting
  • 9:00 - Judges begins
  • 10:00 - Show opens, Hub City Highlanders Bagpipe and Drum Corps march
  • 1:00-3:00 - Delta Krauts Bavaria Band Drive Around Concert
  • 4:00-5:00 - Awards presented to owners at their entry
  • 5:00 - Show concludes, but feel free to stay as long as you like.

To be real sure you have not missed anything, review the web site for Update, Schedule,Hotel Reservations, etc.

PARKING PRE & POST SHOW


Friday, October 9th, 5:00-on
, covered C Spire Garage, NORTH ENTRANCE, to the right, out of the front of Hyatt Hotel. SEE SIGNS

TRAILER PARKING - Any time, immediate parking lot to the South of the Hyatt.

ENTRIES CLOSE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
MIDNIGHT

 

RECENT ENTRIES

 

1948 HRD Rapide

1962 Austin Healey BN7

1936 Vincent -HRD Series A Coment

1966 VW Bettle

1969 VW Type 3 Fastback

1973 MG B

1974 Fiat 124 Spider

1974 Karmann Ghia

1976 VW Westfalia

1974 Triumph TR 6

1987 Mercedes-Benz 260e

1982 Porsche 911 SC

1993 Jaguar XJS

2008 Jaguar XKR Portfollio

1987 Land Rover Defender 110

2017 Royal Enfield Bullet 500

1948 MG TC

 


09.09.2020

YOUR SAFETY

 

Caution is the foundation of the 2020 Renaissance Euro Fest. We have taken conservative steps to prepare for this year's event with the objective being a safe and enjoyable show for all. Here is what we are doing to achieve that goal.

  • There will be no events indoors. Everything will be outside.
  • Mask will be required. We will have an extra for you if you forgot yours.
  • "Be Smart, Stay Apart"... ...at  LEAST six feet.
  • Hand cleansers will be available at merchants among the Renaissance.
  • We have provided Do Not Touch signs for your cars for 12 years.
  • No food will be served in the Hospitality Tent, but cold drinks will.

 

FRIDAY ROAD RALLY DRIVE

 


This year's escorted drive will depart the Hyatt Hotel parking lot promptly at 3:00pm on Friday, October 9th. Please try to be lined up by at least 2:45pm. All cars/motorcycles entered in the Euro Fest and the Legends of the Interstate are welcome to participate. We will be driving out to Livingston where refreshments, merchants, and rest areas will be available for your enjoyment. We will return back to the Hospitality Tent, in the Lee Michael's parking lot. At that point, Euro Fest participants will pick up their packets of instructions as they enjoy a cold drink.

HISTORICAL ASTON MARTIN REPLICA

 

There were only 5 Aston Martin DBR1 built in 1956-57, and a replica of one will be on display at this year's Renaissance. The last known sale of one of the original five was at RM Auctions, which sold for over $22M. An original, like the one on display, was driven to victory at Le Mans in 1959 by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori. The car also won The World Sport Car Championship and held many speed records at the time.

ENTRIES ENCOURAGED

 

Due to the nature of this year's event we have had to make some adjustments. The most time-consuming item is the parking layouts. The sooner we can get the entries entered, the sooner and more logically we can draw up the parking and the classes. There are a lot of you out there that have just not gotten around to registering, and we ask that you do just as soon as you can please.

RECENT ENTRIES

 

1980 Lotus Turbo Esprit

2005 Lotus Elise

2008 Jaguar XKR Portfollio

2008 Aston Martin Vantage

1978 VW Westfalia

1990 Bentley Turbo R

1959 Austin Healey

1968 Jaguar E Type

1983 Jaguar XJS

1971 BMW R755

1974 Triumph TR6

1986 Alfa Romeo GTV 6

1974 Fiat 124 Spider

1958 Land Rover Series 1

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

 


08.27.2020

GETTING CLOSE!

 

Greetings friends, hope all of you that are hard at it getting your beauty/beauties ready for the Renaissance are closing in on a test drive. In spite of the current health conditions the show will go on and we will keep you updated between now and then.

JAGUAR NAMED FEATURED MARQUE OF
2020 RENAISSANCE EURO FEST

 

 

Health Instructions Of The Day Will Be Strictly Enforced


  • Mask must be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking
  • Stay smart, stay apart
  • Hand sanitizers will be located throughout the Center
  • Enjoy the Hospitality Tent please but make space for others

Recent Entries

 

1965 Mercedes-Bez 230

1966 Land Rover

1950 Vincent Rapide

1972 MG MGB

2008 Aston Martin db9

1982 Porsche 911 SC

1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

2000 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

1963 Porsche 356

2017 Royal Enfield Bullet 500

1967 Jaguar 420

 

08.11.2020

We are pleased to announce that Jaguar will be the Featured Marque of the 2020 Renaissance Euro Fest, October 9-10.

 

Shortly, as entries come in, Featured Sub Classes will be created such as E Type, sedans, 120-30-50, etc.

WELCOME NEW SPONSOR
THE VAULT

 

390 Commerce Park Dr.
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 665-4027
www.thevaultms.com


The Vault is a unique relatively new business created by known auto dealer-agent, auctioneer, JD Pass. He has a 50,000 sq. foot air conditioned showroom, with lounge, repair facility, detailing section and storage area. The business buys classic autos, trucks, and motorcycles, sells some on consignment, and sells out of an ever changing inventory.
 

Some Of The Entries From Week #1

 

1965 Land Rover Dormobile

1964 Land Rover Defender

1967 Jaguar E Type

1967 Morris Minor

1936 Vincent-HRD Series A Comet

1968 Jaguar XKE 2+2 Roadster

1967 Jaguar E Type

1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider

1962 Porsche 356 S90 Sunroof Coupe

1967 Jaguar E Type

 


07.31.20

LADIES & GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES
THE 2020 RENAISSANCE EURO FEST IS A GO

 

Entries will be considered starting August 1.

Again this year, the great automobiles and motorcycles of Europe will be coming to Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, MS for the 12th annual Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show. Entries in the show must be twenty-five years or older (built in 1995 or before) except for a selection of newer special interest autos of rare and limited production or provenance accepted at the discretion of the Selection Committee.

For European auto enthusiasts, this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of British, Italian, German, and many other European vehicles. If brands such as Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen, Ferrari, Porsche, Land Rover, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Daimler, Jaguar, Norton, Ducati, Royal Enfield, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, (to name just a few) excite your senses, then you need to get all in!

It’s a perfect time of year to be outside, strolling through the Renaissance, and viewing gorgeous autos and motorcycles. This year the event will be held on Saturday, October 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is open to all European Marques with no registration fees and is free to the public as well. Over 15,000 spectators are expected to view more than 150 entries, manufactured in five different countries, coming from ten different states.

If you are interested in entering an auto or motorcycle in the show, you may find an entry form THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS. Awards will be presented to Best In Class of 15 Different Classes, 15 Sponsor’s Choice, Ridgeland Tourism “Inside + Out” award and Best of the Renaissance, both Vintage (1995 and older) and Nouveau (1996 and later). Additionally, the Mayor’s Travel Award and the Governor’s Travel Award will be presented to out of State entries.

This year’s show will begin Friday, October 9th with optional drives departing Memphis and New Orleans, coming together at the show site for the combine and escorted, Renaissance Rally Drive, starting at 3:00 on Friday, October 9th from the Hyatt Hotel at the Renaissance. The police-escorted drive will travel on an enjoyable route to an equally enjoyable location and then back to the Renaissance for the “Pick Up Your Packet” Reception that evening.

THE RENAISSANCE EURO FEST CORRALS

Additionally, if you have a European auto that is eligible for the Renaissance but you prefer to show it and not be judged or if you have a newer auto you would like to show, please contact the following for specific information concerning one of the Corrals
  • Magnolia Region Porsche Club of America President, Rob Roll-Robroll@icloud.com
  • NOLA Bimmers President,  Brian Hardy-brianshardy88@gmail.com
  • MS Section, Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Communications Director, Daniel Hughes, dch601@me.com
Contact Daniel if you would like to show other European autos not mentioned above.

 


01.02.20

Save the Date

The 2020 Renaissance Euro Fest has set for October 9-10. We hope to see you there.

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