• 18th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance to Showcase Concept Car

    POSTED March 8, 2013

The 1963 Budd XR-400 concept car, from the Henry Ford Museum, will be displayed at this year’s 18th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance. This showcase event will take place May 4-5 at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas.

The Budd Company pitched this concept car to AMC, but the XR-400, or XR-Budd, was turned down. The 1963 prototype vehicle features a stylish body and a powerful V-8 engine on a Rambler Ambassador chassis. This model preceded the Ford Mustang, which is rumored to have served as a derivative of the XR-400 design.

Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance is a week-long classic car and vintage wooden boat show that has gained national acclaim and draws more than 15,000 attendees. Throughout the weekend, 60 car judges and 20 boat judges assess around 40 classes for cars and 20 classes for boats.

The annual event has raised more than $1 million for local charities. Proceeds from this year’s showcase will benefit the Boys and Girls Harbor, whose mission is to provide a home and safe environment for abandoned and abused children and care for families in crisis.

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The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will continue to deliver high-level education across Europe, by again partnering with the Meetings Show which will take place June 14-16 in London.

Across the three day event, representatives from the association will deliver a series of educational keynote sessions, tailored specifically for corporate and association meetings and events planners. Themes will include; Creating a Legacy, Leadership and Managing Teams and The Future of Meetings Study.