The exhilaration of the Holidays is upon us. For me, the excitement began in mid-October at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas event, where we unveiled our duPont REGISTRYTM Limited Edition Audi R8 Performance PKG. This vehicle is the first ever example of the ultra-limited run of duPont REGISTRYTM branded performance-enhanced Audi R8 “supercars” representing the current state-of-the-art of bespoke supercar manufacturing. Speedriven, in Chicago, tears down the Audi’s 5.2 liter aluminum V10 block before it goes into the CNC machine to be bored-out, and the transformation begins for just twenty-five limited edition vehicles. The debut of the all-white-over-black innovative automotive experience was introduced by Joe Boras of Speed Driven who extolled on the refinements under the hood and in the appearance package. Craig Jackson took time out from his busy schedule to come by and take a look. He was impressed, as were the assembled enthusiasts and journalists. Social media spiked right away, as Facebook live carried the unveiling and several follow-up tours of the duPont REGISTRYTM display. For details on the availability of the 25 limited edition production models, call Joe Boras at Speedriven: 708-477-3230.
Now, on to Christmas and the Holidays. Despite the turmoil surrounding our country’s leadership, there are many reasons to be grateful for our good fortune as a nation, a community, a family, and as a company. Each of us at the duPont REGISTRYTM work hard to provide you with the very best marketplace for the buying and selling of classic, luxury and exotic automobiles, and other exciting accessories and products. We hope that you take the time to enjoy, buy, sell, and study this special niche designated for you, the enthusiasts of the ultimate lifestyle on the road or wherever. But, most of all, we hope that you will take the time to enjoy time with friends and family, and celebrate the Holidays in a festive and meaningful way.
If you are looking for that special gift for that special person, please be sure to go to our gift guide (page 28). We have assembled a fantastic line of luxurious accessories and must-have collectibles.
For the past umpteenth years we have supported the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. We have collected toys and cash all year. We have helped those who come to our Cars & Coffee every month to reach out to children of all ages whose holidays are not as bright as ours. To everyone who helped us and those of you who help others in your own way: Thanks, God Bless, and …
Thomas L. duPont
P.S. Want to do something good for Christmas? …And, have fun at the same time? Well, you will just have to wait until January 19-22, 2017 and go to the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Steven Tyler’s fabulous (and fast) all-black Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is being auctioned off for charity. Janie’s fund that helps run a safe facility for young girls in trouble is the 100% beneficiary of this special auction. That’s right, no seller payment, no auction fee, no auctioneer fee, just cash for Janie’s fund. Be there to bid. Details on page 35 of this issue.