Lavish Reception and Concours at Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes October 11th & 12th Combines Best of the Best in Exotic Autos, Aircraft, Marine, and Bikes for Ultimate Weekend

ORLANDO, FL (May 28, 2008) - Combining the very finest in exotic transportation from the land, sea, and air in a completely new concept in luxury, Festivals of Speed proudly announces their Orlando event on October 11th -12th, 2008. Held at the gorgeous Four-Diamond rated Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, Festivals of Speed is a rare chance for visiting guests to find what fuels their passions through an extremely special showcase of speed unlike any other. With a lavish jetport reception Saturday, October 11th followed by a breathtaking motorsports collection display out on the perfectly manicured, sweeping lawns of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Sunday, October 12th, the exciting weekend offers guests exclusive in-depth looks at some of most opulent transportation ever designed.

"Festivals of Speed was designed to combine enthusiasts' passions for all forms of fine transportation and join them together with the very best in food, wine, and fashion to provide an immersive experience offering something for everyone," comments Festivals of Speed President Joe Sabatini. "Festivals of Speed Orlando not only provides our guests with a phenomenal opportunity to express their passions for the newest, rarest offerings in automotive, marine, motorcycle, and aircraft designs, but also presents a truly one-of-a-kind setting for visitors to comfortably enjoy them."

The illustrious weekend commences with a VIP jetport reception Saturday, October 11th (8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.) where Festivals of Speed Orlando guests can expect a stunning welcome highlighting some of the very best in private vintage and contemporary aircraft. As guests sample the finest cuisine, champagne, and other premium cocktails at the open bar, they can prepare to be regaled by some of the finest transportation showcases ever conceived, some of which have never before been seen together. Accompanying the luxurious aircraft showcases will be the newest and best supercars from automotive marvels such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, and Bugatti as well as the very best in jewelry, fashion, travel, and artwork, all assembled to the distinct pleasure of Festivals of Speed guests.

After the evening of luxury, Festivals of Speed guests retiring to the fabulous Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes can expect to receive the very pinnacle of first-class, Four-Diamond service. Made to perfectly fulfill any guest need, the lush 500-acre resort hotel boasts a world class spa, an Orvis fly fishing school, a signature golf course designed by Greg Norman, and a myriad of superb restaurants. An incomparable host hotel for Festivals of Speed Orlando, visitors can anticipate the very best in service and treatment as they prepare for the next day's invigorating event.

The following morning, Sunday, October 12th Festivals of Speed Orlando guests can expect to see some of the rarest current and vintage automotive designs through a stellar Motorsports Collection display (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). As guests sample the finest wine, culinary delights, and cigars strolling along the hotel's beautiful gardens and lawns, they are free to view stunning autos from some of the most heralded names in automotive history. With a series of special vehicle displays scheduled during the concours event, Festivals of Speed Orlando will be honoring the 45th Anniversary of Italian supercar maker Automobili Lamborghini, celebrating the landmark 100th Anniversary of Ford's Model-T with a comprehensive display of classic Fords capped by the exotic Ford GT, and finally, a special salute to honor the 100th Anniversary of General Motors.

Several vehicles on display will be honored by Festivals of Speed Orlando with a special awards ceremony taking place the afternoon of the event. The autos on display will be in good company with several different powerboat manufacturers displaying their very best as well as several of the most renowned exotic motorcycles from Italian marques such as Ducati and MV Agusta alongside American custom chopper displays sure to thrill.

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes is located at 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837. Parking is available at the hotel. Guests interested in attending either the Festivals of Speed Jet Port Reception or the Motorsports Collection can call 352-385-9450 or visit Festivals of Speed online at www.festivalsofspeed.com.

About Festivals of Speed
Headquartered in Eustis, Florida, Festivals of Speed was founded as the ultimate luxury showcase for discerning enthusiasts with a passion for all forms of transportation. With a series of extremely special events scheduled throughout the year, Festivals of Speed joins the very best in automotive, aircraft, marine, and motorcycle transportation with the finest culinary, wine, spirits, and fashion for the ultimate luxury experience. For more information, please visit www.festivalsofspeed.com.