Where Car Collectors, Connoisseurs, and Community Meet To “Rev It Up”
To Benefit Nat King Cole Generation Hope and Simon Youth Foundation
BOCA RATON, FL (February 4, 2013) – From memorable antiques and classics to racy exotics, the free and open-to-the-public Cruisin-America “Car Show & Shop” at Town Center at Boca Raton on Sunday, March 3rd will rev up the community for charity. From 12 noon to 6 p.m., more than 100 car collectors will be showcasing their “pride and joys” and sharing their car stories as retailers and restaurants at Town Center of Boca Raton serve up tastings, informal modeling and same-day shopping discounts, all to benefit two children’s charities: Nat King Cole Generation Hope (NKCGH) and Simon Youth Foundation (SYF).
This eclectic, high “WOW factor” car exhibition event will round out a fundraising weekend by NKCGH following its GENERATIONS benefitconcert on Friday, March 1st headlining Natalie Cole to raise money for music education programs in schools. Nat King Cole’s youngest daughters, twins Timolin and Casey who founded NKCGH will serve as Grand Marshals of the Cruisin-America show.
Event programming will feature live performances by the youth who participated in the inaugural NKCGH Summer Strings program at Lynn University and students from schools that have received NKCGH music education funding. Also on the schedule will be Gourmet Food Trucks, an exhibitor’s row, chances to win Town Center of Boca Raton retailer merchandise and dining certificates, a car collectors’ award ceremony and more. Those attending can take advantage of same-day discounts offered by participating mall stores and restaurants.
The afternoon will be an impressive ride for automobile aficionados and a fun day for the whole family. According to Cruisin-America Managing Partners, the official Cruisin-America Car Show & Shop show cars will be the award-winning:
·            Exotic 2008 Mosler MP 900-made of carbon fiber, this is one of only 40 manufactured for the street use
·         Classic 1939 Lincoln Zephyr-a high-end luxury car introduced in the late ’30s that is possibly one of the most fluid automotive shapes ever developed.  Following several custom designs  and an estimated $300,000 in time, material and labor … this collector’s car has long been a show-stopper.
·         Antique 1941 Willys-a rare pre-war “Americar” sedan produced by Willys-Overland Motors, one of a few American car manufacturers later contracted by the U.S. military during World War II to manufacture the highly successful Jeep. After the end of the war, the company secured the trademark on the Jeep name. 
Additional registered show “car stars” will include a 1938 Packard, 1934 Custom Ford Coupe, 1923 Ford “T Bucket”, 1934 Chevy Custom Coupe, 1937 Ford Custom Cabriolet and many more. Delray Acura and Delay Hyundai will be on-site previewing Hyundai’s new 2013 Equus luxury sedan.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Town Center and its shops and restaurants to showcase a signature collaboration and celebration of brilliant car, fashion and community mission design,” said Jay Neloms, co-managing partner of Cruisin-America. “Supporting the Nat King Cole Generation Hope to keep music alive in our schools and the Simon Youth Foundation to ignite hope through educational opportunities for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school will make this not just an exhilarating event, but an exceptionally meaningful one as well.”
The free and open-to-the-public Cruisin-America Car Show & Shop will be located in the parking area in The Terrace at Town Center of Boca Raton at 6000 Glades Road.  For more information on this show and schedule of other Cruisin-America shows, visit www.crusin-america.com and become a fan on Facebook. For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, call Todd Kasten at 800-506-7290, ext. 802 or email [email protected].
About Cruisin-America

A premier car show event planning company, Cruisin-America builds long-term relationships with car collectors, connoisseurs, and community to rev it up for charity by creating a fun environment that celebrates the fascination of car design and performance while supporting nonprofits with vital missions.  When producing its car shows featuring an ever-changing exhibition of award-winning pre-’76, antique, classic and exotic show cars, Cruisin-America delivers value to corporate sponsors, prestige to the collectors who enter their treasured cars, and visitors to its partnering venues.  For more information on Cruisin-America, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, car registration, how join its Collectors Circle or become a show venue, visit www.crusin-america.com, become a fan on Facebook, or call 800-506-7290.

About Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.

The Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. mission is to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources. We accomplish this mission by funding programs which provide for instruction, mentoring and resources. Our Vision is that Nat King Cole’s unforgettable legacy will ensure future generations are given the opportunity to learn and experience the joy of music.

We believe that every child should be exposed to music education. Studies have proven that participation in school music has a positive impact on areas considered outside the realm of music including dexterity, coordination, self-discipline, self-esteem, thinking skills, listening skills, creative abilities and personal expression. Through the efforts of Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc., and the community as a whole, we envision a day when music will be a central part of all children’s lives.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the upcoming GENERATIONS concert, visit http://natkingcolefoundation.org/concert/index.php.
About Simon Youth Foundation

A national 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Simon Youth Foundation, or SYF, ignites hope through educational opportunities for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. To meet our mission, SYF supports two major initiatives: Simon Youth Academies and Simon Youth Scholarships.

In partnership with local public school districts, SYF supports 23 Simon Youth Academies in 13 states. Primarily located in Simon malls, Simon Youth Academies offer flexible schedules and small class sizes that make learning accessible to students who struggle to connect with material in a traditional classroom or school because they are homeless, bullied, battling serious illness, facing parenthood, working full-time to support their families, or facing other challenging personal circumstances. The Simon Youth Scholarships program pays out millions in one-time and renewable scholarships to high school students in every community that is home to a Simon mall each year. Targeting first-generation college students and those with demonstrated financial need, the Simon Youth Scholarships program furthers the SYF commitment to extending educational opportunities to all students who want to learn, no matter their personal circumstances.