If you have been looking up the best South Florida Car Shows, look no further than the Diamonds & Donuts Boca Raton Car Show. Once a month, high rollers with extravagant cars gather on the lofty parking lot of Diamonds by Raymond Lee in Boca Raton to bring together classic and luxury supercars – like Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Rolls Royces, and McLarens – with the purpose of raising funds for local charities.Diamonds and Donuts is one of the hottest South Florida car shows. We have Supercars, Diamonds AND Donuts. And when we say donuts, we aren’t talking about tires or the maneuver. We are talking fresh, delicious DONUTS. Cars and Coffee and Donuts paired with Exotics makes for an extraordinarily sweet time. Diamonds and Donuts Boca Raton car show makes it as if shiny cars aren’t enough. This South Florida car show also exhibits the shiniest diamonds South Florida has to offer. You wouldn’t expect anything less considering the show is put on by none other than the Diamonds by Raymond Lee team at their gorgeous luxury jewelry retail store in Boca Raton. To top it all off, this non-profit event has been highly successful in raising money for charitable causes, such as the Boys and Girls Club, as it did this past Sunday. Diamonds, Cars, Donuts, and Charity? And it’s a monthly thing? You better believe it – Only at Diamonds By Raymond Lee in Boca Raton.
Let’s take a victory lap through this past Diamonds and Donuts Car Show: Recap.
Lamborghini Huracán LP 640-4 Performante@jill_n_allan_jarboe brought the Lamborghini Huracán LP 640-4 Performante. The StormTrooper Lambo commands a base price of over $300,000. The Performante’s 5.2-liter V10 has been tuned to produce 631 hp and can top out at over 200MPH, going 0-60 in 2.90 seconds. We’re we impressed by this supercar? Nah, flabbergasted.
Ferrari 458 Speciale@petfred showed up with his Ferrari 458 Speciale. The Ferrari 458 Italia Speciale has the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine, converting air and fuel at a rate fast enough to produce 598bhp at 9,000rpm. It offers 398lb ft of torque from an equally top 6,000rpm. Top speed is 210MPH and it goes 0-62 in 3 seconds. The design is impeccable. This sports car is utterly magnificent.
Rolls Royce Wraith@grigio_bull showed up with a couple shades of grey. First, let’s talk about his Rolls Royce Wraith which was beautifully wrapped by @wrapsociety_usa, tune and lowered by @renntech, with wheels and exhaust done by @signature.autohaus.
Aventador LP700-4 CoupeWhat else did Mr. @grigio_bul bring to the show? Nothing less than an Aventador LP700-4 Coupe with game changer Vossen Wheels. You can catch this bull featured on @speedsuspects a few months ago generating over 2 million views simply for being awesome…oh, and cops too.
NEW Ford GT Twin Turbo V6@stormy_56 revealed his NEW Ford GT Twin Turbo V6 which checks in at a whopping $450,000. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 employs a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic to route its 647 hp to the ground. A carbon-fiber construction, adjustable suspension, and active-aerodynamics elements add to the GT’s awesome performance. Only 1000 will be built, which makes it even more of an honor to be in its rare presence.
Black Badge WraithOut of the darkness came @holmanluxurycars and the Black Badge Wraith, the worlds most powerful Rolls Royce. This luxury grand tourer has a V12 twin turbo engine with 623 hp and 642 torques. This was an intense attraction and it’s clear that nobody else does the automotive travel experience quite like Rolls-Royce.
2019 Aston Martin VantageThat’s not all the @holmanluxurycars brought to the show. We got to lavish in the presence of their 2019 Aston Martin Vantage which has a price tag of US$149,995. Born a predator, the Vantage is raw and instinctive. It goes 0–62 mph in 3.6 seconds, reaching a top speed of 195 mph. It overwhelms the senses with its world-renowned design, dedicated craftsmanship, and agile performance. The high powered 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 produces that innate Aston Martin roar.
Green Lamborghini HuracansEyes were flashing green as not one but TWO green Lamborghini Huracans made their way in. @fabio_icg rocked his Hurcan Performante which truly embodies the South Florida dream.
Lambo Gallardo LP560@kilin_joke came through with his freshly wrapped purple Lambo Gallardo LP560. Lamborghini’s first best-selling model with only 14,022 built throughout its production run. This has a base sticker price of $200,000. It is powered by an uneven firing 5.2 L V10 engine that produces 552 hp at 8,000 rpm and 398 lb⋅ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. This bull is aurally and visually thrilling (insert drool emoji face here).
Mercedes Benz E63 AMG S W212@seanhmcgregoh made his appearance in his Mercedes Benz E63 AMG S W212. Here is what Sean has to say about his perfect, everyday vehicle: “Ever think about how crazy the concept of an E63 AMG is? These crazy Germans decided to take a heavy, long, midsize sedan and make it capable of being a track car by tuning the suspension and stuffing a giant, overpowered V8 under the hood. Sounds insane. But, they knew that, with the proper engineering, they could formulate the perfect blend of AMG Performance and Mercedes Luxury. They did just that. A car with enough power to make every day driving fun. A car that can be business by day and racecar by night. They were crazy enough to make something perfect against the odds. They made the perfect car to put a smile on your face every time you touch the pedal. Every. Single. Time.” Enough said, this Benz has it all.
History of American Car Shows & Diamonds and Donuts Contribution to South Flordia Car Shows:American car shows have a deep history, with the first car shows appearing in the early 1900s. It makes sense that we, as Americans, have a deep love for cars. One of the first cars accessible to the mass population was the 1908 Model T made by Ford Motor Company. Car shows evoke our nation’s founding values of equality and freedom. You will find cars ranging from a few thousand to millions of dollars, however the owners, who are from all walks of life, will sit down and chat with each other for hours just BS-ing and picking each other’s brains. The appreciation of different vehicles and viewpoints are always apparent and something that says a lot about American culture. Many local car shows across America are free, such as the Diamonds & Donuts car show in Boca Raton, and they provide a communal attraction for people of all ages. People come to learn, teach, imagine, inspire, and aspire. The car community is known for being welcoming to everyone, no matter if you are a beginner or a connoisseur.
Diamonds & Donuts Car Show in South Florida30 years after the founding of Raymond Lee Jewelers (and only a year after the Diamonds by Raymond Lee retail brand was formed), Diamonds & Donuts car show was inaugurated. Diamonds & Donuts’ Charity car show started in April of 2017 in an effort to bridge the grandeur of collector cars and luxury diamond designers in an effort to support local causes. Thankfully, it has truly been a hit here in South Florida. Diamonds & Donuts consistently draws a large crowd and an assortment of cars and diamonds that showcase the amazing art, luxury, and power that make up the automotive and jewelry industry. This has allowed us to successfully raise money for numerous causes that touch home for us and our community. We have made charitable contributions to our Local High School Marjory Stoneman Douglas in light of an awful tragedy, and for this past event, the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Broward County to make sure kids in need have all the essentials when going back to school this year. The ability to combine a fantastic and fun event with giving back makes our car show extremely valuable to us and we don’t plan on stopping. The feedback has been incredible.
More about Diamonds By Raymond Lee:It all started with Raymond Lee Jewelers, founded by Jeff Josephson in 1983. Raymond Lee Jewelers is a luxury jewelry, watch and diamond boutique in Boca Raton that was cultivated from strong family values, unparalleled professionalism, and tradition that never fades. The perceptiveness of this family-owned business allowed them to recognize how the market was evolving due to newer generations reaching the age of proposals, engagements and weddings; Newer generations who have achieved success and were looking to make purchases on jewelry as their predecessors, Baby Boomers and Generation X, once did. Realizing this, they made a shift in their branding to meet the needs of younger clients. This is when the retail brand Diamonds by Raymond Lee was born.
The Dawn of Diamonds by Raymond LeeWith the additional brand came a new commercial building. Soon after, they were recognized as the leading authorized retailer of top designers supplying luxury jewelry and custom-made rings. In 2016, Diamonds by Raymond Lee was named South Florida’s go-to jeweler for diamond engagement and wedding rings. The Diamonds by Raymond Lee team is committed to reaching a broader, modern audience. Diamonds by Raymond Lee takes timeless traditions of the industry and combines it with a contemporary vision, which makes for a brand that can meet the wants and needs of high-end jewelry buyers of all ages. Diamonds by Raymond Lee still maintains it’s original values by providing an authentic, intimate experience for any occasion. Although selling jewelry is Diamonds by Raymond Lee specialty, that’s not all they do. They also BUY jewelry, watches and rings from people who no longer want their valuable items; make trades for those who want a change; custom design jewelry and rings, provide written appraisals; and even help designers and entrepreneurs establish themselves in the industry with private label jewelry. The well-rounded, adept business model and positive, philanthropic attitude has allowed Diamonds by Raymond Lee and Raymond Lee Jewelers to expand and grow in ways that prove dreams can truly come true.
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