The High-Octane Extravaganza at Wynn Las Vegas
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In a city known for its excess, Wynn Las Vegas took things to a whole new level with an adrenaline-fueled week of automotive events and entertainment. From a luxury concours to the highly anticipated Las Vegas Grand Prix, the Wynn became the epicenter of automotive excitement.
The 10-day extravaganza kicked off with the second annual Concours at Wynn Las Vegas, featuring a field of 280 entrants showcasing classic tourers and bygone-era race cars. The highlight of the concours was the awarding of the Best of Show, which went to a 1935 Duesenberg SJ and a 1969 Lamborghini Miura S for the prewar and postwar categories respectively. The event also included an exhibition of hypercars, alternative-fuel vehicles, concept cars, and culturally significant automobiles.
The following morning, Wynn hosted the Tour d’Elegance, a parade along the Strip that showcased over 50 classic cars. The procession was led by a 1929 Bentley Speed Six and the new and all-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre, providing a stunning contrast between British performance and refinement then and now.
The excitement continued with the highly anticipated Las Vegas Grand Prix, the penultimate race of the 2023 Formula 1 season. The event marked the return of Formula 1 to Nevada since the Caesars Palace Grand Prix in 1982. The race attracted a global audience and put the Wynn at the heart of the action.
In addition to the automotive events, Wynn Las Vegas hosted a variety of other activities throughout the week. The House of Robb activation offered a curated experience of connoisseurship, featuring classic watches, fashion consultations, and culinary delights. Moderated panels covered topics ranging from tech to style trends to collectible cars.
Entertainment played a significant role in the extravaganza, with performances by Jay Leno, a preview screening of the Michael Mann film “Ferrari,” and concerts at the Wynn’s XS nightclub by renowned artists such as the Chainsmokers, Swedish House Mafia, and Calvin Harris.
The week culminated in an exclusive auction by RM Sotheby’s, featuring a selection of rare and sought-after automobiles. The auction saw impressive sales, including a 2021 McLaren Elva that fetched $1,517,500, a 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster that sold for $1,765,000, and Lewis Hamilton’s 2013 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W04, which crossed the block for a staggering $18,815,000.
With Formula 1 committing to Las Vegas for the next decade, Wynn Las Vegas is already planning to refine its program. The hotel aims to provide a more balanced schedule by separating the concours and the Formula 1 race, ensuring that guests can fully enjoy each event without feeling overwhelmed.
In a city known for its extravagance, the Wynn Las Vegas brought automotive excitement to a whole new level with its high-octane extravaganza. From luxury cars to thrilling races, the event showcased the best of the automotive world in a setting like no other.