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Cars, Cars, And More Cars At The Elliott Museum In February And March. Rev Up Your Engines For The Opening Champagne Reception February 7

The Changing Exhibitions Gallery at the Elliott Museum  will transform into a showroom for ten luxurious, rare, over-the-top racing vehicles in the exhibition, Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars.  There will be a champagne reception on Thursday, February 7 to get your engines revved-up!  Original artworks by John E. Schaeffer who specializes in auto and chrome acrylic paintings that roll off the canvas and race car photos by Bob Bennett will be for sale to benefit the Elliott.  Meet the artists at the reception!  The Rickie Report shares the details, sneak peeks, and information about the 23rd Annual Classic Car Show.








  825 NE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL. 

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm 











6 – 8 pm



Exhibit is available February 7  through March 31, 2019



The gallery will be decked-out in all things racing, including uniforms, posters, tools, engines, and other race-related items.  Reception guests are encouraged to dress the part in fan-friendly garb, race-wear, Florida casual, or exquisitely opulent.  A photographer will be on site to take your photo with the cars.  Champagne, fine wines, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  There will be complimentary valet parking so pull right up to the front.




“Little Black Dress “(1956 Corvette) Acrylic on canvas by John E. Schaeffer




In addition to the gorgeous vehicles, we will feature original artwork by John E. Schaeffer who specializes in auto and chrome acrylic paintings that roll off the canvas.  For Art Down the Hall, we will feature The Need for Speed, race car photos by local photographer Bob Bennett. You will have a chance to meet the artists who will both be attending the reception.  Works will be available for purchase and sales will benefit the Elliott.  




SC1 – 1966 SPG GT40 – photo by Bob Bennett


Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars will show in the gallery from February 7 through March 31, so attendees to our Annual Car Show Classics at the Beach on Saturday, March 23, will also have an opportunity to see the race cars.  











Saturday, March 23

10 am – 3 pm





Classics at the Beach, now in its 23 year, is the Elliott’s biggest fundraising event of the year, featuring nearly 100 rare, antique, classic, luxury, sports, and other vehicles from all over Florida and out of state.  This year, the featured marques are Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi, although cars of all years, makes, and models will be shown.  Vote for your favorites for the People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice Awards and see the judges’ picks drive down the red carpet to claim their prizes.  Classics at the Beach  runs from 10 am – 3 pm, with the Awards Presentation at about 2:30 pm.  




CATB – 2018 Classics at the Beach Car Show



All attendees pay admission to the Car Show which also includes admission to the Museum.  This year our Museum Members will be invited to enjoy a Members-Only Lounge in the Museum with soft drinks, water, and snacks.  There will be great food trucks on site, and beer, wine, water, and soft drinks will be available from the Museum.  In the lobby, you will have a chance to bid on a wide variety of fabulous Silent Auction items from 10 am until 1 pm donated by our generous local establishments.  Parking will once again be available at Smithfield Plaza at the end of Monterey Road at East Ocean Blvd, with free shuttle busses provided by Eagle Luxury Transport running from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm.



Our good friends at Audi Stuart will kick things off with a Pre-Car Show Reception, Friday, March 22 from 6-8 pm.  Live music, dancing, open bar, and a variety of finger foods will highlight the evening.  Mix and mingle with other car aficionados and Car Show participants showing off their rides.  Admission to the Audi Stuart Pre-Car Show Reception is $60 per person.  RSVP at



The Elliott Museum is located on beautiful Hutchinson Island 825 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart

across the street from Stuart Beach

  Open daily from 10 am – 5 pm  

Admission: Adults – $14; Seniors -$12; $6 for kids from 6-12; Under 6 free. 

Call 772-225-1961 for more information or visit our website:



Octane & Opulence February 7th Reception Presenting Sponsor: 









Pre-Car Show March 22nd  Reception Sponsor:





Car Show Sponsors:  

Presenting Sponsor:




Gold Sponsor:




Bronze Sponsors:



Rocky (Rachelle) & Henry Grady 











For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, classes and workshops :

Robin Lee Makowski, Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum
825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-1961, ex 121








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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986






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