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The founder of the UK’s highly acclaimed London Motor Museum has announced the launch of Miami Supercar Rooms – the nation’s first auto art gallery and gourmet dining experience – scheduled to open on February 5th, 2016 in the heart of the city’s burgeoning Wynwood Arts District at 2022 NW 1st Court in Miami.
Founded by the British-born automotive visionary behind one of Europe’s most prized collections, Elo brings his most esteemed array of classic, vintage, exotic, sports and custom made vehicles – on two wheels and four – developed as the centerpiece for an aesthetically fuelled concept in luxury automotive excellence, epicurean hospitality and nightlife entertainment, collectively considered to be the first experience of its kind in the country.
“I am pleased to announce the official opening of the nation’s first Supercar—Culinary encounter in February,” said Elo, founder of Miami Supercar Rooms and London Motor Museum. “This is a showcase of my life’s work, combined with the ultimate in gourmet cuisine and entertainment. South Florida has some of the most passionate auto enthusiasts and car collectors I have ever seen and we are giving them a reason to show off their possessions to the world. Our plan is to not only collaborate with the region’s automotive fan base, but to also offer an opportunity to the local culinary community to showcase their menus to our clientele in Wynwood within a unique high-octane environment.” Miami Supercar Rooms is an exciting interactive experience that combines three essential elements – luxury automotive excellence, gourmet dining and music.
An impressive 15,000 square foot purpose-built venue revolves around the first custom-made Auto Art Gallery – housing six of the most desirable cars in the world – proving to satisfy the viewing pleasure of the most avid auto enthusiast to those simply looking for a memorable new realm of discovery. Alongside the exhilarating showroom is where the Miami Supercar Dining Experience begins with a spacious open-air patio featuring six aluminum “Pods.” Each Pod is the home to an illustrious Supercar masterpiece that accompanies a comfortable private dining banquet for up to six people. Nowhere else on earth can guests enjoy their gourmet dining experience beside an historic crown jewel of the automotive world.
The Miami Supercar Rooms experience is based on a free guest membership program. The type of premium experience the guest requires and how regularly they visit determines ongoing membership status. The management team at Miami Supercar Rooms grants a free membership to each individual upon arrival. White Membership provides all access and a priority status for dining reservations as well as other perks provided with compliments of the management team. Silver Membership also grants a member with full access inside the Auto Art Gallery along with other special dining privileges. Black Membership is for those who wish to enjoy the gallery of vehicles on display while relaxing with friends at the bar.
For those who do not require a dinner reservation, visiting guests are able to browse the vehicles on display and have access in to the Auto Art Gallery free of charge each day between the hours of 10:00am and 6:00pm (Wednesday—Monday).
Within the Auto Art Gallery, members will be able to experience a never-before-seen collection of extremely rare models such as the 1955 SL 300 Mercedes Gullwing; 1929 Rolls Royce Bootch; 1958 450 S Maserati vintage racing car; 1961 196 SP Ferrari vintage racing car and the 2007 Shelby Supercar Ultimate Aero TT: heralded as the fastest production car in the world. Miami Supercar Rooms also features one-of-a-kind vehicles including a 1937 derivative of the only Bugati Atlantic, known as the “Bugnaughty” built by the famed Terry Cook of Delahaye ÙSA. Among many other rare gems from the automotive world, Miami Supercar Rooms also presents a 1953 Lamborghini tractor – the only one in America and one of only three remaining in the world.
The Miami Supercar Dining experience is an epicurean journey in to gourmet cuisine. Six outdoor “Pods” are available to reserve at $3,000 each for the entire evening – each one seating groups of up to six people. The dining experience within each Pod is accompanied by one of the most desirable cars in the world. An Associate is assigned to clients within each Pod and is knowledgeable about the car featured inside. Upon being seated, the Associate welcomes the group with the story and rich history behind the vehicle situated beside them. This forms an essential part of the overall Supercar Dining Experience.
The Chef de Cuisine for the night greets the group inside the Pod to discuss the specials of the day and the type of preferred cuisine each guest would like. The culinary offering is always seasonal and multi-cultural in its approach to reflect South Florida’s cosmopolitan palate, with locally grown ingredients as a prime component. In addition to a selection of house made specialties, guests will also have the option to choose from a menu provided by a chosen South Florida restaurant for that month, brought-in to collaborate with Miami Supercar Rooms. The group or couples can choose to dine in complete privacy or with an ‘open’ Pod allowing for a view of the bar scene and DJ. For private dining, members can also choose their own music play list within their closed Pod for the entire evening.
Miami Supercar Rooms is Wynwood’s home for progressive music and live entertainment. Music programming is a vital component towards establishing Miami Supercar Rooms as a leader in hospitality and as a destination for the latest in EDM. Zoel (Zoel Music) from Argentina and host of her own show on MTV Latin America will be the resident music director, presenting the latest sounds from South America to Miami, Ibiza and London. A wide array of guest DJs and cutting-edge producers will also be invited for members to enjoy. Unlike any other bar, lounge or club in Miami, the DJ performing for the night at Miami Supercar Rooms will appear from an authentic 1971 Chevrolet C30 pickup, that has been customized to form the centerpiece to the venue’s exhilarating bar scene.
Miami Supercar Rooms is located at 2022 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33127 and is open from 10:00am Wednesday through Monday, with dinner reservations available 6:00pm to 1:00am Friday through Sunday. The Auto Art Gallery is open daily to the public (except Tuesdays) with free admission from 10:00am.