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Wheels, Wine… and a Brand New Bentley

Sarasota wine-tasting winners Roslyn Puderbaugh (center) and Tom Puderbaugh (right) with John Franz of Franz Wealth Management and brand ambassadors from Festivals of Speed.
Luxury Living Tampa Bay

Dimmitt Automotive and Festivals of Speed sponsored two glamorous events in November 2019 for fans of fine automobiles — in particular, the beautiful new Bentley Flying Spur. A crowd of roughly 250 car enthusiasts turned out for the unveiling at Dimmitt’s Bentley Tampa Bay dealership in Pinellas Park on Nov. 23, during which multiple orders were placed for the new model. The night before, the Flying Spur attracted attention at Festivals of Speed’s annual Wheels, Watches, Whiskey & Wine bash at The Studio, Dimmitt’s elegant Sarasota dealership. Wine-tasting winners were awarded a cupcake bouquet from Luscious Bouquet and a crystal vase from Festivals of Speed. Some notable guests were Hans-Gunter Vosseler; Tom and Roslyn Puderbaugh; Bentley brand manager Todd VanHerwynen; Pete Leite of Hichens, Harrison & Co., a main sponsor; Lori Crawford of Remax Luxury Realtors; and John Franz of Franz Wealth Management, the presenting sponsor of the Sarasota event.Toojay’s Deli catered, and other luxury vendors included Da Sesto Italiano Ristorante e Vino, Fast Lane Travel, Dracula’s Legacy Wine Bar and Bistro, Buzzpop Cocktails, International Diamond Center and, of course, duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay.

The Flying Spur and other luxury vehicles were on display at Dimmitt’s Sarasota Studio.

Franz Wealth Management’s Ryan Williams and John Franz with Marianna Murillo.

duPont REGISTRY Director of Media Partnerships Rosemary Nye (left ) with Teresa Reyes at Wheels, Watches, Whiskey & Wine in Sarasota.

The big reveal at Bentley Tampa Bay in Pinellas Park.

Pete Leite of Hichens Harrison & Co. (left) with his wife, Kelly Leite, and Festivals of Speed founder Joe Sabatini.

Steve and Nancy Westphal in USF green and gold with Fred Jenkins and his son Walter at the Pinellas Park event.

Todd VanHerwynen, Bentley brand manager for Dimmitt Automotive.

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