CAR OF THE YEAR

ABOUT CAR OF THE YEAR NAPA VALLEY

Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year experience puts VIP attendees in the driver’s seat during the ultimate event that celebrates luxury, performance, design, and engineering. During this spirited competition, the world’s greatest automotive marques present their flagship offerings for the coming model year.

At the event, the vote is in your hands as you pursue the ultimate test-drives on the winding roads of California’s breathtaking wine country. The results (and drivers’ comments) are then published in Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year issue. Beyond the driving experiences, Car of the Year includes extraordinary dinners, exclusive wine tastings, a gorgeous setting, and fun experiences with the world’s superlative brands.

Live your dream of being an automotive editor for a day, and join us and your favorite automotive marques and luxury brands for a thrill ride in Robb Report style!

“It’s a driving event unlike any other. Where else can you drive and evaluate a baker’s dozen of the most exciting new cars, all in one day? Talk about an experience you can’t duplicate anywhere else in the world.”

—Robert Ross

FROM ROBERT ROSS

Robb Report Automotive Editorial Consultant
Since 2004, I’ve had the pleasure of corralling 13 of the most exciting new sports and luxury cars to share with our judges, who experience each one behind the wheel, often before anyone else. Our guests are a discerning audience—they know cars and they buy what they love. As regular as a holiday, Car of the Year comes around, but unlike most holidays, gets better every year.

About Robert Ross
In addition to regularly evaluating new series-production vehicles in the sports and luxury segments, Robert Ross directs a team of journalists to produce the annual Robb Report Car of the Year event. Ross places a substantial editorial focus on historic automobiles, in response to readers’ keen interest in collector cars and the market that drives them. As a lifelong automobile and motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoys a few machines of his own.

SESSIONS

2017 SESSION DATES

  • October 27 - 29 (FULLY COMMITTED)
  • October 29 - 31
  • October 31 - November 2
  • November 2 - 4
  • November 4 - 6
  • November 6 - 8
  • November 8 - 10

Reserve your Car of the Year session, and get ready for an experience unlike any other during this magical time of year in Napa Valley. Space is limited.

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

DAY ONE – ARRIVAL DAY

  • 3:00 - 4:00pm
  • Arrivals and registration
  • 5:00pm
  • Welcome reception and first look at competition cars
  • 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Kickoff dinner and overview of cars, event timing, guidelines

DAY TWO – LET THE TEST-DRIVES BEGIN!

  • 7:00 - 8:00am
  • Driver breakfast and orientation
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Test-drives
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Lunch break
  • 1:00 - 4:30pm
  • Test-drives resume
  • 6:00pm
  • Depart for dinner at an exceptional Napa Valley winery
  • 6:30 - 9:30pm
  • Reception, dinner, and lively discourse on highlights of the day

DAY THREE – DEPARTURE DAY

  • 9:00 - 11:30am
  • Farewell Brunch
  • Departures

Schedule subject to change.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES

Rev those engines! Car of the Year is not only an unparalleled event that offers the opportunity to drive some of the world’s most exhilarating new luxury and performance autos, but all the elements of this exciting experience are second to none. From the sumptuous dinners that are perfectly paired with remarkable wines, to The Lounge where premier brand offerings await, to Meadowood Napa Valley– the gorgeous respite that serves as the setting, Car of the Year is truly a cannot-miss multi-day luxury experience.

SETTING

MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY

Settled on a private estate, Meadowood is the center for social, cultural and viticultural life in the Napa Valley, a second home for many who enjoy the beauty and hospitality of the wine country and a destination for those seeking the world’s finest culinary and wine experiences.

RESERVE

REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO RR1 MEMBERS ONLY

To request your preferred session, or to apply for RR1 membership, kindly contact Lisa Porter Gilley at lisap@robbreport.com. Kindly specify your first and second session preferences.

CAR OF THE YEAR – PRICING FOR RR1 MEMBERS:

  • $12,500
  • Single driver/judge
  • $9,500
  • Second driver/judge (must be spouse or immediate family member sharing room with primary driver)
  • $2,500
  • Non-driving guest (must be spouse or immediate family member sharing room with primary driver)

Pricing includes two nights’ accommodations at Meadowood Napa Valley and all meals and transportation needed during the schedule.

BOCA RATON

ABOUT CAR OF THE YEAR BOCA RATON

Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year experience puts VIP attendees in the driver’s seat during the ultimate event that celebrates luxury, performance, design, and engineering. During this spirited competition, the world’s greatest automotive marques present their flagship offerings for the coming model year.

For the very first time, Robb Report is expanding its flagship experience to the East Coast to provide RR1 members the ultimate test-drives along the gorgeous Boca Raton coastline. The results (and drivers’ comments) are then published in Robb Report’s annual Car of the Year issue. Beyond the driving experiences, Car of the Year includes extraordinary dinners, exclusive wine tastings, a gorgeous setting, and engagement with the world’s superlative brands.

The ultimate luxury driving experience awaits this December at Robb Report’s inaugural East Coast edition of Car of the Year. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this coveted event in sunny South Florida this winter.

2017 SESSION DATES

  • December 3 - 5
  • December 5 - 7
  • December 7 - 9

With only three sessions, space is extremely limited at this first-ever Car of the Year event in Boca Raton. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable experience.

SCHEDULE

DAY ONE – ARRIVAL DAY

  • 3:00 - 4:00pm
  • Arrivals and registration
  • 5:00pm
  • Welcome reception and first look at competition cars
  • 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Kickoff dinner and overview of cars, event timing, guidelines

DAY TWO – LET THE TEST-DRIVES BEGIN!

  • 7:00 - 8:00am
  • Driver breakfast and orientation
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Test-drives
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Lunch break
  • 1:00 - 4:30pm
  • Test-drives resume
  • 6:30 - 9:30pm
  • Reception, dinner, and lively discourse on highlights of the day

DAY THREE – DEPARTURE DAY

  • 9:00 - 11:30am
  • Farewell Brunch
  • Departures

Schedule subject to change.

SETTING

Delight in the boutique-style luxury accommodations with private balconies and views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, and Resort Marina.

RR1 members who attend Car of the Year Boca Raton will be the very first guests to stay at the newly renovated, waterfront Yacht Club of Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.

Visit Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Guests are also offered complimentary access to the Waldorf Astoria Spa pool for an opportunity to relax and renew.

RESERVE

Reserve your Car of the Year Boca Raton session, and be one of the first to experience this exciting inaugural event.
Space is extremely limited.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO RR1 MEMBERS ONLY

To request your preferred session, or to apply for RR1 membership, kindly contact Lisa Porter Gilley at lisap@robbreport.com. Kindly specify your first and second session preferences.

CAR OF THE YEAR – PRICING FOR RR1 MEMBERS:

  • $12,500
  • Single driver/judge
  • $9,500
  • Second driver/judge (must be spouse or immediate family member sharing room with primary driver)
  • $2,500
  • Non-driving guest (must be spouse or immediate family member sharing room with primary driver)

Pricing includes two nights' accommodations at the Yacht Club of Boca Raton Resort & Club and all meals and transportation needed during the schedule.