Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance Hosts 10th Annual Uncorked Event Honoring Astronaut Walter Cunningham
Presented by Title Sponsor MCM Worldwide
General Editor: Margaret MacMillan
Publisher: Connie Kwan-Wong
WHAT: The 10th Annual Keels & Wheels Uncorked event will honor Walter Cunningham on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 7-10 p.m. at the Lone Star Flight Museum, located at Ellington Field, 11551 Aerospace Ave, Houston 77034. Proceeds from the event benefit Today’s Harbor for Children.
Walter Cunningham, is a retired American astronaut. In 1968, he was a Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. He was NASA's third civilian astronaut, and has also served in the Navy, was a Marine Corp fighter pilot, physicist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author of The All-American Boys.
During his career, Cunningham has received numerous awards and recognitions including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Astronaut Wings, Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Haley Astronautics Award; San Diego Air and Space Museum Hall of Fall, Houston Hall of Fame, International Space Hall of Fame; and the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Title Sponsor MCM Worldwide alongside Uncorked Co-Chairs Patty Peeples Busmire and Karen Deguerin invite guests to mingle with Master of Ceremonies Sam Malone for an elegant evening of fine wines and exceptional food presented by some of Houston’s finest restaurants. Malone is a long-time radio host, Keels & Wheels supporter, and owner of 512 New Media, Houston's cutting-edge media creation company.
Participating restaurants are assigned a classic automobile or vintage wooden boat. The chef of each restaurant then selects a specific wine that they believe matches the classic automobile or boat. Each chef then prepares a custom hors d'oeuvre that is paired with the wine to complete the epicurean experience for attendees to sample.
The "Uncorked" event will also feature luxury items and experiences in the form of a live and silent auction, including lavish packages of fine wines, spa getaways, hotel and resort stays, dinner certificates, autographed collectibles and much more.
This event is made possible with the support from Uncorked Title Sponsor MCM Worldwide and Keels & Wheels title sponsors City of Seabrook, Texas; the Jon & Jacqueline Hodges Charitable Organization; Texas Coast Yachts – Jeanneau Dealership for the Gulf Coast; and Apache Well Control.
The Keels & Wheels Uncorked event was established in 2009 as a means of raising awareness for Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, which will take place this year on May 4-5, 2019 at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. Keels & Wheels Uncorked takes place each March prior to the Spring showcase event and has become one of the major sources of funding for Today’s Harbor for Children. To date, Keels & Wheels has assisted in raising more than $1.7 million for its partnering charities.
WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019
7 - 10 p.m.
WHERE: The Lone Star Flight Museum
11551 Aerospace Ave.
Houston, TX 77034
PRICE: $100 per person at the door
$75 per person in advance
Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keels-wheels-uncorked-tickets-54426197221 or by calling 713-521-0105.
About Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance:
Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance is a weekend-long, nationally acclaimed classic car and vintage wooden boat show that takes place each spring at the Lakewood Yacht Club in beautiful Seabrook, Texas. Keels & Wheels welcomes approximately 200 cars and 100 boats, and has raised more than $1.7 million for local charities, while drawing thousands of participants and spectators from all over the U.S. and Europe.
Proceeds from the 2019 event will again benefit Today’s Harbor for Children, whose mission is to provide a home and safe environment for abandoned and abused children and healthy, comprehensive care for children and families in crisis.