Kimball Junction's Redstone Drive will become a large, open-air gallery when flock of Ferraris, Ford GTs and other exotic cars go on display during the Exotics and Fine Art event on Saturday, Aug. 11.
An exhibit of crafted bronzes and paintings by motorsports sculptors Stanley Wanlass and Jeff Decker and painter Camilo Pardo will complement the high-turbo vehicles.
The whole affair is the brainchild of Don Hoffman, who owns of Hoffman Fine Arts, 1678 W. Redstone Dr.
"A year ago, we worked with the Redstone Art Gallery an put on a similar event," Hoffman said. "It was an evening with friends, so to speak, and this year's event carries on where last year's ended."
There will be at least 15 cars, a Ducati motorcycle and a couple of more bikes from Harley Davidson on display.
"Ferrari will provide us with F58 Italia and I have to pick the others out," Hoffman said. "The Ford Motor Company, who employs Camilo is a designer, will provide a Shelby Cobra."
Kirkham Motorsports in Provo will drive up three Ford GT that will be displayed alongside Camilo's own set of wheels.
In addition, sculptor Decker, who works on designs with Harley Davidson, will bring tow of his old motorcycles.
"Jeff will also bring in five new sculptures he has finished, and Camilo will bring at least five of his paintings," Hoffman said. 'I've carried Stanley's works for years and his sculptures are already on display. He is really good at what he does and he brings life to a bronze, which is generally hard to do."
The three artists travel to car and art shows around the world and that's where they met each other.
"There is a whole culture of car and art shows," Hoffman explained. "They have large followings at conventions and races."
This is the first year Hoffman will display Pardo's works.
"When we did this last year, we featured Stan's and Jeff's bronzes," Hoffman said. "I'm excited to see what people think of Camilo's works, which are all very large. They all measure at least eight feet-by-five feet."
Hoffman met Decker through Wanlass.
"Stan kind of trained Jeff or was a mentor to Jeff," he said. "Jeff has taken off and, now, travels all over the world showing his work."
Pardo was in high demand at Ford and is not only a painter and designer, but also creates fashion and models, Hoffman said.
"Camilo is also friend of Stan's, and that's how we got in touch with him."
Getting Pardo to participate in the Exotics and Fine Arts event was due to timing, Hoffman said.
"He is in Utah as part of the Utah Fast Pass, and we are trying to do as much with him as we can," he said.
The Utah Fast Pass, a non-profit organization that benefits the Utah Highway Patrol's Honoring Heroes Foundation, showcases rare automobiles during a three-day drive throughout Utah and at the Miller Motorsports Park road course in Tooele, Hoffman said.
"All these guys who own these exotic cars pay $6,000 to $7,000 to drive around the country," he said. "Anyway, Camilo is down here for that and will come up here for the show."
The Exotics and Fine Arts will also feature live music and refreshments.
"I have a vision that this can be a yearly event," Hoffman said. "Last year we brought in and displayed a jet. Eventually, I would like to bring in jewelry as well, because car guys like watches for some reason.
"I remember going to a show like this at Pebble Beach in California and everyone who looked at the cars went down to this little watch shop," he said. "When I went in, I could hardly move."
Hoffman Fine Arts' Exotics and Fine Cars event will be held at the Redstone Center at Kimball Junction on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.