|The 18th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours
d’Elegance, benefiting The Boys & Girls Harbor, announced that
two-time Indy winner Al Unser, Jr. will serve as the 2013 Grand Marshal.
Unser will be on the grounds throughout the weekend of May 4-5, 2013 at
the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX meeting participants and
visitors, signing autographs, and participating in the awards programs.
Unser has accumulated a tremendous record of success as a race car
driver throughout the last 30 years. Continuing his family legacy, Unser
Jr. won the Indy 500 championship in 1992 and again in 1994, making him
the first second-generation Indy 500 champion.
In addition to Unser’s two Indy 500 wins, he is a two-time CART
champion (1990, 1994), two-time Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona winner (1986,
1987), and two-time IROC champion (1986, 1988). Unser has also competed
in NASCAR events, including the Daytona 500, and was inducted into the
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2009.
Unser continues to embody the racing spirit through his driving
clinic program called “The Al Unser Jr. Racing Experience”, the Race
Clinic for Paralysis charity and speaking engagements.
Keels & Wheels Concours d’ Elegance is a classic car and vintage
wooden boat show that takes place over the course of one weekend each
spring at the Lakewood Yacht Club in picturesque Seabrook, Texas and
attracts more than 15,000 attendees. The exhibitors and spectators come
from every part of the United States, contributing to the more than $1
million that the Concours has raised to date for local charities.