To support a new documentary called “Mexico or Bust,” – named after a nonprofit which teaches students valuable skills required to master car mechanics – Bentley Motors hosted an elegant fundraiser. Held at the Classic Car Club Manhattan, the event kicked off with cocktails by Casa Dragones Blanco, passed hors d’oeuvres, a live auction, and culminated with the official unveiling of Bentley’s newest model vehicle.
Cocktails by Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco
Guests were treated to a brightly colored signature cocktail created by Adam Baca of La Esquina NY. Named after the nonprofit itself, Baca’s “Mexico or Bust” cocktail featured Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco, fresh lime juice, a puree of prickly pear and lavender. To capture the perfect balance of spice and sweetness, the cocktail is finished off with a chili-arbol infused honey.
The Carrera Panamericana & Bentley Motors
At the core of this fundraiser is the fact that Bentley Motors donated a vehicle model to Mexico or Bust which the organization will use to create hands-on learning experiences for their students as they build a completed, working Bentley vehicle. The finished product will then be entered into the Carrera Panamericana tour race which rolls throughout the the hills of central Mexico, and even stops in the spiritual home of Tequila Casa Dragones – San Miguel de Allende. This will be the very first time for Bentley Motors to participate in this race, and is made even more meaningful by the fact that their entered vehicle will have been built and maintained entirely by the students of Mexico or Bust.