Over 15,000 square feet of Exotics from manufacturers like Lotus, Lamborghini, Porsche and Aston Martin and more. Also enjoy an incredible collection of art created by nationally recognized artist Michael Leaf. Vehicles subject to change.
Our Special Thanks to Nino Venturella and Michael Leaf for their help creating the Exotics Vault
Michael Leaf is a World Renowned Fine Metal Artist and entrepreneur, based in San Diego CA. His works are sought after and being collected world wide. His portfolio includes one of a kind: wall hangings, furniture, public art/sculpture and custom installations. Inspired by the life that surrounds us all, Michael gravitates to the combinations of objects and perspectives, that are not usually found in each other's company. He is constantly looking at everyday objects attempting to discover what doesn’t exist with or about them. His passion of cars, and being a 3rd generation San Diego native, has brought Michael Leaf back to the AUTO SHOW, for a second year, co-creating the EXOTIC SALON.
Pairing his high-end artworks, with high-end cars. Demonstrating the techniques used in both arenas of fine art and craftsmanship. He has developed numerous methods and theories within metal design, and is in discussion to combine his techniques with select EXOTIC auto manufactures for 2014. As far as the message he is trying to convey, "I hope the art I create touches the people meant to see it. Creating motivation within the will to accomplish, previously thought, impossible tasks. I believe the point of all art is to create timeless focal points of inspiration.”
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Founder and Executive Producer of Cruise 4 Kids Sports & Exotic Car Rally, works as a Home Mortgage Consultant for Wells Fargo Bank. Nino focuses on purchase and refinance home mortgages and networks with professionals in the real estate industry. He has been with Wells Fargo Bank for over 14 years and has worked in Wealth Management, Business Banking and Retail divisions. This has made him an expert in mortgage & commercial lending, wealth planning, business banking services, treasury management, and the retail experience. He is also owner of Nino Venturella Productions(NVP), an event production company that specializes in niche charity events that cater to high net worth individuals. Prior to working with Wells Fargo, he worked as a property/casualty sales agent for State Farm Insurance and also held his California Real Estate license.
Nino joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Junior Board in 2008 and is currently Chairman of Business & Marketing Development. As an active volunteer to BGCSDTO, he saw the opportunity to grow the club's fundraising revenue by creating Cruise 4 Kids Sports & Exotic Car Rally(c4ksd.com). He was able to combine his passion for cars and connections through Wells Fargo to develop this exciting fundraising event. His vision was to create an event that brought new excitement to the San Diego community and to successfully accomplish the first car rally that closed the Coronado Bridge and I-5 freeway for the drivers. C4K is now going into its 4th year and plans to expand in Las Vegas.
Nino was born in New Jersey and has been in San Diego for over 32 years. He attended Saint Augustine High School and is currently attending Cal State San Marcos University working on his Bachelor of Science.
The San Diego International Auto Show will feature over 400 2015 Model-year vehicles, ride and drives, expanded exotics salon and much more! January 1-4, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center. E-tickets on sale now!