Thursday, November 6, 2008


On Tuesday, November 11, 2008 the Texas 1000, a yearly event with entrants from around the U.S. and around the world driving 30+ sports & exotic cars such as vintage Ferrari, Porche, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Triumph and Sting Ray will make their lunch stop in Harper on their 5 day tour through the Hill Country.

Their lunch will take place at “l’art et l’automobile”, a gallery and auction house whose owner, Jacques Vaucher relocated from New York in the summer of 2006. A 4000 sq foot barn full of transportation memorabilia such as books, artwork, trophies, badges, sculpture etc. will be transformed into a cafĂ©/gallery.

The lunch will be catered by his wife Karen Vaucher, a veteran of the restaurant business in NYC and East Hampton, NY. Lunch will feature 2 main courses: Braised Thai Chicken & Penne Pasta with Vine Ripened Tomatoes Concasse, Fresh Herbs and Grilled Salmon with Mediterranean Seasonings, Chardonnay Smoked Sea Salt and Grated Pecorino Cheese. A Spring Mix Salad with dried Cranberries and Texas Pecans and a Dessert Table will also be featured.

l’art et l’automobile is open by appointment to the public by calling 830- 864-5040 or by visiting its website:

Old Stone Market specializes in Elegant Gourmet Dinners catered in your home by calling Karen Vaucher at 830-864-5060 or on her cell 631 377-0878. Website for gourmet products including Black Peppercorns from Madagascar is

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jacques Vaucher was schooled at Winfield France's famous racing school. Jacques found his niche in touring car endurance championships in the US and produced winning results in Limerock and Watkins Glen. He has been in automobile memorabilia for 30 years with galleries in New York and now Harper, Texas. His main site is and his auction site is His blog is

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