Our Mega Gallery from Jacksonville Car Culture’s August Cars and Coffee
Unlike the June Cars and Coffee, skies were clear and the sun sweltering at this morning’s gathering of automotive enthusiasts. When we set out at 7:30, the temperature was a more or less comfortable 80°F. Yet when we left the event just after 10, the heat index was indicating 118 degrees thanks to temperatures in the upper 90s and humidity well over 75%. Needless to say, our 1970 Triumph TR6 and its utter lack of air conditioning probably wasn’t the best choice to drive today. But despite all of the atmospheric junkiness, the the First Coast’s car enthusiast came out in force – filling the parking lots of the Avenues Mall yet again.
A Waterfront Wonderland for Automotive Aficionados
This year, we again had the privilege of photographing the 2019 Misselwood Concours d’Elegance as part of the team from The Amelia. It’s both an honor and a joy to attend Misselwood, with its wandering lawns and quintessential New England views peppered with meticulously maintained and restored world-class cars.
And Reminiscing About our First Misselwood in 2018
In a little over a week, the gentle rolling lawn of Misselwood at Endicott College will be filled with the sights and sounds of a truly exceptional Concours. Rare and coveted automobiles – some over 100 years old – will tastefully dot the soft grassy grounds of the mansion as automotive enthusiasts from all over the region and beyond gather together to enjoy the display along the azure shores of Salem Sound.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – and if so, the legendary designs of Carroll Shelby are among the most admired of all time. Today, if you have the resources, you can buy yourself a near-perfect replica of both the Shelby Cobra and Shelby Mustang from a whole slew of companies. But the rare specimens I spent a few days with in late June are no modern-day knock-offs – they are the real McCoy – stunning specimens of the beauty and ingenuity of Shelby and his team.
Striking Hypercar Riches as the Gold Rush Rally Lands on the First Coast
Yesterday, thanks to the fine folks at Jacksonville Car Culture and Automotive Addicts, we discovered that the Gold Rush Rally would once again be passing through the First Coast. Destined for The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island on the first leg of an epic 10-day, several-thousand-mile tour, this group of a few dozen flamboyantly wrapped supercars roared onto the island with the high-revving and deep rumbling tones other mere mortal cars can only dream of making.