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.
Our Mega Gallery from Jacksonville Car Culture’s June 2019 Cars and Coffee
Despite the threat of rain that never quite materialized, we had a strong turnout for this month’s Jacksonville Cars and Coffee at the Avenues Mall. As has become the norm, hundreds of unique cars from all walks of life descended upon the meet-up for a petrol head’s dream Saturday morning. Click on the picture above to browse our mega-gallery from the event, or read on for our hand-picked favorites from this month’s Cars and Coffee.
Musings from Jacksonville Car Culture’s May 2019 Cars and Coffee
If there’s one thing certain about Jacksonville Cars and Coffee, its that you never know exactly what you’ll see. In fact, I can’t recall a Cars and Coffee where I wasn’t pleasantly surprised by the manifold automotive wonders on display. This month was certainly not an exception. Below is our highlight video from the event, as well as some of our favorite specimens and a link to the full Jacksonville Cars and Coffee Gallery, featuring over 250 images.
Exploring Sarasota Classic Car Museum & Vintage Motors
This past week, we had the pleasure of heading down to Sarasota to photograph a conference for our friends at Firebirds Wood Fire Grill. I had a few hours of down time, and as providence would have it, I stumbled upon an automotive gem hidden a few hundred feet from my hotel. The gem, Sarasota Classic Car Museum, is the second oldest continuously running car museum in the United States, getting its start in 1953 as the century’s send Florida Land Boom was well under way.