November 2019 Cars and Coffee

Our Mega Gallery from Jacksonville Car Culture’s November Cars and Coffee at the Avenues Mall

November 2019 Cars and Coffee - Hagerty Reserved Spots

With the smell of Pumpkin Spice in the air and greater-than-average amount of folks in their full arctic wardrobe strolling the eclectic rows of cars on display at this month’s Cars and Coffee, there’s no denying fall has finally come to Jacksonville. With the wonderful weather came the usual panoply of cars, trucks and motorcycles numbering somewhere between 600 and 800 despite a slew of other quality car shows happening on Saturday. If you enjoy the sampling of photos you see here, be sure to hop over to our full Cars and Coffee Gallery with several hundred images from the event – did we capture your car?

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The Wild Blue Yonder

Jacksonville’s Muggy and Mystifying 2019 Sea and Sky Spectacular Air Show

Jacksonville Air Show - Sea and Sky Spectacular - F-35 transonic cone cloud

Ever since I can remember, I have loved planes. In fact, it was my love of aviation that brought me from my childhood home in New England to Florida back in the late 90’s to study to be a pilot. So, it should come as no surprise that I love air shows. One of my earliest memories is standing atop a hill overlooking Pease Air Force Base (now Pease Tradeport) as one of the Thunderbirds flew right over my head – seemingly just a few feet above me. There is just something about an air show – the raw power of the planes, the almost superhuman skill of the pilots, and then there’s the back-to-back death defying feats on display for all to see. Its no wonder that even the threat of rain couldn’t keep out the crowds for the 2019 Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular this past weekend. Here’s just a taste of the sights from this weekend, and be sure to check out our full gallery for many, many more fine art images from the air show.

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2019 Motul Petit Le Mans

A Perfect Ending to IMSA’s 50th Anniversary Season at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans

IMSA Road Atlanta - Motul Petit Le Mans - Ferrari in turn 5

The first thing that struck me as I arrived at Road Atlanta just after sunset on Thursday was the massive sweeping downhill Turn 11 and the shooting star-like bursts of headlights that explode over the top of the hill and rocket down toward the start/finish line. Unlike the decidedly flat road course at Daytona, where the IMSA season begins each year, the season-finale Petit Le Mans is a hilly circuit with more ups and downs than an angry ocean ahead of a hurricane. Shaped like a pork chop, this technical 2.54 mile track provides the perfect canvas for exciting racing from start to finish.

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October 2019 Jacksonville Cars and Coffee @ TIAA Bank Field

Our Mega Gallery from Jacksonville Car Culture’s October Cars and Coffee

It’s that time of the year again – when Jacksonville Cars and Coffee takes its annual field trip to TIAA Bank Field to partner with the Jaguars for one epic car show. This year was no exception, with record crowds and participants – and over 800 cars on display. For the first time, we also experimented with a step-and-repeat style portrait for those who purchased reserved parking (find your photo at our full October Cars and Coffee Gallery). Also new for October, after some helpful feedback from you, we’ve dramatically cut our digital download prices for current and past Cars and Coffee events.

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A Crazy Day with Big Bird

Photographing the Track-ready, Street-savvy BGB Motorsports Porsche 911 GTS for Panorama

BGB Motorsports 'Big Bird' 911 GTS Track-ready sleeper - magazine

When we got a call from the good folks at Panorama to photograph a Porsche 991.2 GTS at Daytona International Speedway, it would be fair to say I was more than a little excited. When I learned I would have the car for the morning to drive around the infield and photograph, it was even better! And when I found out that our photos of the aptly nicknamed ‘Big Bird’ would be featured in the 750th edition of Panorama, I was ecstatic! Here’s just a few of our favorite images from this epic shoot. Be sure to check out the full article on page 90 of the September issue of Panorama.

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