December 2019 Jacksonville Cars and Coffee

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

December 2019 Jacksonville Car Culture - Cars and Coffee at the Avenues - Toys for Tots and a Lambo

Tis’ the season for Jacksonville Car Culture’s December Cars and Coffee! With Christmas just around the corner, this Cars and Coffee was extra-special, with a heaping helping of kid-sized toys collected to benefit Toys for Tots, complimenting the two, three and four-wheeled “big boy” toys that frequent Cars and Coffee the second weekend of each month. As we’ve come to expect from Jacksonville’s big-hearted automotive enthusiasts, folks showed up in droves to donate all manner of toys for this worthwhile cause.

Continue reading

Jekyll Island Glory: Fire in the Sky

A Spectacular “Fire in the Sky” Bookend Set of Dusk and Dawn Displays with a Side of Driftwood Astrophotography

Jekyll Island Fire in the Sky - Sunrise over calm waters

Late last week, we had the pleasure of spending a night along Georgia’s beautiful Golden Isles before photographing the Days Inn Jekyll Island to help them highlight their newly remodeled rooms. The evening happened to coincide with the Alpha Monocerotids meteor shower which promised to deliver up to 400 shooting starts per hour as the earth briefly passed through the debris field of this ancient comet. Add to that an absolutely stunning sunset and sunrise, and the night’s session certainly warranted our “Fire in the Sky” moniker. Here’s just a sampling of the over 100 fine art images we captured – but please feel free to visit our full collection from Jekyll Island here.

Continue reading

Vintage Glory – The 2019 Classic 24

2019 HSR Classic 24 by IMSA - Daytona - Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Belching Fire

The Weather Outside was Frightful, but the Rumble of Vintage Racers as they Roared Around Daytona at the Classic 24 was oh, so Delightful!

When one thinks of Florida, images of welcoming beaches and gently swaying palm trees, all under a warm tropical sun come to mind. Yeah, well, that wasn’t quite the picture at this year’s HSR Classic 24 at Daytona. Imagine, instead, if you will, one of those damp and dreary autumn New England days – the sort of weather that chills you right to the bone and causes you to wonder if the sun still exists – and that’s what we had pretty much all week down in Daytona. But despite the downright combative weather, this year’s Classic 24 was the best one yet, with a giant uptick in entrants, a busier than usual infield complete with campers and the addition of the eclectic and nostalgic VW bus Bulli Brigade. Add to that hours and hours of great vintage racing and more than your fair share of flame-spitting vintage racers, and its no wonder we all turned out despite the weather.

Continue reading

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?

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading