2019 Gold Rush Rally Invades Amelia Island

Striking Hypercar Riches as the Gold Rush Rally Lands on the First Coast

2019 Gold Rush Rally - Day 1 - Amelia Island, FL

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.

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May Jacksonville Cars & Coffee

Musings from Jacksonville Car Culture’s May 2019 Cars and Coffee

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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.

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A Rainy Inaugural – Cars and Coffee Invades The Avenues

An Epic, Drizzly Beginning to Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee at The Avenues

With the new year comes all sorts of changes – not least of which was the move of Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee from the Florida Times Union parking lot to its new location at the Avenues Mall, in Jacksonville’s southside.  The morning proved stupendously dreary, with a lingering Continue reading

2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Shooting for McLaren

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It has proven a very busy week between a few shoots, a few meetings, and a ton of work on post-Concours distribution and promotion.  But more on that once things settle down.  For the second year in a row, McLaren had a presence at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – and for the second year in a row, we’ve had the pleasure of providing photography coverage for them!  A lot of people would say that the main event of the Concours is the awards ceremony, but I bet the majority of the people in the picture above would beg to differ – several hundred people gathered to see the unveiling of this beautiful P1.

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But that wasn’t all.  With McLaren’s 50th anniversary underway, the manufacturer had its own class, filled with unique and stunning racers from the first four decades of McLaren.  As with previous years, we used our ND filter to capture some unique full-sun time exposures such as the one above.  Also new to the field in Amelia was this stunning example of McLaren Special Operations – the MP4-12C below has over 20 unique elements that make your car stand out from a ‘regular’ McLaren (as if they needed any help)…  All in all, it was again a wonderful pleasure to shoot for the McLaren.

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Amelia Concours 2013: Shooting for McLaren

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During the Concours weekend, we had the pleasure of providing coverage for not only The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, but also Top Gear (See our coverage here) and the subject of this post, McLaren.  If you follow the automotive world, you know McLaren made a big splash a few years ago with the unveiling of a brand new supercar, the MP4-12C.  McLaren has since launched 10 dealerships throughout key US markets and has quite a head of momentum going in this hard fought market.  And this is where McLaren, the 2013 Amelia Concours, and Deremer Studios intersect.

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For 2013, McLaren ramped up their Amelia Concours presence with a static display and executive test drives both Friday and Saturday, as well as a large show display featuring the venerable McLaren F1 and the new Can-Am spec MP4-12C for Sunday.  The results, at least from my perspective, were rather fantastic.  The McLaren camp was swamped with onlookers and admirers each day, and as you can see from above photo, youngsters were overjoyed at the sight of these stunning cars.  It reminds me of my own love of the McLaren f1 when it came out during the early 90’s.

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As a car guy, this shoot was an especially enjoyable time for me.  All in all, the Concours weekend was a stellar, memorable event!  I encourage you to check it out next year – you will not be disappointed!  As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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