Tampa Bay turned out in full force early on the morning of April 18 at the duPont REGISTRY St. Petersburg headquarters for Cars and Coffee, and the show awaiting them did not disappoint. It was a warm and muggy morning, but as one of our last shows before the summer heat sets in, a little heat was to be expected.
The lots began to fill well before the sun had risen, and even with a warmer reading on thermometers, the hot coffee from Melitta was pouring quickly.
Many of our regular guests at Cars and Coffee were here once again, including Dimmitt Automotive Group, Reeves Motorcars, Crown, Lincoln Land and Mercedes-Benz of Tampa Bay, as well as a few representatives of the Corsa America Rally. Their annual rally event is scheduled to begin this Thursday, April 23 – be sure to keep an eye on Autofluence for first-hand coverage of their ride down the East Coast.
In addition to all our of our automotive guests, there were quite a few with cameras in hand capturing the events before, during and after Cars and Coffee. After our show drew to a close around 9 am, Dimmitt hosted their monthly Cars and Coffee after party, which had an incredibly special guest awaiting introduction. The McLaren 570S made its debut in their showroom, and also made its way into quite a few photo submissions.
Be sure to check out the galleries below from a few of our talented local photographers, and as always, stay with us for more updates from the automotive world.
Gallery by Rafael Santos, Metaphor-Phosis Photography
Gallery by Paul Ziegler
Gallery by Michael White, RoryMad Studios
Gallery by Kathy Tijou
Gallery by Chad Donohoe, C12 productions
Gallery by Christopher Brut, Brut Photography
Gallery by Laurie Goossens, Infinity Images
Gallery by Autofluence