The parking lots surrounding the duPont REGISTRY Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla., were packed from corner to corner early in the morning on April 19 as another Cars and Coffee event began. There were just as many new faces and fascias as there were familiar ones, and not even the threat of a little rain could keep the throngs of automotive enthusiasts off of the asphalt.
This Cars and Coffee proved to be a little different than previous events, with some new types of automotive art making their way in. Rustic Steel Creations provided a metallic homage to everyone’s favorite four-legged friend: a 20 foot tall dog made of scrap metal, and local artist Patrick Ringley brought a collection of racecars small enough to fit in your hands. A table in front of Blvd Customs displayed his collection of 3D impressionism in paper of history’s great race cars.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Ford’s Mustang, this month’s car contest called for the best Mustang in show. Paul Roberts was our winner, with a black and gold 2007 Mustang GT.
- 2013 GT500 front end, custom fenders to make the 2007/2013 work together
- 5.0 3V stroker
- 67MM oil less turbo
- 6 speed
- Airlift suspension
- BMR k-member, control arms
Though the rain did call for an earlier ending than usual, the sun broke out just long enough for our photographers and photo contest competitors to snap some amazing shots. Be sure to flip through the gallery below, and enjoy the impressive feats of automotive art brought by our friends at:
Gallery by Caitlin Duffy
Gallery by Third Axis Photography
Gallery by AWOL Photo