On Saturday, March 15, cars of all years, makes and models headed out to the duPont REGISTRY headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla for our monthly Cars & Coffee event.
The duPont REGISTRY Cars & Coffee happens the third Saturday of each and every month, starting at 7 a.m. and going until 9 a.m. Admission is free and guests and owners of all ages are welcome. Those looking for a morning boost can indulge in a cup of coffee from Melita.
At our Cars & Coffee event, hundreds gather to view the cars and sometimes you run into neighbors, coworkers, friends or even long lost friends. Below is a touching story that was emailed to us after the March event about a long lost friendship being rediscovered at the event:
“Saturday I overheard someone mention about flying helifcopters in Viet Nam, so I asked him and he said he was a crew chief. But he said there are two ex-helicopter pilots here, so we hunted them down and he introduced me.
It’s funny – we had been talking for a few minutes and it dawned on us both about the same time, “Hey, wait a minute. I know you!” We just hugged and I had tears in my eyes. It had been almost 50 years!
Joe and I started Army flight school together in 1966 when I was 19 years old. We went through all the trials and tribulations together until graduation at Ft. Rucker a year later in the same class. We had a good, close group and everybody knew everybody. But I was never sure if Joe made it alive through that following year in Viet Nam – many of our class didn’t.
What’s the chances? If it hadn’t been for the DuPont Registry Cars & Coffee, Joe & I would never have crossed paths.
Thank you and please keep up the great work!
Below are images taken by photographers who attended the March 2014 event. For previous events, please view our Cars & Coffee page.
(Featured image above by: Third Axis Photography)