It has been ten years since we began having our monthly Cars & Coffee event, making the event held on December 19 a very special one. The night before the gathering and the morning of saw temperatures in the mid 40’s which motivated many to arrive sporting the latest in Arctic fashion. Even though guests missed our Toys For Tots campaign by a few days, there we welcomed a few late donations.
Every car that showed up received a raffle ticket, leading many to wonder what was in store. Once the sun began to thaw us out, Mr. duPont gave away a new PAPAGO GoSafe 520 Super HD dash camera.
Follow the leader! Which would you be behind the wheel of?
Posted by duPont REGISTRY on Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Showing up first were a trio of De Tomaso Panteras, along with Lamborghinis and Ferraris from multiple decades. Participants spent quite some time admiring the grand display of Italian design. Local dealers like Crown Eurocars, Mercedes-Benz of Tampa, McLaren Tampa Bay, Dimmitt arrived in style and in some of their hottest cars for sale.
Being held the day after the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, Darkside Empire rolled in to make sure everyone was awake.
To keep the supercars under control, Pinellas County’s finest arrived in a vintage Dodge Diplomat.
Thanks to the cold air in the morning, participating cars were quite happy. This is because cold air contains more oxygen, which will have your engine using more gas and, in turn, creating more power. Boosted cars love the cooler temperatures even more than naturally aspirated ones-turbocharged and supercharged cars and their owners comparing their air/fuel ratios was the background sound for the morning.
McLarens, Bentley Accelerate from Cars & Coffee 12/19/2015McLarens, a Bentley and more rip away from our Cars & Coffee this morning.
Posted by duPont REGISTRY on Saturday, December 19, 2015
The cold weather also made us pull out all the stops on coffee production. Our friends at Melitta provided the quality beans and, as always, the proceeds of coffee sales went to local charities.
Next month, be sure to join us downtown as our Cars & Coffee event will invade North Straub Park in St Petersburg for our first show of 2016.
We’d like to thank all our fans and local dealers for a decade of early mornings and caffeinated camaraderie.