Our deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Florence. Here in Florida, we happened to dodge, but we know all too well how devastating these storms can be. As it was coming ashore in the Carolinas, we were preparing for this month’s Cars & Coffee show. The temperature was a little cooler than last month, but the humidity made for a sticky morning. Several first-timers included a pro-street 1969 Camaro, a race-winning 1966 Mini Cooper, and an all-original 1935 Ford coupe. T&T Coffee was here before 6 am because our regulars arrive early to get their favorite spot.
If we had to choose a theme for Saturday, it would be late-model Italians. Over 20 Ferraris included every model of the 458 Series, a few 488 GTB and Spiders, who were balanced by Gallardos and a Huracan Performante. Not to be outdone, German fans arrived with a new Mercedes-AMG GTS, a new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and a handful of air-cooled classics. England was represented by a classic 1976 Jaguar XJS, several late-model McLarens, including a black 720S
We couldn’t do this without the support of our local dealers, so a big thanks to Reeves Import Motorcars, Crown Eurocars, Dimmitt Automotive, & McLaren Tampa Bay. Our friends next door at BLVD Customs were displaying a 1978 Trans-Am that has received fuel injection, a 1962 Impala, 1987 Fiero, and several Mercedes-Sprinter conversions. We laid out the framework for a special Cars & Coffee in the near future, so stay tuned to Autofluence for all of our event updates.