I originally had planned to go to the Central Florida Cars & Coffee on Sunday, March 6, 2022, so I had cleaned and detailed my car the previous day. However, when I saw the Instagram post from the Embry-Riddle Muscle Car Association about their Cars & Coffee happening that Sunday morning, I changed my plans. They had invited anyone to attend, not just students.Continue reading ERAU Cars & Coffee
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Orlando Cars & Coffee
I enjoyed Lake Mary Cars & Coffee and Daytona Cars & Coffee so much I wanted to attend all of the local events, at least once. So on August 9, 2020, I drove down to Winter Park (where the event is technically located) to attend Orlando Cars & Coffee. I found a space at the end of row and touched up any dirty spots on my Porsche Boxster (981).
After some photos of my car, it was time to browse the lot to see what was there. I walked over to the entrance to start. I would work my way back to my car.
Some interesting cars are shown below.
First was a group of Mazda Miatas, one NB and two NC generation examples.
I saw one MINI Cooper S that looked familiar, although I didn’t find the owner.
Next was a beautiful grey Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible with a creamy white interior.
Also, a bright yellow Porsche 911 Carrera S (997).
There was a pair of Honda S2000s.
Nearby was a rare BMW i8 hybrid car.
The supercars section included the usual examples by Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini, and Porsche.
Although not a first-generation TT, I liked this grey Audi TT RS. One of the best car colors of all-time.
And finally, another Porsche. This one was a 911 GT3 RS (991).
Daytona Cars & Coffee
After attending an enjoyable Lake Mary Cars & Coffee two weeks prior, I wanted to attend my local Daytona Cars & Coffee. On July 25, 2020, the first Daytona Cars & Coffee at ONE DAYTONA was held. I made plans to meet up with my neighbor, Dan, who was showing his new BMW M4 CS.
I arrived and parked my Porsche Boxster (981) next to a Porsche 911 Carrera S (997). Then I spent a few minutes with last-minute polishing and took some photos.
I met Dan and we wandered around the parking lot browsing the cars. I took photos of just a few favorites: a Porsche Boxster (986) and a Lotus Elise (Series 2).
The ONE DAYTONA plaza was reserved for cars whose owners had paid an entry fee for charity. Some favorites there were a Porsche 914 and Porsche 911 Carrera (964).
Dan had entered his BMW M4 CS, a special edition M4 with lots of carbon fiber bits.
I left Dan there and walked down the main street exploring the cars. The most interesting of them was a 1991 Honda Beat, a Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) car. The Beat is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seat convertible.
Lake Mary Cars & Coffee
On July 11, 2020, Lake Mary Cars & Coffee held their inaugural event. Lake Mary is less than an hour’s drive from Daytona Beach so I decided to enter my car in the show. I woke up early and enjoyed the morning drive, arriving at the shopping center location just before 8:00 am. I drove in and parked at the end of the Porsche row. I took a few minutes to clean up my car before having a look around and photographing the cars. I started with my Porsche Boxster (981) and the Porsche row.
At the other end of the Porsche row was a beautiful white Porsche Boxster Spyder (981).
Behind us was a row of Subarus.
Next, I wandered through the exotics and supercars section. The show included an assortment of cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, and several others.
BMW had its own row with a great turnout.
The event was to support a charity, so I made a donation and received a souvenir car towel with the event name stitched on it.
Finally, I walked back to the Porsche row, which had a few different cars parked next to mine. We made a group of three convertibles.
Although the show hours were from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, most cars began to leave around 10:30 am. So, when most of the other cars in my row left, I headed for home—a morning well-spent enjoying some great cars.