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Jul 31, 2014
Teddy Field
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Hark, Hark: The History of Audi

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Years ago, Audi was just a small West German automaker that sold quirky Quattros. Now, Audi dealers are packed with people wanting the latest in Teutonic luxury. The Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi Q5, they’re all brimming with the latest technology, beautiful interiors, and Audi’s legendary Quattro 4-wheel drive. This small-volume car maker has grown up to rival luxury stalwarts like Mercedes Benz and BMW. But where did they come from, and how did they become so popular? Continue reading »

Jul 3, 2014
Chris Salamone
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Classic Car Cultist: Mercedes-Benz 300TD

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Cars are remembered for many different reasons. Some are pretty, some are fast, and occasionally some contribute an innovative technology which advances the automotive industry forever. But, the Mercedes-Benz 300TD features none of the above. And yet, this particular and much-beloved vehicle is AND was popular far beyond the scope of what consumers might expect. Continue reading »

Jan 30, 2013
Dave Walter
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Festivals of Speed Returns to St. Petersburg for Tenth Year

Only a few days after announcing their first event of 2013, the Festivals of Speed announced their second event of the new year. This is good news for those of us outside of the Jacksonville area.

April 5th, the Festivals of Speed returns to St. Petersburg for the tenth year. The weekend’s events begin that Friday with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception in an actual hangar at the Tampa International Airport. There you’ll find the world’s most exotic vehicles, delicious foods and drinks, live jazz music and both a live and silent auction all in one place!

Sunday, the 7th, the main event will take place in downtown St. Petersburg at the Renaissance Vinoy Marina. Expect to see hundreds of exotics vehicles; fine wine, spirits, food, and cigars; and luxurious jewelry and timepiece displays.

For more information about the event, read the press release below.

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Nov 15, 2012
Dave Walter
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$10 for 2 tickets to the Festivals of Speed on Sunday, Dec 2

$10 for Motorsports Show for Two on Sunday, December 2, at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes ($20 Value) via Groupon

The deal is on!

Nov 13, 2012
Dave Walter
Comments Off on Orlando Festivals Of Speed November 30 – December 2

Orlando Festivals Of Speed November 30 – December 2

If (like me) you’re not a big fan of cold weather, then Orlando is the place to be come early December. And (again, like me) you enjoy delicious food, wine, cigars and stunning exotic cars, planes and boats, then Orlando is the only place to be!

The Festivals of Speed will be returning to Orlando, Florida November 30 – December 2. There you’ll find the sights, sounds, smells and tastes you’d expect from the Festivals of Speed.

Friday (November 30), it all kicks off with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception featuring delicious foods and drinks, a silent auction and poker tournament benefitting the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, a high-energy jazz orchestra and – of course – a collection of exotic cars at the Orlando International Airport.

Saturday (December 1st), the Festivals host an exclusive Wine Connoisseurs’ Dinner and Louis XIII de Rémy Martin tasting experience.

And Sunday (December 2nd), the Festivals conclude with the Motorsports Collection Display of more than 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, boats and aircraft at the beautiful Grande Lakes property.

Read on for more information … and see you there!

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Nov 6, 2012
Dave Walter
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Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 5 (Editors’ Favorites)

This year’s Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we’re gonna have to split it up in multiple posts!

We now present our favorites from the Lake Mirror Classic. Now, we could’ve easily chosen then most expensive or popular cars, but we didn’t. We searched for the cars that truly stood out – even if they only stood out to us ourselves.

Read on to see our favorites!

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Nov 5, 2012
Dave Walter
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Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 4 (1953-2012)

This year’s Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we’re gonna have to split it up in multiple posts!

This time we’re showcasing cars spanning from 1953 all the way up the all new Fisker Karma. Notice how far cars and trucks have come along in the last 60 years!

Stay tuned for our favorites from the show and more.

And check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of our coverage of the Lake Mirror Classic.

Oct 30, 2012
Dave Walter
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Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 3 (1906-1950)

This year’s Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we’re gonna have to split it up in multiple posts. For now, we’ll focus on some of our older favorites – ranging from 1950 all the way back to 1906!

Check them out in the gallery below and let us know which one is your favorite!

And check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our coverage of the Lake Mirror Classic.

Oct 29, 2012
Dave Walter
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Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of our coverage of the Lake Mirror Classic, feel free to check it out here – although, Part 1 was sort of a teaser leading up to now.

In the next few days, we’ll be bringing you pictures and info on some of the coolest cars we’ve seen in a while. As for now, here are some great shots from Friday and Saturday (October 19 – 20).

Enjoy!

Oct 26, 2012
Dave Walter
Comments Off on Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 1

Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 1

As expected, this year’s Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival and Auction was a blast! There were so many beautiful cars – a long line of Ferraris, a block of AC Cobras, a hill of Mustangs and so much more! The weather was absolutely perfect too.

We were there, DSLR cameras in hand. We’re just now getting a chance to upload and rifle through the thousands of pictures.

They’ll make their way to you, we promise! Until then here’s a few quick camera phone shots to whet your appetite.

Stay tuned for more!

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