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.
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.
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.
Stay tuned for more!
Wheeler Dealers meets the Icon brand Derelict theme, that’s the best way to sum up Discovery’s new Fast N’ Loud series. Since June 6, Discovery has aired the show every Wednesday night at 10PM and so far it has collected quite a following.
But in case you’ve missed an episode (of the four currently released), a series marathon will play on our nation’s most glorious holiday: Independence Day. Starting at 7 PM and continuing until the most recent episode airs at 10 PM, Fast N’ Loud will be one of the only shows on television to play all of its content on a holiday typically associated with backyard BBQs and cold beverages.
Fortunately, those two things pair perfectly with the Gas Monkey Garage’s quirky take on automotive restoration.
Each fall, the Ural factory sees fit to release a limited edition motorcycle. For the last few years, these small production run bikes have cultivated a growing audience – especially with history buffs. That is because Ural, a Russia-based company, traces its roots back to the glory days of the former Soviet Union. This year’s limited edition hack (slang for sidecar bike) draws on Ural’s fascinating past by paying homage to an original motorcycle used on the front lines of February 1942 in a little town called Stalingrad.
The M70, Ural’s 70th Anniversary bike, is a tribute to the first M72 built by the Irbit Factory during the beginnings of what would be an incredibly long and costly war. 9,799 M72’s served to recon, dispatch units, and evacuate those in need.
This year’s special edition bike comes in olive drab, with a sidecar machine gun mount, tonneau cover, wooden floor mat, luggage rack, spare tire, and shovel. The tear drop gas tank adds a touch of style with factory badging, harking back to the original factory symbol.