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Looking back at Amelia Island’s Cars & Coffee

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Text and photography by Bryce Womeldurf

Last month’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was this author’s first attendance to the event and it was big… huge in fact. Due to a combination of trying to cover it all, preparation for publishing, not to mention attending the Sebring 12 and a Miata meet all in the same month; Amelia’s Cars & Coffee event ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor… until today. After the jump, we’ll revisit Cars & Coffee with a selection of photographs of the cars which were there.  (more…)

HoonArt Attends The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: The Living Car Museum of Your Dreams

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Text and Photograph by Bryce Womeldurf

Despite being threatened by rain this year, the 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance went off without a hitch. Fog and overcast conditions had been recurrent throughout the weekend, so the awards had to be given out earlier than planned. The Amelia is quite a large event with auctions, a Cars & Coffee (we’ll soon have photos from this to show), the Concours d’Elegance, and a host of dinners and seminars. Possibly because the event takes place on an island, classic and exotic cars were around every corner on the green and also on the streets outside the events. From the new McLaren 675LT and 570 to your left to a tiny Audi relic you’ve never seen or heard of to your right, it was all there including more Pegaso sports cars than you’re likely to see anywhere else in the world, not to mention a Phantom Corsair. Past the jump is a fresh collection of photographs from this past Sunday at the Concours.  (more…)

Emory Motorsports Custom Porsche 356s – Jay Leno’s Garage

Video by Jay Leno’s Garage

In this video, Jay checks out two of Emory Motorsports’ custom 356 Porsches. This is the shop which originated the term “outlaw Porsche.” Rod Emory goes through in detail what makes a Porsche an Emory Outlaw versus an Emory Special. Emory has taken various details from factory race cars of the past and applied them to street cars. There are a slew of subtle details that transform each car. Many are not immediately noticeable unless you’ve been studying vintage Porsches for some time. (more…)

V.I.S.I.T. – Sebring Edition

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Re-published from Hooniverse, text and photography by Bryce Womeldurf

Often when you attend a major race, such as the 12 Hours of Sebring, there is just as much to see off the track as there is on it. There were rare models cruising the grounds and parking areas of Sebring, devoted entirely to notable makes and models, such as Porsche, Corvette, Audi, and BMW. Each of them had their outstanding examples.

As a follow up to last week’s 12 Hours of Sebring post, I bring you a second piece, this time with the vehicles I saw in traffic as well as what was parked and on display. (more…)

Festivals of Speed: From Roadsters To Racecars

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Re-published from Hooniverse, text and photography by Bryce Womeldurf

A few times a year, there is a Concours d’Elegance held in Florida called the Festivals of Speed. These photos are from the event in St Petersburg back in April. I was hoping to show them sooner, but was sidetracked for a while with a broken coolant temperature sensor connector in my Miata. But that’s a story for another time. Here, at last, are the photos from that hot sunny day. (more…)

April 2012 Festivals of Speed in St Petersburg, Florida

In April, St Petersburg, Florida hosted the Festivals of Speed, a traveling Concours d’Elegance-style show with cars, boats, and aircraft laid out for display on the grass of a swank country club. I didn’t make it to this particular festival, as at the last minute I realized that my dad was coming down for a visit on the same weekend. So, my wife volunteered to go and shoot it for me. Special thanks goes to her for that. I did get to go to the one in Orlando a month later, and I should have the photos from that event posted very soon, but this one had some pretty amazing and special rides that didn’t make it to Orlando, cars that I’ve never even seen in real life. (more…)