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Big SoCal Euro Gathering 2013 Massive Showing


Text by Danny Cruz, photography by RallyWays

Today we’re taking a look at what’s going on in the left coast. More importantly, what’s going on in the Euro car scene in Southern California. Big SoCal Euro Gathering is such a huge gathering of European cars that it makes ripples cross-country. Many people travel from all over to attend this event.

SoCal Euro is a gathering that started with humble beginnings in a small parking lot. It’s a show that was started by the people and still remains “by the people, for the people” to this day. In 2013, SoCal Euro saw it’s biggest showing yet with a gathering of easily more than 3,000 cars. Porsches, Volkswagens, Audis, BMWs, Mercedes, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martin, and more… However, the show still remains focused on the grassroots car enthusiast. The enthusiasts come first as they are the ones that support the show. Otherwise the vendors would not even be there. (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…)

November 2011 Cars & Coffee duPont REGISTRY at Innisbrook

On the pre-Thanksgiving weekend, I got to go to not just one, but two events, this being the first. The duPont REGISTRY Cars & Coffee event for last month was held outside of the registry at Innisbrook Golf and Country Club, which provided a pleasant green backdrop for this new set of photos. The big draw for this event was the first Mercedes Benz SLS AMG convertible on U.S. shores, but I was quickly distracted by some classic Mopar racecars and the new Ferrari 458s that were in attendance.
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June 2011 Cars & Coffee at duPont REGISTRY

I’m finally getting around to posting last month’s Cars & Coffee event from three weeks back. Things got derailed a bit when, the day after attending this and an Evo meet at S&R Performance (post on that to come), I woke up with a bad case of what my wife thinks was heat exhaustion. No more 2 event weekends without carrying some water.

Anyways, on this outing to Cars & Coffee, I arrived 20 minutes later than last time (made a wrong turn and had to go over the bridge twice), and had to park outside the event, more over towards the exotics. As a result, this time I’ve got many more photos of the high end rides for you to see after the jump.

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May 2011 Cars & Coffee at duPont REGISTRY

I was so excited about Cars & Coffee that on Friday night, like a kid about to go to Disney World, I couldn’t sleep. At 6AM, I went out and got the biggest can of Monster that they sell and a quick bite to eat. The main thing I’d been excited to see was Lamborghinis, but from what you see here in this opening image of the Ultima GTR, there were Lambos and so many other cars to get excited about, that I’d only previously seen in magazines. Here are the best of what I shot.
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There are less comfortable places to get stuck… like the backseat of a Volkswagen

Stuck in a Corvette Gran SportA few weeks back, I went to the Tampa International Auto Show, and like every year, I was waiting in lines to sit in my current buying interested cars as well as my old time favorites like the Corvettes. That’s when this happened. (more…)