Malcolm (AutomotiveAddicts.com Publisher) and I are not even sure how to explain how we feel about the June 2015 Automotive Addicts Cars & Coffee. We both knew it was going to be special, but to have the crowds compared to something you would see at an NFL game and then see social media completely taken over by pictures, videos of the event was more than either of us could have imagined.
We have so many people and sponsors to thank. Jebo, Aimee and the entire goldRush Rally 7 team, working with you on this show has been an absolute joy. To be able to collaborate with people that we hold in such high regard and then be able to call them friends is a true gift.
Special thanks to all the volunteers, including Michael Rioux, Conner Kohlbeck, Nick Williams, Bill Kamke, Lyndon Coolman, Chris Conover, and Erin Brewer for working so hard in the hot sun! We appreciate you all so much.
Thanks to The Florida Times-Union for opening your doors and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for keeping us safe!
Thanks to those who traveled from other states, including Marc Chabrier, from Atlanta, Georgia’s very own ‘Caffeine and Octane’ and ‘Caffeine and Exotics’ shows. Additionally, thanks to “Do It With Dan” from Brunswick, GA for making the trip to capture our event on video and share it with his hundreds of thousands of subscribers.
Thanks to Shay Woodward from Performance Wealth for being a faithful sponsor and believing in the show for so many years.
A special thanks to Ariel Garcia-Linares and Alvaro Castillo from Hyundai USA who brought the all-new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for the car’s Florida debut! To have a major manufacturer debut a significant new vehicle at our event is a true milestone. We are grateful to Hyundai for choosing to be a sponsor of our show!
We are truly thankful for the amazing teams from the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships and Maserati of Jacksonville. All of the vehicles that you brought out were compelling and complemented the event. An Automotive Addict’s favorite, the all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4c was a beautiful addition to the show!
We were excited to welcome new sponsors, Identity Design to the goldRush event. If you were inspired by the wrapped goldRush vehicles, they are the folks to talk to!
Malcolm and I are thankful for our long-term anchor sponsors, The Law Offices of Randy Reep and our dear friends at The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, your faithful partnership has helped make this all happen. We are eternally grateful.
Jacksonville area all-kinds-of-incredible-vehicle enthusiasts, thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!! Automotive Addicts Cars & Coffee is for you and about you. You are the life-blood of the show and we love you all very much. Thanks for your faithful support, we are humbled and honored to call you our friends and the city of Jacksonville our home.
Last but not least, thanks to the goldRush Rally for joining us with almost 100 supercars. The only thing finer than the vehicles was the people driving them and their teams.
Chris Brewer, Senior Editor of AutomotiveAddicts.com
Thanks to Pablo Zapata for the excellent video coverage of the event!