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AutomotiveAddicts.com partners with Florida Times-Union to bring Jacksonville auto news and more 4
Mar
Posted by Chris Brewer in An Addictive Take On Cars, Automotive, Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee, Cars and Coffee, Florida, Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, News on 03 4th, 2014
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Founded in 2004 by Malcolm Hogan, Jacksonville, Florida based AutomotiveAddicts.com was created for auto enthusiasts of all types. For the past 10 years AutomotiveAddicts.com has strived to give readers the most interesting automotive related material on the internet without recycling material from other networks. Whether you are looking for a meaningful review of new vehicle, an honest look at breaking automotive news, or helpful technical articles and information, AutomotiveAddicts.com is the place to go.

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Automotive Addicts is also the founder of the Jacksonville Cars and Coffee event, hosting the monthly car show on the second Saturday of every month. The car show began at the St. John’s Town Center a little over five years ago, moving to the River City Shopping Center, Tinseltown, and finally back to the original location at the St. John’s Town Center. All locales had there pros, but none of them felt like home for the event.

In April of 2013, the Florida Times-Union approached the AutomotiveAddicts.com team and asked if they would consider hosting the event downtown at The Florida Times-Union headquarters at 1 Riverside Avenue. The location was ideal, central to the city, right on the waterfront and included a large covered parking area to accommodate the event in case of rain.

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AutomotiveAddicts hosted the first Cars and Coffee at the Florida Times-Union on July 13, 2013. The new location was widely received by the Jacksonville car community. In a short amount of time the show began regularly attracting 400 plus cars and thousands of spectators, AutomotiveAddicts.com Cars and Coffee had found a home and solidified itself as one of Jacksonville’s premier car gatherings. 

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But that is not the end of the story…

In January of 2014, the Times-Union contacted Malcolm and asked if he would be willing to come on board with the paper and write a weekly column in the Saturday Drive section of the paper. Meetings were held and emails were exchanged. The new column titled, “An Addictive Take On Cars” debuted on February 8, 2014. Malcolm was then joined by AutomotiveAddicts.com senior editor, Chris Brewer in the February 22, 2014 column.

AutomotiveAddicts.com has also set up a section of the website that readers of the Times-Union can go to for more in-depth articles and reviews, videos and more by clicking on the Florida Times-Union Column link the top of the AutomotiveAddicts.com website or by visiting http://www.automotiveaddicts.com/category/tu

“An Addictive Take on Cars” can be found every Saturday in the Drive section of the Florida Times-Union or you can see the same great stories online at http://jacksonville.com/autos

Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee Jacksonville, FL is held every Second Saturday of each Month from 9am till 11am located at:
Florida Times Union
1 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32202

*Please note that the March 2014 Cars & Coffee is being held at the Amelia Concours d’elegance

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Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee October 2013 Recap 16
Oct
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in auto show, Automotive, Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee, Cars and Coffee, Jacksonville, FL on 10 16th, 2013
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The cooler October weather brought out some newcomers to our Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee gathering for October 2013. Our event, held every second Saturday of the month, has become a major staple in the automotive enthusiast community in Jacksonville, Florida. This month’s attendance was around 250 vehicles or so. Previous months we have seen an average of about 400 cars. The cooler weather that we expect for November and December may bring out our normal 400+ vehicle crowd. We plan on having a few charities and donation spots for the holiday season. Please check back on the official event page for any updates.

Hope to see you in November (November 9th)!

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Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee September 2013 Recap 19
Sep
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in auto show, Automotive, Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee, Cars and Coffee, Jacksonville, FL on 09 19th, 2013
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Our official Cars and Coffee gathering for September 2013 was a celebration for having our event for 5 years now here in Jacksonville, Florida. The event kicked off with a full row of Porsches, in addition to our new 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Joining us from as far as Orlando, Florida were a few of our long-time friends in a modified Nissan GT-R and stroker V10 BMW M5 E60. The selection varied greatly as we witnessed many clubs joining in on the fun including many VW Buses, MINI Coopers and an onslaught of domestics in just about any flavor you can think of. We had an estimated total of 400 vehicles in attendance.

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Part of the continued beauty and success of our Cars and Coffee event is we get a different mix of vehicles every month. We are looking forward to kicking off the October 2013 Cars and Coffee with some ‘red carpet’ treatment to whoever would like their vehicle photographed. We will have more information as the details come together.

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We want to personally thank everyone for your dedicated support as well as the Florida Times Union for allowing this wonderful event to thrive and provide a home for automotive enthusiasts to all come together once a month. We look forward to having a few charities join in on our festivities so we can give back to our community and help those in need along the way.

Additional images, information and links via Automotive Addicts Facebook page, Event Page and Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee Facebook page.

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Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee Turns into Refreshed Success Story 21
Jul
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Auto Addiction, auto show, Automotive, Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee, Cars and Coffee, News on 07 21st, 2013
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The city of Jacksonville, FL may not have had a playoff inspiring NFL football team last season but from the looks of the latest Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee event, it has a strong historic and steadily growing automotive enthusiast culture.

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The latest Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee finds its new location at the Times Union parking lot downtown Jacksonville off of Riverside Avenue. We started the event about 5 years ago with inspiring minds to bring the mixed automotive enthusiast culture of this big city in one centralized location. The Times Union recently posted a full synopsis on the event’s refreshed success and the direction we are headed in. We welcome you to visit the article in addition to other updates:



Video: “Veteran 1″ Chevrolet Camaro Owner Stops By for a Chat 10
Aug
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in auto show, Automotive, Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee, Cars and Coffee, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Camaro SS, video on 08 10th, 2011

During one of our recent Cars and Coffee events in Jacksonville, FL, Kelly Fromm, owner of a tricked-out “Veteran 1” Chevrolet Camaro SS (Tribute to America’s Fallen Heroes) stopped by. I had the chance to do a short interview asking Kelly a few questions about this one-of-a-kind vehicle and his heart-felt inspiration for such a remarkable wrap design. Check out the exclusive video clip of the short interview below after the jump.

    

 



Now available on DVD: Top Gear Season 13 1
Oct
Posted by Lloyd in Automotive, Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee, Cars and Coffee, Facebook, raffle, Top Gear on 10 1st, 2010

Some automotive enthusiasts have loved the Top Gear show aired on BBC for all 15 seasons. Others have seen just a few seasons. Nevertheless, many of us have a special place in our hearts for Top Gear as one of the most loved car shows ever. The latest season to hit DVD is Top Gear Season 13. We are giving people a chance to WIN a free copy of Top Gear Season 13 on DVD in addition to the book ‘Where’s Stig’.

How Can You Win?

LIKE us on Facebook for a chance to win by answering one of our questions on our Facebook page. The question will be posted today just before 12 noon so hurry and click LIKE on the Automotive Addicts Facebook page.

If you live in the Jacksonville, FL area (or surrounding areas), then you will have a chance to WIN a copy of Top Gear Season 13 on DVD or the ‘Where’s Stig’ book by coming out to our Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee Saturday, October 9th at 9am. We will be doing FREE raffle ticket drawings at 10am for a chance to WIN!







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