Our sponsors make everything possible for us and, in addition to our monthly meets, they unlock special opportunities for our members. Saturday, September 15 was no exception when Marcellus Upshaw from Huntington hosted a private gathering for members at Magnanni, makers of fine men's shoes. The morning was filled with exotic super cars, incredible shoes and accessories, and of course, coffee. Thanks again to the team at Magnanni for being excellent hosts and thanks to all who attended!
Thanks to Nationwide for their support of the third annual Arena District Meet.
Unfortunately, the meet was cancelled toward the beginning due to lightning, but many of our dedicated members enjoyed the morning anyway.
We're evaluating when we can reschedule the Arena District Meet. In the mean time, we will proceed on our normal schedule.
Photo by Josh Conison
Columbus Cars and Coffee is proud to support Rally for The Ranch via sponsorship and car show recruitment support. This year, the show raised nearly $500,000 for The Buckeye Ranch across their three events, including a banquet honoring Danica Patrick, the annual car show, and a party at the IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio. Attendance was at record highs for all three events as well!
THANK YOU to the many Columbus Cars and Coffee members (and ALL of our sponsors!) for being part of this fantastic weekend. We're proud to be associated with such a great cause.
To see a sampling of the 120+ fantastic cars at the car show, take a look at the slideshow. All photos courtesy of Overdrive Photo.
Exotics on Scioto Mile brings the excitement of exotic cars to the heart of downtown Columbus on the scenic Rich Street Bridge.
While the event was impressive in 2017, it was an entirely new level in 2018 with crowds estimated at between 7,000-10,000 people.
Thanks to Milestone 229 for hosting our VIP patio party for the second year! Thanks to our season sponsors from Nationwide, Huntington Bank, Byers Imports, and ESOTERIC for their support.
Thanks to Patricia Barton, Marcellus Upshaw, and Cary Hager from Huntington Private Bank for hosting our June Meet at their Easton campus! The weather and location were perfect and the automotive turnout was one of the best we've seen for awhile.
A few highlights included the Ford GT, McLaren 720S, V12 Vantage S, Aventador SV Roadster, a Verde Kers Ferrari California, and dozens more.
This meet was also an opportunity to honor Porsche for their 70th anniversary. Our Porsche Row parking filled up with more than 30 Porsches, from Caymans and Cayennes to 911s and Boxsters.
To learn more about Huntington Private Bank, click here.
Our second meet of the season was completely packed as we filled every parking space, parking lot, side street, cul-de-sac and even some grassy areas with cars!
Thanks to our hosts from ESOTERIC, we were also treated to a sensational display of McLarens inside the shop, including a 570S, and THREE formidable 720S examples.
The cars on display outside were equally impressive. We loved the Ford GT Heritage Edition, Camaro ZL1 1LE, a brand new 700hp Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Acura NSX, Lamborghini Aventador S, a few R8s, and much more.
We appreciate everyone for bringing their cars out on a chilly April morning!
To learn more about ESOTERIC and their legendary detailing services, car care products, and accessories, visit their website here.
Our event, Supercar Saturday, planned for Saturday, April 14th at Columbus Country Club has been postponed. We will add it back to the schedule for a future date.
If there has been a more fitting time for a Bugatti Veyron GrandSport worth over $2 million to pull into one of our meets, we're not sure what it would be. The first meet of the tenth season set the tone for this year with a staggering display of cars, including the W16-powered beast!
Thanks again to Nationwide, Huntington, Byers Imports, and ESOTERIC for supporting our season. We could not do it without them. Be sure to check out the Byers Collection inventory here!
Photo by Noah Stein/RPM Imaging
A note from Paul Milligan, Founder of Columbus Cars and Coffee
Welcome back to Columbus Cars and Coffee!
It's hard to believe, but this will be our tenth season! Many of you have been coming since the early days (remember Bob Evans and the Belmont Building?) and we're excited to welcome all of the of newcomers as well. As Columbus grows by around 50 people per day, we're one of the first places new residents look for car shows and to meet new people in the automotive community.
We have a great schedule this season. It all starts at 10AM on Saturday, March 31 at Whitehall Community Park (directly across from Byers Imports) with our first meet of Season 10! We will add more to the schedule as the season progresses, so check back regularly.
It is my privilege to welcome back our friends from Nationwide, Huntington, Byers Imports, and ESOTERIC Fine Auto Finishing. These incredible companies make everything possible for us and we can't thank them enough for their support. Please support the companies which support our season!
A highlight for me will be the second year of Exotics on Scioto Mile. Last year, we created a whole new experience in Columbus and thousands of people came to see our display on the Rich Street Bridge. This year, we're building on that success with expanded street closures to display more cars, as well as new elements and surprises which we think you will love. We have already seen an overwhelming response, with more than 11,000 people indicating interest in attending Exotics on Scioto Mile on Facebook alone. If you have not registered your car for the bridge, you can do so at ExoticsOnSciotoMile.com. We will be accepting registrations throughout March and April. We have not formally accepted any cars for the show yet, but we will begin doing so soon.
You may notice that there is no Season Opener Party on the schedule. After a legendary 8-year run, I decided that it was time to retire this event. This was a difficult decision because of the popularity of the party. I know how much everyone looked forward to the location announcement every year. From the first party in Season 2 at BoMA (now Bluestone), and on to Fleur, Lane Aviation, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Creative Mobile Interiors, Franklin Park Conservatory, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Columbus Zoo Africa Event Center, we made some amazing memories together. However, between our other plans for the season, my personal schedule (I'm getting married this year!), and my focus on building the next ten seasons of Columbus Cars and Coffee, the decision was made to discontinue the party. This is not to say we will not celebrate our tenth season! Stay tuned for more to come.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who support us throughout the year. There are many volunteers, photographers, vendors, police officers, dealership employees, and others who work behind the scenes to make it all work. For example, Renner Imaging recently provided new photos for this website. Thank you!
There will be a lot going on in the coming weeks and months. I'm so excited to share another season with all of you. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm and dedication to this community. I'll see you at the first meet!
Paul Milligan, Founder
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