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.
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
Our biggest season ever concluded on Saturday, October 21 with the Season 9 Finale hosted by Byers Imports at Whitehall Community Park. This was one of our strongest turnouts, hundreds of people from across Ohio (and beyond?) came to close out the year.
Around 11:00, we made the decision to close our entrance to stop the constant flow of cars pouring into the lot. We were running out of spaces and it was clear that we would have a traffic jam to untangle if we added any more cars. Thanks to the Whitehall Police Department for their assistance with managing traffic and keeping everything organized. If you were one of the many people who couldn't access the lot, we're sorry it worked out that way. We're looking at how to manage bigger crowds next season.
This meet was among the best we have seen; the quality and diversity of the cars on display was second to none and the size of the crowd underscored the strength of the automotive community in Ohio.
As we reflect on this meet and our ninth season, we have to thank the companies which have helped us get here. Nationwide, Huntington, Byers Imports, ESOTERIC, Diamond Cellar, and Honda. These companies make it possible to keep these events going. They provide insight, manpower, financial support, and help us create new experiences like Exotics on Scioto Mile. We can't thank them enough. Please support these great companies!
Season 10 promises to be another leap forward for Columbus Cars and Coffee. Our plans will be announced in early 2018, but we intend to mark our tenth season with a phenomenal series of meets, drives, parties, and more. Stay tuned to our website and e-mail list for details!
In Central Ohio, we're fortunate to have Honda of America Manufacturing right up the road in Marysville. In addition to building some of the greatest "everyday" cars on the road, they also created the venerable Acura NSX, which is built at their Performance Manufacturing Center right here in Ohio.
For the second year in a row, our friends at Honda opened the doors to their Honda Heritage Center for a special event with us. Part Cars and Coffee meet, part museum tour, part technical presentation, this event is always a favorite for our group, especially the Honda/Acura fans among us.
This year, we were treated to a display of NSX cars, both first and second generation, including the Pikes Peak car and a specially built hand controlled racing version! In the lawn, Honda displayed one of every generation of Accord ever built, including the all-new version which just debuted recently. Inside, a fascinating presentation about Honda's R&D efforts was given, including videos from inside their wind tunnel, design studio, and even crash simulations.
Thanks to Honda for hosting this fantastic experience! We appreciate their hospitality and willingness to share what they're all about with Columbus Cars and Coffee.
Thanks also to Will Motivation for providing the coffee for this event. Visit to his YouTube channel here.
This month, we tried a new location; the Whitehall Community Park across from Byers Imports. We were looking for an open layout and more parking capacity and this lot turned out to be a great fit!
Thanks to our friends at Byers Imports and The Byers Collection for hosting yet another spectacular cars and coffee! We couldn't do it without them! Additionally, we want to thank the City of Whitehall for making this space available to us.
The turnout this morning was spectacular. While we didn't count cars (we will do so next time), we're guessing there were 400 present today. Take a look at a few below, and peruse our Instagram account for more photos daily.
A quick update on the Columbus Cars and Coffee FlexFit hats; we sold out of them today and we won't have any more in stock for at least a few weeks! Thanks to everyone who has purchased one so far. We enjoyed seeing so many of them today!
Lastly, don't forget to register for the Honda Heritage Center event on September 23. Honda has put together a really nice display of cars and opened the doors to the Heritage Center for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see what they have in store! To sign up at no cost, click here.
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