Welcome to the most exciting season of Columbus Cars and Coffee ever. Although the first events of Season 8 are still a couple of months away, we're excited to preview some of our plans for this year.
First, we're thrilled to have Byers Imports and Diamond Cellar returning as sponsors for Season 8. Both of these companies have been involved for many years, and we're grateful for their continuing support.
Byers Imports is our official dealer partner, offering sales, service, and accessories for Porsche, Jaguar, Audi, Volkswagen, and Subaru. To learn more about Byers Imports, or to view their inventory, visit www.byersimports.com.
Diamond Cellar is a family of three of the finest jewelry stores in the United States, representing some of the finest brands in the world. The true jewelry professionals at Diamond Cellar stand behind the quality of their jewelry and watches and the workmanship of their manufacturing and design. To learn more about Diamond Cellar, or to shop online, visit www.diamondcellar.com.
We are honored to welcome three incredible new sponsors for Season 8.
Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com and www.nationwide.com/classiccars.
Huntington -- Imagine having a team of experts in private banking, investments, and trust and estate administration working together in one place, communicating with you through a single point of contact, focused on understanding and meeting your needs. Welcome to Huntington’s Private Client Group. For information, visit https://www.huntington.com/Personal/banking/Private-Client-Group.
Esoteric Auto Detailing is a highline professional detailing studio located in New Albany. In addition to providing exclusive detailing and protective coating technologies, they also offer a full range of paint protection film (clear bra) installation, detailing training, detailing product sales, HRE Performance Wheels, and Akrapovic Exhausts. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.esotericdetail.com.
Today, we're announcing that Season Opener Party 2016 will be at the newly-renovated Columbus Museum of Art. The next chapter of our signature event begins at 7:30PM on April 30th and features live performances, catering by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, an open bar, a VIP lounge, and several indoor and outdoor spaces designed to create an unforgettable celebration of Season 8. Tickets for Season Opener Party 2016 are available starting today by clicking here.
Special Ops 01: Atlanta debuts in September with a four-day, three-night trip to Atlanta and the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta, lodging at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, a visit to Caffeine and Octane, and much more. Join by registering on the Special Ops page. Registrations are limited.
The season schedule will be updated frequently with new monthly meets, drives, special events, and more. For all of the latest news, subscribe to our e-mail list. We send a maximum of two e-mails per month.
We have also updated the website design for Season 8 to include several photographs by talented photographers like Niraj Shekhar, Edwin Hofmann, and Corey Betke. We appreciate their talents and their willingness to share their photographs with our community. For daily car photos, follow our Instagram account (@ColumbusCarsandCoffee) and be sure to tag your posts with #ColumbusCarsandCoffee!
If you're excited about Season 8, tag #CCCseason8 on your social media posts, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! We will be using this tag all season.
We look forward to seeing all of you later in Season 8!
our biggest season ever.
Season 7 launched with Season Opener Party 2015 at Franklin Park Conservatory. In addition to a lavish party inside, there was an incredible display of cars outside, including the $1,300,000 McLaren P1.
Our first meets of the year were held in the front lot at Byers Imports. We quickly outgrew the space and eventually moved to the a new lot behind their campus.
Our meet at Diamond Cellar was incredibly popular this year. There's just something about the combination of watches and cars!
Before some of the meets this year, we went on pre-meet cruises. Thanks to Mike Warvel for suggesting the idea and leading some of these drives.
The lot behind Byers Imports was perfect for some larger meets this season. The additional space allows for more flexibility, and we included new features like photo backdrops for car photos, coffee, donut, and ice cream vendors, "Porsche Row," "Exotics Row," and more.
As we look back on Season 7, we want to thank the sponsors, friends, supporters, followers, and fans who made it possible. Columbus Cars and Coffee is a community and it is made great by the many amazing people contributing to it.
Special thanks to Kevin King and Lindsey Tinsley from Byers Imports, Andy Johnson and Jen Walker from Diamond Cellar, Craig Reed and Trina Allison from Studio 47, and Bill Bishop from Associated Insurance Agencies for their support this year. They helped make these events possible and their companies are all fantastic partners for our community. Be sure to visit their websites and support our sponsors!
Additional thanks to our CC&C Crew for their help with running the meets this year! Also, thanks to Niraj Shekhar from Matchbook Photography, Ed Hofmann, Tak Ip, Van Shuff, and the countless other photographers who helped to document Season 7. Despite owning Best Light Video, I'm always busy running the meets, and I rarely have time to properly capture them. I have used photos from them in this post and online throughout the season. To see more of their photos from the season,click here!
Season 8 will launch in early 2016 with Season Opener Party 2016. All of the details for the party and next season are being kept secret for now, but we'll post some teasers as we get closer to the new year. Stay tuned to this blog and our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for information as we release it. Also, be sure to sign up for our mailing list by clicking Join Us. We're sending 1-2 e-mails per month with event info, etc.
See you next season!
Byers Imports is offering you the chance to win a $100 gift card for their boutique store! To enter, simply upload your pictures from the September Meet to Facebook and/or Instagram with the tags #ByersImports and #ColumbusCarsandCoffee! Byers staff will select their favorite photo and the winner will receive the gift card!
Columbus Cars and Coffee is pleased to announce the addition of a new sponsor, Associated Insurance Agencies!
Associated Insurance Agencies, Inc. is one of the largest locally-owned insurance agencies in Central Ohio with more than $20 million in premium sales and they represent over 15 different insurance carriers.
President and CEO Bill Bishop and his son enjoy attending Columbus Cars and Coffee events in their beautiful Firesand Metallic (orange) Jaguar F-Type V8 S.
For more information about Associated Insurance Agencies and how they can help you or your business, please visit their website here!
Columbus Cars and Coffee is pleased to announced that local company Raccoon Coffee has become our new coffee vendor for select Season 7 events. Look for them at the May Meet at Byers Imports on Saturday, May 23rd, and at select future meets.
Our partners at Byers Imports have generously pre-paid the first $400 of coffee drinks, beyond which we will switch to a pay-your-own-way system. No discount codes or mentions required. Please be sure to thank Byers Imports for your complimentary coffee by tagging @ByersImports in a post and by using #ByersImports!
To learn more about Raccoon Coffee, visit their website, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram.
The first meet of Season 7 featured an incredible turnout, with approximately 150 cars, and dozens of drivers, fans, photographers, and spectators. Byers Imports provided a decadent spread of food and beverages, and Willo Security came to help keep an eye on the festivities.
Crowd favorites included the Porsche 918, McLaren 650S, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, and many other beautiful cars.
Best Light Video was there to capture the action from the sky with their new 4K-capable quadrotor drone. Take a look here!
We're posting photos on our Instagram account here, and be sure to follow our official club photographer, Matchbook Photography, for their coverage of Season 7.
Thank you to our friends and partners at Byers Imports. They rolled out the red carpet yesterday and we can't thank them enough for their hospitality. We all look forward to many more successful events to come!
Today, Columbus Cars and Coffee announced a new sponsorship from AMH Exotic Parts, the number one supplier in new and used aftermarket parts for Lamborghini, Ferrari, and other exotic car brands.
AMH has been a sponsor in previous seasons and we're pleased to welcome them back as a partner of the club!
If you have any needs for new or used aftermarket parts for your car, be sure to check out AMH Exotic Parts online here: http://www.exoticwholesaleparts.com
Columbus Cars and Coffee is pleased to announce our primary sponsors for Season 7! Visit the Sponsors page for more information. Thank you, sponsors!
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