2017

ABOUT CAFFEINE AND OCTANE – AT THE BEACH

More than just cars and bikes…for us, it’s a way of life, so we reimagined our favorite car and motorcycle show in totally unexpected ways. America’s largest monthly car show drives south east from the bustling city of Atlanta to an idyllic beach atmosphere, right in the heart of the Golden Isles coastline of Georgia.  This truly unique three day event is a celebration of all things motorized and cool.  Founders Bruce Piefke and Bryan Fuller have set the goal of creating an unmatched experience for gearheads and their families that is soon to become that annual can’t miss car and bike event for the entire family.

To date, Caffeine and Octane has been an Atlanta only car show that each month regularly attracts over 2,000 amazing muscle, classic, high performance, luxury and exotic cars. 15,000 car enthusiasts and fans regularly attend on the first Sunday morning of each month.  Join us March 17-19, 2017, as Caffeine and Octane heads to the beautiful and historic setting of Jekyll Island, Georgia for a truly unique automotive experience.  Auto and bike enthusiasts of all ages and interests come together to celebrate the speed, style and artistry of the world’s finest cars and bikes.

Kick-back and relax in the sand and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this very special and historic place. Jekyll Island was once a private hunting club for some of the nation’s wealthiest individuals – names like Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt and Pulitzer.  March 2017, we too hope to make a place in history by bringing the 1st annual Caffeine and Octane At The Beach to this one-of-a-kind island.  Complete with educational workshops, car displays at every turn, kids custom building activities and a custom motorcycle show, there is no better place in the Southeast to experience the variety and caliber of this cars and coffee event.

– The C & O Team

 

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After a busy and adventurous 2016 we present to you our 2017 winter newsletter.  Follow us on our journey across America from Canada to California, Boston, Indianapolis, Atlanta and a few stops in between.

Some of the stories we have in store for you.

  • Life is a Highway
  • A West Coast Treat – Adventures @ Laguna Seca
  • The Brickyard – Our time on the track in Indianapolis
  • Monterey Car Week 
  • Le Petit Le Mans & Atlanta Concours
  • Tucking your Car Away
  • On The Road – Tips from a Road Warrior
  • The original J2X vs AMW’s J2X MKII by David Hooper Chief Engineer – Allard Motor Company 
  •  Zora Arkus-Duntov – The Allard Connection

We’ve updated our newsletter look.  Feel free to drop us a line to let us know what you think of the new format.  

Enjoy!

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Sometimes we are surprised where our Allard J2X MkII pops up. This time around we were tipped off that there was a small mention of us in a recent post on the Jalopnik.com. We we’re pleasantly surprised to find one of our MKII’s as part of the article on the most expensive home on sale in the United States and the incredible car collection that comes with it (The cars are worth $30 million other own!!!) Included in the collection, one Pozy Blue Allard J2X MK2.

http://jalopnik.com/check-out-the-cars-that-come-with-the-most-expensive-ho-1791348250

Don’t feel like reading? Click here for the direct link to the video on Youtube. 

You can see the Allard J2X MKII starting @ minute 1:14

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The March Edition of Classic Motorsports Magazine features the Allard Motor Works’ J2X MkII. Penned by senior automotive writer, John Webber, and through the words of the current owner of J2X #9028, the feature covers both a current review of the J2X MkII and a historical overview of the Allard marque.

Classic Motorsports

The author not only captures the essence of Bill King and his wife Sheryl’s attachment to their Allard, but he undertakes a series of road tests to validate the accolades this neo-retro roadster has received from other media sources, celebrities and from current owners.

If you believe that destiny is often related to the ‘alignment of planets, then you will also enjoy a series of anecdotes by Roger Allard as he describes the circumstances that led him to revive the 1951-54 Allard J2X in a modern format. His remarks provide a thumbnail sketch of his 18-year initiative to keep the Allard marque on the radar- a victim of fading memories, low production volumes and the lack of exposure in a highly competitive market.

Complimenting the main feature, John Webber provides the current specifications of the soon-to-be launched J2X MkIII, as well as an interesting sidebar that provides a capsule overview of Sidney Allard’s career, his accomplishments and his legacy. Interesting and humorous quotes are sourced from a number of motorsports publications from the 1950s.

You can find a copy on the shelves of your local magazine store, or you can get a digital copy directly from Classic Motorsports.

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