904 Octane update
Jacksonville Car Culture, which hosts the new Caffeine and Octane cruise-in every second Saturday at the Avenues Mall, has a new automotive event set for 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, at WJCT Public Media at 100 Festival Park Ave.
Called 904 Octane, spectators are free. Those wishing to show off their rides will be charged a $10 admission fee, a portion of proceeds to benefit Hunger Fight, which produces and distributes meals to Jacksonville’s food insecure.
As for Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville, previously known as Cars & Coffee, it saw an estimated 1,500 vehicles on display at The Avenues when it returned in July from a 17-month-long COVID-19 hiatus. The next Caffeine and Octane is 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the mall at 10300 Southside Blvd. Admission is free, and the August event will celebrate British vehicles.
MotorTrend Network’s “Chasing Classic Cars” episode featuring the 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance premieres at 10 p.m. on Wednesday. The episode, called “Back to the Futura,” features host Wayne Carini and his crew from F40 Motorsports as they restore the wild, one-off, center-steer 1961 Corvair Futura Waimea he showed at the late May concours on Amelia Island. Made from three Corvairs, it has 1963 Pontiac Bonneville headlights, a bright green interior with a single central driver’s seat, and two bench seats behind.
First Coast Summertime Car, Truck, Bike, Meet and Chill: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 2360 U.S. 1 in St. Augustine.
Boost N’ Beats: 4 to 9 p.m. on Sat. Aug. 28 at Full Lock Drift Shop, 10539 Craig Industrial Drive. Free to spectators and $20 for show vehicles outside or $50 VIP spot inside the shop.
Cruisin’ to the Creek 2021: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 2, at Trout Creek Memorial Park and Marina at 6550 Florida 13 North in Saint Johns. The annual show benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville.
Buggies on the Beach 7: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Show ‘n Shine show on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Kraft Athletic Club, 961023 Buccaneer Trail in Fernandina Beach. The Volkswagen show includes a Poker Run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, proceeds going to the Nassau Humane Society.
Azalea City Cruisers Car & Truck Show: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 2, at the Putnam County Fairgrounds at 118 Fairgrounds Road in East Palatka. Free to spectators and $25 per show vehicle day of show.
25th Annual Amelia Cruizers 8-Flags Car Show: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 16 along Centre Street in historic Fernandina Beach. Free to spectators and $25 for show vehicle if pre-registered at bit.ly/2UsiI9l. The annual show benefits the Justin Hess Scholarship Foundation.
The FIRM (Florida International Rally and Moto Park): Open Track Days held most weekends at the road course and rally course at 7266 Airport Road in Starke.
First Coast Car Council, Clay County Cruzers, Callahan Cruisers and Amelia Cruizers all hold regular weekend cruise-ins, so check their Facebook pages.
Jacksonville Caffeine And Gasoline: 7 to 10 a.m. on every first Saturday at the Orange Park Mall at 1910 Wells Road in Orange Park.
First Coast Car Council: 5 to 8 p.m. every first Saturday at Mission Barbecue, 8440 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville; and 5 to 8 p.m.each second Saturday at Medical & Merchants Center Of Mandarin, 11701 San Jose Blvd.
Clay County Cruzers’s other events: 3 to 6 p.m. every first Saturday at Big Dawg Sports Restaurant, 1330 Blanding Blvd.; 3 to 6 p.m. every second Saturday at Dick’s Wings, 1803 East-West Parkway in Fleming Island; 5 p.m. every third Friday at Freddy’s Steakburgers at 386 Blanding Blvd.; 9 to 11 a.m. every fourth Saturday at Nicole’s Café, 2216 S. Mimosa Ave. in Middleburg; and 2 to 5 p.m. every fourth Saturday at Gator’s Dockside Oakleaf, 316 Merchants Way, Jacksonville.
Amelia Cruizers: 4 to 7 p.m. every third Saturday at Cold Stone Creamery, 808 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach.
Cars and Coffee Fleming Island: 7 to 10 a.m. every third Sunday of the month at the New Vision Theatre at 1820 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island.
New Clay County Cruzers cruise-in: 3 to 6 p.m. on Sat. Aug. 21 and every third Saturday at Mr. Chubby’s Wings, 2349 Village Square Parkway, Fleming Island.
Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine monthly cruise-ins: St. Augustine Cruiser’s “Cruise In” from 5 to 7 p.m. every third Saturday, and Cars and Coffee from 8 to 10 a.m. every fourth Saturday, both at 4730 U.S. 1 S./Dixie Highway South in St Augustine.
Cruise Night at Beachwalk: 5 to 8 p.m. every second Friday at the Beachwalk Amenity Center, 1000 County Road 210 in Saint Johns.
White Brothers: The August event was cancelled due to the recent high numbers of the COVID-19 virus. Organizers will make an announcement soon concerning the September second Friday event at 505 Lane Ave. N.
Johnny Angels: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every third Friday at Johnny Angels diner at 3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S.
Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville: 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 14 and Sept. 11, at The Avenues Mall at 10300 Southside Blvd. For more information, visit First Coast Car Culture on the web at https://bit.ly/3gPRvVQ.
Cars and Coffee Fleming Island: 8 to 11 a.m. each third Sunday of the month at the New Vision Theatre at 1820 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island.
New event: Rigs and Coffee from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 28, at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds at 510 Fairgrounds Place. The free cruise-in is aimed at RV-ers, camper and trailer owners, with free coffee and doughnuts.
Historic Springfield Main Street Cruise: 4 p.m. every fourth Saturday between 8th and 17th streets at Main Street in Jacksonville’s Springfield community.