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July 2, 2012

Caffeine and Octane

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Written by: Cinda Welch
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Caffeine and Octane was created several years ago after a similar car show in Roswell, GA shut down.  The show’s founders, Mark and Frank, were having coffee at Panera Bread in The Avenue East Cobb one Saturday morning and decided The Avenue would be a great location for a Saturday morning show.

Modeled after a well-known California show, the car show would be appropriately informal, with an automotively non-denominational approach, and without judgment. The founders desired a show that would display cars that were both new and old, foreign and domestic, bone stock and wildly modified all together in the same lot. The owners would be able to enjoy a cup of coffee or two, all the while, admiring each other’s rides.  Additionally, the show would be open for spectators of all ages to appreciate various different genres and models of automobiles.

What started out as 4 cars has grown to well over 700, on pretty days.   The success forced the show to move to Sundays, as the car show was occupying too much of the lot, thus, leaving no parking for shoppers.  Not a bad problem to have.  Eventually  The Avenue was outgrown the show moved to Mansell Crossing near North Point Mall.

The show is now held from 8:00am – 11:00am on the first Sunday of every month off Windward Parkway in Alpharetta GA.

This isonly a sneak preview of the many vehicles that can be seen at this event. Visit : http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.258916677524515.60929.229479260468257&type=3



And be sure to visit the actual Event, as the amount of vehicles that participate is amazing.

Photography by: Johnathan Demuth

About the Author

Cinda Welch
Cinda is also a founder of Driven Lifestyle Magazine. Formerly known as a part of “Team Welch”, Cinda along with her late husband Greg Welch and daughter Natasha Welch Thompson were long time audio SPL competitors and Kicker Car Audio team captains. Together, they held numerous World Records and Championships, also toured with car audio Legends like Alma Gates, and engaged in marketing campaigns for their sponsors. Cinda has been involved in retail, marketing, management and ownership in the automotive industry as well. Most importantly, she has been an enthusiast of the custom automotive culture for over twenty years, including antiques to the extreme latest automotive trends of today. Appreciating the workmanship, talent and vision of all forms of customs, Cinda views the most important aspect is not necessarily the make or model driven, but rather the lifestyle and enjoying the culture. Cinda will be handling accounting, print copy layout, graphic design and some writing at Driven Lifestyle Magazine.

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