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Have we had some great weather or what?!?!!  The last couple of weeks have brought perfect weather for being outdoors.  With small exception, the long-range forecast for the next couple of weeks looks fantastic!

Car shows are taking advantage of the mild temps and sunshine. Last weekend, Marvin  Waters hosted his Cars and Coffee event

in the Village of Pinehurst.  Marvin is the organizer of the annual Sandhills Motoring Festival and was featured in the last issue of the Monte Carlo Newsletter. Waxhaw Coffee Cruisers has a big weekend coming up.  Saturday, 10/10, is Dyno Day at EuroMpire from 10 to 1.  Join the group for the regular monthly meet on Sunday 10/11, from 7 to 9:30 AM at Cureton Town Center in Waxhaw.  Check out their FaceBook page here.

Did you know that Hagerty is not just an insurance provider?  Hagerty has divisions that are dedicated to enhancing your automotive lifestyle. Check out the Hagerty Drivers Club featured in this issue.   

A lot of dirt is moving at Monte Carlo as we make way for the new Daytona Garages.  The contractor has poured the footings for the first building.  We expect the Garages to be ready for occupancy before year end.  Stop by and ask John to give you a tour.   

We hope you enjoy this edition of the Monte Carlo Newsletter.  And, don’t forget to SHARE WITH A FRIEND!!

Happy motoring!
Brad Bowman
Monte Carlo Garages

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Snapshot: Hagerty Drivers Club

Much more than an insurance company, Hagerty is more along the lines of a motoring enthusiast’s lifestyle network.  The company has immersed itself into the collector community as an integral partner and enthusiastic fan of special interest transportation, especially cars and motorcycles.  One of the benefits of being a member is the Drivers Club – in fact, so enthusiastic is Hagerty about cars and the community that people can join the Drivers Club without having Hagerty Insurance.

“We are all enthusiasts, and at Hagerty, we want people to enjoy the community,” said Spencer Gates, territory manager for Hagerty.            

The Club is only $45 per year to become involved with, and that includes an award-winning magazine, exclusive automotive discounts, members-only events, one year of MotorTrend streaming service for free, seminars, and more.

“The seminars are fantastic, we host a variety of in-the-know pros from the industry who discuss many topics ranging from the rise of the electric vehicle to how a proper Concours is judged,” he said.            

But there are also fabulous discounts, such as 20% off Skip Barber Racing School, discounts from Reliable Transportation, 10% off at Coker Tire, and more.            

“The Hagerty Valuation Tool is another great resource, and members get access to the Premium Tool,” Spencer said.  “It’s a great way to find the value of your car or see if a seller is priced right.”  

Another unique service is the CARcierge Help Desk, which can help you find a service facility or locate parts – and to help get the car to that new facility, Drivers Club members have access to professional towing services that are skilled at handling special interest cars. 

Check out Hagerty’s website here or give Spencer a call on 704-612-1546 to learn more.  If you’re not already part of the club, maybe give it some thought – it’s a great network for only $45 per year.

October 15-17, 2020 – Mecum Auctions in Dallas, Texas

Mecum Dallas

The Mecum Auctions event at the Kay Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas will usher about 1,000 vehicles across the block in what’s sure to be another exciting sale.  Mecum offers bidders the opportunity to bid in person, online, or over the telephone allowing anyone to participate from almost anywhere on the planet.  One of the exciting entries coming up for bid is this 1990 Ferrari Testarossa in rare “Miami Vice” white over tan – it’s only covered 10,000 miles since it was new!  See more here.


Cars and Coffee - Sandhills Motoring Festival Style

Sandhills Cars and Coffee

The Sandhills Motoring Festival, held in The Village of Pinehurst, just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina was put on hold like so many other events this year – so, Marvin Waters, the founder of the event, decided it would be fun to host smaller gatherings like Cars and Coffee.
“We have to keep going, now that things are getting better, now that we are all better educated on how to maintain our health against Coronavirus, we can enjoy events like this a little more,” he said.            

About 100 cars showed up, ranging from a 1909 Peerless to a host of modern cars like a 2020 McLaren, 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG, and a 2012 Bentley Continental to name a few, with an exceptional variety in between such as a 1960 Lotus Elite, 1963 Morgan, 1959 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet, 1967 Corvette Sting Ray, and Marvin’s own 1974 Corvette.            

“The event was terrific, we were very happy, and everyone seemed to have a smile,” said Marvin.  “Even Mayor John Strickland came out for a visit, and Bob Ingram brought out a beautiful Speedster.”            

Held at the Roast Office in the historic Village of Pinehurst, Sandhills Motoring Festival’s Cars & Coffee is scheduled for the first Sunday of every month, the next one being November 1, 2020.  For more information, call Marvin Waters on 910-315-2918.