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Submitted by DavidWommer on Thu, 2022-01-13 08:01
Saturday, Jan 08, 2022 - 01:00am to Saturday, Jan 08, 2022 - 04:00am

Southern Stars Section attended the Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville Event!

We had a terrific turnout at Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville this past weekend, with over 20 Mercedes-Benz vehicles shared in the Central Lot alone!

We had fantastic vintage and modern muscle Mercedes-Benz vehicles in attendance! We saw everything from a new AMG GT Black Series, a near mint low-mileage first generation SLK Roadster, and an AMG GT. We had some of our favorite classic Mercedes-Benz vehicles in attendance, including our most vintage, a gorgeous 1968 280 SL “California Coupe”, and the stunning 1971 280 SE Cabriolet; the same 1971 280 SE Cabriolet that won a Best-in-Class Award for “European Classic” from the November 2021 Ponte Vedra Auto Show!

One of the newest Mercedes V8 cars was an Iridium Silver CLS 550 4-door coupe, a 90’s favorite, a 1995 E 320 Cabriolet, as well as a 1936 500K Tribute vehicle! We had a rare (1 of 150) C63 S “Ocean Blue Edition”, a S 63 Cabriolet, and a sweet 2000 E 55.

We had a couple of R129 SLs in attendance, including a rare 1997 40th Anniversary, as well as a silver 1998 SL 500! Our favorite thing though was the passionate enthusiasts who showed up an hour or so early to secure a great spot with us, and get some Chick fil-A treats, and coffee the minute it opened at 7:00 am. “The early bird gets the worm!” as they say, and we appreciate the dedication of our enthusiasts!


Phots shared by: David Wommer, Section President


Thank you to everyone who shared their Mercedes-Benz vehicles with us!


Which Mercedes-Benz will you share at the next Caffeine and Octane?

 Our February 2022 event: 

Saturday, February 12: Caffeine & Octane Jacksonville @caffeineandoctanejax  

10300 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256  


For a full-size parking map, please click this link:

Which Mercedes-Benz will you share at our next gathering? 

 No official registration is needed, although we would appreciate a quick message if you would like to attend. In January, we will aim for the Central Lot, for those who can stay in that lot from 8am-11am, as it is restricted entry and departure area for pedestrian safety. If you are unable to remain for that time frame, consider parking in the Exhibit Lot to visit the event, come say hi to us, and depart as you need to.


If you need any more maps, or guidance, please email us, and we will provide you with resources!

You may view prior Caffeine & Octane Jacksonville event photos from the official photographer here:


More information can be found here:

You may view past episodes of Caffeine & Octane, as well as the four most recent episodes featuring the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance here:

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For additional information or questions,

please email: [email protected]

or Section President: [email protected].