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Submitted by DavidWommer on Fri, 2023-09-29 12:09
Saturday, Sep 09, 2023 - 08:00am to Saturday, Sep 09, 2023 - 11:00am

Southern Stars Section Members and friends participated in Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville!

MBCA Members and friends joined in on the “second Saturday monthly” Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville on September 9, and enjoyed this free event! We had two Mercedes SL “Pagodas”, an SLS AMG “Gullwing”, a one-owner 1989 560 SL, a V12 CL 600, a designo Mystic Red G 63, a couple of C 63s, a 1993 300CE Sportline, a very special bespoke-ordered e320 2001 with AMG goodies from the factory, an Edition 50 AMG GT, and so many more unique Mercedes-Benz!


Read about the Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville monthly series of events here

Excerpt: “Jacksonville Cars & Coffee has enjoyed strong support from the close-knit North Florida automotive enthusiast community for more than a decade.  Long-time fans and attendees should expect the same family-friendly flavor at Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville.

Caffeine and Octane CEO, Bruce Piefke, and the Founder of Jacksonville (First Coast) Car Culture, Chris Brewer team up to bring the all makes, all models Caffeine and Octane brand to the Jacksonville car community.   “It is an exciting time for Northeast Florida’s automotive community. July’s show feels like a long-awaited family reunion,” Brewer said. “Our goal is to create a safe, welcoming environment that allows enthusiasts to showcase their incredible vehicles. Partnering with Caffeine and Octane, the talented folks behind the nationally recognized monthly car show in Atlanta and the popular NBCSN television program, will bring Jacksonville’s event to the next level and beyond.” 

“We’re excited to partner with Chris and his team,” said Bruce Piefke, Caffeine and Octane CEO and producer. “And this is a true partnership. We’ll share marketing and other resources and pool our experience and knowledge to make sure we don’t lose what has made Jacksonville Car Culture’s events great.”  Piefke said he and his team are looking forward to meeting an expanded pool of car, truck, and motorcycle owners and hearing their stories. 

The “Caffeine and Octane” TV show team, led by Executive Producer Ed Coughlin, will occasionally attend future Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville events to capture those stories and create vibrant content for the popular TV show on the NBC Sports Network.”


Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville

Located at:

The Avenues Mall

10300 Southside Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Event hours 8 – 11 a.m.


For a full-size parking map including our target parking area, please click this link:


Beginning around 7:00 am, Club leadership will begin to assemble in the “Central Lot” at Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville, to prepare for the event starting at 8:00 am and welcome fellow Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. Aim for gate #3, to the slight left of the “Exotics Lot” if approaching from the Southside Blvd main entrance. Vehicles that cannot remain in the Central Lot from 8:00 -11:00 AM are asked to park in the Exhibit Lot for easier entry and departure.

If you do not bring your beverages, there are options galore! Chick-fil-A and restrooms in the Avenues Mall food court will open early for Caffeine and Octane attendees at 7:30 am. (Yes, they serve coffee!)

From Caffeine and Octane Jax ( “If you’re displaying your vehicle, and you hope to be in the Central Lot, we suggest that you arrive by 7 am, at the latest.”


We look forward to seeing you next month; what will you share?

Photos shared by Southeast Regional Director David Wommer.

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