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Bernie's Car Show Coverage: 2015 Stuntfest Car Show

Apr 29, 2015



For the first time in a few years, the Stuntfest Car Show had some gorgeous weather. Come rain or shine, this car show has proven that nothing can slow down or completey stop this show. There were old schools and new schools, there were hardtops and convertibles, there were vehicles on Asantis, Forgiatos, Lexanis, Savinis, Dubs, and Amanis, there were wrapped vehicles and candy painted vehicles, and of course there were plenty of vehicles that provided plenty of live entertainment.

No matter what, I can always count on the Stuntworld guys to plan a great show. I have no complaints, except for the traffic situation getting into the show.

For more photos, click here to check out Bernie's 2015 Stuntfest Gallery.



Bernie's Car Show Coverage: Caffeine and Exotics- April 2015

Apr 28, 2015


Remember the saying "April showers bring May flowers?" This past Sunday was the rain date for the second Caffeine and Exotics of the year. Held in the main parking lot of Lenox Square Mall, car lovers of all ages gathered to observe some gorgeous, luxurious cars. What I love most about this show is the fact that they're strict about what vehicles can be a part of the show.




Thanks to Motorcars of Atlanta, the star of the show was this McLaren 570S, however, it wasn't my first time seeing it. McLaren debuted the 570S a few weeks ago at the New York International Auto Show. They brought two to the Javits Convention Center- an orange one and a gray one. Of course, the orange one was purchased by an attendee of the Auto Show, but the gray one was shipped to the official McLaren dealership of Atlanta- Motorcars of Atlanta.




If the McLaren 570S is the star, then Butler Tire definitely provided the supporting actor. Butler Tire brought a Mercedes Benz S550 with a Lorinser Body Kit on it.




Not to be outdone by the 570S and the modified S550 was this Lamborghini Huracan. This Huracan was painted a rare matte color called Grigio Titans (Translation: Gray) and the brake calipers are Verde Ithaca (Translation: Lime Green).

To see the rest of the photos of the show, Check out Bernie's Caffeine and Exotic April 2015 Gallery.

Bernie's Top 10 Cars from the 2015 New York International Auto Show

Apr 12, 2015



Now that New York had another successful auto show, I can finally give my top 10 vehicles from the 2015 New York International Auto Show.  Although McLaren had a successful debut with the 570s, Aston Martin brought the Vulcan, Porsche brought the new Boxster Spyder, and the Ford GT finally made its way to New York, don't expect to see these cars on my list. This isn't a list solely based on performance, economically and enviromentally vehicles (although nothing on this list falls in the economically and environmentally categories). It's just based on what caught my attention, what made my eyes twinkle and what I would purchase. So in no specific order....


The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe. I fell in love with the Cadillac CTS-V coupe quite some time ago, because of the design and the power. But the ATS is the sportier, slightly smaller, will give better gas mileage (although if you get the -V option, I don't think you'll be worried about gas mileage) sibling of the CTS. MSRP: $61,500.


My favorite body type of all time from the Mercedes Benz family, the CL/CLS class. Nothing more to be said, except if I were to purchase one, I might as well go all the way and get one with the AMG trim level. MSRP: $106,500 for the CLS63 AMG.


The Ford Shelby 350R.... Better than the Ford Shelby 350GT. MSRP: Who knows, but rumor has it, it can not beat a Koenigsegg.



The Mercedes Benz S-600 Maybach. The back seats are uber luxurious. After sitting in one, you too would add it to your top 10 list. MSRP: $190,000


Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition. I absolutely love black vehicles and manufacturers have been coming out with their own special edition vehicles. This particular Vanquish has carbon fiber trim (including the roof), top speed of 201 mph, 0-60 in 3.6 seconds, gives off 558 horsepower and 465 lb ft @ 5,500 rpm. But another feature I love about it...



The gear shift are the four buttons under the air vents. It's all in the details. MSRP: $319,000

 

Not sure if General Motors has given the green light for production, but I was honestly surprised with the Buick Avenir. Buick isn't exactly the most sleek, stylish, modern division of General Motors, and I'm definitely not in their audience's demographic. But there's something about the Avenir. As surprised as I was that Buick would create something like this, I would be as equally as surprised if this received the green light.


Audi RS7. The RS7 happens to be the most powerful RS model ever offered in the U.S, and it's even as fast as the Ferrari 458. MSRP: $106,500


Move over Dodge Challenger, there's a new Hellcat in town. Dodge rolled out the new Charger Hellcat. 707 horsepower with a top speed of 204 mph. Need any further convincing? MSRP: $64,000.


My favorite BMW- X6M. Plenty of space for shopping bags and plenty of horsepower- topping out at 567 horsepower. MSRP:  $103,000


And rounding out the list is this Rolls Royce Wraith. Not only is the Wraith the most sleek in the Rolls Royce family, it provides the most horsepower, topping off at 624. MSRP: $294,000

"Why isn't Bentley on this list?" Glad you asked. Bentley opted out of The New York International Auto Show to put their complete focus on the Bentayga. And also, I must pay homage to my dream Prius...

 


I had a great time at the New York International Auto Show, and I will definitely return next year. For more coverage from this show, check out Bernie's 2015 New York International Auto Show gallery.

Bernie's Car Show Coverage: 2015 New York Auto Show Sneek Peak

Apr 1, 2015



April 1st was not only April Fools Day, but it kicked off the start of the 115th annual New York Auto Show. Held in Midtown at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, this auto show was something that you wouldn't want to miss. With unveilings from Nissan, McLaren, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Range Rover, and more, there was PLENTY of ground to cover.

Without any further delay, here's my 2015 New York Auto Show coverage sneak peak.


For up to the minute updates at car shows I'm attending, follow me on Instagram @CarShowBernie. Bernie's Top 10 Picks from the 2015 New York Auto Show is coming soon.
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