The Spirit of the Automobile 2016 took place in Downtown Daytona Beach, Florida, a day of all things cars. On May 21, the event showcased a variety of exotic, extraordinary, and event-stopping vehicles. Each of the vehicles ranged in age, from the 40’s to the present, all from a different scope in the automobile genre. There were also motorcycles and RV’s displayed, giving show-comers a taste of everything car-related. Altogether, there were over 800 different vehicles presented, each giving their own contribution to The Spirit of the Automobile.
On the evening before the big event, there was a special charity night, hosted at the Marina Grande on the Halifax. The Spirit of the Automobile Casino Royale 007 Charity Night showed off a few of the next day’s car models but was specifically for the ribbon-cutting of the new Marina.
One of the many highlights appearing at the nest day’s main event, was the McLaren 570S. Though many vehicles took our breath away, the McLaren practically refused to give it back. McLaren showcased its newest dream car at the The Spirit of the Automobile and the night before, at the special charity event. This new McLaren model sets a new standard for entry-level, as it brings the performance you’d expect from a McLaren, along with a relative affordability which you probably would not expect. The entire event, though, had hundreds of vehicle owners bring their gas-powered and electric-powered beauties, in which the registration fee proceeds supported the Halifax Health Foundation, giving all who came plenty of amazing cars to see.
The event also had many other facets that made it enjoyable. The food, drinks and music contributed to an overall enjoyable day. The Navy Band was a smash hit amongst spectators, giving an elegant splash of tunes all day long. With the many sights to see, and plenty of food to eat, The Spirit of the Automobile event really gave us a slam dunk this year. The whole atmosphere focused on the spectacular car designs and models, that have appeared over the past hundred years, and gave us a tangible timeline of beauty over the ages.
Both the Charity Night and the actual Spirit of the Automobile event benefited the Halifax Health Foundation and gave all who came a great weekend of activities and spectacles. This annual car show will be coming back next year, and with it bringing a wealth of new vehicles and sights to see. Will you be attending The Spirit of the Automobile 2017?