Contributed by Ed Sindoni
On the first Saturday of each month, you have the opportunity to participate in a free morning cruise-in at the Starbucks lot on Anderson Road in Tampa. Opportunity because if you’re proud of what you drive, others can also admire it, or if you have finish issues, Garage One staff led by Gene Teston, will begin your road of recovery. They skillfully and gladly demonstrate corrective measures to be applied to your vehicle.
Each month, there is a vehicle brand, make, and or manufacture celebrated. This month’s choice was Mustang, and with the exception of the Mustang II, all generations were present. There were also quite a variety of other vehicles were on display, ranging from original classics, modified newcomers (tuners), to “rat rods…….something for everyone’s taste. Some spectacular “hot rods” were driven in and everyone would agree that you could certainly hear them well before they entered the property.
To add to all of this eye and ear pleasing event, Garage One features DJ John Paul Gasca spinning the tunes, door prizes, and a $50 cash raffle (1 ticket for every $10 of Garage One product bought), and of course, Starbucks is right there for your caffeine fix. By 11am, activities wrap-up, and you can be one your way to another show!
A footnote especially to spectators; do not park to the left of the Starbucks lot, as it is a tow area (personal experience). This lot is restricted for use by the now closed restaurant, as they need all of this space for their non-customers. Be sure to use only the AMC/Starbucks area. See all of the pictures HERE.