This weekend we had the pleasure of attending the annual Celebration Exotic Car Festival in nearby Celebration,FL. This great show benefits the Special Olympics and featured hundreds of exotics scattered around downtown Celebration.
Last week a few of the Titan employees made a pilgrimage to the ‘Texas Mile’, catching a late flight after work we arrived to Houston with a 3 hour drive to our hotel still ahead of us, but the journey is half the fun. We awoke Saturday morning and went downstairs grab breakfast, while there we saw Ryan Woon from Wide Open Throttle Motorsports, Chris Johnson from Performance Motorsport and Cody Phillips. We took the scenic route out to the airstrip where the event is held and saw a few small towns as well as some great back roads that would have been a lot of fun in a faster car (we rented a Dodge Charger).
This was the first ‘Texas Mile’ for everyone in our group, but not the first standing mile competition we had been to. A few months earlier several of us had attended the ‘Mile Marker 1’ event in Miami. The ‘Texas Mile’ was highly organized, and we were able to get signed in and out to the starting grid in just a few minutes. There were lots of trailers and it was still fairly early so we got a chance to see several of the cars with their skirts up being worked on. There was just about every kind of sports car you could imagine present at the event. There were Porsches, Corvettes, Vipers, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and many more. I was most surprised to see some of the old hot-rods that looked like they were land speed cars that would attend Bonneville or a similar event as well as the classic Detroit muscle cars complete with enormous engines.
When the cars began to run the mile, one by one they would leave the line and head off into the heat-waves coming off the track. There were quite a few displays setup around the track to post up the speeds the cars were achieving. Several bikes and cars went well over the “magic” 200mph barrier, an accomplishment in itself, but the fastest cars were hitting 240+ and one of the bikes hit 260+…I can only imagine what that would feel like in a car much less a motorcycle.
Overall the event was great, well organized, lots of fun for both the competitors and spectators, and they ordered up some excellent weather. If you ever have the chance to make it out to the ‘Texas Mile’, it’s a trip you won’t forget!
What better way to bring in the New Year then to add not one but two superchargers to your ride. That is exactly what we have planned for this stunning Ferrari F430 you see pictured here.
Novitec is once again flying in their Ferrari specialists to Titan Headquarters to complete the supercharger install. We have had great success working with the people of Novitec. Their workmanship is top notch, and their component quality is second to none. We are proud to be able to facilitate another Ferrari build here at Titan Motorsports. Stay tuned, the build starts Monday.
Looking to get a Novitec Supercharger System for your Ferrari? Give us a call. Our world class tuning facility enables us to continue to support the exotic car community. Give us a call, we’ll get you what you need.
Festivals of Speed held it’s first event this weekend in Miami, FL. We had the pleasure of displaying at their Orlando show last month, and were extended the same opportunity for their Miami show. The event benefited the Michael Fux Injured Officers Assistant Fund, a charity devoted to helping officers who have endured nearly fatal, debilitating injuries who are unable to work for an extended period of time. Michael Fux also displayed his wonderful collection of modern exotics, many of which have been custom ordered in unique color combinations.
The event was kicked off on Saturday with a Yacht hop at the Epic Hotel and Marina in downtown Miami. Guests were treated to cocktails and decadent deserts while exploring a handful of luxury yachts tied up next to a courtyard filled with exotic cars and motorcycles. This yacht hop kickoff was followed by a rooftop reception at the Viceroy Hotel, which features one of the largest infinity pools in Florida which seemed to flow off the edge of the 15th story of the building. The views from the pool deck were breathtaking and allowed guests an opportunity to meet and interact with other attendees while in an intimate setting.
Sundays marked the finale of the weekend with a great display of exotic cars in Miami’s beautiful Bay Front Park. The downtown location featured the Miami skyline as a backdrop in one direction, and the port of Miami in the other, providing for some great photo opportunities. In attendance were 3 Bugatti Veyrons (including a GrandSport), 2 Lamborghini LP670-4 SV’s, A Ferrari Enzo and FXX edition, as well as countless other priceless exotic cars, customs and classics.
In just under a week here at Titan Motorsports, this Ferrari F430 was transformed from its sporty stock form to a Novitec Twin Supercharged monster. The Novitec engineer from German was a pleasure to have as a guest in our shop and knew the Ferrari like the back of his hand making quick work of the host of upgrades it received. From the Twin Supercharger kit complete with complete carbon package, to the Novitec KW Suspension with hydraulic lift, everything was installed onto the car without a hitch. We ran out of time on Friday to have the car dyno’d but managed to get some video of it on the highway so you can hear the great sound the car now makes. We’ll have it uploaded to our YouTube site in the coming days. This was the first Ferrari we had the pleasure of working with at our location, however the results where the same as with any other marque, another happy customer with gobs of horsepower and a grin from ear to ear.
Titan Motorsports is now an Authorized Distributor for the complete Novitec line of products for Ferrari.
Today we received a much anticipated air shipment arrived at Titan. We’re quite used to seeing parts shipped truck freight, but when you see a pallet come through the door marked air, you know you’re dealing with a serious individual. Were anxiously to check out the contents which are for a project being done in the shop next week, can you say Supercharged horsie?
We headed to Colonial TownPark for the 5th annual Cars for the Cure show. The show is an annual event held in Lake Mary that benefits the American Lung Association. It is their largest local fundraiser for the year, and Nero and myself are both on the committee for the past few years. The show features a great variety of cars with the majority being customs or exotics. It’s free to the public and normally fills the outdoor shopping complex to capacity. The event has become a staple in our event calendar and usually marks the start of a busy few months of regional shows and testing for the upcoming race season.
This year we where blessed with temperatures in the mid 70s and blue skies throughout the day, a far cry from the morning showers that have plagued this event in years pasts. We had the pleasure of showing Greg Aukscunas 4 digit horsepower Supra in our booth this year. Greg had flown down from Pittsburgh to pickup his car after yet another round of modifications and decided to stay and extra day to take part in the show. We also brought my yellow 996tt and our Camouflage 996tt which had a fresh round of upgrades done just in time. The response to the camouflage car was phenomenal and it had plenty of fans and haters throughout the day. Overall the show was a great success, even though we didn’t win any awards as a group, we all had a great time and got to see plenty of cars we don’t see every day, all while raising money for the ALA.
This weekend we headed out to Colonial TownPark in Lake Mary,FL for the monthly Cars and Cafe event put on by Orlando Automotive Club. Attendance was slightly down as a result of the holidays, however there was a still great turnout of cars from various marquees. I had my father in town for the holidays and had the pleasure of bringing him out to the event to enjoy all the beautiful cars on such a nice day. This was also the first Cafe meet the Camouflage Porsche attended and it received quite a bit of attention as one can expect. Check out the gallery below to see all the great cars in attendance.
This weekend the Titan crew was invited to attend Le Belle Macchine d’Italia at Daytona International Speedway. Lamborghini of Orlando invited us to the event which included both an instructed driving session, and individual ride-arounds in the latest offers by Lamborghini. Bottle, Nero and Eric made the trek out to the track, arriving a bit late they missed the scheduled rides around the 2.5-mile trioval with 31 degree banks. They did however get plenty of great photos of the track day, including a very expensive mistake in one of the few Maserati MC-12s here in the states. The pictures do the talking, enjoy.