This past March, Workshop Hero™ packed up shop and headed down to Jekyll Island, Georgia for the 2nd annual Caffeine & Octane at the Beach car and motorcycle show. Workshop Hero had the privilege to be invited last year by one of the event founders and Workshop Hero Nation member, Bryan Fuller of Fuller Moto. We had such a great time at the beach last year, we had to come back!
The Caffeine & Octane Car Show began in 2006 highlighting cars and coffee on the first Sunday morning of each month. Set in Dunwoody, Georgia, it has since become the largest gathering of car enthusiasts with over 2,000 cars and 15,000 spectators. Once a year, they move to the beach at the historic state park of Jekyll Island, one of the Golden Isles of Georgia. Jekyll Island serves as an incredible setting the unique three-day event full of cars, bikes, and more.
This year’s Caffeine & Octane at the Beach took place on March 16th-18th. The weekend brought over 350 various makes and models of classic and one-of-a-kind cars and bikes all on display inside and outside the grounds of the Jekyll Island Convention Center. During the event, you could attend educational workshops and a celebrity round table discussion with guests ranging from TV personalities, world speed record holders, and YouTube sensations. There was also the American Makers Artist Marketplace vendor expo and a boat cruise showcasing the island featuring Sweet Water craft beer. A highlight of the weekend is the Forged Invitational put on by Fuller Moto. The invitational runs during the weekend and features 20 hand-built cars and 20 hand-built motorcycles from some of the top custom builders in the country that are all hand-selected by Bryan Fuller himself.
This year celebrity guests included our friend, YouTuber, and Car enthusiast, Eric the Car Guy. Eric drove his own build, a 1979 Ford Fairmont, down 1,500 miles from Ohio to the beach to join in on the show. “It was awesome to have him park next to our booth and show off all the hard work he put into it!” said Steve Goers of Workshop Hero.
“In addition to the cars and beaches, the event was a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones! We got the chance to talk to people about Metal Rescue® Rust Remover Bath, Metal Rescue® Rust Remover Gel, and Dry Coat™ Rust Preventative as well as demonstrate, in-person just how our products “Take the Work out of Your Workshop!”
We had an awesome time and can’t wait until we hit the beach again next year!
Check out our one minute recap of the event: