Festivals of Speed was founded in 2004. For the past 13 years, they have hosted three to four large-scale events each year. Their sole mission is to provide a an upscale atmosphere for car enthusiasts and collectors of automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, yachts and various luxurious products can come together to enjoy a weekend with like minded individuals. Most of their events have been held in Florida. They are slowly starting to branch out of the state to other states that have properties that simulate the lifestyle of the individuals they want to attract to the events. This year was the first year Festivals of Speed has attended the great state of Georgia! They chose the Avalon, located in Alpharetta as their host for the event this year.
For a first year event and having a rain date, the turnout was amazing! We had an excellent time networking with like minded individuals and showcasing the services we offer. Check out some of the images we captured from the event below!
This California T is equipped with the Handling Speciale Package which gives you a stiffer suspension, sportier exhaust tone, transmission timing tweaks and a few appearance styling cues that you can't find on the standard California T. Adorned in Tour de France Blue, our customer wanted to keep his new Ferrari looking at it's best for many years to come. We performed several detailing services we offer such as our New Car Prep, CQuartz Finest Reserve ceramic paint coating, CQuartz Professional wheel coating and Opti-Guard leather coating. Continue reading below to check out the entire process!Each vehicle is initially washed and clayed before the polishing process begins. After it has been properly prepped, we tape off all trim pieces to avoid polishing residue to be left over. Most of the time we will clean the full interior as well but we waited on this California because it is receiving an interior coating. The coating calls for a deeper cleaning before the coating is applied so we will hold off on that for now.We have a [...]
One of our customers wanted to get some old paint protection film removed off of his recently purchased GT3. The film that was installed previously was starting to deteriorate and he wanted it gone. We removed the old film along with all of residue left behind. Up next, we performed a 1.5 - Step Paint Correction to get the paint looking better than the day it rolled off the showroom floor. After the compound/polishing process was completed, we installed our Full Front End Protection Package using XPEL Ultimate's self healing film! Not only did he want to have his vehicle protected from road/track abuse he also wanted to keep it looking freshly detailed and easier to maintain for several years to come. We applied the CQuartz Professional ceramic coating to all painted exterior surfaces, wheel faces, wheel barrels and brake calipers! This coating will last 2-3 years and give his GT3 that "freshly waxed" look every time he steps into his garage to take her for a spin.
Four Five Eight! We completed a laundry list of our services on our customer's Ferrari 458. First off, we removed the old paint protection film that was on deteriorating on the front bumper and performed a 1-Step Polish to remove any film residue / light swirls and scratches. We added a Full Front End Protection package which includes the full hood, full fenders, headlights, front bumper and side mirrors. After the film was applied, we coated all painted exterior surfaces and on top of the XPEL film. Additionally, we powder coated the wheels matte black to give this Ferrari a more sportier look. While the wheels were off getting coated, we had the tires dismounted and put brand new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on the freshly powder coated wheels. This Ferrari 458 not only has a new look but it's also protected from any future road damage!
There aren't many cars out on the streets these days that sound like a Mustang! Our customer wanted to take his 5.2L Shelby GT350 to the next level by adding a Borla ATAK Exhaust System!Take a peek at what the factory exhaust looks like. The OEM exhaust outlets will still be used with the new Borla ATAK exhaust system.Shelby GT350's come with a valved exhaust system from the factory. The little black box attached to the top of the factory muffler is the valve actuator. It is held on by a couple of screws. We simply took the actuator off of the old muffler and placed them on the new Borla mufflers to retain the functionality of the valves. Even though the muffler outside appearance seems to be the same, its what is on the inside that counts. The Borla muffler features a "straight through" design which allows more air flow. Increased air flow results in a minor horsepower/torque bump!
After the exhaust was installed, the customer wanted to have his Grabber Blue GT350 all cleaned up for the weekend. We took her out back and hos [...]
This is how the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera arrived to us, stock wheels & stock suspension.
Stock suspension is ready to be taken out! We installed a set of Swift Sport Springs. Unlike other suspension manufacturers, Swift created these springs with 3 goals in mind:
Maintain or improve a smooth, comfortable ride
Increase handling by reducing body roll and squat in search of overall suspension balance
Lower the vehicle within tolerance of each vehicle's usable stroke
With that being said, this is why we chose to install these springs on our customer's Gallardo Superleggera!
Driver front measurements before lowering springs, 1.5 inches. | Driver rear measurements before lowering springs, 2 1/8th inches
Driver front measurements after lowering springs, .5 inches. | Driver rear measurements afterlowering springs, 1 inch
Everything is all buttoned up! We had all windows tinted (#nomorefishbowl), the exhaust tips ceramic coated, Swift Sport springs installed, w [...]
CQuartz Finest Reserve is one of the newest ceramic paint coatings on the market! Reserve is an extremely complex hybrid blend of SIO2 infused epoxy nano particles which create a long lasting (3-5 year) high gloss finish. Not only does this coating look "freshly waxed" for many years, it is extremely resistant to water spots, acids, solvents, ice, oils, dirt, UV, and all types of environmental attacks!
Ceramic Coating Features:
- High Gloss
- Super durable coat
- Very low water spotting
- Fast flashing / Fast curing
- 3~13pH resistant
- High density / Anti abrasion
- High hydrophobic –110° , low sliding angle – 10°
- Apply to any surface except windscreen.
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The entire vehicle had XPEL Ultimate clear bra installed prior to visiting our facility for the coating. We performed a minor polish on all surfaces that would be receiving the coating to remove surface contaminants. This ensures us that the coating will adhere properly.
After the polishing was completed, we used a product called CarPro Eras [...]
The demand for the GT3RS continues to grow as individuals are having to wait, several months to a couple of years, to get their hands on one of Porsche's most sought after machines. Our customer took delivery of his Ultraviolet Purple GT3RS and immediately brought it to us to protect his investment. He wanted to get the entire vehicle protected with XPEL Ultimate self healing paint protection film. We covered every inch of the vehicle with XPEL! Continue reading to see the process and final outcome of this beautiful example of automotive machinery.
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Every vehicle gets an initial wash to remove any surface debris so we can properly identify and address any imperfections on the paints surface. Most people think that their new vehicle will arrive to them in near perfect condition. It's not very often we see a vehicle arrive to our facility from the dealer in near perfect condition. That's where we step in!
After the initial wash, we can see the imperfections on the paint surface. Minor swirls and scratches are scattered across the entire vehicle. Since this GT3RS is getting full body XPEL coverage, we needed to fully polish th [...]
The best part of owning a vehicle is making it your own! Our customer wanted to add a personal touch to his Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS by powder coating his wheel gloss black with a red (color matched) pinstripe around the wheel face. Along with the wheels, we had the fender vents blacked out to add some more contrast. We had to get rid of the fishbowl! We went with Suntek's line of carbon ceramic film to keep the cabin cool during those hot summer days and it also helps protect the leather interior! Last but not least, we added a custom exhaust system to really make her rumble!
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Even thought it doesn't look like it, this slab-sided Continental was one of the smallest sedans you could purchase from Lincoln back in the day. Some notable features on the '63 Continental are the hinged "suicide" doors, retractable vinyl top (trunk-lid is all one piece) and a "tilt-away" steering wheel borrowed from Thunderbird. Please continue reading below to follow the processes we took to make turn this Continental into a beautiful example of automotive history.Now that the initial wash has been completed, it's time to prepare for the polishing process! First we go over the vehicle to assess what issues need to be fixed. Next we used a clay towel to remove any surface contaminants the initial wash didn't remove. As we clayed the car, we found that there was a lot of surface contamination we couldn't see just by looking at the vehicle. Most of the chrome trim had hard water spotting so we had to use some elbow grease to get these out with some metal polish!The convertible top had years of dirt build up from sitting in storage. We thoroughly cleaned it and brought back it's original color! To protect the top for several years to come, we used OptiCoat's Vinyl / Leather ceramic coating. Not only will this preserve it's current [...]