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    Whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you, stranger. Whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you, stranger.

    Whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you, stranger.

Whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you, stranger.

Best read while listening to Chromatics- Running Up That Hill I haven’t posted anything in a while, like 2014 while. To be completely honest I didn’t know if people still wanted to hear from the mind of a HighwayStar or a rambler. I have been through a roller coaster of a year and few months but life has never been better. A year after my last post 7/31/2014, my beloved Roxanne was involved in a terrible accident. I made the decision to restore her to what I thought would be her final stage. I have had a lot of mixed emotions since having the car painted and radically transforming the car. She went from a flat black hot rod era inspired road machine to a shiny red trophy wife. Clean and undisturbed, on air ride on nice shiny wheels and the paint to match. The abnormal show car with hints of “I don’t fucking care” poking out at every edge. The car was more than a pain in the ass for the shop, Decaudellas out of Melbourne, Fl to work on. Spending countless hours and the shop itself going through a staff change didn’t help but I also didn’t help. If you know me personally you probably understand that I am as crazy as they come and I don’t sit still. I changed my mind several times and when the debut of the car came in November I had officially lost my mind. Nobody but few know this but I had 4 meltdowns, 7 panic attacks and about 12 tempter tantrums at Simply Clean 7 while trying to run the HighwayStar booth, manage 20 something HighwayStar members and prospects and trying to keep my emotions […]

By |February 14th, 2016|2016, Posts|2 Comments
  • HighwayStar does Wekfest
    Wekfest Miami 2015 Wekfest Miami 2015

    Wekfest Miami 2015

Wekfest Miami 2015

Photos by HighwayStar Sean Reilly Wekfest first show in Miami was back in 2014 with a strong showing of beautiful cars (and beautiful ladies). This year was no exception. Held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center once again, there was already a line (for both show cars and spectators) waiting to get in to see many of these awesome machines. For more photos from HighwayStar Sean Reilly: Sean Reilly Photography’s Flickr: Wekfest 2015

By |February 9th, 2016|2016, Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Winterfest 2015
    ILDS Winterfest 2015 ILDS Winterfest 2015

    ILDS Winterfest 2015

ILDS Winterfest 2015

Photos by HighwayStar Sean Reilly and HighwayStar Patrick I Love Driving Slow Winterfest usually rounds out the year for many of us car enthusiasts in the Florida area. This year was slightly different though. I Love Driving Slow (ILDS) decided to change the venue this year due to the overwhelming attendance of last year’s show. This year’s venue was the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL. With a new venue, there is bound to be a little confusion day of the event, but the staff that ILDS had gathered handled all the obstacles during the event (even the Porsche that caught fire leaving the venue). As with any show, vendors are asked to show up pretty early. But that is okay because that some times mean some very beautiful sunrise photos… …and some early morning prep photos as well. Though, some people’s preps are different than others. As HighwayStar Manny preps with a beer, a sandwich and a middle finger to Roxanne, hahaha! As more and more cars were allowed in (first the Fresh 100, then the rest of show and spectators), a large diverse amount of cars started to fill the area. As the show came to a close, we think ILDS definitely found their new home for Winterfest for years to come! For more photos from HighwayStar Sean Reilly: Sean Reilly Photography’s Flickr: Ilovedrivingslow Winterfest For more photos from HighwayStar Patrick: HighwayStar Patrick’s Flickr: ILDS Winterfest 2015

By |January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Simply Clean 7
    Simply Clean 7 Simply Clean 7

    Simply Clean 7

Simply Clean 7

Photos by HighwayStar Sean Reilly and HighwayStar Patrick Tis the season! The season for giving thanks and enjoying our friends and family. With this season, just as last, we at HighwayStar Garage give thanks to an event that brings us, and many of our friends and family, together: Simply Clean 7! Held once again at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach, FL, Simply Clean brings together the car community in a simple motto that it has always upheld: It is not a competition. All makes and models are welcome. All walks of life are welcome. It is a show that brings people and friends from all over the US, and including several of our international friends as well, together. Even the night before the show now, there are multiple pre-meets (both official and non-official) where friends and family gather to enjoy each others’ company and catch up with one another. This year, many of the HighwayStar family hung out at the Destination Daytona pavilion the night before to gather and prep for the show the next day like many others. This included a little metal working/cutting from our good friend, and now HighwayStar, Natchez, haha! That night also including the soft release of Roxanne Racekor’s make over: Show day. From sun up until sun down, and even after that, the entire Destination Daytona is a buzz with people and engine noises. As the show came to a close, that didn’t mean that our fun filled weekend would end. After hanging out again at the pavilion after the show, as well as Manny, Doritos, Meszaros and even Olivia yelling off one of our room’s balcony, we decided to turn in for the night so we could to […]

By |December 3rd, 2015|2015, Posts|0 Comments
  • HighwayStar Family
    Southern Worthersee 9: HighwayStar Style! Southern Worthersee 9: HighwayStar Style!

    Southern Worthersee 9: HighwayStar Style!

Southern Worthersee 9: HighwayStar Style!

Photos by HighwayStar Patrick and Sean Reilly Once again, it was that time of year! Southern Worthersee (SoWo) in beautiful Helen, GA! SoWo has always been one of HighwayStar Garage’s favorite event because of the beautiful city of Helen and her mountain roads, and friends and family that come both near and far. As always, HighwayStar loves to roll deep when going to Helen, GA. And this year was no different. With several new additions (both cars and people), this year proved to be one of the more interesting SoWo’s! Leaving Thursday early morning, cruising up to Helen, GA went by in a mere several hours. Once in Helen, it was time to check in to the famous Helendorf Inn and get settled in for the weekend. But not without having a little fun as well! After goofing off for a bit and relaxing the rest of the afternoon/evening, we hit Friday morning hard by getting the booth setup for the weekend. Even HighwayStar R2-D2 was helping! 😀 After the booth was set up, the rest of Friday and almost all day Saturday consisted of slinging merch, hanging out with friends, and exploring the great vehicles that had flooded into this little town. Including all the awesome vehicles on the show field! Which also included us sticking a decal on an awesome Nissan 350Z! Funday Sunday came around and many of us decided to do some mountain runs on the roads around Helen, GA. At the end of the run, Manny seemed satisfied with both the run, the trip, and with Roxanne. As many of you know, Southern Worthersee is considered no more. After a great 9 year run, due to certain situations that became […]

By |June 17th, 2015|2015, Posts|0 Comments
  • Daily Driven Inc Booth
    Daily Driven Inc Presents: Hometown Heroes 3 Daily Driven Inc Presents: Hometown Heroes 3

    Daily Driven Inc Presents: Hometown Heroes 3

Daily Driven Inc Presents: Hometown Heroes 3

Photos by Sean Reilly. For the 3rd year, Daily Driven Inc. has held their Hometown Heroes show to help support the troops and service personnel with a fun and relaxing car show for all! This year, they also teamed up with the Florida’s Blood Center and the Central Brevard Humane Society. With their new venue, F. Burton Smith Park in Cocoa, FL, Daily Driven Inc. was able to pack in all the people and vehicles that came out to enjoy a beautiful Florida sunny day! HighwayStar Garage came in full force to enjoy the scenery and weather, though not all were fully awake (right Barry? haha). Even R2-D2 was out there catching some sun with his own version of his blacked out Millennium Falcon, Roxanne. A huge variety of vehicles came out, including: And even this fun little drift kart came out (that Prius feels so jealous because it wishes it was as cool as the drift kart). Thanks to Daily Driven Inc., Joseph Philhower (owner and creator of Daily Driven Inc.) and the Daily Driven Inc. staff for setting up and hosting a great event with a great cause! For more photos from Sean Reilly: Sean Reilly Photography’s Flickr: Hometown Heroes 2015

By |April 28th, 2015|2015, Posts|0 Comments
  • HwyStar Booth
    The Auto Combine 3 The Auto Combine 3

    The Auto Combine 3

The Auto Combine 3

Photos by HighwayStar Patrick and Sean Reilly The Auto Combine returned in 2015 with a large reputation to live up to. After the last Auto Combine back in almost mid 2014, there has been a lot of talk and hype coming into the Auto Combine this year! And thanks to Noah, the creator, director and overseer of this event, the Auto Combine turned out to be a phenomenal success! Still located in Green Cove Springs, FL, the location was the same as last year: a beautiful abandoned hangar area with multiple huge parking lot areas. A beautiful rusted backdrop for any urban photo enthusiast. This year, HighwayStar Garage vended at this event that brought in many from around the Southeast (and further)! Many other vendors showed up as well including FUNKFashion Clothing, Noah’s other personal brain child and brand. And at his booth was his beautiful girl, Meagan Lee Bryan! Other vendors and good friends of ours included: Simply Clean And Lowered Lifestyle There were many awesome builds, both inside the hangar and outside! And at the end of the day/show, the staff of the Auto Combine was kind enough to keep the area open after the show so many of us could get some awesome shots of cars and people! For more photos from Sean Reilly: Sean Reilly Photography’s Flickr: The Auto Combine 2015 For more photos from HighwayStar Patrick: HighwayStar Patrick’s Flickr: The Auto Combine 2015

By |April 7th, 2015|2015, Posts|0 Comments
  • Eurotripper awards
    Euro Tripper 3 Euro Tripper 3

    Euro Tripper 3

Euro Tripper 3

Photos by HighwayStar Patrick Building from previous success, Euro Tripper 3 came back in full force at the beginning of 2015! With a new venue at Jet Blue Park in Ft. Myers, FL, Euro Tripper 3 established itself this year as one of the go-to events for any Euro enthusiast in the Southeast! We would like to thank Paul, the founder of this great event, as well as all his volunteers for hosting and running this spectacular event! Once again, we would like to thank Paul and his crew for fun filled day! If you want to know more about Euro Tripper or to help volunteer, please stop by Euro Tripper Promotions! For more photos from HighwayStar Patrick: HighwayStar Patrick’s Flickr: Euro Tripper 3

By |March 23rd, 2015|2015, Posts|0 Comments
  • Titan Motorsports Supra
    Titan Motorsports Sixth Annual Open House Titan Motorsports Sixth Annual Open House

    Titan Motorsports Sixth Annual Open House

Titan Motorsports Sixth Annual Open House

Photos by HighwayStar Steven On a beautiful Saturday morning, Titan Motorsports opened up their doors to their sixth annual open house for local charities. Many of the HighwayStars were in attendance for this fun filled event. High horsepower vehicles, Dyno shootouts, and Bikini contest. What else do you need? Haha! For more photos from HighwayStar Steven: HighwayStar Doritos Flickr: Titan Motorsports 2015

By |March 17th, 2015|2015, Posts|0 Comments
  • Roxanne
    2nd Annual Central Florida Subaru Mega Meet/BBQ 2nd Annual Central Florida Subaru Mega Meet/BBQ

    2nd Annual Central Florida Subaru Mega Meet/BBQ

2nd Annual Central Florida Subaru Mega Meet/BBQ

Photos by Sean Reilly When most people think of HighwayStar Garage, they think of the black beauty known as Roxanne (as well as Manny’s majestic beard). Everyone knows of Roxanne’s bugeye, stickered, flat blackness of epic. Luckily, Roxanne got to play with other of her kind at the 2nd Annual Central Florida Subaru Meet/BBQ in Sanford, FL! A large showing of Subaru’s came out to this event, even barring the weather! This year, the event attempted to break the Guinness Book Record of having the largest parade of registered Subaru’s at one event that they set forth last year. Unfortunately, they were not able to obtain that mark, but they still brought out a ton of local and not so local Subaru’s to the event! For more photos from Sean Reilly: Sean Reilly’s Flickr: Subaru Mega Meet 2015

By |March 13th, 2015|2015, Posts|0 Comments