Passion for awesome autos drives Malcolm Hogan’s ventures

By Paris Moulden

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Malcolm Hogan has loved cars since he was a kid. And since then, Hogan has turned his passion for luxury cars into almost a second career, really.

Around 12 years ago, Hogan cofounded Jacksonville’s Cars & Coffee, which allows area “auto addicts” the chance to view, discuss and display all things automobile at monthly get-togethers. And recently, Hogan created SAC Collective, an “automotive and luxury lifestyle club” that allows luxury car owners to convene and share their passion for cars in a more private group setting.

“It’s the first of its kind in our area,” Hogan said about the SAC Collective club. “It’s for those who like to get out on the weekend and have fun in their vehicles. That’s pretty much the idea, to provide a private environment for these guys who may not like to go to public events.”

The club currently boasts about 70 members as the core group, and SAC Collective puts on private events throughout the year for its members. While Hogan plans to keep the membership limited, there are still a few spots available for those interested in joining.

“It’s something for folks who enjoy the private, casual environment with like-minded individuals,” he said.

While the group features primarily private events, there are also chances for the public to see some of these sleek supercars in action, including a Motorcoach Tailgate for the Florida-Georgia game and a Mansion Run in Ponte Vedra, where drivers will visit area homes for sale.

SAC Collective also aims to benefit charities in the area, helping to raise money for the Fraternal Order of Police, including helping cosponsoring Highway to Help Heroes, which raised nearly $100,000 for FOP’s Fallen Officer and Welfare Relief Fund in March.

There’s just something about those sleek, unique machines that Hogan can’t resist, and he enjoys sharing his passion for cars with others. Aside from his involvement with the auto clubs, Hogan was recently named to the Board of Directors for the popular Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

SAC Collective works closely with Ponte Vedra Auto Show’s main sponsor Fields Auto Group.

“Fields Auto Group is a big partner of ours also,” Hogan said. “They usually supply a lot of the vehicles for us at the events. They include test drives and we get to see some of the new products. Sometimes they bring out new cars that have never been released before to show to our members.”

That’s not Hogan’s only connection with the Ponte Vedra Auto Show. He has been a show judge multiple times, and says the show is a special event for spectators.

“It’s a casual environment, where families can come out and enjoy it,” Hogan said. “It’s more of a family-oriented event and not just for people with money. Anybody can just come out an enjoy themselves. It’s always been a very inviting environment.”

And for this year’s show, Hogan plans to display some of the vehicles owned by SAC Collective members, so attendees can get an insider’s peek at these amazing autos.

 

“We’re bringing a collective of super cars and a couple of exotic surprises that have never been seen in Jacksonville before,” he said.

 

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