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John Eagle European

April 08, 2010 17:21 ET

Leander, Texas Proclaims Last Sunday of Each Month to Be "John Eagle European Cars & Coffee Day"

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - April 8, 2010) -  The City of Leander, Texas, has proclaimed the last Sunday of each month to be "John Eagle European Cars & Coffee™ Day" beginning April 25, 2010. The Mayor of the Austin area town made the official proclamation during the City Council meeting on Thursday, April 1. Sonny Morgan, Dealer Principal for John Eagle European personally accepted the honor from the Mayor and City Council during the meeting.

The first "Cars & Coffee" in the Hill Country attracted about 200 vehicles to the "Old Town" area of Leander, Texas, on Jan. 31. The Sunday event, which is held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. is a casual gathering where enthusiasts bring cars, trucks and motorcycles of every kind. Since January, the Leander event has continued to grow and bring in even larger crowds and more cars.

"We appreciate the efforts of Mr. Morgan and the entire team at John Eagle European to bring this event to Leander," stated Kirk D. Clennan for the City of Leander's Economic Development Department. "They've certainly stimulated our area economy with the Cars & Coffee event. It's a unique experience created by blocking off the streets, bringing in a live band and opening up the local restaurants for business, all to accommodate the car enthusiasts."

The impetus for the Leander event occurred when Morgan, who had been to another Cars & Coffee event, approached the City of Leander to host one in the Austin area. The City's economic development department agreed that their town would benefit from this kind of event.

"I'm pleased that we've been able to help fan the flames of automotive passion through our event in Leander," said Sonny Morgan, dealer principal at John Eagle European. "Each month, even more people driving exotics, classics, muscle, street machines, bikes and military vehicles join us. We hope this event will be the genesis for even more automotive events in the hill country."

Leander lies in the heart of Central Texas at the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Just five miles north of Austin on U.S. 183, Leander is home to approximately 30,000 people living amid beautiful lakes, rolling hills and a historic downtown area. Now, area auto enthusiasts are filling Sunday afternoons in Leander with the sounds of revving engines. 

Having originated in Southern California in 2005, Cars & Coffee began with a group of enthusiasts who wanted to share their cars in an environment where they could be comfortable enough to ask questions, learn and experience the joys of the diverse offering of cars. The Leander-Austin event is an extension of the California show.

John Eagle European was the 36th Aston Martin dealership and the 47th Bentley location in North America. In 2009, Lotus of Austin was the No. 1 ranked Lotus dealership in Texas, and third in the United States. Opened in April 2009, it services and sells a full range of handcrafted, high performance vehicles from the flagship Aston Martin DBS, to the Bentley Continental GTC and Lotus Evora. 

About John Eagle European
John Eagle European is part of the John Eagle group of dealerships, which consists of 13 dealerships in Texas and Florida. John Eagle European offers the complete line of Aston Martin, Bentley and Lotus fine motorcars. In addition, the dealership offers pre-owned models and services all of those cars. The museum-inspired facility hosts exclusive events year-round. Additional information about John Eagle European is available at www.johneagleeuropean.com or by calling (512) 401-2663.

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