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Founder Mike McKinney, spokesperson Jon Astore and founder David Slone perform the groundbreaking ceremony. (Photos by Ian Swaby)

Car enthusiasts pack Luxe Dream Garage groundbreaking in Lakewood Ranch

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Founder Mike McKinney, spokesperson Jon Astore and founder David Slone perform the groundbreaking ceremony. (Photos by Ian Swaby)

A series of sports cars are parked on the site of the future Luxe Dream Garage.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

A series of sports cars are parked on the site of the future Luxe Dream Garage.

Bradenton's Anne Duell and Lakewood Ranch's Jon Graybeal help themselves to the wide variety of food.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Bradenton's Anne Duell and Lakewood Ranch's Jon Graybeal help themselves to the wide variety of food.

Bradenton's Anne Duell, Benny Rivera and Doug Duell chat over food and drinks at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Bradenton's Anne Duell, Benny Rivera and Doug Duell chat over food and drinks at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Bradenton's Ben Bernheim and Guy Bernheim arrive in a Chevy Camaro SS 1LE.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Bradenton's Ben Bernheim and Guy Bernheim arrive in a Chevy Camaro SS 1LE.

Lakewood Ranch's Daryl Brown steps into his Ferrari F8 Spider.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's Daryl Brown steps into his Ferrari F8 Spider.

Lakewood Ranch's Joann Calouri, who is serving beverages, talks with Sarasota's Shay Spradlin, Luxe Dream Garage owner David Slone's fiancee.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's Joann Calouri, who is serving beverages, talks with Sarasota's Shay Spradlin, Luxe Dream Garage owner David Slone's fiancee.

Luxe spokesperson Jon Astore and Lakewood Ranch's Daryl Brown talk in front of Brown's Ferrari F8 Spider.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Luxe spokesperson Jon Astore and Lakewood Ranch's Daryl Brown talk in front of Brown's Ferrari F8 Spider.

The area beside the lake along Communications Drive is set to be developed into the Luxe One garage.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

The area beside the lake along Communications Drive is set to be developed into the Luxe One garage.

A Chevrolet Corvette (C8) arrives on the scene.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

A Chevrolet Corvette (C8) arrives on the scene.

Lakewood Ranch's James Slone, brother of Luxe Dream Garage Owner David Slone, helps himself to sliders.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's James Slone, brother of Luxe Dream Garage Owner David Slone, helps himself to sliders.

Bradenton's Ben Bernheim arrived in his Camaro SS 1LE.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Bradenton's Ben Bernheim arrived in his Camaro SS 1LE.

Bradenton's Angel and Emily Carduno provided catering.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Bradenton's Angel and Emily Carduno provided catering.

Jon Astore talks with Garage Living owner Rusty Halm, who will be working with Luxe to provide interior furnishings for the garages.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Jon Astore talks with Garage Living owner Rusty Halm, who will be working with Luxe to provide interior furnishings for the garages.

A wide variety of refreshments were available to beat the summer heat.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

A wide variety of refreshments were available to beat the summer heat.

Lakewood Ranch's Joann Calouri pours a drink for Tucker Carrell from North Dakota, who is visiting family in Lakewood Ranch with his wife Caroline Carrell.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's Joann Calouri pours a drink for Tucker Carrell from North Dakota, who is visiting family in Lakewood Ranch with his wife Caroline Carrell.

Andrew Stultz of Venice talks cars with Cindi and Alan Davis of Englewood.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Andrew Stultz of Venice talks cars with Cindi and Alan Davis of Englewood.

Jon Astore talks with event photographers, Sarasota's Nicholas and Jasmine Bath.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Jon Astore talks with event photographers, Sarasota's Nicholas and Jasmine Bath.

Englewood's Alan Davis steps into his Land Rover Defender which includes a special large engine that he says increases the car's capacity for speed.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Englewood's Alan Davis steps into his Land Rover Defender which includes a special large engine that he says increases the car's capacity for speed.

Lakewood Ranch's Paul Jackowski is welcomed to the event by Sarasota's Shay Spradlin.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's Paul Jackowski is welcomed to the event by Sarasota's Shay Spradlin.

Bradenton's Joe Brielmann takes off in his Ferrari 488 Pista.

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 |

Bradenton's Joe Brielmann takes off in his Ferrari 488 Pista.

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