Taste of Speed 2014 Highlight Video

Taste of Speed was a Huge Success!

The 2014 Taste of Speed Jet Port Experience was a huge success thanks to everyone that attended. We were able to raise $10,000 for CURE Childhood Cancer. Please check out the first set of photos from the Red Carpet. If you’re posting any pictures to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, please use hashtag #TasteofSpeed.

CURE Childhood Cancer

Taste of Speed luxury lifestyle event has partnered with and will be raising money for CURE Childhood Cancer.  CURE believes that a cure for childhood cancer can be found in our lifetime and is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted pediatric-specific research and through supporting patients and their families.  Research is the critical path to the cure and is the hope for the families.  CURE’s Patient and Family Support Programs are aimed to address the critical and urgent needs of cancer patients and their families.  CURE walks with these families through their entire journeys and supports them whatever the outcome. Once part of the CURE family, always a part of the CURE family.
CURE Childhood Cancer

The Taste of Speed will incorporate both a live and silent auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer. We ask that you please preview all the incredible items donated and participate during the auction portion of the event.

* Auction List will be available on June 1, 2014.

* If you would like to donate an item to the auction, please email linda.cottrell@tasteofspeed.com

Absolut Vodka will be pouring at TOS

Absolut Vodka will officially support the 2014 Taste of Speed Jet Port Experience joining other major brands such as Porsche, Maserati and Audi. The Absolut Jet Port Martini will be the Signature Cocktail of the event and Absolut will create custom bar stylings meant to add that extra touch.

Rock100 Radio

The 2014 Taste of Speed™ Jet Port Experience would like to welcome Rock100 listeners. This event will sell out. BUY TICKETS


THE DATE                                               THE VENUE
Saturday June 7, 2014                              Peachtree DeKalb Airport

THE TIME                                                THE CAUSE
8pm – 11pm                                                 CURE Childhood Cancer

Welcome our Media Partner, The Atlantan | Modern Luxury

The 2014 Taste of Speed Jet Port Experience is pleased to announce a partnership with The Atlantan | Modern Luxury. The Atlantan will provide promotion and coverage of the 2014 Taste of Speed Jet Port Experience through their print, digital and social media outlets.

The Mad Violinist, Ashanti Floyd set to Perform at Taste of Speed

Five-time Grammy nominated Ashanti Floyd, known as The Mad Violinist, is one of the top violinists, string arrangers, and performers in the country. He picked up his first violin at the age of three with strong inspiration from his mother. Floyd is now musically accomplished in over thirty instruments. He is highly established in the music industry as a producer and recording artist for over 30 albums. He is credited on platinum hits including “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco, Nicki Minaj’s “I’m the Best,” and  Lil Wayne feat Drake “Right Above It” and many others.

As an artist, Ashanti has performed live with B.B. King. He also tours with Lupe Fiasco. Floyd has performed at the BET Awards, Ellen Degeneres, MTV Video Music Awards, and on BET’s 106 and Park.

In 2009, Floyd and guitarist Matt Barrett formed The Symphony Crack Orchestra to create a different, innovative style of music. The Symphony Crack Orchestra brings an incredible amount of passion into their live performances, effectively making their shows an entirely new and unique experience. In 2011 they released the first Symphony Crack album, “The Addiction.” Symphony Crack’s second release “Fiend” in 2012, hit #9 on iTunes the first day of the release.

Ashanti Floyd Bio 2013

Racing Driver Roland Linder honored guest at Taste of Speed

Roland has a racing history spanning more than 40 years. He started by racing endurance bikes, and made the move from 2 to 4 wheels in 1968, while working for Porsche as a mechanic. That year, and again in 1969, he was part of the team that won La Mans 24hrs. He has also competed in Ferrari vintage rallies, Targa Newfoundland 2011, Ferrari Challenge, amongst MANY other events. Roland moved to the United States in 1979, and in 1990 started his own racing school. He ran that for 12 years, and eventually went on to instruct at the Ferrari Nationals and the Porsche Club of America. He has also instructed with NASA, ZR Auto Exotics, US Supercars tours and BMW US Factory to name a few.

Currently Roland is “retired”, but racing is as much a part of his life as ever, and he can add 2nd place in the Chump Car World series 24hrs to his most recent accomplishments!


Celebrity Chef Heather Hurlbert – Top Chef: Just Desserts

Celebrity Chef from BravoTV’s Top Chef: Just Desserts and owner of HH Desserts in Atlanta, Georgia will be the chef for the Taste of Speed: Jet Port Experience. In 2012, Heather L. Hurlbert, Pastry Chef and “Cheftestant” on Bravo’s hottest new series, Top Chef: Just Desserts, launched HH Desserts, her new line of pastries ranging from couture wedding cakes, groom’s cakes, chocolates, showpieces, and consultation.  This award winning chef was most recently the Executive Pastry Chef at Cherokee Town and Country Club, ranked the #1 Platinum Country Club in the U.S.  During Heather’s pastry career, she won the 2009 National Pastry Chef of the Year from the American Culinary Federation and in 2004 taking the gold medal at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany.  Most recently, Chef Heather has appeared on Food Network’s “Sugar Dome” in late 2012 and will appear again on “Halloween Wars” in 2013.

Heather Hurlbert bio

Rally for CURE

Taste of Speed will host an exclusive opportunity for like-minded automotive enthusiasts to come together for a day of exhilarating driving. If you own an exotic car, you’re invited to join our driving rally through the countryside of the North Georgia Mountains and conclude at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia for hot laps on the track.