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Richard Nunn: Driving for officers, veterans in ‘Highway to Help Heroes’ anything but work

Richard Nunn: Driving for officers, veterans in ‘Highway to Help Heroes’ anything but work
Richard Nunn: Driving for officers, veterans in ‘Highway to Help Heroes’ anything but work

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It has been said many ways, “If you love what you do, it’s not work.” Today was one of those days. I worked, but I loved it.

My day started at Ring Power. If you travel along I-95, you have passed it at International Golf Parkway in St. Johns County. About 90 examples of automotive excellence filled the parking lot. Supercars, poster cars, classic cars and an early Land Rover Defender 90 beautifully redone all lined up for Sissine’s Highway to Help Heroes.

The year’s event benefited injured and fallen officers through the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation’s Fallen Officer Welfare Relief Fund and military veterans through a partnership with K9s for Warriors, the nation’s largest provider of veteran service dogs.

Super cars, poster cars, classic cars and an early Land Rover Defender 90 beautifully redone, all lined up for Sissine's Highway to Help Heroes. (WJXT)

Thanks to Porsche Jacksonville, I was in the line-up driving a Porsche Taycan 4S. I drove the Porsche Taycan for this year’s Jacksonville Auto Show. (You can see more about that here.)

Driving a Porsche to show support for the families of officers killed or injured in the line of duty and our nation’s veterans is not a bad day at work.

Porsche racing legend Hurley Haywood led the procession of exotic auto eye candy as the St. Johns County Sherriff’s office along with the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office safely guided us to the Cowford Chophouse. Through a time machine, the Chophouse was converted to Studio 54 with performances by Freddie Mercury, Cher and the Boogie Freaks. OK, the Freaks are local but could have easily been the Studio 54 band.

So let’s recap: Cars, from posters and magazines, a racing legend, a time warp of a party all while supporting the Fraternal Order of Police fund and K9s for Warriors. That is Positively Jax and a great day of making fun look like work or vice versa.

Now if I could figure out how to pay for this car...


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