Events in Wynwood
There’s always something happening in Wynwood. From tours, concerts, food tastings and much more. Mark your calendar for one of the many events taking place in the neighborhood.Filter Results
‘Miami Then/Now’ with Billy Corben
Miami Supercar Rooms Presents the first in a series of “My Car, My Story”
A series of indepth sessions from automotive owners and their connection to the automotive world.
1st Episode: ‘Miami Then/ Miami Now’ with special guest: Billy Corben
‘Miami Then’ in 1981 and the controversial rise of the ‘Magic City’ of ‘Miami Now’ in 2017
The event will take place with Live Art depicting expressions of change, followed by an intimate Q&A Session with Billy Corben and guests as they portray their views on the changes in Miami over the years and how this has played a fundamental role in what ‘Miami Now’
A LIVE unveiling of a very special historical automobile preserved in time and not seen for over 30 years!
About Billy Corben
Cocaine Cowboys is a 2006 documentary film directed by Billy Corben, and produced by Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben. The film explores the rise of cocaine and the Miami Drug War (the resulting crime epidemic that swept the American city of Miami, Florida, in the 1970s and 1980s). The producers of Cocaine Cowboys use interviews with law enforcers, journalists, lawyers, former drug smugglers, and gang members to provide a first-hand perspective of the Miami drug war. Cocaine Cowboys chronicles the development of the illegal drug trade in Miami during the 1970s and 1980s with interviews of both law enforcement and organized crime leaders, in addition to news footage from the era.
The film reveals that much of the economic growth which took place in Miami during this period was a benefit of the drug trade. As members of the drug trade made immense amounts of money, this money flowed in large amounts into legitimate businesses. Consequently, drug money indirectly financed the construction of many of the modern high-rise buildings in southern Florida. Later, when law enforcement pressure drove many major players out of the picture, numerous high-end stores and businesses closed because of plummeting sales.