Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cars and Coffee, April 2013 + 1st art show of the season

This was the first Saturday in April which means....Cars and Coffee!   

The parking lot was already rapidly filling up by 7 AM when I arrived.  

As usual about a thousand cars were there, 500 being your typical Mustangs, Corvettes, and Camaros.  However, there was only ONE of these....the biggest mobile meat smoker ever.  I've seen some small smokers (grills) on trailers that aficionados take to BBQ cook-offs, but this thing was ridiculous!  I didn't hang around it to see if they fired it up and cooked for the crowd or were just showing it off.

A concours Mercedes 300 Roadster....sooo nice!

A Dino 246.  This was a Ferrari in all but name.  It was meant to be an entry level Ferrari with 6 cylinders, the more powerful 12 cylinder models carrying the magic Ferrari name.  It was named by Enzo Ferrari to honor his late son Alfredo, better known as "Dino".

Here's a 50's era Ferrari ___....I can't remember the number.  Anyone help me out?

Remember this odd duck from a couple months ago?  I met the owner today and found out that it was actually commissioned by a hunting lodge in Maine to carry their guests and equipment around the property.  And all this time I thought it was just some wacko's project to get him out of the house.

The Ford Model A (?) Club was well represented.

Oooooohhh!  I ache....

While I'm not a big fan of Corvettes, I must admit this '59 (?) was impressive.

Believe it or not this used to be a '49 Mercury.  Ya' think the original owner would recognize it?

A "keeper" Austin Healey 3000 Mk III.  But it really needs to lose that rear tail light on the boot lid. 

An original Toyota FJ, arguably the best off-roader ever, is an icon today.

The plot thickens:  K really wants a convertible.  I really want a Fiat 500 Abarth (the souped-up model).  Today I learned they're now making a convertible version of the Abarth.  Maybe we could share?  I'm thinking 90/10.  ;) 


After the car show I picked up K and we went to the area's first art show of the year in Fairview.  It was small, but what the was free.

We're already plotting on how best to piss-off the HOA if/when we find a suitable site to build a home on.  I think a couple of these 6-foot-tall steel pink flamingos in the front yard should do it.  *zing*


We stopped in to a cool little coffee shop for a relaxer while we were out where I saw this interesting dropped-ceiling.  *save for future reference*  How do you think it would look suspended over a soft-contemporary kitchen?

After that....home to watch a taped rugby game on TV.  That was my Saturday.  Not too shabby, huh?  Hope you had a pleasant day, too.



  1. Low and Slow, I was hoping to meet you out there yesterday. Was there with black etype from about 7:45 - 10:00 but did wander away at times. Maybe in May.

    1. Robert...I looked for you, too. I saw your car minus the wicker basket on the back, and pointed it out admiringly to my friends there. I was there from about 7 to 9:30, then had to go to a grandson's soccer game. Lets make it a point to meet next month, weather permitting, at say 8 am?


  2. Scott, that sounds like a plan. Looking forward to it.

  3. Love all the cars...especially the Fiat! I'll give you the 6-foot pink flamingo if you will think about who will clean the bacon grease out of those grooves/lines/openings in the fancy-looking dropped ceiling.

    Oh wait - you have a housekeeper. And a tall ladder. And she's not afraid of heights. And she's got good insurance. OK then.

    1. No bacon grease Peeper. I use the microwave now. Much cleaner and I'm sure healthier, too,


  4. I enjoy sharing your enthusiasm for these great cars. The pictures are great.

  5. It took some googlefoo flexing, but the Ferrari is a '66-'68 330 GTC :-)

    1. Awesome detective work Doug. Thanks!