It was a cool-bordering-on-cold, windy morning, but the Cars and Coffee faithful were there in force anyway. By the time I arrived at 7:30 the party was in full swing.
The first car that caught my eye on the British row was this nice Triumph TR-4.
I've seen this one before at the All English Car Show, but it's just one of those cars I never tire of seeing.
This tastefully pimped Mini Cooper S was nice, too.
* "tastefully pimped"....the ultimate oxymoron? *
While nothing at all exotic, I've always liked Audi TT's. I think my name on the title of this one would look great!
This was your lucky day, Betina. Look what I found for you....
A showroom perfect BMW Isetta 300.
Did somebody really drive this thing from Oregon to Texas?
One of the better hot rods for sure! I think Tim "The Toolman" Taylor would approve.
The times, they are a changin'.
Now even the Korean car guys have reserved space. Car clubs are always present at C&C, the most prominent usually being Lotus, BMW, Mini, Mustang, Camaro, and Subaru.
Oh yes, and the Corvette "comb-over" boys club, too.
I must give the Subaru WRX boy-racers high marks for their sense of humor. :)
"If it's not leakin', it's empty"
Close, but no cigar. If it had been blue, this could have passed for my first car.
It was a treat to see this '70-ish Lancia Montecarlo there.
It must have never gotten wet. If it had, all you'd see would be a little pile of rust on the pavement and 4 tires.
Alfa Romeo Spyder....still on my
Lust Bucket List.
I must admit, Ferrari's (458 Italia ^ ) can look good in "non-red", too.
Then again, why upset the ghost of Enzo (Mr. Ferrari)?
While not the newest or the most exotic, I still think the 599 ^ has the most class. I love those thin "flying buttresses" off the rear glass. They're both aesthetically pleasing and aerodynamically useful.
Nostalgia time....who wants a ride in my '56 (?) Cheeevy. (Umm, maybe I'd better ask the owner first.)
The car that made Ralph Nader famous....the Chevy Corvair. With the engine (and all the weight) in the back, it had a tendency to swap ends while in motion (not good for life expectancy), hence Ralph's book Unsafe At Any Speed. He's been running for President (and losing) ever since.
Still, I think this is a great looking, very well maintained example.
There was a camera crew there interviewing some race car driver, but I was more impressed with this rig that allowed the camera to very smoothly glide horizontally. Pretty cool!
And now, for my Show Favorite....
This immaculate Austin Healey 3000.
That's it....Cars and Coffee, February, 2014. Hope you enjoyed. :)