Cars and Coffee Austin – August 10, 2014
Ah, Cars and Coffee. The only Sunday of the month where I cheerfully rise “early.” Sunday mornings have been scorchers around here lately, but that’s nothing to a true car fan. Just add a little strategic hydration, and you are good to go.
I must say, I get a kick out of all the 20-something guys with too much money and not enough skill who show up to things like this in their Porsches and BMW M3s. Case in point: on my way out, waiting to turn right, the M3 in front of me peeled out in a great show of bravado, skidding sideways, tires screaming. I waited a second, calmly executed my turn, then proceeded to catch AND pass Mr. M3. And then leave him in my dust. Heh. The M3 has bigger numbers than the Red MINI, but not enough to compensate for a lack of basic driving skills. Ah, these monster machines are wasted on the monied clueless…[UPDATE – So he may be pulling my leg, but a friend is claiming to be this particular M3 driver. If that is truly the case, HAHAHAHAHAHA…and also, I retract this entire paragraph. Because he’s actually quite a knowledgable driver. However, I’m not totally convinced he’s doing anything other than messing with my head. 😉 ]
Anyway…here are photos of the cars I thought you might get a kick out of. I know I did!
First up, a classic 1957 Ford Thunderbird that I could have shot all day. Love every detail!
From 1959, a completely restored (and for-sale) Chevrolet Apache
The Nurburgring sticker on the back of this Audi made me happy.
Chevrolet Bel Air
As Jeremy Clarkson might say, look, a row of Beetles!
Best license plate ever? Worn by a Corvette. Haha!
Always fun when you turn around and find a Ferrari 328 behind you.
There were quite a few silly VeeDubbers. This R32 has ground clearance of nil.
Lots of colorful Germans today
Ah, the car for which I pine – the Jaguar F-Type.
Calling Bonnie and Clyde…
I always get a kick out of the BMW 2002ti.
Best bucket seats ever? Yeah, probably.
Well, hello, Godzilla. My old friend, the Nissan GT-R, stopped by.
What time is it, you ask? Why, it’s McLaren-thirty!
Oh, this one I wanted reeeeeaaaaal bad. The Lotus Exige S, otherwise known as a Bad Mother.
Lotus is already extreme. But the Exige is extreme even by Lotus standards. I coveteth! Along with all the other teenage boys.
I’m also kind of a sucker for the old BMW 8-series.
Look at those pipes!
Here’s a Shelby you can buy. I didn’t check the price, but it’s probably only your firstborn plus another 10 grand or so.
THIS. This was bitchin’. A rare AMC AMX. First one I have seen in person. Loved it.
Hey, Lamborghini, you forgot something. Oh, wait.
Gotta respect anyone who buys an Audi S4 wagon. I do love innocuous-looking monster wagons.
The license plates today really were kind of sublime.
And then…then I saw a Ferrari 458 Italia parked near a horse statue. And I had to go all artsy.