Another Cars & Coffee post already? I know but I figured since the Formula Drift Tech Day event was near by I would visit Cars & Coffee first then head over to Source Interlink. I am very, very glad I decided to do that because the meet was pretty awesome this week. There were a ton of cars new and old, plenty of exotics, beautiful classics, and as you already saw in a previous post the first BAC Mono in the US!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Find a Cars & Coffee event local to you and go! It is totally worth waking up early on a Saturday I promise! For now you can see a few pics below (just click the thumbnails) or you can visit our Facebook page for the full gallery.
Last Saturday morning I decided to once again torture myself for you by waking up earlier than time itself to make the trek to Mazda North American HQ in Irvine, CA for the weekly Cars & Coffee meet. OK, so maybe I did not wake up quite as early as I should have but it was still early! I still managed to get there with enough time to snap some shots of the nicer cars at the show and there were some nice rides indeed. A Ferrari Enzo made an appearance as well as few Audi R8′s and a nice Lamborghini that I will show you in depth later. For now you can check out a few pics below and then head to our Facebook gallery to see the full set.
Four days ago both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure celebrated a grand re-opening, debuting a slew of new attractions and features. Most of the buzz was surrounded around “Cars Land” obviously, but the “imagineers” at Disney also recreated the entry way of California Adventure into 1930s-era “Buena Vista Street” to illustrate what southern California looked like when Walt Disney first came here to start his career. Even though great lengths were taken to make sure the architecture matched the era, the imagineers still wanted to add one more touch of authenticity; so they found a genuine 1937 Packard Coupe and parked it right by the entrance to the park. By crazy coincidence it also so happens that the year of the car (1937) is also the same year that Snow White debuted, which is the movie that made Disney world famous. If you happen to visit Disney California Adventure and you have an appreciation for classic cars you will definitely want to stop for a few minutes and take a walk around of the Packard. The video below is cool but this car has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated!
Every now and then I torture myself and wake up at the dawn of time on a Saturday so I can make the trip out to the OC (Orange County for you non-California folk) so I can visit one of the best car meets in Southern California, “Cars & Coffee” at the Mazda Corporate campus in Irvine. If this is the first Cars & Coffee post you’ve read from me and are not sure exactly what it is then allow me to explain. Every Saturday morning (emphasis on the “morning”) car enthusiasts from all walks of life and cultures from millionaires with Lamborghinis to your average joe with a classic car to teenagers with modded imports come together to hang out. They check out each others cars, talk shop, take pictures, and as the name suggests consume coffee (there are also donuts if you show up early enough).
Sometimes the variety of cars at this meet can be hit or miss but this weekend was exceptionally good! There were not one but two Ferrari Enzos showed up as well as a classic Porsche LeMans race car (seen above), an all electric powered Lola prototype race car, and a whole section of Shelby Cobras (in honor of Carroll Shelby). There are a few teaser shots below but you can check out the full gallery on our Facebook page. If you have never been to a Cars & Coffee meet you should definitely check one out. I know the thought of waking up at 6am on a Saturday is enough to give you a headache but trust me, it will be worth it! Also don’t worry if you aren’t from Southern California. There are Cars & Coffee meets all over the country and even in different parts of the world! Just go to CarsAndCoffeeOnline.com to find one near you or find out how to start one of your own if there isn’t one near you.
As I mentioned in the previous post the location that Mazda chose to hold their sixth annual motorsports pre-season meeting was the Crevier Classic Cars collection in Costa Mesa, CA. Essentially this facility houses rows and rows of both classic and modern exotic cars for visitors and members to store, sell, or just drool over. If you are ever in the southern California area I would definitely recommend paying a visit to this place. Also, if you happen to be a rich bastard, a few of the cars on display are actually for sale. Scroll below for a few of the cars that caught my eye and head to our facebook gallery for all the shots.