It was fantastic day to go to a Saturday morning Cars & Coffee here in the middle of North Carolina. The weather was beautiful with cool breezes and partly cloudy skies. Hundreds of cars and more than a thousand people viewing the cars.
There were the new mid-engine Corvettes, the hot Shelby Mustangs and many Subaru’s and BMWs. I know that you have probably seen many of these so I’ve picked out some that really caught my attention.
The Porsche Panamera has been around for a few years, but here was a black one that was a GTS:
It was very pretty in black, which is not an easy color to keep looking nice.
There were other Porsches that caught my eye including this early Carrera.
Now what do you think about this whale tail Porsche?
Do any of you remember the first International Race of Champions? This was the first car used for the IROC series.
The next car I spotted was this Morris…
The special part about this one was that it is a woodie wagon.
The next car that caught my eye was a Lotus Elise. We saw a lot of Lotus cars several years ago, but much has changed and Lotus has just about disappeared from these shores.
This Elise was a very nice example.
The Civic Type R was the hot hatch that handled far better than any front wheel drive car prior to it.
It really performed as good as it looked.
Let’s drift back in time a bit and experience one of the most beautiful cars ever – the E-type Jaguar!
This example was the straight six that pulled like a V8.
What gorgeous lines!
Next to it was this grey Ferrari…
Who remembers the Mitsubishi 300GT VR4? This one was a primo example:
I Japan they were known as the GTO, but someone in the US (Pontiac) already had dibs on that name.
Now how about this example of the 3000 GT’s cousin, the Dodge Stealth?
It was amazing to see the pair within a couple of parking spaces of one another.
Now, how about this classic VW Rabbit?
I loved the rear window sticker on the first photo.
How many of you have seen a Panoz?
Those of you that have a soft spot for the VW’s cousin Porsche, need to feast your eyes on this early example.
Let your eyes take in this example of what gave BMW its name and reputation – the 2002. This one is a 1973.
What could be better than the original Mini Cooper!
Yes, right hand drive, too!
Finally, this Corvette Rat Rod!
Have a great weekend and go find a Cars & Coffee near you!