Cars and Coffee 01282012
Words by Tim Wong
This post is a bit late since it happen two weeks ago and I already went out and got coverage from this past weekend’s Cars and Coffee Irvine. I have been really busy with things, but here we have it and I have tons of new content for everyone to check out. If you have been keeping up with our Facebook page, I have been consistently posting up snippets of coverage from several events. For now, please enjoy our coverage of Cars and Coffee which was filled with some interesting and rare cars.
First up, there was an old Aston Martin Virage sitting up front.
Off to the side, I found this Porsche racer which was pretty cool. It’s not uncommon too see older race cars out there which is quite a treat since most people who had a chance to see them would be on a track.
Nearby, there was another surprise. A Vector M12 which is essentially a rebodied Lamborghini Diablo
or a WX-3. I’m not really sure because the M12 had the V12 from Lamborghini Diablo while this obviously has a Vector Twin Turbo V8 yet I don’t believe Vector released the WX-3 to the public.
Aside from the technical specifications, the car itself was a pretty unique design to it like the curved windshield.
Lovely E Type Jaguar.
Mercedes CLK Black Series.
This is a car I had never seen in person before, A Suzuki Cappuccino. If you watch Initial D, you may be familiar with it. The Cappuccino was not available in the United States, but in Japan, it was a icon for a cheap and light weight sports car. The targa topped kei car was powered by a turbocharged, three-cylinder, 657 cc DOHC engine with a perfect 50/50 weight distribution FR layout. If they had brought that car here to the States, I’m pretty sure it would have been a big hit and might even give the Mazda MX-5 a run for it money.
On the other end of the price range, a nice black Lamborghini Aventador was present.
A couple Mercedes 190SLs and even a 300SL were there.
The Mercedes 300SL is one those cars I want, but probably won’t be able to afford in this lifetime nor would want to spend that much money on a car. It is quite a rare gem even though as a car aside from the beautiful body lines, it isn’t very good.
Nissan Skyline GTR R32
Datsun 240Z with a LS6 swap
BMW Bubble Car. This one is particular according to the owner had the slightly larger engine which is rare because BMW stopped producing the Bubble Car after Volkswagen release the cheaper and more practical Beetle.
Catching some of the car rolling out.
Door half up, like a boss.