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Caffeine & Carburetors in New Canaan, Connecticut Sept 2017: the Brits

Jaguars… lots and lots of Jaaags and Austin Martins, Austin Healeys, Mini Coopers, MG’s, Mini Moke… the Brits were well represented at this weekend’s Caffeine & Carburetors in New Canaan, CT.

Is a Caterham now a Malaysian marque or is it still considered British? Either way there were several Super 7’s in attendance.

More from this series:

Enough talk, here’s the pix:

Although technically South African if they’re kit cars… the original Anglo-American company were built in both UK and USA. British body with American V8… oh ho ho ho!

Check out the other posts from Caffeine & Carburetors here:

Post Card from the Northeast Grand Prix IMSA GT’s at Lime Rock

Greetings from Lime Rock!

Here’s some pix taken over the two day Northeast Grand Prix event:

Cars & Coffee at Tice’s Corner in Woodcliff Lake New Jersey July 2016

Best thing to do in the summer time, check out a bunch of awesome looking cars on a beautiful Sunday morning. This Cars & Caffe was held at Tice’s Corner in Woodcliff Lake, Northern New Jersey. Lots of cars coming in and out. Good variety. Pretty neat experience.

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Oooh… spotted another Miata and moved mine over next to it. Went into Panera Bread to pick up a chai late and another MX-5 joined us!

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C’est fini! See you at the next one 😉

Cars and Coffee Paramus, New Jersey May 2016

I just went to church on Sunday… it was held in a parking lot of Paramus Towne Square and there were a lot of other car enthusiasts in attendance… Cars and Coffee’s around the country are like a religious experience and I’m so happy to be able to attend one.

Today’s variety was incredible once again. Besides some of the many cars I’ve seen before over the past few C&C’s I’ve attended before, there were some new things to oogle at. I loved it!

Here’s the pix:

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I’m so happy to see a Miata at one of these, even though I still don’t know who the owner is. Maybe next time I’ll get to wash my car before attending so I could park next to it again (my car was pretty filthy with a cover of dust from yesterday’s trip to Lime Rock).

Props to Tony Boniello for organizing these things on a regular basis, and while I understand as an LLC Cars & Caffe is a unique name, but that name sucks… just call it Cars & Coffee like everyone else does and enjoy your day!

See you at the next one. (Hopefully)

Second Post Card from the PWC Memorial Day Weekend at Lime Rock

Second Day on the Start Stand at Lime Rock for the PWC Grand Prix of Lime Rock. And since I didn’t stay at the track choosing instead to commute the 110 miles / 2 hours to New Jersey it felt like a completely different day on Saturday/Race Day so I’ll share another photo post from today.

The day consisted of only six sessions, 3 warm ups and 3 races; but unlike yesterday which seemed to fly by, today dragged on for a while. A major part of the delay was due to an incident that I actually managed to observe and one which almost turned tragic. I hope race fans keep the racers involved and their families in their prayers if religion is something they participate in, otherwise that’s about all I’ll mention on that subject matter. I was very sad to see it happen.

But the show carried on, and I’m glad to see racing continue after Connecticut State Police wrapped up their investigation. We had a lot of action throughout the day, and fortunately there was plenty of really good and close racing. I was especially glad to see so many Miata’s do well. The MX-5 race cars are the reason why I bought my car so I’m really grateful to Motorsport in America for choosing to use this machine on such a grand scale… Here are some pix:

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The field of KTM’s grew by one car this weekend, with ANSA adding a third car to their line up. Great to see that!

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The Power Ranger Miata’s didn’t disappoint taking wins in multiple classes of racing during the Touring Car race.

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Most of the events I’ve attended over the past few years I remember watching John and Dina Weisberg’s struggle… not today, John took a very close second missing out on first by… not-much.

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I was led to believe that the difference between the TC Miata and a TCA Miata was a 2.5L engine vs. the 2.0 that comes in the cup car… but the motor in this #33 TC car looks like a standard block to me. Although to be fair, I’m not sure what a 2.5L should look like.

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I learned about a new SCCA flag…  white with a red diagonal stripe… It is displayed at start only and means an emergency vehicle somewhere on track.

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I’ve never worked a flag station before where the flags were kept in a gold bag and had a baseball bat prominently positioned in the bag amongst all the starter flags… Hmm!

Cars & Coffee at Prestige BMW in Ramsey Presented by Lamborghini Paramus & McLaren Bergen County

What’s crazier than Northern New Jersey weather? Warm enough to put the top down in the convertible one day followed by freezing temps and a dusting of snow the next… The car nuts of course… they are crazier! Because there was a ton of them at the Cars & Coffee organized by Cars & Caffe LLC and hosted by Prestige BMW in Ramsey, co-presented by Lamborghini Paramus and McLaren of Bergen County (other fine Prestige brands…) early this Sunday morning… church for car people as I call it. Luckily we have a lot more fancy dealers as hosts to choose from for future events including Radical just down the road from BMW… Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, already had a Maserati event, perhaps Rolls Royce and Bentley would be up for it in the near future…

Where else can you compare the tininess of your Miata against the girth of a Ferrari 458 or a Lamborghini Gallardo?

Here of course. At the Cars & Coffee. Where some people take the event so seriously they bring the whole family along. I’m still trying to figure out where they parked the minivan although I guess it could of been an SUV that brought a whole clan of well-groomed Arabic speaking teens or an equally large group of Filipinos. One thing for sure, the variety of people and cars was outstanding!

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Miata Ferrari sandwich. Not one but two awesome 458’s with a California plated MX-5… again I did not manage to meet it’s owner.

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McLaren P1 Spider? Oh yes, and those Z3 Coupes were well rep’d!

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Luckily we didn’t get much snow in my town but cars heading southbound on the highway I was going north on definitely had a few inches of snow that the owners didn’t bother to clean off. It was a very dramatic thunder and lightning storm overnight that made my dog Maxi Max jump in my bed and hide under the covers.

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The star of the show for sure… a Lancia Stratos with French plates!

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Best part of the dealership hosting the event on such a bone-chilling cold day was the warmth of it’s showroom floor, complete with a wonderful coffee machine where the ten deep line of kids made the wait a little lengthy but long enough to warm up. I loved the classic BMW’s on display, the Lime Rock Edition M3, a 700 Coupe, a 3.0CSi, some cool McLarens, Lamborghini Countach, Ford GT in Gulf colors.

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Outside some awesome looking classics too. Like this right hand drive Toyota Soarer across from a Ford Pick up and a Chevy Impala the ’60’s version not the more modern front wheel drive junk.

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American muscle: Hellcat. Italian sports car: Gallardo. Japanese…

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It’s a great time to be growing up as a kid in America. You like cars? Come out to one of these Cars & Coffee and enjoy the hell out of it!