Good Karma, an assemblage of Porsche 993’s, Pantera’s bearing gifts and the Woody car club hosts Toys for Tots……

Saturday morning, December 3 started off cold and breezy, as the sun began to rise over Cars&Coffee in Irvine, California. As the cars made their way into the parking lot , still under the cover of lingering darkness,  a low slung, silver sedan caught my eye as it made its way into the lot in search of a parking space. As the car drove up the aisle towards where we were standing, it suddenly dawned on me that due to the lack of engine noise and the cars unique styling and profile, that this was in fact a Fisker Karma.

Silver Fisker Karma_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

(I had seen a white Fisker Karma at this years SEMA show back in November, however this was my first public sighting).

As soon as the driver had parked the car, and exited along with his passengers, the Fisker was mobbed by those already at the event, wanting to get a closer look. I decided to wait until the mob thinned out, before going over to take a closer look. As soon as there was a lull, I headed over with camera in hand to capture the moment.

Silver Fisker Karma_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Silver Fisker Karma_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

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Another very subtle design detail is the seamless integration of the solar panels into the center section of the roof…

Silver Fisker Karma_solar panels in roof_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Silver Fisker Karma_solar panels in roof_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

 

My next stop was to check out the assemblage of Porsche 993’s that had begun arriving in mass, around the same time as the Fisker.  Due to the size of the group, they chose to park towards the back of the lot, to ensure there were enough spaces for all of their group.

Porsche 993's_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Porsche 993's_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

 

Porsche 993's_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Black Porsche 993 RS_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Black Porsche 993 RS_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Black Porsche 993 RS_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

 

Black Porsche 993 RS_rear wing_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Black Porsche 993 RS_rear wing reflections_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Black Porsche 993 RS_GMG wheel_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Dark blue Porsche 993_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Black Porsche 993_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

It was now time to make my way over to where the Pantera Club had staged, ready to deliver all of their collected toys to the Marines who were on site to collect for the Toys for Tots toy drive.

Pantera Club with presents for Toys for Tots drive_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Pantera Club with presents for Toys for Tots drive_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Pantera Club with presents for Toys for Tots drive_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Pantera Club with presents for Toys for Tots drive_Cars&Coffee / Irvine_12/3/11

Located just across the parking lot, opposite from the Pantera row, were the cars representing the Woody club.  The members of this car club have been responsible over the years for organizing and hosting the Toys for Tots toy drive, and coordinating the presence of the Marines on site to collect the toys from the Cars & Coffee participants. A great group of people, and a beautiful selection of Woody wagons on display…

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On a personal note, in addition to being able to experience all of these amazing cars in person last Saturday morning, I also found it very rewarding to witness the car community come together to insure that the children of families in need will be assured of having a Merry Christmas.

(All photos by the author)

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