Atlas staged, plus a colorful collection of eclectic cars…

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word eclectic as “selecting what appears to be the best in various doctrines, methods or styles”: “composed of elements drawn from various sources”. Both of these definitions were equally appropriate in describing the vehicles that turned out for the Saturday April 27th gathering of Cars & Coffee / Irvine.

On this particular morning, courtesy of the Ford Motor Company, participants were greeted by a concept vehicle on display, staged over in the featured lot. However, instead of a car, the vehicle in question was a concept truck. In this case, a silver Ford “Atlas Concept” crew cab pick up, with an abundance of custom features, including active wheel shutters (shown in their closed position), as visible on the driver’s side wheels…

Silver Ford Atlas Concept_3/4 side view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Silver Ford Atlas Concept_presentation board_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Silver Ford Atlas Concept_front grill detail with reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Wheel shutters in their open position, as seen on the passenger side wheels (below).

Silver Ford Atlas Concept_passenger side wheel with open shutters_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Parked over at the opposite end of the featured lot, the Mercedes-Benz Classics Center was showing several rare, beautifully restored, vintage treasures from their museum…

Mercedes Benz  rear engined coupes_ Classics Center Display_ 3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Mercedes Benz, cream and green  rear engined cabriolet_ Classics Center display_ engine detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

I overheard (while shooting the red model below), that this particular vehicle is a one of one; the only example of this vintage beauty in existence.

Mercedes Benz, red rear engined coupe_ Classics Center display_ rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Mercedes Benz, red rear engined coupe_ Classics Center display_headlight reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Parked just to the right of these two Mercedes, was one very cool and beautifully restored two toned DKW (Auto Union) Schnellaster panel van (aka DKW F89 L), produced from 1949 to 1962 as seen below. These vehicles were initially powered by a 700 cc, two-cylinder, two-stroke motor. Then in 1955, the Schnellaster received an upgrade to three cylinders, increasing the displacement up to 900 cc, good for 32 horsepower!

Two toned green DKW Schnellaster panel van_Rear door badging_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Who copied who? This two toned color palette appeared very similar to color schemes observed on several early 1950’s Volkswagen Type II transporters.

Two toned green DKW Schnellaster panel van_3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Over on Porsche row, it was one of those rare mornings that saw 100% occupancy by Porsche models only.  And due to the clear, sunny springtime weather, a truly colorful collection of eclectic Porsches turned out in force…

Porsche row color_stacked side view down entire row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row color _3/4 rear view shot down entire row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row  _993 turbo wheel detail & reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row  _Jeff Zwart's  Valvoline Porsche 964 turbo rally car_ 3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row _Jeff Zwart's  Valvoline Porsche 964 turbo rally car_ front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row _Jeff Zwart's  Valvoline Porsche 964 turbo rally car_ driving lights and front hood details_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row color_914-6 and early 911 front ends long shot_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row color_early  911 front ends & reflections long shot_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row color_long shot of row, front ends & reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row color_Tangerine 1970 Porsche 914- 6 _3/4 rear view & reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row color_long shot of rear ends, side view _Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Porsche row color_white 993 Carrera 4S and 2013 Type 991, 911 Carrera S, side view _Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Situated just opposite of Porsche row, was this spectacular 1970s vintage Datsun 510…

White & blue Datsun 510 coupe _3/4 side view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

with an equally impressive turbocharged motor lurking under the hood, ready to shame any unsuspecting rival.

White & blue Datsun 510 coupe _turbo motor detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

As I continued on my trek through the parking lot, I came across several other Porsches that obviously arrived too late to park along Porsche row…

Irish Green Porsche 911S with amber lensed headlights _ front hood, fender and light detail & reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Irish Green Porsche 911S with amber lensed headlights _ driving light reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Sumner's 1983 India red Porsche 911SC_ rear decklid badge detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Sumner's 1983 red Porsche 911SC_ Mercedes-Benz grill shadowing on door_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

And just two rows over was a collection of Dodge Vipers, three in the blue with white stripe combination. A closer look revealed the center blue viper as one of the brand new 2013 SRT models.

Viper Row_ trio of blue with white striped Dodge viper coupes__2013 SRT in middle_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Representing Ford’s endurance racing efforts from the 1960’s, were these two Ford GT 40 tributes…

Red Ford GT 40 tribute with Gurney/Weslake motor_Rear deck raised_3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Red Ford GT 40 tribute_ Gurney/Weslake motor detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Ford GT 40 tribute_ raised rear decklid reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Black Ford GT 40 tribute_ 3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Also encountered and scattered throughout the parking lot, were several beautiful examples representing another of the German marques, in this case BMW…

Red 1973 BMW 3.0 CS coupe_BMW rondel detail _Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Red 1973 BMW 3.0 CS coupe_angled 3/4 rear view _Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

Early silver BMW M3 coupe_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April27, 2013

Representing the Italian manufacturers was a line up of jellybean colored Lamborghini,  parked together out on the very back row.

Lamborghini Row_ jelly bean colors_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 27, 2013

So with summer just around the corner, one can only speculate regarding the possibility of  a Stingray sighting, or when the next Saturday mornings colorful collection of eclectic cars will occur…

(All photos by the author)

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Heart of the Sunrise…

The first Cars&Coffee gathering of 2013 dawned cool, crisp and clear, and finally without the threat of rain. Obviously a very welcomed sight for those in attendance Saturday morning.  And gauging by the sheer number of cars in attendance, all were eager to start the new year off in grand style.

So with camera in hand, I headed out in search of my first photographic subject for the new year.  And the clock was ticking; due to a family commitment, I needed to leave early (by 8 am), so I needed to get busy. The cool, clear morning air, combined with the rising sun, made for some incredible lighting conditions, so what better way to kick off the new year than with a shot of a bright shiny red Speedster…

Red Speedster, white Porsche Carrera and a Dragon Green Mica Isuzu vehiCross_sunrise reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013
Black Porsche 356 coupe_front view w/reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

Black Porsche 356 coupe_side view w/reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

Porsche row illuminated by the dawning light (above, above and below)…

Black Porsche 356 coupe_side view w/reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

Nick’s always impressive, silver European spec Porsche 911S, reflected above and in person below…

Silver 1970 Porsche 911S coupe_3/4 front view w/reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

It seemed that in order to park in this particular section of Porsche row, your car had to be either black or silver, and be parked in an alternating pattern… did anyone else notice  this?

Silver 1955 Porsche Speedster _3/4 front view w/reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

Even the black Ford Thunderbird convertible, and silver Nissan 370 Z that were parked alongside the silver Speedster, adhered to the Porsche row parking protocol…

Silver 1955 Porsche Speedster & black Porsche 993_3/4 front view w/reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

Parked directly across the aisle from Porsche row, was this rare black, 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, configured for right hand drive.

Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_right hand drive model_3/4 front view with reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5. 2013

Flawless, mirror – like early morning reflections, and right hand drive…

Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_right hand drive model_3/4 side view with reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5. 2013

Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_right hand drive interior detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5. 2013

Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_right hand drive model_tilted side view with reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5. 2013

Located several rows over and positioned perpendicular to Porsche row, was one of several  2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4’s ringing in the new year; this one in Arancio Argos (orange)…

2012  Arancio Argos  (Orange) Lamborghini Aventador_front view w/reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

 2012 Orange (Arancio Argos) Lamborghini Aventador_3/4 front view w/reflections_CArs&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

Detail of the rear glass louvers, for heat evacuation and protection of the V-12 motor seen lurking below…

2012 Orange (Arancio Argos) Lamborghini Aventador_rear glass louvers w/reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013_DSC_0064

Daytona Gray Pearl Audi R8 V10 coupe_3/4 side view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013Parked at the opposite end of the row, was one of several Audi R8’s in attendance; this particular model in Daytona Gray Pearl, was one of several V10 variants, and wearing a set of custom wheels by Stasis (above and below).

Daytona Gray Pearl Audi R8 V10 coupe_3/4 front view w/ reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013Another of the Audi R8’s in attendance, this one however parked alongside a brilliant red Porsche 911SC, adding a punch of color in contrast to the R8’s matte gray finish…

Red 1983 911 SC and Matte gray Audi R8 coupe_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

As I made my way through the parking lot, there parked under the tress, and just across from Porsche row, were these two rare Porsche 911s (both of which have graced my previous blog posts individually, but never together until now). First up was the Grand Prix white 1991 Porsche 964 Turbo, and parked immediately behind in Riviera blue, was a true, European model 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport.

White Porsche 964 turbo & Riviera Blue 993 Carrera RS Club Sport_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

The 993 Carrera RS Club Sport…  one of only 57 built by Porsche in 1996. For more details and photos of this Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport model, please refer to my previous post via the following link.

1996 Riviera blue, Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport_3/4 side view w/ reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

The newly established Lotus row (below), rapidly establishing itself over that past several weeks, with an ever-increasing number of Evora’s and Elise in attendance each week…

The new Lotus row_Evora's and Elise_3/4 rear views_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5, 2013

Parked amidst it German brethren, was this beautifully restored, early 1960s vintage Gray Mercedes-Benz 300 D Automatic, 4 door Cabriolet as seen below.

1960-1962 Gray Mercedes Benz 300 Automatic Cabriolet D_Rear view w/ reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5. 2103

Early morning reflections captured in flawless paint and chrome trim (above and below).

1960-1962 Gray Mercedes Benz 300 Automatic Cabriolet D_Rear trunk & bumper reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5. 2013Even the motor and engine compartment were showroom fresh, and as highly detailed as the rest of the car.

1960-1962 Gray Mercedes Benz 300 Automatic Cabriolet D_motor detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5. 2013 1960-1962 Gray Mercedes Benz 300 Automatic Cabriolet D_angled side view w/ reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5. 2013The convertible top and its external chrome plated hinge with reflections…

1960-1962 Gray Mercedes Benz 300 Automatic Cabriolet D_External chromed convertible top hinge w/ reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5. 20131960-1962 Gray Mercedes Benz 300 Automatic Cabriolet D_External chromed convertible top hinge / lower pivot point reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_January 5. 2013

Nothing like a whirlwind tour of Cars&Coffee in less than two hours, to start off the new year and answer the challenge of trying to capture a good cross-section of vehicles present for the first show of 2013. So here’s to recording and sharing the next 51 weeks worth of Southern California-based automotive events…

(All photos by the author)

Here comes the rain again…

Even as the light drizzle descended upon Saturday mornings Cars&Coffee gathering, the weak storm front was unable to dampen the spirits of the early morning, die-hard participants. What initially appeared as lighter than usual attendance at 6 AM, progressed into a steady stream of cars that continued arriving well past 8 AM.

Obviously, the drizzle had a major impact on the owners of convertibles, but for the most part, the majority had come equipped with tonneau covers and kept their interiors dry…

Red & Green Austin Healey convertibles sandwiching a blue Triumph TR 6_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

Even these classic Jaguar’s ( XK 140 roadster & XK 150 coupe) as seen below, came out and braved the less than sunny morning.

Green Jaguar XK 140 roadster with tonneau & white Xk 150 coupe_in the rain_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

What was even more amazing (at least to me), was observing that the owners of these beautifully restored cars appeared unfazed by the drizzle falling onto their prized possessions.

Green Jaguar XK 140 roadster_front end detail in the rain_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

Green Jaguar XK 140 roadster_rear view with rain drops_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

One of a handful of gumball hued cars in attendance, and delivering an intense splash of color to an otherwise gray morning, was this sunflower yellow hued, Morgan Plus 4 roadster (below).

Sunflower yellow hued Morgan Plus 4 roadster_hood emblem_Cars& Coffee_October 20, 2012

With the abbreviated racing windscreens as seen below, probably not much protection at speed from the rain.

Sunflower yellow hued Morgan Plus 4 roadster_front view_Cars& Coffee_October 20, 2012

Back over on Porsche row, the regulars were once again assembled; I’m not sure if this arrangement by color was staged or purely by accident.

Porsche row_Red & white 911s lined up & getting wet_Cars&Coffee_October 2012

The cumulative effect of the mornings drizzle as seen on the hood and driving light;  Rolly’s red, white and black 1966 Porsche 911.

Rain drop covered 1966 911 coupe & driving lights_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

Rain drop streaked 1966 911 coupe_ hood & graphics_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

 A dual set of color matched Porsche bookends.

Porsche row line up_ Red & white 911's and one 912_nose shot_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

And just across the aisle from Porsche row was this 550 Spyder recreation, fully exposed to the elements…

Silver Porsche 550 Spyder re-creation in the rain_rear view_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

and literally dripping with badges.

Silver Porsche 550 Spyder re-creation in the rain_rear grill detail w/ badging_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

Silver Porsche 550 Spyder re-creation in the rain_dual headrests_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

Located several rows over towards the west, and shining like an orange beacon through the mist, was this beautiful, Lamborghini Gallardo.

Orange Lamborghini Gallardo_rain covered_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

And representing the die-hard hot rod contingency, was a very cool, gold customized roadster parked out towards the back row.

This particular car arrived at the event rather late, but made its presence known by virtue of its unrestricted headers, which delivered an amazing rumble as it rolled through the parking lot. And as this photograph illustrates, the drizzle had stopped by the time this hot rod arrived, sparing the driver, his passenger and the car.

Gold hot rod with Chrysler Fire Power V8_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

Propulsion was provided by a massive Chrysler Fire-Power V8, sporting six individual carburetors and sparked by a magneto as seen below…

Gold hot rod with Chrysler Fire Power V8_engine, carburetor & magneto detail_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

Gold hot rod with Chrysler Fire Power V8_carburetor & magneto detail_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

Ironically, just as the owner of the hot rod was getting ready to leave, his transmission got stuck in reverse. But since this was Cars&Coffee, two bystanders that had been talking with the owner, stepped up and helped trouble shoot the jammed transmission. As the photo below illustrates, after some discussion, adjustments were made to the shifter rod linkage, and the transmission was once again successful at engaging its forward gears. The owner then fired up his car, grabbed first gear, let out the clutch and rumbled off…

Gold hot rod with Chrysler Fire Power V8_working on tranny_Cars&Coffee_October 20, 2012

So should you ever experience an automotive breakdown as a participant at this event, rest assured that regardless of the make or model of your car, there will probably be someone close by with a working knowledge to assist you, and get you back on the road.

(All photos by the author)

Eggplant, Oranges, Limes, Fire, Smoke and Mirrors…

One of the factors that keeps me returning to Cars & Coffee each week is the diversity of  vehicles and owners that come together every Saturday morning. And with each weeks sunrise, the dawning light uncovers and seems to set the tone for the mornings pending explorations. Some weeks the focus is geared visually towards a particular make of car, in part due to the sheer number of similar makes or models present. Other times, the morning may appear like a scene taken directly from the paddock area at a vintage race track. But this past Saturday struck me as a morning set for celebrating the wonder of light and color.

My first encounter that morning was with this beautiful 1973 Porsche 911T as seen below, wearing the rare, period correct color; “Aubergine” (Porsche paint code # 025).

Aubergine 1973 Porsche 911 T _and Ferrari California_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012Ironically, the French word for eggplant (which is exactly what this color resembles) is “Aubergine”. And to give you an idea of just how rare this particular color is, this is only the fourth car I have seen in person painted this color, after experiencing it for the very first time back in 1973.

Aubergine 1973 Porsche 911 T _Front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Ironically, that first sighting occurred on the occasion of my dad taking me with him to shop for his very first Porsche. The dealers demo car at the time, and the one that we got to test drive, could have been the twin to the 1973 911T shown here (also Aubergine with a tan interior). On a side note, our 1973 test drive was a huge success; upon returning to the dealership, my dad placed an order for a 911, and two weeks later took delivery of a brand new silver metallic, 1973 1/2 Porsche 911T with black interior.

Aubergine 1973 Porsche 911 T _3/4 side view with white Porsche 993 reflection_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

My next stop was over at the “Featured Lot”, to check out the cars on display. Situated towards the back of the lot, and parked in proximity to one another were two orange hued supercars. The first was this stunning burnt orange, 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4 as seen below.

Burnt orange 2012 Lamborghini  Aventador LP 700-4_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Burnt orange 2012 Lamborghini  Aventador LP 700-4_3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Burnt orange 2012 Lamborghini  Aventador LP 700-4_ rear view/glass louvers_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

The second car was this 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, painted in the classic “McLaren Orange”…

"McLaren Orange" McLaren MP4-12C_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

"McLaren Orange" McLaren MP4-12C_3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

"McLaren Orange" McLaren MP4-12C_ rear deck  and exhaust detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Returning to the main lot, I picked a route that paralleled motorcycle row. And at the end of the row was this trio of custom motorized bicycles on display. All three were equally impressive, however it was the lime green model that really caught my eye, probably because my very first bicycle had been lime green…

a trio of Dutchman Motorbikes_motorcycle row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Upon closer inspection, it became obvious that the top tube on this custom bike had been repurposed, and now served a dual function; to not only provide structural support to the frame, but also serve as the fuel tank for the motor, securely anchored to the frame below. According to the builder, the bikes can be configured with either a 2 stroke 49 cc or a larger 80 cc motor.

Lime Green Dutchman Motorbike_motorcycle row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

The fit, finish and detailing visible on all three bikes was top-notch, and the display really drew a  crowd. For more information on these three cool bikes and others under construction, check out the builders website – www.dutchmanmotorbikes.com

Lime Green Dutchman Motorbike_fuel tank and logo_motorcycle row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

It was now time for me to check out the cars parked out on the very back rows of the parking lot, and then work my way back towards the front, row by row. Arriving on the  back row, I was rewarded by the sight of two more exotics; one French and one Italian. Representing France was a fire engine red Bugatti Veyron 16.4, as seen below.

Fire engine red Bugatti Veyron 16.4_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Fire engine red Bugatti Veyron 16.4_thru the wing view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Fire engine red Bugatti Veyron 16.4_rear view / motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

And representing Italy was a second Lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4, this one however dressed in black.

Black Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4_3/4 side view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Black Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4_3/4 rear view with open doors_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Black Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4_3/4 rear view with green glass louvers_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

And parked immediately across from the Bugatti and Lamborghini was the beautifully restored, charcoal gray Ferrari Dino.

Charcoal gray Ferrari Dino_with open front trunk and rear decklid_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

The Dino’s front hood made for the perfect mirror, and it wasn’t until I got home and was reviewing my shots that I realized the full extent of the reflections captured. I had not only recorded the reflections from the Bugatti and Lamborghini parked just across the row, but  had also captured the images of two of the commentators from the Speed Channel (Bob Varsha and Mike Joy) standing nearby, who happened to be in town broadcasting from the Barrett – Jackson / Orange County auction.

Charcoal gray Ferrari Dino with  front hood reflections_Speed Channel personalities_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Feeling inspired by these cool reflections, I decided to go in search of other interesting reflections as my quest for the rest of the morning.

Parked just off from the main parking lot, was this beautiful 1962 black on red Chevrolet Corvette roadster as seen below.

Black on red 1962 Chevrolet Corvette_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

 And the amazing hidden treasure found beneath the hood…

Black 1962 Corvette roadster_engine detail&reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

My last stop of the morning would be back at the featured lot, as my final challenge to capture the last few reflections for the morning. And luck was on my side; the two Lamborghini Diablo’s flanking the orange McLaren MP4-12C were still in place, and capturing some amazing reflections.

Lamborghini Diablo_with McLaren MP4-12C reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Black Lamborghini Diablo_ with McLaren MP4-12C reflection in side_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 23, 2012

Now only four days to go until Saturdays sunrise once again reveals its magic, and sets the tone for a whole new set of discoveries…

(All photos by the author)

The shiny, happy cars of Cars&Coffee…

Shiny, happy cars, and hordes of happy people. That’s the atmosphere experienced each and every week at Cars&Coffee, and this past Saturday was no exception.

Under the cover of darkness, two white on white Lamborghini’s rumbled in, circled the lot and parked side by side. One was an early Countach 5000 S, and the second, a Diablo VT Roadster.

2 White Lamborghinis_Countach and Diablo VT_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

White Lamborghini Countach 5000 S _white interior_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

White Lamborghini Countach 5000 S _rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

White Lamborghini Diablo VT roadster _rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

White Lamborghini Diablo VT roadster _3/4 rear,taillight view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

2 White Lamborghinis_Diablo VT roadster and Countach 5000 S_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

White Lamborghini Diablo VT roadster_rear wheel_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

2 White Lamborghinis_Diablo VT roadster & Countach 5000 S_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

With no rain in sight, and the light morning overcast rapidly burning off with the sunrise, an amazing collection of bright shiny cars were soon revealed. The pair of Lamborghini’s acted like a glowing beacon within the parking lot, with their scissor doors pointed skyward like searchlights, and quickly began drawing a crowd…

Porsche row_Cars&Coffe/Irvine_2/18/12

Over at Porsche row, I was pleasantly surprised to see that on this particular morning, the entire row was occupied by Porsches; from  356’s, 914’s, 911’s, 912’s, and a rare 911 GT2RS …

 Red 2011 Porsche 911 GT2RS_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Red 2011 Porsche 911 GT2RS_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Red 2011 Porsche 911 GT2RS_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Porsche 356 _hubcap reflection_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Aubergine 1973 Porsche 911RS recreation_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Aubergine 1973 Porsche 911RS recreation_rear wheel_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Aubergine 1973 Porsche 911RS recreation_Porsche row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Blue Porsche 997 turbo_reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Leaf Green Porsche 930 turbo RSR /934 recreation_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Red Porsche 356 SC coupe_Porsche row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Red Porsche 356 SC coupe_Porsche row_headlights_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Porsche row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

And parked immediately behind Porsche row, was this beautiful blue 1965 Porsche 356 SC cabriolet…

Blue 1965 Porsche 356 SC cabriolet_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Blue 1965 Porsche 356 SC cabriolet_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

And parked on yet another row, perpendicular to Porsche row, was this pair of modified Porsche 997 GT3 coupes…

Silver and white, Porsche 997 GT3's_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

White Porsche 997 GT3 _Carbon fiber hood and Porsche emblem_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

White Porsche 997 GT3 _Carbon fiber hood & emblem_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

And over at the “Featured lot”, was a gathering of the Roush Road Crew / Ford Mustang car club…

Roush mustang car club gathering_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

White Roush mustangs_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

And situated opposite from the Roush mustangs, were several vintage Ford roadsters seen below. The black roadster was a highly modified 1933 model, complete with tan leather interior and matching rumble seat, and burl wood dash. Under the hood sat a highly modified Chevrolet power plant that was just as impressive as the rest of the car. The body work and paint finish alone were spectacular, delivering reflections from every angle, like a black mirror…

Black 1933 Ford roadster_front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/181/12

Black 1933 Ford roadster_interior_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/181/12

Black 1933 Ford roadster_rear view/rumble seat reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/181/12

Black 1933 Ford roadster_reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/181/12

Black 1933 Ford roadster_with chevy motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/181/12

And representing Chevrolet, was this amazing silver Corvette Sting Ray coupe, complete with a L72, 427 cubic inch motor…

Silver, L72 Corvette Sting Ray coupe_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Silver, L72 Corvette Sting Ray coupe_427 motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Silver, L72 Corvette Sting Ray coupe_rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12And every so often, one comes across an interesting radiator cap secured to a massive chrome grill…

Hood ornament_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Or a time capsule, 1951 Studebaker Champion, with fighter plane styled influences…

1951 Blue Studebaker Champion_front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

1951 Blue Studebaker Champion_interior_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Perhaps a P-38 lightning influenced front end?

1951 Blue Studebaker Champion_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Also in attendance, and representing Jaguar, were these three examples of their latest high performance offering – the 2012 XKR-S. Interestingly, two out of the three XK’s present, (one in French Racing Blue and the second in Italian Racing Red Metallic / both in coupe form), looked identical to two of the cars currently represented in Jaguars new commercial for the XKR-S.  Shown below (in Polaris white), was the sole convertible…

Polaris white Jaguar XKR-S roadster_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Polaris white Jaguar XKR-S roadster_rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Italian Racing Red metallic Jaguar XKR-S coupe_front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Italian Racing Red metallic Jaguar XKR-S coupe_headlight & fender details_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Italian Racing Red metallic Jaguar XKR-S coupe_side view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Italian Racing red metallic Jaguar XKR-S coupe_20" wheel & red brake caliper_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

French Racing Blue Jaguar XKR-S coupe_front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

French Racing Blue Jaguar XKR-S coupe_side view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

French Racing Blue Jaguar XKR-S coupe_rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

What makes these three cars even more unique, in addition to their being powered by a four cam, 5 liter supercharged V8, pumping out 550 horsepower, and rolling on 20″ wheels,  is the fact that Jaguar only manufactured 25 examples of this particular model for 2012.  Apparently Jaguar is already at work on a second limited production run of XKR-S models (100 only) for 2013…

And with several 1960’s vintage Jaguar E type coupes on site for comparison, it was easy  to see where the designers drew their inspiration and historical references from for this new model…

Black on tan Jaguar E type roadster_reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Charcoal gray Jaguar E type roadster_opened hood_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

And in what seems to be becoming a trend, the Lamborghini owners once again converged along the very last row of the parking lot, with the landscaped hillsides serving as a photographic backdrop…

Red Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Yellow Lamborghini Gallardo & red Gallardo Spyder_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Lamborghini row with a silver McLaren MP4-12C slipped in for good measure below…

Lamborghini row & silver McLaren_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

And tucked away over by the Mazda facility loading docks, was this amazing gray (Grigio Medio) Ferrari 599…Gray Ferrari 599_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Gray Ferrari 599_3/4 rear view_reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Gray Ferrari 599_  prancing horse logo & reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

And last but not least, hidden away in the furthest back corner of the lot, and at the opposite end of Lamborghini row, was this beautiful white  Porsche 911 GT3RS with titanium colored graphics…

White Porsche GT3RS_titanium colored graphics_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

White Porsche GT3RS_headlight detail and fender graphic_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/18/12

Given the massive turn out that was experienced last weekend, one can only speculate as to the hidden treasures awaiting discovery this Saturday…

(all photos by the author)

A Coventry inspired rain, reflections and rainbow colored cars…

This past Saturday morning saw scattered English country like showers pass through the Cars & Coffee parking lot several times in the pre-dawn hours. And how appropriate for christening the local Jaguar Clubs rally participants, all gathered together for a Saturday morning event at Cars&Coffee…

Once again the parking lot to the right of the main entrance was called into action to serve as the venue for a wide variety of Jaguar models,  including an incredible array of XK and E-types roadsters and coupes, all on display as part of the clubs early morning get together.

Green Jaguar E-Type roadster racer_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12In between the episodes of drizzle, the Jaguar owners would break out their chamois or microfiber towels to quickly dry off their cars and the exposed leather interiors…

Green Jaguar E-Type roadster racer_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Dark Green Jaguar XK roadster with black tonneau cover_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

And then there were the Jaguar owners who had the foresight to install their tonneau covers in case of rain…

Green on tan, Jaguar XK coupe_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Green on tan, Jaguar XK coupe_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Green on tan, Jaguar XK coupe_tail light_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Located at the end of the first row of Jaguars was this beautiful black on red, 1956 Jaguar XK 140 MC OTS. The owner even included a biography about the car, posted on his windshield (see below)…

Black on red, 1956 Jaguar XK roadster_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Black on red, 1956 Jaguar XK roadster_grill and hood badge detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Black on red, 1956 Jaguar XK roadster_vehicle biography_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Black on red, 1956 Jaguar XK roadster_Interior shot_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Black on red, 1956 Jaguar XK roadster_rear boot badging_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

And parked just across the aisle, was this amazing pale green on red, Jaguar XK 150 coupe…

Pale green on red, Jaguar XK 150 coupe_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Pale green on red, Jaguar XK 150 coupe__Rear boot_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Pale green on red, Jaguar XK 150 coupe__Rear boot & cast glass lens_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Pale green on red, Jaguar XK 150 coupe__Rear boot badging_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

And then there were the E -type Jaguars; in an assortment of rainbow colors, lined up side by side… dark green, light green, metallic green, yellow, dark blue, red and white.

It was amazing to see so many E -types gathered together in one setting…

Green metallic Jaguar E type coupe_CArs&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Green metallic Jaguar E type coupe_CArs&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Yellow Jaguar XKE on E type row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Dark blue on linen E type roadster_E Type row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

And down at the opposite end of the Jaguar E -type row, was this pair of beautiful red and blue XK 150 roadsters…

Red & Blue, Jaguar XK 150 roadsters_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Red Jaguar XK 150 roadster _grill & hood badge_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Red Jaguar XK 150 roadster _Interior_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Blue Jaguar XK 150 roadster _grill & hood badge_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Over on Porsche row, no car had been safe from the rain. These particular Porsches seen below had arrived in the early morning hours, evidenced by the amount of rain drops still clinging to their highly polished exteriors. What I found equally interesting, was the unique water droplet run-off patterns found on each cars roof and hoods…

Orange Porsche 356 coupe_raindrop covered_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Orange Porsche 356 coupe_raindrop covered_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Black Porsche 911S coupe_raindrop covered_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Black Porsche 911S coupe_raindrops & front hood badge_ Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Red, 1987 Porsche 930 turbo_Cars&Coffee_2/11/12

And as I reached the end of the row, I encountered an unexpected surprise; a brand new white, 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S (type 991). This is the first 2012 model that I have seen on the street, since witnessing its debut back in October at Porsches Rennsport Reunion IV…

White 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S (type 991)_side shot_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

White 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S (type 991)_rear shot_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

White 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S (type 991)_passenger side shot_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

White 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S (type 991)_front end_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S (type 991)_headlight detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

I’m still having to get used to this new design and styling, along with the various Panamera influences found about the car. Personally, I’m disappointed that the new 911 (type 991) has lost some of the unique characteristics that over the year have come to define the Porsche 911. Or maybe its just the references to the Panamera, used in context to this new model that I find troubling…

Moving on, my next stop was to the very back row of the parking lot, which on this cold, rainy morning looked like a scene straight from the local Lamborghini dealership. Here sat a rainbow assortment of Lamborghini Gallardos, with a couple Gallardo Superlegerra models squeezed in for good measure…

  Lime green Lamborghini Gallardo and friends_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Yellow Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and friends_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

White Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and friends_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

Then just as I finished shooting the Lamborghini’s, it started to drizzle again. Out came the umbrellas (for those with umbrellas), and signaled to me it was time to head back to my car.

On my way back, I came across this bright red Porsche 550 spyder replica below, still dry having escaped the earlier showers. However it didn’t look like it would stay that way for long, as the drizzles intensity began to increase. And with that, the remaining cars on site began to depart, returning to the shelter of their garages, in preparation to do it all over again the following Saturday morning, rain or shine…

 Red Porsche 550 spyder replica_in the rain_CArs&Coffee/Irvine_2/11/12

(all photos by the author)

A cornucopia of cool cars that is Cars&Coffee / Irvine…

Webster’s dictionary defines cornucopia as “an inexhaustible store”: ABUNDANCE. This is a perfect description of what Cars & Coffee is each week; an inexhaustible store of very cool cars. From week to week, one never knows what make or model of car might appear.

And this past weekend was no exception. One gentleman even drove his Porsche 917; a recreation of the 1970, red and white Le Mans winning Porsche Salzburg 917 short-tail. The only noticeable absence was the 4.5 liter, flat 12 cylinder motor. However, in its place was a potent flat 6 Porsche power plant, based upon the growl of its exhaust note…

Porsche Salzburg 917 short tail recreation_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Porsche Salzburg 917 short tail recreation_headlights_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Porsche Salzburg 917 short tail recreation_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Porsche Salzburg 917 short tail recreation_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Porsche Salzburg 917 short tail recreation_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

 Representing two rival Italian manufacturers on Saturday morning were these stunning cars parked nose to tail; an aubergine colored Ferrari California, and a brand new black on black, Lamborghini Aventador…

Ferrari California_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Ferrari California_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Ferrari California_Interior_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Ferrari California_Tail light_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Ferrari California_Tail light_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

gloss black Lamborghini Aventador_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

gloss black Lamborghini Aventador_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

gloss black Lamborghini Aventador_Interior_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

The Lamborghini Aventador has to be one of the most visually stunning cars on the road today. In gloss black, and when combined with the contours, line and facets of the body, the Aventador could easily pass as a ground based stealth fighter, developed as a spin-off and befitting of military technology. The lighting further accentuated the multi faceted body panels, which made that car appear to have stripes…

gloss black Lamborghini Aventador_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

gloss black Lamborghini Aventador_rear glass louvers_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

And tucked in below the louvered rear glass window and beneath the diagonal chassis cross bracing is the Aventador’s V-12 motor, along with the rear suspensions exposed, transverse mounted shock absorbers with their bright yellow coil springs visible across the back…

gloss black Lamborghini Aventador_V12 motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

gloss black Lamborghini Aventador_rear wheel_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

gloss black Lamborghini Aventador_Interior_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

gloss black Lamborghini Aventador_Reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

gloss black Lamborghini Aventador_Reflections_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

And then out of nowhere, this vintage Ferrari roadster appeared, obviously undergoing a restoration, yet still being driven and enjoyed…

Vintage ferrari roadster_hot lapping the parking lot_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Vintage ferrari roadster_under restoration_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Vintage ferrari roadster_under restoration_ hood emblem_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Vintage ferrari roadster under restoration_12 cylinder motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Vintage ferrari roadster under restoration_cockpit_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12 Representing the long hood Porsche 911’s was this beautifully prepared, early 1973 911E coupe…

Early 1973 Porsche 911E_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Early 1973 Porsche 911E_w/euro spec lights & lenses_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

The silver car seen below is a 1960 Beutler-Porsche; a very rare model according to the owner and his wife, and one of only five produced. As the license plate frame states: A  2+2 Porsche 356, complete with standard sized rear seats, instead of the smaller rear jump seats normally associated with a Porsche 356 coupe. After returning home and doing some research, I learned that the Beutlers were actually two brothers from Thun, Switzerland, with a common desire to create a 4 seater Porsche. So in 1958, they purchased a new 356B and began making modifications to the chassis, in order to lengthen its wheelbase, which would allow sufficient room for a full size rear seat. Once completed, the car was shown at the Geneva auto show in 1959. However, due to limited interest, their first attempt was considered unsuccessful, and the car became a one-off.  However, they did try a second time, and with some simple restyling (specifically to the rear fenders), were successful in creating the Beutler-Porsche model as seen below.

silver 1960 Beutler-Porsche_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

silver 1960 Beutler -Porsche_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

silver 1960 Beutler-Porsche_Interior w/356 dash_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

silver 1960 Beutler -Porsche_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

And parked several rows over from the silver Beutler-Porsche was this pair of Grand Prix white, Porsche 997 GT3’s, with the model in the foreground configured for serious competition…

white Porsche 997 GT3's_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

white Porsche 997 GT3_hood crest_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

white Porsche 997 GT3_BBS race wheel_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Representing the English manufacturers this week were a pair of British racing green, Jaguar 4.2 liter E-Types; one roadster and one coupe.

British Racing Green Jaguar 4.2 E type roadster_Interior_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

British Racing Green Jaguar 4.2 E type roadster_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

British Racing Green Jaguar 4.2 E type coupe_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

British Racing Green Jaguar 4.2 E type coupe_wheel shadow_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

The hood with badging and emblem seen below, all belong to a beautiful, creamy white Jaguar XK 150 coupe, which was parked just two cars over from the green E-type coupe…

white Jaguar XK 150_hood emblem_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

And representing Volkswagen type 2 transporters was this restored 1967 yellow dual cab, complete with a black canvas bed cover …

Yellow 1967 VW type 2 crew cab_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Yellow 1967 VW type 2 crew cab_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Yellow 1967 VW type 2 crew cab_motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Located just several cars over and to the drivers right from the yellow VW crew cab, were these two stunning Mercedes-Benz models; a red,1955 300SL Gullwing, and a black 190 SL roadster, each capturing reflections from one another…

Black Mercedes Benz 190 SL & Red 1955 MBZ 300 SL gullwing_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Red 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL gullwing_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Chrome knock-off wheel_1955 Red Mercedes Benz 300SL gullwing_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Black Mercedes Benz 190SL with red 300 SL gullwing reflection in side_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

And last but not least was this beautiful red and white, 1959 BMW Isetta 600 in showroom condition. According to the owner, this model is even more unique and rare than the standard BMW Isetta, due to its 2+2 configuration, and which includes a side door for accessing the rear seat. Power is from a two-cylinder, 582 cc motor, and the car rolls on a set of 4.80 X 10″ tires. Ironically, the owner (who stands at least  6′-4″), was able to climb in, close the front hinged door, and drive off to enjoy the rest of the warm, sunny Saturday morning…

Red & white BMW Isetta 600_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Red & white BMW Isetta 600_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Red & white BMW Isetta 600_ 2 cylinder, 582cc motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Red & white BMW Isetta 600_ side air intake with logo_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Red & white BMW Isetta 600_ front end opened up_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Red & white BMW Isetta 600_ front end opened up_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

Red & white BMW Isetta 600_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_1/28/12

(All photos by the author)