Three to get ready and Porsches to show…

The last Saturday in April saw a full house at Cars&Coffee/Irvine, in part due to the crisp, clear morning weather that was once again served up but without the threat of rain. And by 7 AM, “Porsche row” was filled entirely by a variety of Stuttgart’s finest.

Porsche row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28,2012

White Porsche 993 Carrera 4S_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28,2012

White Porsche 911 w/ RGruppe 2012 Treffen magnetic hood graphic_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Several of the cars were even seen previewing the latest magnetic backed graphic, celebrating an RGruppe event…

Porsche row_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

White Porsche 911 w/Martini hood graphic & Butzi tribute badge sash_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012White Porsche 911 w/Martini hood graphic_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

White 1970 Porsche 911 w/ Martini Stripes & twin plug motor_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

White 1970 Porsche 911 w/ Martini stripes_rear deck lid_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Green 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Tangerine 1970 Porsche 914-6_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Red RGruppe Porsche 911 & silver Porsche 993 turbo_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Porsche 356 hucap reflection_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Red Porsche 996 GT3_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Over at the “Featured lot” there were a variety of cars on display, and one in particular that stood out from the rest was this beautiful blue Ferrari 275 convertible seen below…

And tucked into the back corner was this stately trio of Jaguars, each having mirror-like paint finishes and brilliant, chrome trim, and all readied for the mornings event.

Dark Green classic Jaguar touring sedan_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Green Jaguar XK-150 roadster_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28 ,2012

A trio of Jaguars_side view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

A trio of Jaguars_3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Located perpendicular to the Jaguars and just one row west, was this beautiful silver Porsche 356A coupe, as seen below.

Silver Porsche 356A coupe_front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Silver Porsche 356A coupe_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Silver Porsche 356A coupe_headlight/foglight detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

After admiring the 356, I headed back to the main parking area to see what other cars of interest awaited. And half way up on the second row, was  another Jaguar in black. But in this case the model was an E- Type coupe, and absolutely flawless. The owner had opened up the hood and rear hatch, and as I passed by I noticed a flash of blue color being reflected into the surface of the rear hatch. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be the reflection from a Mexico blue Porsche 911 parked behind the Jaguar, just one row over…

Black Jaguar E Type coupe _rear hatch w/blur Porsche 911 reflection_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

The next aisle encountered was “Mercedes-Benz row”, and as I have noted in previous posts, is the gathering area each week for a wide variety of Mercedes -Benz vehicles.

Classic Mercedes Benz convertible_grill detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

And parked just several spaces over, was this 1935 Mercedes-Benz 200 Cabriolet A as seen below.

White 1935 Type 200 A Mercedes Benz Cabriolet_front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

This is just one of the many models showcased by the folks from the Mercedes-Benz Classics Center, also located in Irvine. In addition to their Restoration and Parts facility, they also have an automotive museum , so there is always a variety of very interesting cars for them to choose from.

White 1935 Type 200 A Mercedes Benz Cabriolet_Bosch headlight detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

And immediately to the right, was this Silver Mercedes AMG SLS, complete with its gull-wing doors…

Silver Mercedes Benz AMG SLS_front view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Silver Mercedes Benz AMG SLS_grill detail_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

Silver Mercedes Benz AMG SLS_red&black interior_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_April 28, 2012

This weekend I will once again be absent from Cars&Coffee, and instead be heading North (by invitation) to participate photographically in a special Porsche event. There are some references placed within this post that will serve as a clue to the event in question. So please stay tuned for my next post, which will recount and reveal this weekends special event…

(All photos by the author)