Steve McQueen: Actor, speed enthusiast, and canonized among the "American Cool" (alongside Dean and Newman). Let's face it, McQueen bled so much "badass" and "cool" onto the silver screen that they are still trying to mop it up and squeeze it into buckets for modern-day-wannabe usage. McQueen became my personal idol after I saw Bullitt years ago and to this day he still holds the number one spot. In an effort to find a way to pay him a small tribute within this meagerly written blog, I set out to find a car show. Everyone I asked knew exactly where to point me: "Coffee and Cars." CC (as it is referred to by the car owners) meets every Saturday morning off of Gateway in Irvine (Next to the Irvine Spectrum).
Getting up with the sun I drove over to the parking lot where muscle cars, sleek sport cars, and rice racers gather (I'm talking to you guy with the suped-up Honda Civic!). All the cars are arranged by make which makes it easy to navigate the labyrinth of vehicles. Attendees are gifted to prey witness on classic Porsche, Lamborghinis, Austin Martins (The name's Bond, James Bond), Austin Healeys, Ferraris, and classics I had never even heard of like the silver Morgan shown below. The whole event has an excellent and refreshing vibe. Everyone is just getting started with their weekend, sipping "joe" as the sun comes up, and talking engines and chrome. This event is a must-go for anyone who lives in the area.
|That trunk is literally a trunk! I bet it's full of hitchhiker secrets.|
|I have a big soft spot for Cobras, they just look so suave.|
|So many books written about your evil assembly lines, Ford...|
I still have to say its a good looking design though, sir.
|The Morgan. Never heard of this car make, but it is a piece of art.|
The Culture Hound.
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