Saturday, August 23, 2014

Report on Columbia Cars & Coffee, August 2014: HOT!

 At today's monthly informal Cars and Coffee in Columbia, it was hot! Like the lead character in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" would say, "hot...Africa hot".  As James Brown would say, "HOT-TUH!"

Here's a few highlights, but first, from last weekends electric vehicle day, on the left is the front end of the BMW i3.  Sorta familiar grille openings, but, well, a bit funky. I also saw the James Brown movie this week, so his music is still playing at my house!
 On the right, a very nice Ferrari 360 with manual shifters and a small removable roof section.  I think most of these models didn't have these two features, so it was cool to see this particular car with these options. The owner was very friendly, so I enjoyed sharing some Ferrari talk with him.

Another Ferrari wheel, they just look great to me!

You can click on any of the photos on this page and get a much better view!

Here's the NMS FIAT Abarth up front, and a nice old VW bus behind it.  I think more people looked at the VW than the Italian too.
 Always nice to see a Lotus like this recent model. It's a bit out of focus, but I wanted to include the shot as a reminder that the engine is in the back here.

Here's the front end of the Lotus, you can probably see the one windshield wiper, and the tow hook in the center of the front grille.

Kyle DeGennaro and Brian Nixon discuss the new look of the NMS Mazdaspeed Miata, now without it's racing graphics on the side, hard top installed, and ready for sale.  You can request more info from us, or check the Columbia SC Craigslist ads if you want to take this 2004 Miata home with you!

Here is another Miata, this one belongs to our friend Kyle DeGennaro, and you'll find him at South Carolina Region autocross events also.  I like the contrasting colors of the hard top and the body.

Who doesn't love a Mini Cooper?

As mentioned, it was hot today, so this was enough C&C for me, and I headed home to catch the Formula 1 qualifying from Belgium.

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