October 24, 2011

Cars & Coffee - 10/22/11: Ferrari Day

This past weekend's Cars & Coffee event was a day devoted to Ferrari. Occasionally there will be a featured marque at this weekly gathering and this Saturday it was sportscars from Maranello. From new 458 Italias, 430s, 360s, 355s, Maranellos, Stradales, Scuderias and a new 599 SA, to classics like the 250 GT SWB, 250 GT Tour d' France, 500 Mondial and 340 Mexico, it was one of the best shows ever.

The gang from Tillack alone brought half a dozen of the coolest cars ever to show at C&C - one of Niki Lauda's F1 car, a Scuderia Ferrari Lancia D-50 made from spare parts, a 250 GT Speciale, gorgeous blue and white Vignale bodied 340 Mexico, Superfast and 500 Mondial/Testa Rossa.

Of course, there was also a line that included two 275 GTBs, an SWB, TdF, Lusso, 330 GTC Daytonas and a stunning 250 GT Pininfarina Europa Coupe. Other notable Ferraris in attendance were the 365 GTC/4, 365 GT 2+2, 512BBi Boxer, and a 575 Superamerica. Plus a rather nice looking Maranello with a StopTech Trophy BBK on it.

But there was plenty to see even if you weren't much of a Ferrari fan. There was a nice line of Porsches, a Lexus LFA, Fiat 600 Multipla, old school 1970 Subaru microvan with wheelie bars, shag carpet and a velour dash, a new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and two, yes two, McLaren MP4-12Cs. One in black and one in a ruby red that really showed off the car's shape well. It's amazing how compact and low in the chassis that V8 is!