The biggest Cars & Croissants event of the year is the one hosted at Paul Miller Porsche in mid-Spring. I went there alone this year to take some pictures for your perusal. Note that at this point I barely bother to take pictures of Ferraris and Lamborghinis… there are just so many of them! And Porsches… there are several hundred 911 derivatives so only the most modified or unique are worth a picture.
Here they are:
Obligatory picture of my own car. Yes, it is filthy. It looks like it was attacked by giant pelagic squids due to suction cup ring marks from the GoPro mounts I used in last November’s BWI Autocross. I washed it later that day and applied Zaino in my annual cleaning ritual.
The older Elise that was never imported to the USA had a Rover motor with a whopping 130 horsepower
This is the Lotus Elise Series 1 (S1). This version was never imported into the USA, so the owner brought it in as a track-only grey market car.
The owner of this car was pretty friendly and willing to chat about his rare non-Federal Elise… until we saw contrails in the sky. Then he immediately went full tinfoil-hat crazy telling me about chemtrails. It was very awkward and difficult for me to escape. Proves that Lotus owners all have one form of mental problem or another 🙂
The mighty Volvo 1800; the only classic Volvo worth getting excited over
Volvo 1800 backside. Dig those fins!
Thos are some bizarre doors! Eat your heart out, Gull-Wing Mercedes!
A Kaiser of some kind. Clearly massively restored and monochromatic
One Porsche worth showing, because of the really cool wheels and brakes
Prsche in Gulf livery, pretending to be a Ford GT.
M-B AMG GT
AMG GT #2
AMG gT interior- preeeetttyyyyy!
AMG GT hind quarters
There was at least one more AMG GT, but I can’t find the picture I took
Obligatory extreme classic
This Jaguar E-type shows up often
Rat-car Miata has some boost…
Pay close notice to the header panel. Clearly a hack job. We all know that header panels are best repaired with blue painter’s tape spray-painted black, SS-style.
This Miata is no showpiece, but I guarantee you it is raced
You don’t need to be exotic to come to C&C. I’m proud of you, Dad!
Beetle Chopper backside
Aworthily weird VW Beetle… chopper?
This was found under the trunk of a Corvetted Coupe
Another view of the over-graphice’ed CTS-V
Something is up with this Caddy CTS-V
Viper ACR… there were several of thse
Alfa 4C – the Lotus Elise Wannabe.
Corvette ZR1’s abounded
WTF is this?
Oblicitory Austin-Healy 3000. He shows up all the time.
Random old “murrican car
Random old Amer’can car
Nice Lotus Exige S with a bigass wing
BMW i8 – the only one there.
Another AMG GT
Lotus Esprit, in honor of the passing of Sir Roger Moore.
Abarth: pronounced “not a Mini Cooper”
Old Porsche is Best Porsche
the MR2 boys are back
That’s all for now.