Jaguar Lightweight E-Type. (image © 2012 Victor Varela)
My nephew, Andrew and I, arrived a bit earlier than usual this morning, hoping to catch a few more cars arriving to the day’s Cars & Coffee event in Irvine. We found a huge crowd and countless cars at today’s gathering that we were almost lost on what we should capture first. It wasn’t long before my attention was captured by a stunning British Racing Green Jaguar Lightweight E-Type. I spent a fair amount of time gawking at it’s beautiful shape and absorbing all the detail of this classic race car. It is cars like this one that compels me to make the weekly drive down to the OC.
After I pulled myself away from the gorgeous green cat, I proceeded to walk the parking lot until another race car caught my attention. This time it was a Rosso Corsa Formula One Ferrari F-2001. The F1 car was surrounded by onlookers and photographers trying to get a look and a picture of this Italian racer without someone’s head, arm or camera. I was able to get a couple of images of the Ferrari – some of which I share in my Flickr set.
We stayed longer than usual as there were just too many cars to look at and photograph. I ended my morning visit with some last shots of the F1 Ferrari as it was being loaded into it’s transporter.
It was great to see all the cars that turned up this week. The F1 Ferrari was cool to see at Cars & Coffee, but the Jaguar was the star of this weeks gathering.
You can view the gallery of images from this Saturday’s gathering at my Flickr.
Cars & Coffee – Irvine, Is the weekly Saturday morning gathering in Irvine, California where hundreds of proud drivers congregate to kick tires and have a cup of coffee. There is something for everyone to enjoy; classics, exotics, concepts, hot rods, motorcycles and motor-sport. And it’s all free, minus the coffee of course.