Great Falls Cars and Coffee – July 30th 2011

I stopped by Katie’s Coffee in Great Falls this morning for the weekly DC region Cars & Coffee.  Despite the summer heat, there was a huge crowd of owners and enthusiasts by 7:15am.  From classics to tuners to exotics (and even a few track cars), there was a car for every taste and budget.

Waking up before 6am (the earliest I’ve woken up in awhile), I took a nice drive up the GW Parkway and Georgetown Pike in the M and arrived early enough to get a decent spot in the shade between a race-prepped C5 Corvette (stripped interior with full cage… and a child seat) and a late ’70s Ferrari 308 GTS.

I saw more than a few cars I remember having posters of when I was younger, including a beautiful Ferrari F40 and Lamborghini Diablo SV.  There were pristine classics like Porsche 356s and air-cooled early 911s, as well as Jaguar XKEs and Austin-Healeys.  I’ve included a sampling of the pictures I took below – the full album with higher quality images can be found here.

Ferrari F40 (more pictures to follow in a subsequent post)

Porsche 356 Speedster

C4 Corvette ZR-1 with Lotus-built V8

Bentley 4 1/2 Litre from the late 1920s (my best guess)

Wankel-powered Lotus 7 replica

Ferrari F355 GTS

Lotus Exige

E36 BMW M3 (obligatory)

Hot 12 cylinder boxer action (I believe from a Testarossa)

Lamborghini Diablo SV

Race-prepped BMW 2002 (with Recaro child seat!)

The “Big” Austin-Healey

BMW E24 M6

Ford GT

4 thoughts on “Great Falls Cars and Coffee – July 30th 2011

  1. Janet hartz

    Loved the article! Especially enjoyed the reference to the corvette stripped for racing but outfitted with a childs car seat.

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