Little did I know, this was to be my last Cars & Coffee I would attend in Irvine. I won’t get into the details of why the weekly meet was cancelled indefinitely, but long-story-short the meet was suddenly and unequivocally banned. That being said, I’m very glad I went and it turned out to be a pretty great finale for me. I got to see a few of my favorites, like that chopped/mid-engine/blown Chevy G10 van and the Olds Ninety-Eight, and a few new ones, like the Ford-powered salt flat racer! There will be a serious hole to fill in my yearly car-meet schedule that can never be replaced, but I have word on a few other nearby early morning classic car meets I still need to check out.
The SlimsFab Chevy G10 is powered by a blown, mid-mounted Chrysler 440 and is everything I love about going to cars & coffee, I would only ever expect to see something like this sitting at my desk hacking plastic models apart.
One doesn’t often get to see a first-gen SA22C RX-7 cruising around, let alone one well down the road to the full kyusha/boso/whatever-you-want-to-call the American imitation of old-school Japanese styling. I love the extra-wide low-down look and the venting on the front valence is full ‘street-shark’.
One of the ongoing themes at C&C seems to be cramming a giant American V8 into whatever seems most comical to the owner. This beetle has got to be the best example of one such owner, the fact that they retained the flower vase is one particularly fantastic detail!