May 4th is actually a day of remembrance in the Netherlands. We remember everyone who has lost their lives in conflict, both civilian and military. Each of those lives has in some way shape or form enabled the freedoms we have today so I had to make this mention.
For the last few shows we haven’t had acceptable weather at all. Rain rain rain. Texas is usually a little more dry. It honestly feels like I am living in my previous home country of the Netherlands. Nice temperatures during the day, lots of rain when you don’t want rain and at night the temperatures go down. Great…
Seriously... I have reviewed the 8 speed auto SS and it was fun. I have reviewed the 10 speed auto ZL1 and it was an absolute beast. But out of those 3 I would probably have this one. A 2018 SS 1LE. The way it drives is just phenomenal, you can’t fathom how good this gen 6 Camaro is until you drive it.
I was completely expecting no participation at this show. Even a little rain at the old cars and coffee meant next to no cars of note. Cars and Cantina however? Still full send. The Silvia was my best of show, I love me some JDM, and the owner imported it not too long ago.
Cars and Coffee Dallas is dead, long live Cars and Coffee Southlake! I missed the first show because I was sick, but that just made more more determined to make the second month. The weather wasn’t optimal, but as the picture below shows it didn’t stop some nice cars from showing up.
A CRX was on my wish list to review. When I entered the car scene in the Netherlands it was at the pinnacle of the fast and furious craziness, sex spec CRX’s roamed the streets and many more would street race. As time passed the CRX faded into the background along with the first fast and furious films, replaced by…
Texas sucks when it comes down to weather sometimes. You can never count on anything. Flip flopping forecasts undoubtedly had an effect on the turnout this month. Although you wouldn’t have guessed as much when you checked the cars in attendance. Ironically we were light
With the demise of Cars and Coffee the search for a great show has come to an end. I found it 3 months ago, just a few miles further down the road from the old Cars and Coffee location and it is named Cars and Cantina (formerly known as Cantina and Cars). This was the 3rd time I went and it has set the bar to the…
I had been longing to review one of these for a while, ever since they came out with them. And I finally got the chance to be behind the wheel of one. I liked the ST, but the RS really is where it’s at.
I ended up going to Cantina and Cars about an hour late because of Cars and Coffee. I was greeted by the Pagani Huayra in the main lot, but the crowd that was around it destroyed any notion of plopping down my slider rig and getting an uninterrupted shot.
At least RIP at Classic BMW in Plano, TX. A place Cars and Coffee Dallas called home for 9 years. A place where I filmed at for practically 4 years straight. It went out with a bang, but all the hypercars did not make it in my video. The ones I haven’t shot were already gone (the Senna, Veyron and Pagani Huayra). The…
My daughter saw this car and went: “I like the purple wheels on it.” This angle pretty much the most flattering. The front end? Not so much. Although, that is always in the eye of the beholder.
Out of the 3 meets I have visited this month this one is the closest to Cars and Coffee. Cantina and Cars has a smaller lot which could turn problematic once the meet becomes well known and Rooftop isn’t a monthly thing as far as I know. Both those meets are free to attend, so that is a positive. Fueled Up has a 5…
It has been a good long while since I filmed other meets, but with the demise of Cars and Coffee I need to branch out and see how other events shoot, and how well they do after the video is uploaded.
In the quest for another car show I learned that there was a show called Cantina and Cars (I know, original) that started right after Cars and Coffee on the same day. Initially I wasn’t going to go, but because Cars and Coffee Dallas calls it quits after December I changed my mind.
The official statement speaks of the quality of cars declining. In reality I think that was only part of it. Over the years that I have filmed at the event, I started in March of 2014, I have seen the decline. Less vintage muscle, more current cars and eventually immaturity seeped in. Rev battles, people being idiots…
It feels like we’ve had more rainy days than clear days this past month. During one of my reviews it actually opened up on us which wasn’t the most ideal situation.
With that headline out of the way, I got to drive and review another Challenger, only this time with a V8 under the hood. And it came equipped with the package that for me would be a must have. The Shaker!
Time for another Cars and Coffee. The weather looked right, but I was definitely not feeling it. Had been under the weather for the past week and that always makes Cars and Coffee a bit more of an excursion than it already is.
So, we go from a ZL1 into a car that is probably the other end of the spectrum in terms of sheer acceleration. But what it lacks in that (which is actually pretty fixable if you want to) it makes up in 80's coolness and a low price of entry, especially if you are mechanically inclined like the owner is.