The Cars and Coffee season has finally kicked of here in Pittsburgh so this is as good a time as any to start looking at the cars as well as the people behind the cars. I’ll start things of by looking at the ride of choice for the more than artful organizer; Cliff L. Cliff played an instrumental role in helping to guide the Pittsburgh Cars ‘N Coffee group to where it is today and his worthiness to captain this group is displayed in his choice of cars. Occupying his garage you will find a riotous Ariel Atom as well as this more than capable, Porsche 996 Turbo featured here.
Now I should say that I love all cars. Each has a special place in motoring history for any number of reasons, but it could be argued that I have a bit of a leaning toward Porsche 911s. No shock here that I rather love this one. It has all the proper accoutrements from a 6 speed manual gearbox and HRE wheels to a right at home GT2 wing and an AWE strait pipe exhaust system that will announce your arrival long before, and I mean long before, anyone lays eyes on you. From inside the car, this exhaust system will also gently massage your brain as it resonates quite pleasingly in the cabin. And, if you were so obtuse as to bring one with you, stir your coffee.
As this is a photo feature, I’ll stop writing. Take a good look, though, as the cars we drive often become our face. When you see this car roll in, you know Cliff has arrived. Enjoy the gallery and check back again as a new car will be featured after each PGHCNC event. For images from the event, just follow this gallery link.
If you are a bit of a nut for cars, you’ve no doubt heard about Cars & Coffee. If you are into cars and have not, shame shame shame. It has grown from its original roots in California to a national movement that brings auto enthusiasts together to spend time with like minded people. It’s very good for the soul.
Here in Pittsburgh, our own group has seen steady growth and has found a wonderful home in a local coffee shop called Generosta Coffee. It’s a brilliant little place that serves to provide excellent service and product while benefiting local charities. A very good mix in the end and they have been very receptive of the local C&C club.
The club also has tremendous support from local car dealers and that was borne out when it came time to hold this years Winter Party. A great host was found in Auto Palace Porsche LLC. They have hosted events before and did another sterling job with the winter event. The showroom provides ample space to enjoy hanging out with friends as well as oogling the latest and greatest from our friends in Stuttgart. But don’t just take my word for it. Take a look at the accompanying photos for proof.
Oh, there were a few other cars featured as well…
And very likely my favorite site
It was a wonderful evening and an event well worth placing on your calendar. Better yet, join! You can stop out at any of the general meets at Generosta and find out more about the club.
For more images of the winter party, please follow this gallery link. Enjoy!