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Cars and Coffee - Neonzapper - 08-08-2016 08:10 PM

Hi Guys:

On Saturday, one of our local cars and coffee gatherings made national news when a woman backed her Mercedes into a Ferrari 458 Speciale.

Here is a shot of her car. I threw in a photo of my old Ferrari at the same place from a few years ago, too (just because I miss it).


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RE: Cars and Coffee - Yaaay - 08-09-2016 03:09 AM

Nothing made of the fact she was outside an opticians!


RE: Cars and Coffee - chemics - 08-10-2016 11:19 PM

looks like it was more than just a gentle nudge. I'm suspecting the old Merc fared better than the 458


RE: Cars and Coffee - leonbray - 08-11-2016 08:14 AM

Ours wasn't that exciting - but we had a good cross section - including Morgan's Ferraris, McLarens, I8's. The only incident was some old fart in a Vantage doing a burnout (poorly)


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RE: Cars and Coffee - Neonzapper - 08-11-2016 08:41 AM

Nice collection of autos.


RE: Cars and Coffee - Neonzapper - 08-15-2016 06:59 PM

Nearby is a small auto repair shop that only works on older cars- mostly driven and not showroom quality. I stopped by the other day to see what was sitting outside. It looks like it was a Buick day. My dad loves big old American luxury autos, and back in the '80s, he once owned a plush fully-loaded Buick Electra.

"David Buick, born in Scotland Sept. 17, 1854, and brought to the United States at age 2, had been a successful plumbing inventor and manufacturer in Detroit when he turned his attention to gasoline engines in the late 1890s. Buick Motor Division, came into being in 1903. Louis Chevrolet, co-founder with Durant of the Chevrolet automobile, had earlier achieved fame as a Buick race team driver and helped launch the Buick into production.

Buicks from the start had side-vented engine covers. Later, Buick replaced the vents with functional side ports. Later, only decorative, the side ports remained as a distinction of the Buick marque which has been a trademark feature every year of production to this day." The last photo is stock of a 2017 Buick- to show the port.

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RE: Cars and Coffee - Neonzapper - 08-30-2016 10:21 PM

I just had to stop and get a picture of this home-made thing with 3 wheels. Two nearby corvettes were for sale at $10K each.
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RE: Cars and Coffee - Yaaay - 08-31-2016 08:47 AM

(08-30-2016 10:21 PM)Neonzapper Wrote:  I just had to stop and get a picture of this home-made thing with 3 wheels.

I bet there's a Reliant under there. Looks to similar to a Bond Bug to be a coincidence.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bond_Bug


RE: Cars and Coffee - Neonzapper - 08-31-2016 08:08 PM

(08-31-2016 08:47 AM)Yaaay Wrote:  
(08-30-2016 10:21 PM)Neonzapper Wrote:  I just had to stop and get a picture of this home-made thing with 3 wheels.

I bet there's a Reliant under there. Looks to similar to a Bond Bug to be a coincidence.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bond_Bug
Good catch! I never saw (or heard of) a Bond Bug. It sure looks like a Bond Bug from that web link you posted. I guess that long front bumper was probably a result of '70s American federalization.

Here's a picture of the interior and VIN plate.

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RE: Cars and Coffee - Jackson - 08-31-2016 10:44 PM

(08-31-2016 08:47 AM)Yaaay Wrote:  I bet there's a Reliant under there.

Should be easy to see underneath it once it flips over.


RE: Cars and Coffee - Neonzapper - 09-15-2016 12:36 AM

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RE: Cars and Coffee - frankdouglason - 09-15-2016 01:26 AM

yaaaaaas. look at those hips! it's obscene and i love it.


RE: Cars and Coffee - Jackson - 09-15-2016 11:15 AM

(09-15-2016 01:26 AM)frankdouglason Wrote:  yaaaaaas. look at those hips! it's obscene and i love it.

I second this.