We missed out the last two months of C&C so I had to make an effort to make it this time around. I called up the Mayday guys to see who would be able to make it. Only Mayday Mikey and Venn were available to join me in the early morning Texas heat. JohnP, David, and Khiem were busy filming the 48 Hour film festival (I later joined to help out also) and Slappy (Andrew) headed out to the West Coast to cover WekFest (coverage coming Friday so check back!).
As we are now approaching summer weather here in Texas, you can expect temperatures to easily reach 101F. Luckily on Saturday, the high was only 97F…. not a big difference so it was not unusual to see red faces and shirts that look like they’ve just came out of a washer. And with that kind of heat, when you have 1,000+ cars show up to Coffee and Cars, one thing comes to mind; the true enthusiast. The funny thing though is that you don’t even have to be an enthusiast to enjoy this event. I spotted about 100 dslr’s out there and about a quarter of them had some serious gear.
There was also a special guest this Coffee and Cars, the Lexus LFA. It was the first time I’ve seen the Lexus LFA in Houston. It’s been spotted around Houston on local forums, but now that I’ve seen it in person, I hope I can try and persuade the owner to let me do a photoshoot of it /shameless plug
This was the fourth month Coffee and Cars had held their monthly gathering at the classy Vintage Park and unlike Uptown Galleria, the shop and property owners are actually welcoming and have no problems with the once a month car enthusiasts’ meeting. It looks like Houston C&C will have a place to stay for a while or until someone * cough * Red GTO * cough * ruins the party by losing control and hitting a tree.
Ever heard what an LFA sounds like in person? This was a quick clip taken by my 5dmk2.
Until next month, enjoy!
Pictures were taken by Mayday Mikey, Venn, and myself exclusively for Mayday Garage.