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      06-25-2011 12:07 PM #1
      Went to this event the past two Saturdays. While not an official CnC, it's not bad. However, in the Battle of CnC's, Irvine utterly rocks this one.

      It seems that many of these cars show up week after week, which negates any uniqueness they bring. After a while, a bunch of E92 M3's and 360 Modena's just aren't interesting to shoot.

      Anyway, let my crappy photos do the talking.





























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      06-25-2011 12:14 PM #2
      Sweet, a brown R8

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      06-25-2011 12:28 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by HaterSlayer View Post
      Sweet, a brown R8
      ...which I believe is owned by a Car Lounger (EKaru).

      Sad that the cars that interest me most are the 2002, the Jag, and the notchback. I want to know what that Notch has stuffed in its bum...big wheels, serious seats, monkey bars in place of the back seat all spell beefy powerplant.

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      06-25-2011 12:30 PM #4
      I like the notchback, is that a wing on the back?

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      06-25-2011 12:43 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by U n i o n 0015 View Post
      Went to this event the past two Saturdays. While not an official CnC, it's not bad. However, in the Battle of CnC's, Irvine utterly rocks this one.
      Well of course it doesn't hold a candle to the Irvine one, what do you expect? It's pretty damn good for what it is.

      Oh, and I LOVE that Javelin.

      Numbersix - that brown R8 isn't Ekaru's - his is black.

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      06-25-2011 12:45 PM #6
      what model is this? I know ive seen it before, but there is only so much i can remember. I find it unbearably pretty. Gives me a distinctive 612 Scagliette(sp?) vibe. I believe i am now in love.


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      06-25-2011 12:54 PM #7
      Went out there last week with my truck. Completely unimpressed with a couple of things. One, the number of obnoxious Harleys there doing what Harley riders do, revving their bikes that sound broken to keep them from dying. They did it right in the middle of the show while everyone was trying to have discussions. Kills the environment and is just annoying. Two, the ridiculous Gallardo owners needlessly revving their engines as they left the lot and then ringing out their motors pulling out of the parking lot and down the 100 yards to the stop light. It wasnt just them but they definitely made a big show of it (the owner of the yellow one leading the way). Thats how shows die because of cops. Its funny because these are the same people who were driving 15 mph below the posted speed limit in the twisty roads. Then there was the two lower twenty year olds encouraging the people to drive reckless and cause a scene so they could record it (and probably pad their YouTube channel with more garbage).

      The Harley riders are unavoidable as they need to rev them to keep their bikes from dying but the driving like idiots has to stop. There are no cops at the show because its a respectable gathering. The more people drive like idiots, the higher the odds that people will stop coming because the cops have started.

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      06-25-2011 12:56 PM #8
      That's a shame - I've gone to a bunch of them in the last year, and I've never seen the Harley group. (Haven't been to one in since March, however.)

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      06-25-2011 01:00 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      That's a shame - I've gone to a bunch of them in the last year, and I've never seen the Harley group. (Haven't been to one in since March, however.)
      Same here, thats why it sucked so bad. I think it might become a victim of its success.

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      06-25-2011 01:16 PM #10
      Nice shots. Thanks for posting.

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      06-25-2011 01:22 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by morecarsthanbrains View Post
      Same here, thats why it sucked so bad. I think it might become a victim of its success.
      If it'll be anything like Irvine, the cops will be fine with the noise but there won't be any peeling out of any sort.

      Not that there's any room for it with that light right outside the parking lot.

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      06-25-2011 02:18 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by U n i o n 0015 View Post
      If it'll be anything like Irvine, the cops will be fine with the noise but there won't be any peeling out of any sort.

      Not that there's any room for it with that light right outside the parking lot.
      Thats what I thought but the Gallardos, 911s and Benz that were in front of me would beg to differ. They tore out of that lot like they were seeing green on the 1/4 mile. Didnt help that there were two toolbags standing there egging everyone on. I was annoyed at best and then laughed as the same ones that tore out of there were driving 15 under the limit on the twisties where you would think theyd actually be interested in going quicker.

      My point was that there is no need for cops at all and that is perfect. The show is respectable and free of hoodlums. No need for police at all.


      On a side note, I love walking along and hearing the statements being made. There was a Bugeye with an oil cooler. One guy was staring at it wondering why a car like that would require a/c. Hilarious.

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      06-25-2011 03:17 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by U n i o n 0015 View Post
      Droooooooool... Someday, someday...

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      06-25-2011 03:46 PM #14
      I go about once a month and have a ton of pics. I focus mainly on the vintage stuff, though. I've never seen a Harley group there, or at least noticed any being obnoxious. I never stay until the end, though.

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      06-25-2011 04:09 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Ender_ View Post
      what model is this? I know ive seen it before, but there is only so much i can remember. I find it unbearably pretty. Gives me a distinctive 612 Scagliette(sp?) vibe. I believe i am now in love.

      I believe it's an Intermeccanica Italia
      http://www.supercars.net/cars/2827.html

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      06-25-2011 04:15 PM #16
      Saying the Great Falls show is no Irvine is a little irrelevant; it's not like you can choose one over the other. it's still a huge group of unique cars and cool people.

      Those brown R8s are both V10s - one is a six-speed manual with dark brown leather; the other is an R Tronic with beige leather. I'd take the former.

      I've never seen "the Harley guys" - hell, I've never even seen a Harley at the show. Last week must have just been a Harley club that happened to roll through the area.

      I took some shots today, will post them up later. I've got some from a couple weeks ago too that I should get up... Btw, you got a pretty good shot of me in there.
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      06-25-2011 07:05 PM #17
      Can i get deets on this meat?

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      06-25-2011 07:12 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      Can i get deets on this meat?
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      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      Can i get deets on this meat?
      Every Saturday morning at Katie's Coffee in Falls Church, VA. Starts MAD EARLY. By the time I got there, the F40 was already gone I'll post my pics in a few
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      Since the 944 is down for the count, I can bring my new tdi next weekend

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      06-26-2011 01:25 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by U n i o n 0015 View Post
      Every Saturday from 7-9 AM at Katie's Coffee in Great Falls, VA.
      too early!!!

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      06-26-2011 01:40 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      Since the 944 is down for the count...
      Ruh roh. What'd you do?
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      06-26-2011 01:43 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by PassSedanGLX View Post
      Ruh roh. What'd you do?
      Needs a clutch, like yesterday And I dont have the time to do the job with my buddy right now, so it may be a month or two until I get around to it.

    24. 06-26-2011 08:37 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      I want to know what that Notch has stuffed in its bum...big wheels, serious seats, monkey bars in place of the back seat all spell beefy powerplant.
      WRX motor. Its really well done. If you look through the back window in the pic you can see the trunk mounted hood scoop that feeds the intercooler. I'm not a fan of the look he's given the car but its still pretty impressive.

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      06-26-2011 08:54 AM #25
      Hmmm first time I've heard of the Harley guys rolling through pulling a stunt like that. Same goes for the Lambo people. Sometimes there's a cop sitting at the bank waiting for a stunt like that. Sounds like yesterday was the exception rather than the norm at least in my experience.

      Memorial Day there were a TON of cars and some extremely unique ones at that. The thing that's getting me is that all the newer cars are taking up the prime spots and that is really ticking me off. I honestly could care less about a new M3, Ferrari, etc. The old stuff is what makes the GTG and those guys are getting driven out by the "new money" that thinks people want to see their big wheeled yuppie/poser mobiles.

      I still enjoy going, don't get me wrong. I love rumbling through the crowd in the Rabbit and people scratching their heads. The funny thing is that the Rabbit gets more "respect" at this GTG than it does at VW ones. You gotta laugh at that one. Go figure.

      Nice pics.

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      06-26-2011 10:05 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by David@vwvortex View Post
      I still enjoy going, don't get me wrong. I love rumbling through the crowd in the Rabbit and people scratching their heads. The funny thing is that the Rabbit gets more "respect" at this GTG than it does at VW ones. You gotta laugh at that one. Go figure.

      Nice pics.
      That doesn't suprise me at all - aside from some of the look at me lambo types, there are some really good 'car guys' that show up there.

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      06-26-2011 10:45 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by David@vwvortex View Post
      The old stuff is what makes the GTG and those guys are getting driven out by the "new money" that thinks people want to see their big wheeled yuppie/poser mobiles.
      Agreed to an extent, but I don't know if the old stuff is getting driven out... they're just not getting the prime spots. Fortunately the nouveau riche types usually get bored of things pretty quickly.

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      06-26-2011 10:58 AM #28
      Will i be the only black guy there?

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      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      Will i be the only black guy there?
      I have a black name; does that count?
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      06-26-2011 02:07 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      Will i be the only black guy there?
      No not at all.

      Will try to get my photos up tonight.
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      06-26-2011 02:37 PM #32
      Hey Guys here are my CRAPPY pics from the show, Sorry for the quality just a simply point and shoot



















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      Hope you like
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      06-26-2011 02:53 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by rico_arg View Post
      too early!!!
      That is why they call it Cars and Coffee and not Cars and Beer.

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      06-26-2011 05:03 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by mbkicks10 View Post
      Hope you like
      Thanks for posting your pics! I spy a C43 in one of the photos. Good thing I didn't bring mine or else it would've been boring with two silver ones about.

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      06-26-2011 07:25 PM #35
      Wow, I show up in a suprising number of other people's photos

      As promised here's mine. The first few (through the brown R8 V10 Spyder) are from June 4; the later ones are from yesterday. I used to try to shoot everything but now I usually just shoot the stuff that hasn't showed up before (or in the case of the white E30 M3/F40/etc., regular stuff that I still think is cool).



















































































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