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2015 C & C - Great Falls, VA - Katie's

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Happy New Year! Today was the first Katie's Cars & Coffee event of the new year. It was cloudy and cold (just at 32F), but no rain by the time I arrived at 5:45AM. Lots of 'civilian' cars there when I got there - probably from Friday night. The rain held off... until about 7:00AM. The mist had turned into light rain by the time I had to leave for work at 7:30AM, but there was still a fairly good crowd by then. We even had a Ferrari show up today!

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they started holding that at night? great, now I can go!
Ed, it just starts about the time you're rolling home.
So yes, now you can attend.

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Interesting wheels on that 328. have any more?
Nope - I took that as I was walking to my car to leave.


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I had to go to work, so I left at 7:30AM. By that point, it was raining, and it was right around 32F.


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Katie's, 01/10/15

Today was not what you'd call ideal cars & coffee conditions. The weather started out in the high-teens, and dropped down to the mid-teens as the morning wore on. Plenty of residual salt on the roads. Lots of ice patches on the Katie's lot.

The result? Not a huge turnout, but plenty of hardy souls, up for talking about cars - even if they brought their 'weather' vehicles.
Me? I was not going to bring the Lotus or the Jaguar out, with the amount of salt all over. As it happens, my wife's Smart threw a code on the way home from work Friday afternoon, so we had a Mercedes C250 rental from the dealership. What's the best foul-weather car? Somebody else's!



As usual during bad weather, lots of German cars!

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I'd say f*ck the weather, but it's under 18, and this isn't WVA.
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Katie's, 01/17/15

Over time, I've discovered that a bad-weather Saturday followed by a not-quite-as-bad-Saturday will bring out a good crowd. This crowd doesn't like to go without their car fix...


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Katie's, 01/24/15

It was raining lightly, and 33F this morning. That meant a late turnout, and attendance was a little sparse. Still, more than a dozen hard-core car fanatics were there by 8:00AM. The salt and the weather generally mean very few interesting cars, but nothing can keep the regulars from showing up to at least talk about cars. One thing I have learned; it will take some very bad conditions to keep people away from this place two weeks in a row!


The first picture is the lot at 8:30AM.

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Katie's, 01/31/15

Clear and COLD - it was 19F when I arrived at Katie's this morning. Even when I left, at about 8:30AM, it was not out of the 20's. Did it keep some people away? Sure. Was it a bust? Not even close! The last picture is the lot at 8:08AM. We even had two motorcycle riders, one of whom arrived before 6:00AM.

As often happens during the winter, a lot of German cars, but a surprise - 2 Ferraris!


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Katie's, 02/07/15

Very good weather, considering it's the first week of February. Dry roads and most of the salt is off the streets. A good turnout at Katie's - we even had three Ferraris there this morning, along with a bunch of other very nice cars.


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Katie's, 02/14/15

Valentine's Day, 2015. It was cold; mid-twenties when I arrived, barely 30 when I left just before 9:00AM. Still, no wind or rain, so it was not bad at all. A fair number of cars and people, the cars being largely German. There was a brand-new M4 there, brought by a dealer.

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Katie's, 02/21/15

This morning, Katie's was a case study of a favorite theme of mine - "Will there be a Cars & Coffee this weekend?" Today had many of the features that cause people to stay away:

1.) It was cold... 11 degrees when I arrived at Katie's at 6:15AM. (Yes, I slept in a bit.)
2.) There was a lot of salt on the streets. (Salt is like kryptonite to exotic car owners.)
3.) The forecast threatened snow and freezing rain, as early as 9:00AM.

Regardless of the above three facts, we had a reasonable turnout of people, at Katie's to talk about cars. My shot of the lot at 7:19AM shows that the trucks and SUVs outnumber cars. Still, it doesn't matter what car you drive, it's largely a social gathering.

One thing I have experienced, several times - if we have another week or two of similar conditions, attendance will increase, because people get tired of sitting at home.

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Katie's, 02/28/15

This winter, good-enough weather means no snow, only a little salt on the roads, and early-morning temps in the mid-teens. Some of us had enough of being cooped-up, and escaped to Katie's.

What did that poor BMW do to deserve purple wheels?

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Katie's, 03/07/15

It was 14F this morning. Plenty of salt on the roads, and some snow & ice left over from Thursday. Still, Ron showed up in his Corvette twin turbo. A decent turnout of Car Guys today, but mostly driving more 'ordinary' vehicles. Can we PLEASE be finished with winter now?


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Katie's, 03/14/15

Not a bad turnout, for a rainy Saturday. A group of us Lotus owners used Katie's as a starting point for a trip to Hershey, to see the Lotus exhibit. The first pic is of the Katie's lot, just before we left at 8:00AM.


I've included several pictures from the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA. The Lotus exhibit runs thru April 26th - Lotus: The Art of Lightness | AACA Museum


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Bob - please post more of the Lotus exhibit if you have them; we had two twin-cam Europas back in the day.
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Bob - please post more of the Lotus exhibit if you have them; we had two twin-cam Europas back in the day.
Sure thing, Bryan. Interesting; I had a '72 Europa Twincam for 21 years - sold it in 2001. Here are some more pictures for you -


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