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rcollum 01-02-2016 01:28 PM

2016 Katie's Cars & Coffee Thread - Great Falls, VA
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rcollum 01-02-2016 01:34 PM

Katie's, 01/02/16
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A clear morning, for the first Katie's C & C of 2016. 30 degrees, but still a lot of cars and people came out, including several Ferraris.

--Bob Collum

farrari79 01-04-2016 09:28 PM

Seems like a nice turn out. I have to make it out sometime soon.

rcollum 01-09-2016 09:12 AM

Katie's, 01/09/16
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How dedicated are we to attending the Saturday morning Katie's Cars & Coffee? It was misting early, and we still filled up the front parking lot. We even had some new attendees show up!

No Ferraris, but a few exotics were there early.

--Bob Collum

MBFerrari 01-09-2016 05:45 PM

I like the Trident on the lid of the Maser. Also, how about the Subaru Brat??? LOL. Ya gotta love it. I didn't know any of those still existed on the planet.

rcollum 01-16-2016 06:50 PM

Katie's, 01/16/16
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It rained last night, so the roads were a bit damp this morning. It was in the low 40's early, so pretty reasonable for mid-January. Not a bad turnout, after all. I never saw any Ferraris today.

--Bob Collum

rcollum 01-22-2016 04:31 PM

Katie's, 01/23/16
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I'll go ahead and predict that Saturday, 01/23/16 will be the lowest "interesting car" turnout at Katie's, so far this year. We currently have around 4 inches of snow in Oakton, VA at 7PM Friday night. The Weather Underground forecast is for a total of up to 12" tonight, with more tomorrow.

Some hardy souls may well bring out their 'beater cars', and come to Katie's to talk cars, but I doubt there will be much to look at outside.

My cars don't have enough ground clearance to go out in significant snow. The Elise has been out in unexpected flurries (see below). I originally thought my limit for driving the Caterham would be a certain temperature, but with the doors on, and with the half-hood on, I don't find it uncomfortable even in the low 30s. What I won't do is drive it on salt, or in the wet, if I have a choice. The last picture is the one time I got caught in the rain in the Caterham.

This Saturday, 01/23/16, I'll stay home, keep warm, and browse BringATrailer!

--Bob Collum

rcollum 01-30-2016 11:14 AM

Katie's, 01/30/16
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As it turns out, Katie's was closed last weekend due to the snowstorm, so we didn't really miss anything.

This week, it was cold (23F), but pretty clear. Plenty of residual snow around, and some salt on the roads. Moderate weather late this week melted the snow down, so there were not the high walls of snow at every intersection, and most road lanes were clear. No surprise, though, that there were no exotics in attendance today.

Still, my working Cars & Coffee theory was again proved right: extreme conditions can keep us away for a week, but anything beyond a week, and people will start showing up again, almost no matter what. As proof, we had 4 modern Mustangs there today. Not what I'd call a winter car, but they were there, along with more-predictable choices like Mike's Cayenne, Glenn's Hummer and Eric Z's Range Rover Sport. A hardy, enthusiastic bunch!

One cute feature of a brand-new California Special Mustang GT was the logo it projects from under the outside mirror when the door is open.

--Bob Collum

rcollum 02-06-2016 12:45 PM

Katie's, 02/06/16
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People have asked, 'Is it worth going to Katie's in the winter?' Take a look at some of what showed up today, and decide for yourself.
This includes several we had not seen before - the Tesla Model X, just in to the dealer, a loaded 'Founder' model. Two Bentley Speeds, a coupe and a convertible.

There were even two Ferraris there this morning!

--Bob Collum

rcollum 02-20-2016 07:54 PM

Katie's, 02/20/16
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A clear morning, for the first Katie's C & C of 2016. 30 degrees, but still a lot of cars and people came out. A good number of Ferraris today.

--Bob Collum

rcollum 02-20-2016 07:57 PM

Katie's, 02/20/16 - Part 2
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More from today.

--Bob Collum

rcollum 02-27-2016 02:29 PM

Katie's, 02/27/16
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A pretty good turnout on a cold, clear morning - the last Saturday in February. We even had a few Ferraris.

--Bob Collum

rcollum 03-05-2016 06:28 PM

Katie's, 03/05/16
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An OK turnout this morning, but I saw no Ferraris - I did have to leave early.

--Bob Collum

rcollum 03-12-2016 11:42 AM

Katie's, 03/12/16
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An overcast morning meant a beautiful sunrise, but slightly cool temperatures. Lots of Katie's regulars were at Amelia Island for the concours and auction, but there were plenty of cars and people in Great Falls today, just the same. We even had a modest turnout of Ferraris there today.

--Bob Collum

tazandjan 03-12-2016 03:12 PM

Some very pretty cars.

JF599 03-13-2016 07:13 AM

Great thread, would like to go there but a bit too far away...
Please keep the pictures coming.

rcollum 03-13-2016 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by JF599 (Post 685385)
Great thread, would like to go there but a bit too far away...
Please keep the pictures coming.

We love our Saturday mornings at Katie's, but wait for at least a month - then, it will be worth you driving from Germany!


rcollum 03-19-2016 11:57 AM

Katie's, 03/19/16
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Officially, today was the last day of winter. It was a cool and overcast morning, but lots of interesting cars were there, with a good turnout of Ferraris.

Many Katie's regulars were back from Amelia Island. One bought a beautiful Pierce Arrow.

We had a nice Ur-Quattro tribute, too.

--Bob Collum

rcollum 03-26-2016 07:09 PM

Katie's, 03/26/16
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A cool, mostly-clear morning at Katie's, Easter weekend. A good complement of Ferraris there today, as well as several Alfas.

--Bob Collum

rcollum 04-02-2016 08:12 AM

Katie's, 04/02/16
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The first Katie's of April. Temperature was not bad - low 50's early morning, but it started raining lightly, just before 6:00AM. Did it keep some people away? Yes. Did it mean no interesting vehicles? Absolutely not! The first picture is of the Katie's front lot, at 7:40AM.
Only one Ferrari there this morning, though...

--Bob Collum

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