Cars & Bikes Together. An Enthusiasts Nirvana.

Motorcycles and automobiles. If you are a riding and driving enthusiast, Greenville, South Carolina is the place to be the fourth Saturday of every month, all year long.

Our Cars & Coffee draws a fairly large contingent of motorcycles. Side by side, the folks who love motorcycles and cars, such as myself, can drool all over the asphalt of this large parking lot.

So, whether you are a dual enthusiast, or your petrol desires lean in one or the other direction, enjoy these machines for what they are: rolling works of art.

If you also enjoy push pedal two wheels and follow the Tour de France bicycle race each year, this license tag needs no explanation.

It’s a Mini, Mini, Mini, Mini world

That’s a Honda CB1000 motor in all that copper looking metal

My first motorcycle: 1996 Honda Shadow VLX600 (bought new)

My first car: 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 302 V8 4 bbl (bought used in 1972)

No matter how you look at it; that’s BADASS!

That’s a reworked Mini Cooper with a Mazda Rotary engine. Very interesting!

The old and the new…….Viva Italia!

Cars & bikes. The Italians always make a statement….. Alfa Romeo 4C

Sharp looking BSA

Lotus is upping their game and producing daily driver sports cars

Here’s a few other slides of some beautiful and interesting vehicles. Enjoy!

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Gotta Go! But very slow………. Slug Bug!

 

 

Make America Great Britain Again?

Well, yeah. If this group had their way and enough of these works of rolling art and history were tooling around, you just might think you were in Great Britain.

A ringer! Leave it to an Italian to bring an Alfa to a Brit show.

Sexy & British. Words not usually used in the same sentence (talking cars here!). But the Jaguar E-Series, that’s a different story…………..

I could tool around my town in this MG

Here’s a couple of rare Triumphs that you don’t see on display very often even at car shows. Triumph TR4 and Triumph GT6 MK3.

Well I guess Mazda did not produce the first smiley-face sports car!

Austin Healy Bug-Eye Sprite. Now that’s cute!

Not only was I drawn to this MG by it’s beautiful flowing lines (I’m a sucker for curves), but the paint job was astounding!

This vehicle was very interesting with an interesting story. I had never seen the likes of it before.

We’ll need a lot more of these gorgeous cars on our roads to Make America feel like Great Britain Again. if you think these Brit autos are old, check out the very small Made in America contingent at this show…..

Whoa! Wooden wheels!

Why indeed!

Yes, that is a crank start, and yes, the old girl is pissing fluid all over the pavement. Poor dear.

I love coming to these shows to view automotive history. I applaud the men and women who keep these cars alive for all of us to enjoy the story of the automobile, wherever the origin.

 

Cool, Quirky, Strange and Interesting……………..

A FEW PHOTOS OF VEHICLES AT THIS MONTHS CARS & COFFEE

MICHELIN CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA

THE BIG GUY AT MICHELIN SCHMOOZIN’ WITH THE CROWD

 

THIS ISN’T A GANG, JUST A GAGGLE OF MOTORBIKES

THE SAINT BERNARD OF THE AUTOMOTIVE WORLD

THIS MASERATI COUPE AND ITS SISTER ROADSTER WOULD BE THE ONLY MASERATIS I WOULD CONSIDER IF I COULD AFFORD TO. I CAN’T, SO IT’S MOOT.

THERE’S TWO OF THESE RUNNING AROUND TOWN THAT I’M AWARE OF!

FORD GT

DOGS LOVE CARS AND BIKES TOO!

HONDA’S URBAN TRAIL COMPLETE WITH RIFLE AND SCABBARD

TRIVIATIME! WHAT POPULAR 1980’S TV SHOW HAD THE LEAD ACTOR DRIVING AROUND IN THIS FERRARI 308 GTS?

MAGNUM P.I.

UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED, BUT VERY COOL!

THE ORIGINAL

SUPERCAR SHOWDOWN

LAMBO

VS

MCLAREN

SEE YOU NEXT MONTH!

A CLASSIC INDEPENDENCE DAY

What is more American than Classic Cars? Not much if you are an automobile enthusiast. American Muscle and America’s sports car. Big, bodacious, and outrageous land yachts from the 1950’s and ’60’s. Hot Rods and Rat Rods. Sedans from the 1940’s that weigh as much as a tank. Steel is real, man. It’s All-American, and we feasted our eyes on these machines from the past in Brevard, North Carolina, July 4th, 2019 America’s Independence Day.

America’s Sports Car

No matter what generation of Corvette you see coming down the road, it’s a showstopper.

Show meĀ your muscle!

The All-American.

Sit down, shut up, HOLD ON!

A new take on an old car. Hot Rod American style.

Think the cabin in your SUV is big?

Whoa! How would you like to see that in your rear view running up on your plastic bumper?

Boop-a-Doop

See ya!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

 

On Cars & Motorcycles & Coffee…….A Pictorial of sorts.

The weather over Memorial Day weekend was perfect for my hometowns monthly Cars & Coffee gathering in Greenville, South Carolina. Just like The Meltdown Vintage Motorcycle show that we rave about each year, our monthly Cars & Coffee is a great grass roots petrol fest of two and four wheels. People of all ages; Millenials, Geezers, Hipsters, Gen X,Y&Z, small kids, big kids, dogs…..all coming out to see, smell, and hear the sound of internal combustion engines housed in all kinds of sheet metal skin. As the temps are starting to get quite a bit warm, the usually large canine contingent was noticeably under represented this day.

So, enough words. Here are some of the more interesting, aesthetic, weird, freaky and WTF cars and bikes we came across. Enjoy!

Motorbikes had a good turnout

Modern and Vintage. It was all here.

A Thing? C’mon. Everyone remembers VW’s Thing. Soooo ugly it’s beautiful! And you too, can have this one.

A Cornucopia of really beautiful, really fast cars. Check out the kid, already pointing out the attributes of a Ferrari to his dad.

The French Invasion: a weird little car is this Citroen

The weirdness continues……………..

In the market for a beautiful, upscale, Italian Roadster? Alfa Romeo 4C. Where do I sign?

Back to the Bikes

You want patina? This guy’s got patina. Used to be called rust.

We’ll end with the freak in the room……………. WTF?