Cars and Coffee is jam packed with expensive, fast cars, but one of my favorite parts is walking through the back parking lot – where the “plebians” are forced to park.
A car like the VW Corrado might not be impressive enough to warrant a spot on the main stage, but you certainly don’t see them every day – and definitely not in this good of condition.
WRX STi’s, Mitsubishi Evo’s, M3′s and the like – they all abound in the back lot. The next time you’re out at Cars & Coffee, take some time to appreciate the ones that might not be flashy enough to make it up front.
This video totally made the rounds over the past couple of days on a much (much much) more popular site that rhymes with Malopnik, but it’s pretty epic so I wanted to throw it up here.
Burnouts are badass. Slow motion video clips are generally badass. Slow motion burnouts are, naturally badass squared. The neat part about this video is the burnout is played in real time at the end – and you realize the whole thing only took about 5 seconds.
I really want this car – but I really don’t want Toyota to mess this up. This concept has been through so many iterations and had so much speculation that it could be anywhere between awesome and anemic.
A while back I posted a couple of articles about the 30/300/3,000 idea I’d had. The basic jist:
$30,000 (preferably less)
300 horsepower (preferably more)
3,000 pounds (again, preferably less)
In the 30/300/3,000 article The Reality, the Toyota FT-86 (as it was called at the time) was listed under the ‘Maybe’ category – and sadly it still sits there. This car could be amazing – but it has to be taken from concept to production.
Toyota, please don’t mess this up. I know you’re selling Camry’s like hotcakes to people who like cardigans and corduroy, but this is a vehicle that could cause some excitement- something that is sorely lacking from your brand.
And thus begins one of the most unlikely comparison videos ever devised. Although it doesn’t really have to be said, the Enzo puts some serious hurt on the competition.
I really do love Evo, but really guys? I’d imagine the idea for this comparison was likely devised at the pub the night before, and the conversation probably went something like this:
Evo guy 1: “We’ve got the Ford Focus RS, WRX STi and RS3 for the next couple of days, what should we do?”
Evo guy 2: “Let’s do a standard comparison. You know the one – we’ll praise the Audi for it’s prowess but lament its lack of soul, praise the STi for it’s heritage but mock it because it looks piggish, and declare the Focus RS the most proper drivers car. That’ll piss off the Yanks.”
Evo guy 1: “Naah, lets just let them chase an Enzo around the Alps for a couple of hours while we film it.”
Evo guy 2: “Good idea. Who’s buying the next round of pints?”