Yesterday was the first Caffeine & Carburetors event of 2014. Caffeine & Carburetors is a gathering of automotive enthusiasts that meets in New Canaan, Connecticut about six times a year. The home base for the event is Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee. Doug Zumbach began hosting these gatherings in 1995. These Sundays start around 8 am to gather and enjoy a cup of coffee followed by a leisurely drive through the countryside.
This event is definitely gaining popularity. Between the buzz leading up to the event and being blessed with a sunny, crisp Spring day after a long cold winter over 700 cars turned out for a great automotive exhibition. The town of New Canaan also did a great job to embrace and support the event.
So what makes Caffeine & Carburetors so special (compared to other shows and cruise nights)? First of all the focus is enjoying the cars (i.e. driving). There are no sponsorships or awards. Furthermore, while C&C does have an an emphasis on foreign sports cars, everything in the automotive world is represented. So you will come across everything from a Model A or 1920’s Rolls Royce to the latest Ferrari or Lamborghini.
The remaining events for 2014 are scheduled for :
- May 4
- June 15
- September 7
- October 5
- November 2
Here are just a few photos I took from the event:
|Dyson Porsche IMSA 962 (The first customer Porsche 962, chassis number 962-101)