Cars & Coffee

Cars & Coffee in Irvine quickly became an institution with all automotive enthusiasts.  Why was it so successful?  The magic formula might be that it wasn’t an organized event, but rather a simple happening that grew organically. Cars & Coffee has had a few bumps in the road as we try to settle in after … Read more

1968 Porsche 911 R Tribute

There are 7 elements lighter than the stuff we breathe.  What about the cars we drive? As lithium-ion batteries turn the future sports cars into autonomous lead curling stones, are we going to wax poetic about the days of the sub one-ton Porsches that we humans completely controlled? As you can see by Car and ... Read more

1971 Porsche 911 S Targa

I thought I knew what my favorite early 911 was. Well that all changed 10-days ago when I drove this 1971 Porsche 911 S Targa on the "2.2 Inner Circle International Meeting" in Santa Ynez, California.  That event brought together enthusiasts who love the 2.2L 911s built in 1970 and 1971.  For many (including me now), ... Read more

1965 Sunbeam Tiger Preproduction Prototype

Then there are those who love the full restoration process. John, the owner of this rare Sunbeam Tiger prototype is a self-proclaimed "bad driver" and leaves driving to his wife.  Instead, he finds relief in sourcing a rare collector grade vehicle, researching the history, managing the restoration, showing the car, and then selling it.  This ... Read more

1967 BMW 2000 Tilux Sedan

5-Speed Manual Transmission Fresh 2.0L M10 w/Dual Webers Custom Interior by Juan Ortiz Stock #1078 VIN # 1457xxx** 15,200 Miles (24,500 Kilometers) on Odometer and Build 12,000 Miles on Fresh Engine Bristol Grey on Black Leatherette w/Corduroy Inserts 5-Speed Manual Transmission (E21) Clean and Clear Colorado Title (Titled as 1969) BMWCCA Member Owned Very Dry ... Read more

1983 Datsun 280ZX Coupe GL (S130)

5-Speed Manual / T-Bar Glass Targa Roof 1-Southern California Owner Stock #1097 VIN: JN1HZ04S4DX57xxxx** 59,300 Original Miles Jade Grey Metallic with Pinstripe in Silver (082) Grey Leather with Black Trim 5-Speed Manual Transmission Clean and Clear California Title Clean CarFax® Report / No Accidents Original Blue California License Plates 1-Los Angeles Owner from New Sale ... Read more