Sunday, April 6, 2014

Weird and Wonderful Cars at Cars and Coffee Blackhawk

I do not know if it was a full moon outside last night or what, but some strange and weirdly wonderful cars appeared at today’s Cars and Coffee event, held the first Sunday of every month in front of the BlackhawkAutomobile Museum. 
Sure there were the normal muscle cars, fancy sports cars and hot rods, but peppered through-out the parking lot were some pretty rare and interesting vehicles.  The first one that caught my eye was a tiny 1967 Toyota Sport 800 that was not offered for sale in the US. 

 Two 1910 Buicks, a Corvair station wagon, plus many more. Check out the photos for some real unusual cars.  

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ronnie's Morning Get Together

San Jose California has one of the most active car communities in the country.  Things really heat up in the Spring and Summer, but there is one event that happens all year long: Ronnie's Morning Get Together.  Every Second Saturday of the month, a couple of acres of parking lot around the Starbucks on Hillsdale Avenue in San Jose fills up with cool cars.
  Many of them are traditional hot rods and kustoms, but you will see everything from drag cars to vintage fire-engines at Ronnie's.  Ronnie himself is about as friendly a person you would ever want to meet, providing free coffee and donuts, along with a big smile and a warm greeting to all that attend.  His customized yellow 1956 Chevy sedan-delivery is the most well-known car in the South Bay.
  His frequent Facebook and Instagram  posts "because my car is in the photo" keep letting everyone know he loves his car, and people love Ronnie.  His car has been immortalized as a local icon by artists such as Sanjay Heera and John Cloud.  The Get Together is causal and easy going, just like it's Host, Ronnie.