In Pictures: New Canaan Caffeine & Carburetors

Sunday morning car shows come in a wide variety. Here in the Northeast though they tend to fall into one of two categories. On one end is the traditional Cars & Coffee. You know the kind; any random parking lot serves as the backdrop for a few hours spent conversing about and looking over fellow enthusiasts’ cars. And on the other end is an event like New Canaan’s Caffeine & Carburetors. It’s an all-consuming affair, swallowing the entire main square of a small New England town. With two roads shut down, hordes of people swarm the streets to drool over high-dollar exotics, historical classics, and everything in-between.

Shining blue skies, seasonably warm; all the right ingredients were there for it to be a spectacular show. And it was: the array of vehicles on display was simply astounding. It’s easy to become jaded and not fully grasp the caliber of vehicles at shows like these once you’ve been to more than a handful. But that is never the case at Caffeine & Carburetors. Time and time again, jaws seemingly drop to the ground. And they continue to even after: I thought I took a picture of a “normal” Porsche 911. Turns out it was a Singer.

And for that variety? If you can name it there’s a good chance it was present. Ford GTs, Toyota Supras, Corvettes, and every variety of Porsche imaginable (Speedsters included). There were Vipers, Skylines,  Jaguar XJR-15s, and even a McLaren Senna. Trucks were present too, with attendees ranging from Bronco to Unimog. The scope of vehicles represented at Caffeine & Carburetors cannot be properly captured without being present at the event itself, but I’ll try my best to do so.

It’s time to let the pictures do the talking.

Porsche 911

Porsche and VW

Porsche Speedster

Unimog and C7 Corvette

Porsche 911

Porsche 911

Porsche 911

Jeep CJ

Toyota Supra

Porsche Speedster

 

Buick Skylark

“1300 hp on pump gas, 3200hp+ on full boost”

E63 Wagon

Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40

Safari 911

Safari 911

Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper

Porsche 911

Porsche 911

Porsche Cayman GT4

Porsche 911s

 

Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC's Porsche 964 911

Friend of Hooniverse Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC’s Porsche 964 911

Friend of Hooniverse Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC's Porsche 964 911

Friend of Hooniverse Larry Kosilla of AMMO NYC’s Porsche 964 911

Porsche 911

McLaren Senna

Pardon the rogue hand, it was nearly impossible to even get this close to the Senna let alone get a clear shot of it

Ford Bronco

Ford GT

Mazda NC Miata

Audi urQuattro and McLaren 720S

Jaguar XJR-15

Dodge Viper

VW Golf Synchro

Lime Rock Park Edition BMW M3

Nissan R32 GT-R

Nissan R34 GT-R

Nissan R34 GT-R

BMW Z3M Coupe

BMW Z3M Coupes

Toyota Supra

Toyota Supra

Hellcat signed by Ralph Gilles

Hellcat signed by Ralph Gilles

Fiat X1/9

Singer Porsche 911

Yes, it’s a Singer

Singer Porsche 911

Yes, it’s a Singer

Aston Martin Vantage

Jaguar XJR-15

Gulf Livery Ford GT

Gulf Livery Ford GT

Porsche 911R

Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Carrera GT

Jaguar XJR-15 and Aston Martin Vantage

Porsche

Mitsubishi Lander Evolution and Nissan 300ZX

Nissan 300ZX

This 300ZX surprised us with an exhaust note indicating what could only be eight cylinders…

Caffeine & Carburetors

BMW e46 M3

Miami Blue Porsche 911

Land Rover Defender

 

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About the Author:

Ross Ballot
Automotive ADHD, personified. Current owner of an NC Miata Club PRHT. Lover of all things off-roading; amateur autocrosser. Perpetually looking for the next vehicle he will regret.