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.