Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cars & Coffee – 7/16/11

I'm just going to list some of the cars that were there today, as the O.C. Fair awaits me. Hillbank, which sells Superformance and Shelby vehicles as well as parts for Mustangs and Camaros, filled the corral today with dozens of American icons. There were even a few originals in the mix, including a rare green Shelby GT350H and a genuine Pedro Rodriguez B Production championship winning GT350.

The first Fiat 500C showed up today, as well as a new Shelby GT350 and the new Chrysler 300 SRT8. Older highlights included a white Countach 5000S, Saab 9-3 Viggen, Porsche 911 Speedster, 911 soft window Targa, Bandit T/A, a few more Mustang racers, Riley Elf, beautiful Ford F-1 pickup, 1971 Toyota Corolla, 1959 Olds Ninety Eight, Fiat 850 and 600 Multipla, Peugeot 403, Jensen Healey, Puma GT and a Ferrari F1 car.

The F1 car was Dr. Tony Nobles' and it is part of the Corse Clienti program that the factory offers. The car is the 2001 Monza car that was raced by world champion Michael Schumacher right after the tragedy of 9/11. Tony has run it on many of the world's most famous tracks and is next headed to Belgium to see if he has the cajones to go flat through Eau Rouge at Spa. After recently becoming just the fifth person to do that same feat at Paul Ricard's similarly laid out section, I'm guessing it won't be a problem for the Doc.

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