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The first new Coffee & Cars (C & C) show at Ford-PAG-Mazda is in the books and it was very impressive. We arrived at Mazda around 6:45 and there were already quite a few cars in the show lot. There were plenty of friendly people helping us find the spectator parking lot by the Premiere Auto Group end of the campus, much better than the security guard setup at Crystal Cove. It's nice to feel wanted too.

Three years ago, a couple of guys who had been attending one of Orange County's longest running early morning hot rod gatherings decided they needed a change. Mark Greeley and Bob Cheatley loved meeting with their friends and fellow "Donut Derelicts" at the corner of Magnolia and Adams in Huntington Beach every Saturday, but the 4 am wakeup time was getting to be a pain. Also, it was a bit of a drive. So they decided to meet a little later in the morning at the newly opened Crystal Cove Promenad

It's been a while since we last checked in with the goings on at this exotic and classic car meet from Southern California. For those hearing about this for the first time, Crystal Cove is the name of a beach and strip mall near Newport Beach. The mall has hosted a weekly informal car meet that attracts some of the most incredible cars and a who's who from the automotive world. Every Saturday from 7 AM to 9 AM. Slightly overcast skies didn't dim anybody's enthusiasm this week. In fact, the lot w

Saturday's meet at Crystal Cove was a fairly typical one. Some stellar exotics, mixed with hot rods and classics, with a few supercar surprises thrown in for good measure. Three Diablo 6.0s, including the recent Concorso Italiano Best of Show black one owned by Chris Wong. A brace of Isos, a matched set of 612s, a pair of Vantages. Several F430s in various colors including one with sick 345 Enzo wheels and tires.