It's been quite some time since my last visit to Katie's, but now that I've wrapped up some client shoots I've had waiting, and am back in the area after several trips, I decided to stop by Katie's. There were some interesting additions to be seen; until last weekend, I'd only seen one C7 Corvette Stingray in the wild, out at Leesburg Outlets of all places. It's clear that the takeover is imminent, because there were 5 C7s that I counted at Katie's this past weekend - I wouldn't be shocked if there were more. It won't be long before these beautiful cars will become commonplace, and, well, not shocking anymore, like most Corvettes (sorry Corvette lovers... it's true. But don't be sad; Ferrari has quite a few models that are the same way. Let the flames begin...). I think it looks good in silver, but better (evil) in black. The Corvette finally has been given a proper, though long overdue, refresh.
With the time change, Cars and Coffee began wayyyy before the sun was up, but this also prompted some folks to show up a bit later, and run Cars and Coffee a bit longer. Even given the Daylight Savings Time change, I think most people missed seeing the Shelby GLHS, and Washington Nationals Right Fielder Jayson Werth arrive in his lifted F-250. This was the first I can recall seeing a Carrera GT in person.
This street rod and Toyobaru are what I love about Katie's; it's about car enthusiasts coming together to appreciate car culture, young and old, stock and modified. Katie's is very Come As You Are. Anything and everything can fit in.
And the most Jalopnik-ist car ever goes to?...
...and yes, it was a diesel.
"Ohhhhhh shit.... OHHHHHH shit! Shit, shit, shit! Ohhhhh shit!... Awwwwwwwwwwww......."
This thing died pretty hard; note the black smoke as the engine says it's had enough. It got trailered home... but not before the amazing reactions of the two gentlemen riding it.