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Katie's Cars and Coffee, April 4th, 2015 (Easter Weekend)

Happy Easter!  I promise my next posting will NOT be car related.  I have several sets of pictures in the pipeline that simply cannot be posted yet.

It's been about 2 months since I've been to Katie's, and it's only the second time I've been with the new ride.  Spring has finally arrived, and that means the crowds are getting bigger... but so far it's not like last year where Katie's was overrun (that's probably coming again this Summer... although I really hope not).

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My car got some looks, a few pictures... until the Speedster parked next to me, and then the neon green Huracán kitty-corner... but that was later on.  LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE LOOKING AT MY CAR!!! I'M BEING NOTICED!!!........

All A Dream: Spring of 2015

Everyone was totally into my car.  Totes magotes.

I'm pretty sure I was one of those cars there that people aren't quite sure if I'm there for the show or the shops.  Like that random Cross Cabriolet that shows up sometimes... or the completely stock Odyssey that has its hood popped... okay, he was just trolling hardcore.

Anyway, this was the first show I've attended this Spring, and it was a lovely morning for it, with a great new selection of arrivals.

I chose to use my 90mm Tilt-Shift this weekend, as it's my least used lens, but still one of my favorites.

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All A Dream: Spring of 2015
All A Dream: Spring of 2015
All A Dream: Spring of 2015
All A Dream: Spring of 2015
All A Dream: Spring of 2015
All A Dream: Spring of 2015

Spoiler alert!

All A Dream: Spring of 2015

This blog post has been republished by J. David Buerk onto Oppositelock. For the full set of photos, view the album at his Facebook Page. All photography is by J. David Buerk, and is copyrighted All Rights Reserved.

Volkswagen XL1 at Katie's Cars and Coffee: December 7th, 2013

I debated not going to Katie's this morning since the turnout has dwindled due to the cold weather, however I knew Volkswagen HQ had both a Veyron and an XL1 on hand this week.  I decided to come on the chance an XL1 did appear, despite my being told that it almost certainly would not come.  Much to my delight, VW DID bring the 240 MPG, 1.0L plug-in hybrid concept vehicle.  A friend of mine who was able to drive this vehicle just a few days ago likened it to "an old Packard" with the tiny diesel engine rumbling just behind your head.

And for those who are wondering, my 35mm is perfectly fine - a broken UV filter is nothing to fret over.  This is why you spend $70 on a filter and lens hood (which is rare I didn't have it on today), so when accidents happen you're not spending $700 on a new front lens element.  My 35mm 1.4 is ready to go for my wedding shoot tomorrow.

UPDATE:  I always post my car photography to Oppositelock, and this blog was republished onto Jalopnik.

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This blog post has been republished by J. David Buerk onto Oppositelock and Jalopnik.  For the full set of photos, view the album at his Facebook Page. All photography is by J. David Buerk, and is copyrighted All Rights Reserved.

Katie's Cars and Coffee, November 2nd, 2013

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.

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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.

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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.

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And the most Jalopnik-ist car ever goes to?...

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...and yes, it was a diesel.

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"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.

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This blog post has been republished by J. David Buerk onto Oppositelock.  For the full set of photos, view the album at his Facebook Page. All photography is by J. David Buerk, and is copyrighted All Rights Reserved.