Beautiful day, beautiful cars
It was a great day for Cars and Coffee at Newport, Rhode Island, sponsored by the Audrain Auto Museum. The Elms Mansion was the second such meeting place for 2019. It brought out great cars from around the region. Springtime means that owners of warmth-only cars take their cars out for an airing and a reunion with like-minded car folks. Cobwebs were blown from the cars and more than a few owners.
This was my first such venture into Newport for a car-oriented event and it was a winner. The variety of cars was wide. An appreciative crowd that swarmed the pristine grounds of the Elms viewed cars from the early 1900s on up to the present. The Elms is one of a few great locations that host this bi-weekly event with plenty of space for all of the cars and car-loving spectators.
Weird, wonderful, fast
There was a little of everything on view, from a low-riding delivery van to a sinister black Dodge Charger to a gorgeous yellow McLaren. I really liked the bike with a motor mounted to it. Shades of early motorcycle craft in a totally modern machine. How well it works is anyone’s guess. Life insurance is probably a good idea.
I’ve gone to quite a few such events but this is the first time both a Mercedes 300SL cabriolet and a gullwing coupe showed up on the same day. Both were immaculate.
Woodies from similar eras but different worlds were also in attendance. On display was the first woody bus I’ve ever seen. A perfectly detailed bright blue split-window woody wagon was there as well. Thankfully hungry termites stayed away.
Pictures speak louder than words
I could go on describing the variety of great cars, trucks and bikes that were on display at this second Cars and Coffee at Newport, but the gallery below will reveal all.
A complete schedule of all of the 2019 Cars and Coffee events in Newport can be found here.
See more great car events here.