The 6 cars that caught our eye at Cars and Coffee
- March 10, 2015
- Articles, Motorsports, Show Coverage
- Posted by Nicole Ellan James
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Written by Nicole James
Photography by Matthew Fink
The Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering (formerly known and still more commonly known as Cars and Coffee) takes place the first Saturday of each month. This show is known for having all sorts of rare cars and high-end exotics. This month, Car Street Journal set out to find the top 6 most eye catching cars at the show and here is what we found:
1930 Bentley Speed 6
This vintage Bentley Speed 6 is not your average classic car. What caught our eye initially was the British Racing Green paint. Upon more investigation, CSJ learned this race car is quite accomplished with some pretty big wins. As an early model, this Bentley Speed 6 took first place in the 1929 Le Mans 24 hour, 1929 Brooklands Six Hour, the 1930 Brooklands double twelve, the 1930 Le Mans 24 hour and the 1930 Brooklands 500 Mile. This car also took second place in the 1929 Irish Grand Prix and the 1929 Brooklands 500 Mile.
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
This Alfa Romeo 4C coupe is everything you could ask for from a reasonably priced Italian exotic. The 4C will get you from zero to 60 in 4.3 seconds, while pushing out 237 Horsepower and a top speed of 158 mph. CSJ was able to speak with the owner whom had informed us the car was currently the only one privately owned in Arizona and he’s had it for about three weeks. Want to see more of this car? Keep an eye out on the race track because he plans to drive the car at track events such as the local National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and Pro Auto Sports (PAS).
1951 Austin-Healey 100
This car is in beautiful condition and maintained meticulously by its owner. The owner told CSJ that this car has had only two owners, it has been passed down with the second still in possession and that the car is definitely not a garage queen. This Austin-Healey took home Best Sports Car in the 2001 Concours d’Elegance held in Pennsylvania.
Sitting pretty and breaking necks all morning was a beautiful yellow Ferrari Enzo. The super car had a constant crowd which of course caught our eye. Over the years, Ferrari has introduced cars that have represented the pinnacle of the company’s technological advancements and in 2002 the Ferrari Enzo joined the line up representing the latest Formula 1 technology.
Kurtis Kraft 500S
Originally designed by Frank Kurtis, the American designer produced midget cars, quarter midgets, sports cars, and sprint cars under the company name Kurtis Kraft. This particular model, the 500S was produced from 1953-1956. Over a 30 year period Frank Kurtis built over 800 oval track cars. Many were successful and enjoyed racing careers. This particular car competed in the 1966 Road America 500.
The Tesla Roadster is a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) sports car. This beautiful Domestic was produced from 2008-2012 in California by the Tesla Motors company. In March 2010, a Tesla Roadster became the first electric vehicle to win the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally and the first to win any Federation Internationale de l’Automobile sanctioned championship when a Roadster driven by former Formula One driver Érik Comas beat 96 competitors for range, efficiency and performance in the three-day challenge.