Wednesday, April 04, 2012
A Short Break
Sometimes the overwhelming political/economic/cultural bull***t needs a rest. Fortunately an opportunity presents itself on the first Sunday morning of each month in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta. It is called Caffeine and Octane and is a gathering of automotive enthusiasts in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Some of the gatherings are dampened by inclement weather but the most recent one on All Fools Day (April 1, 2012) featured sunshine and typical ideal springtime weather. The gathering begins at 08:00 hrs and is pretty well ended by 11:00 hrs. The event of 01 April just past filled to overflowing the parking area of an upscale shopping center with upwards of 500 vehicles. The oldest one we noted was a perfectly restored 1908 Maxwell touring car complete with polished brass headlights and trim.
The best part of this event is the opportunity to chat and exchange data with fellow enthusiasts. The accompanying graphic courtesy of J.P. Brady Photography was able to capture Mr & Mrs ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ arriving at the event driving Tante Freida and searching for a suitable spot to park and partake of the official caffeinated beverage. Tante Freida is a 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL roadster. More photos of the event can be viewed here.