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Cars & Coffee in Hunt Valley, Maryland -- August 2012

The original "Cars & Coffee" gathering is reportedly the one that, for years, has been held informally every Saturday year-round in Irvine on the parking lot shared by the Ford Motor Company's California design center and Mazda's U.S. headquarters. Similar events are now held in many parts of the country, though some have more limited schedules, such as from spring through fall only. In early July, I went to the one held every Saturday (7-9 a.m.) in Great Falls, VA -- which is a suburb of Washington, D.C. And then on Aug. 4, I made my third visit to the Cars & Coffee (7:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday) in the Baltimore suburb of Hunt Valley, MD. During my earlier whirlwind visits there, I took no pictures; this time I did. And I am happy to share my photos here.

The car guy who appears to have started the weekly Hunt Valley gathering, Rich Williams, oversees Facebook and flickr pages devoted to this event. For your convenience, here are those pages' URLs: https://www.facebook.com/HuntValleyHorsepower and http://www.flickr.com/groups/hunt_valley_cars__coffee/ . This gathering is as informal and as laid back as Rich's definition of a show car: "If you love it, bring it."

Though some cars and attendees show up repeatedly or several times in the course of a Cars & Coffee season, many more do so only once in a while. This means that there are always "new" samples, even rare ones, to see each time. So if you are car crazy and there's a Cars & Coffee in your area, going several times or often could be worth your while. And, as you'll note in my pictures here, cars come and go throughout each two-hour gathering. So showing up early is advisable for those who want to miss as few interesting cars as possible.

I shot all the photos in this gallery with a handheld Nikon Coolpix P7100. All have been resized for online viewing. Note that the images and other content here are protected by copyright laws. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized use, copying, printing or direct linking is prohibited.

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2012 McLaren MP4-12C, one of the last cars to show up (4124)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C, one of the last cars to show up (4124)
Shelby Cobra replica made by Backdraft Racing, a company in South Africa (3995)
Shelby Cobra replica made by Backdraft Racing, a company in South Africa (3995)
Shelby Cobra replica (3997)
Shelby Cobra replica (3997)
Shelby Cobra replica (3998)
Shelby Cobra replica (3998)
Shelby Cobra replica (3999)
Shelby Cobra replica (3999)
An exceptional Shelby Cobra replica made by Backdraft Racing, a company in South Africa. (4000)
An exceptional Shelby Cobra replica made by Backdraft Racing, a company in South Africa. (4000)
Lotus Elise (4003)
Lotus Elise (4003)
Lotus Elise (4004)
Lotus Elise (4004)
Lotus Elise (4005)
Lotus Elise (4005)
Lotus Elise (4007)
Lotus Elise (4007)
Lotus Elise (4008)
Lotus Elise (4008)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4011)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4011)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4012)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4012)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4015)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4015)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4017)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4017)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4019)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4019)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4021)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4021)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4025)
1950s Jaguar XK140 (4025)
1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II, one of three Tigers in the owner's collection (4027)
1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II, one of three Tigers in the owner's collection (4027)
1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II (4031)
1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II (4031)
1967 Sunbeam Tiger II (4034)
1967 Sunbeam Tiger II (4034)
1967 Sunbeam Tiger II, with 289 cid Ford V8 (4035)
1967 Sunbeam Tiger II, with 289 cid Ford V8 (4035)
Shelby Cobra replica, another exceptional example (4036)
Shelby Cobra replica, another exceptional example (4036)
Shelby Cobra replica (4037)
Shelby Cobra replica (4037)
Shelby Cobra replica, also exceptional (4041)
Shelby Cobra replica, also exceptional (4041)
Shelby Cobra replica, with what appears to be snakeskin upholstery (4042)
Shelby Cobra replica, with what appears to be snakeskin upholstery (4042)
Shelby Cobra replica (4043)
Shelby Cobra replica (4043)
Shelby Cobra replica (4045)
Shelby Cobra replica (4045)
Porsche 911 Carrera Targa (4047)
Porsche 911 Carrera Targa (4047)
Porsche 911 Carrera Targa (4051)
Porsche 911 Carrera Targa (4051)
1988 Porsche 911, next to a Dodge Viper (4054)
1988 Porsche 911, next to a Dodge Viper (4054)
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster, with same owner since 1972 (4055)
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster, with same owner since 1972 (4055)
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster (4076)
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster (4076)
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster (4067)
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster (4067)
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster (4070)
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster (4070)
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster in good company (4072)
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster in good company (4072)
1965 Ford Mustang custom and early 1990s Ferrari 348 Spider (4079)
1965 Ford Mustang custom and early 1990s Ferrari 348 Spider (4079)
Late 1990s Ferrari 456 GT (4080)
Late 1990s Ferrari 456 GT (4080)
Late 1990s Ferrari 456 GT (4083)
Late 1990s Ferrari 456 GT (4083)
1967 Shelby GT350, with a mid-2000s Ferrari F430 next to it (4085)
1967 Shelby GT350, with a mid-2000s Ferrari F430 next to it (4085)
Lotus Elise and Honda S2000 (4090)
Lotus Elise and Honda S2000 (4090)
Early 2000s Chevrolet Corvette (C5), 1980s Ferrari Testarossa and 1979 Triumph TR7 (4095)
Early 2000s Chevrolet Corvette (C5), 1980s Ferrari Testarossa and 1979 Triumph TR7 (4095)
1980s Ferrari Testarossa (4103)
1980s Ferrari Testarossa (4103)
1979 Triumph TR7 (4106)
1979 Triumph TR7 (4106)
1979 Triumph TR7 (4108)
1979 Triumph TR7 (4108)
1979 Triumph TR7 (4109)
1979 Triumph TR7 (4109)
1979 Triumph TR7 (4114)
1979 Triumph TR7 (4114)
Triumph TR6 (4164)
Triumph TR6 (4164)
Triumph TR6 (4161)
Triumph TR6 (4161)
Alfa Romeo Spider (4154)
Alfa Romeo Spider (4154)
BMW Z3 Coupe (4159)
BMW Z3 Coupe (4159)
Porsche 914 street rod (4145)
Porsche 914 "street rod" (4145)
Porsche 914 street rod (4149)
Porsche 914 "street rod" (4149)
Porsche Cayman and Porsche Boxster (4168)
Porsche Cayman and Porsche Boxster (4168)
Porsche Cayman, foreground, and Porsche Boxster (4169)
Porsche Cayman, foreground, and Porsche Boxster (4169)
1970s Porsche 911S (4170)
1970s Porsche 911S (4170)
1967 Volvo P1800 Coupe custom (4172)
1967 Volvo P1800 Coupe custom (4172)
1967 Volvo P1800 Coupe custom (4175)
1967 Volvo P1800 Coupe custom (4175)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C, with mid-2000s Ferrari F430 at extreme right (4117)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C, with mid-2000s Ferrari F430 at extreme right (4117)
Two-month-old 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, with about 1,300 miles (4131)
Two-month-old 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, with about 1,300 miles (4131)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C (4136)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C (4136)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C (4138)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C (4138)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C (4142)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C (4142)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C (4178)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C (4178)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C (4176)
2012 McLaren MP4-12C (4176)