Coffee & Rice/Tacos v. 35mm Life – Houston Automotive Life

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Another ‘Coffee and Rice’ post?  Yep. This time with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens. 

I’m usually in bed early Sunday mornings, but I made an exception when Jan Paul of RollingClassics.us said he was visiting Houston.  We made sure to get a good gathering of friends to come out for coffee, rice, and tacos….

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A few cars had arrived before I did like this Ford 331 swapped 1970 MG MGB GT.  The car actually attended Mayday Garage’s Japanese Nostalgic Car Meet this past year.
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The early Sunday meet up is always interesting because we never know who’s going to show up.  Check out the sweet Hyundai behind the MG MGB GT….
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V8 powered MGB MG… definitely an interesting swap.
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The Vintage Wheel Works V48 wheels remind me of the classic wats.  A good combo for classic cars.
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The owner doesn’t mind and gives everyone a peak of what’s under the hood.  I didn’t get photo of the bay, but you can find more about the V8 MGB build HERE.
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After grabbing some coffee, I went out to the parking lot in the back to see if there was anything interesting…
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A blue Ferrari F430 Scuderia was hiding by Reserve Supply Co.  If you’ve ever driven one, it can only be described as “Raw”.   A very fun car to drive.
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I also invited the Lone Star Region of the PCA Club so there were a few P-Cars out there like this Porsche Carrera RS.
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This wasn’t your normal 930 RS….
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It was a car for serious business.   Look at the office equipment inside.
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It’s also for sale if anyone is interested.
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A little rust for a 40 yrs old car is not bad.
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A rear shot of the 40 yr old Porsche Carrera RS.  She still got it going on.
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Slappy’s newly acquired Integra parked in front of the RS.  Two different cars, but used for the same purpose.
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Sadly, this car is also for sale. Hit up Slappy if interested!
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The weather was getting nice and a few more people would show up.  I won’t be surprised if more show up in November and December.
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Classics and coffee section.  The crazy violet wrapped 964 belonged to John N. and the blue 240D belonged to Jan Paul.
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Definitely an interesting color choice of wrap for the 964.
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John N. is a P Car collector and owner of RWB “El Hefe”.   I didn’t know Jan Paul had invited him out, but it was great to finally meet him!
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Meeting new people and matching them to Instagram accounts is fun.
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These early Sunday get togethers gives guys a chance to get away from families for a second to catch up with old friends.  Check out Slappy heading out back to the North side of town.
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Catalina Coffee is the perfect spot to meet up because it’s central to all if not most freeways/highways.
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Ever since the 25 yr old import rule allowed Japanese classic cars into the U.S., it wasn’t uncommon to see them on the road…
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Donnie  used to be about the Honda life and now, he’s all about the Toyota Carina life.
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Fender mirrors.  I’m not sure how functional they are but they look retro cool.
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Speaking of JDM cars, this was Chan Le’s aka “Prince of Rice” Nissan Laurel.
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Yes, that is a backwards Jaguar emblem lol.
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Chris H.or @beanbone83 is usually the first to arrive at Catalina Coffee.  That spot is usually the prime spot for anyone arriving early.
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This is just one of Chris’ many Japanese classic cars.  I think he has a problem or has an addiction…
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Speaking of addiction…
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The infamous classic JDM collector @pecx escaped from his family for a bit…
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JohnP and the other ricers showed up to the taco party as well.
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Can’t wait to see this thing when it’s done.  The FRS belongs to @outlaweking.
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CJ Martin in his Porsche GT4 from the LSR PCA leaving the early get together.  It was his first meet up and found out he’s a fellow Houston photographer.

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The candy apple red paint on this MK4 Supra really caught my eye.  Check it out when the sun hits it.
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This wasn’t a big turn out and I’m okay with this.  A meet up that gets too big can be stressful.  Take a look at Houston coffee and cars.
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Porsche 951.  I thought this was a 944 until someone pointed out it was a Turbo version of the 944.
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The owner of the Porsche 951 came with Dennis T. and his NA1.
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When Dennis isn’t in his suit and tie, he’s out cruising in a white tee and baseball cap.

Jan Paul’s 240D.  A very minty looking Benz he picked up from a friend in California.  He drives this everyday to work from SE to the medical center.

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Johnp makes a roaring exit in his NA1.
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It seems everyone has classic cars now except me… I may have to pick on up just because.
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Another friend with a good collection of cars is Xerxuz D.  This week he brought his Toyota Corona.

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Dennis never shows up because he likes sleeping in but he made an effort to hang out.

After taking a bunch of photos of cars, I got bored and just started taking photos of people.  These guys are a good group of people.

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Waking up for coffee and tacos es muy bueno.

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Jenny and Jeremiah <3

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Last but not least, Johnp’s nicely faded farmers tan.

Sorry for the long post but that’s what “Coffee & Rice/Tacos” at Catalina Coffee is like with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens.  Just a bunch of car, rice, coffee, and taco nerds getting together early Sunday mornings.

As always, thanks for reading/skimming through the post!

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Gear:
Nikon D750
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

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