What It Is: 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000
Why It Is Cool: “It’s cool because with the window down at 40 mph in 3rd gear, that aluminum block, double-overhead cam engine reminds me that all is right in the world.”— Chris Chapman
On a weekly basis across the country, on Saturday mornings, parking lots of coffee shops, restaurants, diners, and even office parks are full of some of the most incredible cars on the planet, as auto enthusiasts come together to bond with one another through their love of amazing sheet metal.
But as a consequence of COVID-19, Cars and Coffee events are being put on hold.
So we’ve decided that we would try to bring some of what you might see on the asphalt onto your screens on as regular basis as we can.
Chris Chapman and the Hyundai Kona. (Yes, that picture was taken in Hawaii, just north of Kona.) (Image: Hyundai)
We’ve reached out to our friends in the auto industry and asked them to provide a photo of something that they have in their garage. And simply asked them to describe why they think it is cool.
So here is the first of many. It is from our friend Chris Chapman, senior chief designer, Hyundai Design North America.
And if you want to join in, please let us know.
A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.
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