I originally had planned to go to the Central Florida Cars & Coffee on Sunday, March 6, 2022, so I had cleaned and detailed my car the previous day. However, when I saw the Instagram post from the Embry-Riddle Muscle Car Association about their Cars & Coffee happening that Sunday morning, I changed my plans. They had invited anyone to attend, not just students.
I arrived shortly after 9:00 am and parked in an empty space next to another Porsche Boxster (a 986). Curious to find out who the older man was, Pete (whom I think was one of the club officers) walked over to introduce himself. He was the owner of a red Porsche 911 (993).
A little after 9:30 am another Boxster arrived, an older black 986 that had clearly been lowered and modified.
Other student sportscars included a Honda 2000, Mazda Miatas, a Subaru WRX, a pair of Chevy Camaros, a VW Golf, and many others. A few students had Jeeps, trucks, and SUVs.
One student had built a go-kart using the base of a shopping cart. Pete and others took turns racing around the parking lot trying to drift it. It was very well-made.
For whatever reason, the owner of the black Boxster decided to show us how to reach the top of the (mid-mounted) engine.
They put the convertible top in a service mode, halfway up. Then they removed a few clips, a storage box, a carpet cover, and finally a metal heat-shield to expose the engine. I hadn’t seen this done before, although I’m not sure my Boxster (981) has the same capability.
Because I still planned to drive over to Lake Nona to hike the Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area, I left the Cars & Coffee just after 10:00 am.