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First Responders Honored At Caffeine & Gasoline

caffeine_and_gasoline_may_first_responders_thumbnailFirst responders are the most important part of our community. Griot’s Garage chose May 3rd to pay tribute to these heroes by opening our doors to all things first responder. The display was full of police and fire vehicles and there were some interesting rescue and military rides in the parking lot.

Of course there were scores of custom classics and cool customer cars on hand. As always, our Caffeine & Gasoline cruise-in is open to all manner of automobile from barn-find, to project car, to kings of the concours. Join us for our next Caffeine & Gasoline June 7th as we celebrate vintage racing, with real race cars from different eras. There will be fire-ups so don’t miss out.

The catch of the day was this 1963 single-cab VW fire truck from Pelkum, Germany.

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This old timer, a 1958 Mercury police cruiser, looks like it still has some chase left in its legs.

The display area was dominated by this big 1947 Mack Pumper.

The display area was dominated by this big 1947 Mack Pumper.

The Mustang 5.0 was well represented by pursuit vehicles from various jurisdictions.

The Mustang 5.0 was well represented by pursuit vehicles from various jurisdictions.

Only thing missing here is a mounted 50-caliber machine gun.

Only thing missing here is a mounted 50-caliber machine gun.

This Viper was a head turner.

This Viper was a head turner.

I have a soft spot for Cobra replicas when they’re done right.

I have a soft spot for Cobra replicas when they’re done right.

This one fits the bill with its hard-hitting Coyote 5.0-liter V8 lurking under the hood.

This one fits the bill with its hard-hitting Coyote 5.0-liter V8 lurking under the hood.

See more photos from this event on Flickr.

For info on upcoming Caffeine & Gasoline cruise-ins, as well as other car shows at Griot’s Garage, check out all our events.

Have fun in your garage!

 


 

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