Group 2 Austin Cooper @ Blackhawk Cars and Coffee Photos by Downshift.io
This 1962 Austin Cooper Mk. 1 Saloon was spotted taking up a ridiculously minuscule amount of space at Blackhawk Cars and Coffee. What's really cool is that it was actually a Group 2 rally car that raced in Europe in the 1960's and competed in at least 10 events.
The owners found the car in a Santa Cruz mountain's creek in 1998. It was rusted to death and actually had tree limbs growing through it. They discovered its racing heritage and restored it to the beaut' that it is today.
Renault 5 Turbo 2 @ Cars and Coffee Aliso Viejo Photo by Cars and Coffee Aliso Viejo
Named one of the "Top Sports Cars of the 1980s", this Renault 5 Turbo 2 was spotted at a Cars and Coffee Aliso Viejo meet. The "GROOP B" plate hints at the model's history in the Group B class of the World Rally Championship.
The first 400 models of the Turbo 1 version were produced to comply with the WRC rules. The rules stated that cars competing in Group B needed at least 400 road-going versions produced in 24 months to be eligible for competition. This car was born out of racing - much like the E30 M3.