Cars and Coffee | WPB


While in South Florida to cover Design Miami/, I had some time to check in on the local car scene. Cars and Coffee West Palm Beach is one of the largest monthly meetups with categories spanning postwar classics to contemporary tuned European performance brands. There were a few really unique vehicles peppered among the rows that deserve a mention.

A Commer FC van, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before was quite cool to look over. It sported sea foam green paint and a collection of vintage hand painted logos. These were work vans back in the day and it shows how extreme the aggressive and toughness-projection aesthetics have mutated contemporary pickup truck styling.

A brown ’32 hot rod rolled in shortly after I arrived. This build was super clean and and featured aluminum aircraft seats and vintage belts in the interior. It’s a really nice example of a period style custom Ford with timeless character.

Finally on the modern end, I spotted a new Ineos Grenadier, the first I’ve had the chance to closely look at in person. I’ve always been for fond on vintage Defenders and though the Grenadier was like a weird re-issue. However, in person it does look very different. I’ll spare another rant about the issues with how contemporary vehicles photograph versus how they really are. Maybe it was also the matte tan and black paint scene of this example that ticked a lot of good aesthetic boxes for me. With all the accessory rails and tie down points, it has a proper safari ready vibe.

Photos and Text: Dave Pinter