Treasure Island San Francisco March

Treasure Island San Francisco March

(The second article in partnership with our friends at CAFE SpA)

TOTAL INVASION

As children, most of us looked forward to early spring weekends and the possibility for adventure and carefree fun.

The promise of an Easter egg hunt searching the low and tall grass for colored eggs. Most of them were a standard Easter color involving shades of blue, pink and green. Sometimes the more inventive children that helped color the eggs the previous night would mix colors and produce one off designs just to add one more level of treasure to be found in the hunt. These kids grew up and in the search for another Easter weekend, where would they go to find their treasure? The answer this previous Saturday at Treasure Island, across the Bay from San Francisco, was CAFE SpA Total Invasion Cars and Coffee. 

   
  
 
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    TLP Contributor David Barnes got there bright and early to capture this shot of the LFA

TLP Contributor David Barnes got there bright and early to capture this shot of the LFA

Those hunters that tracked down sugary treasure as children now could go on a Easter hunt of a different kind. The hunt was on, but what treasure was one to find this beautiful spring day? Rather than the quintessential bright colors of a typical Easter, this Easter event featured exotic materials such as the Carbon Fiber accented Liquid Metal paint of the Porsche 918 Spyder. 

 Like bright candy filled eggs, several Ferraris were displayed in a pattern delivering a matrix of pigment.

Just at the moment one could think that possibilities couldn't get better, Frankensteins Ferrari showed up in the form of a supposed 1959 Testarossa. Whispers circulated the crowd soon some investigation revealed that the Testarossa was an amalgamation of various Ferrari's. Nonetheless the worn interior of a well used classic sports car was worth it.

This was an Easter event for the car guy and gal. A celebration for those brave enough to wake up before sunrise and cross the frigid Bay. A full spectrum of colors and sound... Oh don't forget the sound. What is now becoming a staple of CAFE SpA events; the rev-off event. This time around several of Marinello's finest prancing 458s competed for king of the decibels. This raw battle of power and sound inspired other attendees to press their loud pedals producing an opera of revs from various corners of the venue.

The title of this event was Total Invasion and from the massive diversity of participants it was indeed an invasion as Treasure Island was invaded by a battalion of the automotive worlds finest specimens. The Lexus LFA also made a public appearance which was a first sighting for many spectators of the rare beast from Japan.

  Like bright candy filled eggs, several Ferraris were displayed in a pattern delivering a matrix of pigment.

Like bright candy filled eggs, several Ferraris were displayed in a pattern delivering a matrix of pigment.

Again, CAFE SpA delivered as it always does leaving us all the more excited in anticipation for the next event. If you haven't attended an event yet, what are you waiting for? Admission gets you coffee, a donut, and as much treasure as you can possibly take in.

Scirroco and Roll

Scirroco and Roll

Spotted on the street