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Green Wheels: Caffeine & Carburetors

Green Wheels: Caffeine & Carburetors

NEW CANAAN — It was unseasonably cold for the last Caffeine & Carburetors event in downtown New Canaan. If you haven't heard of this six-times-a-year ritual, it's worth a short review. The event, which is a delightfully informal alternative to highly organized car shows and concours d'elegance events, was launched in 1995 by Doug Zumbach, who runs Zumbach's Gourmet Coffee.

Yes, a lot of people drink Zumbach's coffee during the morning events, but it's not about that—this is a gathering of area car nuts, pure and simple, with an accent on high performance and racing cars (though plenty of slow classics are on hand).

Emceed by veteran Connecticut...