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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 DJ Peter...