Caffeine and Machine is a little like Cheers… where everybody knows your car. Just outside of the tiny town of Ettington in Warwickshire, UK, this pub is like a permanent cars and coffee event, where people come together to celebrate all kinds of vehicles and, of course, tasty beverages year round. (Full disclosure: I’ve known Phil McGovern, the man behind C&M, for a while and have spent a fair bit of time at Caffeine and Machine. I asked if he’d like a chat and he said yes. All images (bar one) were provided by Caffeine and Machine because I can’t be there all the time. Even though I’d happily live there.) Essentially, it’s a country pub that’s always hosting a car show. Roll in, park up, grab a coffee and a bite, go see what wild rides are on the grounds. But there’s more to it than simply gawping at cars and asking what’s under the hood. Some weekends are themed, some are a mishmash of everything. Every day the car park is full of everything from daily beaters to supercars. It’s a pretty special place. Phil McGovern, the man behind the joint, sat down for a chat to explain his creation. “It’s a safe haven, it’s a comfort zone. It’s a room full of friends you didn’t know you had… It’s Cheers, and everyone knows your car.” On every wall there’s a work by automotive artists–painters, sculptors, photographers, you name it. In the living room there’s usually something special… [Read full story]
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