Minnesota is a peculiar place for car enthusiasts. The Winter months are long and cold, and garage space is always at a premium.
So what do you do with your hobby car in the Winter?
One option is to purchase space at the AutoMotorPlex, a vast complex of high-end, customizable garages just outside of Minneapolis. "Garage" is almost the wrong word to describe these spaces, since they can often end up looking like 50s diners, movie theaters or Italian villas. Some of the larger ones could qualify as small car museums all by themselves.
Once a month (from Spring to Fall), the AutoMotorPlex hosts Coffee and Cars, a "monthly gathering of automotive enthusiasts for coffee and conversation." Many of the garage owners open their spaces to the public, and many, many others bring cars from home.
The result is an incredible collection of exotic cars - Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, Astons, and even a few DeLoreans.
I created a new Photo Set called Coffee and Cars 2013, and will add new photos to this set as I collect them over the next few months.
See more in the Photo Gallery.