Have you ever pulled up in a “Cars and Coffee” event in your shiny Rolls-Royce Corniche and parked next to a battle-scarred Ford Mustang? And when you do get your coffee, is it unceremoniously placed in a disposable paper cup and does it taste like a piping-hot lame excuse for an Americano? Fear not, because Rolls-Royce has you covered with “Cars and Cognac.”
Cars and Cognac is a recent fancy meeting of loyal Rolls-Royce patrons who wanted to celebrate their collective passion for the marque. They converged in the morning over some refreshments that probably included rare caviar from the depths of the Caspian Sea. And since a mall parking lot would not sit well with the distinguished guests, the private clubhouse of the Soho Farmhouse in the Cotswolds in south-central England was the venue of choice. Smashing.
Instead of a lowly espresso machine churning out very plebeian café lattes, a selection of aged cognac was served from a Rolls-Royce Phantom equipped with a bespoke picnic hamper. There was also an expert cognac sommelier because the discerning Rolls-Royce enthusiast deserved the best from his fine drink. And because Rolls-Royce does not condone the horrid act of driving under the influence of alcohol, guests either stayed at the Soho Farmhouse or were returned home in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, no less.
There were no rusty Datsun 510s or negative-camber Scion xBs present on this momentous occasion. Only the best from the Rolls-Royce stable was fitting for such a gathering. Dining tables were flanked by a Dawn Black Badge with the new aero cowling and a limited-edition Dawn from the Adamas Collection.
There you go. If you think you and your Corniche deserve the finer things in life, be sure to attend the next Cars and Cognac. No bland coffee, no noisy rat rods and no reckless burnouts. Just the stuff that will truly make you feel like a sir.