JBA Coffee & Cars — July 13, 2014

It was a High Octane Cookout this morning at JBA Speed Shop during the latest edition of Coffee & Cars. The parking lots and streets surrounding JBA were packed by 7:15 AM with muscle cars, hot rods, late-model Mustangs, Camaro’s, Challengers, GTO’s, Vipers and more. Obviously it’s not just the free java and donuts that’s attracting high performance enthusiasts. And it’s probably not the good looks of the JBA staff!  Thank goodness in the land of the free there is still room for some good ol’ fashioned hot rodding. Come out and support your local speed shop! And see the attached gallery for more of the story.

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JBA Coffee & Cars — June 8th, 2014

A spectacular collection of cars turned out and burned out this morning at JBA Speed Shop in Kearny Mesa. Held on the second Sunday of each month from 7 to 10AM, Coffee & Cars at JBA has become the perfect excuse to get out and hang out with other high performance enthusiasts. The coffee and donuts are free, but the cars are definitely the main attraction. Check out the gallery for more of the story!

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JBA Coffee & Cars – May 11, 2014

On this fine Mother’s Day in Southern California, lots of folks slipped out early to attend Coffee & Cars at JBA Speed Shop in Kearny Mesa. By 7:30 AM, the parking lots surrounding JBA were packed with hot rods, early and late-model muscle cars, sports cars, rat rods and more. It’s cool to have a casual event where “car people” can come out and share their enthusiasm for high performance machinery. The donuts and coffee were good, but the conversation was better. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. See the attached gallery for the rest of the story.

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The Silver Mink, #29, Narrowly Wins Epic Exhibition Race in Las Vegas

In his article for The Burnout, Brenan Sharp provides coverage of an epic exhibition race held in Las Vegas as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Ford Mustang.  J Bittle, of JBA Speed Shop in San Diego, CA,  participated in the race, driving his 1968 Ford Mustang GT 302 Tunnel Port Trans Am car, also known as The Silver Mink.  The race pitted vintage muscle against modern muscle and expert against expert, with vintage cars leading the pack in a thrilling race.  Other participants included Mike Eisenberg, of MAECO Motorsport, and his 1966 Shelby GT350, modern Shelby GT500s, Boss 302s and Mustang Cobras.  While there were no trophies and no timed laps, just lots of fun and camaraderie in Las Vegas, J Bittle and Mike Eisenberg proved that vintage muscle still holds its own ...

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29th Annual Fabulous Fords Forever Car Show

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday and Fords, Fords, Fords!  From freeway domination to parking lot domination, Fords took center stage this past Sunday at knott’s Berry Farm for the 29th Annual Fabulous Fords Forever car show.  We had a great time at this show!

JBA Speed Shop took several cars, including the 1966 Ford Mustang GT350 NHRA Supergas Car with its 351 Cleveland, SVO heads, powerglide and 9″; the 1967 Shelby GT500 with its 427 Tunnel Port; the 1968 Ford Mustang TransAm with its 302 Tunnel Port; 2012 Boss 302 with its JBA/Vortech supercharger; and the Dominator GTB with its supercharged V8 engine and profound body style.  Each car turned heads as passersby stopped to take a look and learn more about it.

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