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MARCH 2020 THE SHOP 73 Porsches. There were also plenty of motor- cycles. They tell me it's packed on the week- ends and I believe it. Set in 12 lush acres, C&M is a coffee shop, licensed bar and restaurant, an eight-room boutique bed and breakfast, a living art gallery and an event space. It's tastefully done and not too in-your-face. Interestingly, pretty much everything you see, from quirky sculptures to C&M swag, is for sale. If you're visiting England for Goodwood or any of the other fantastic events there, or if you're just on vacation, C&M is a great place to put your feet up, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the automobile-inspired ambience. It seems highly likely to me that more of these destinations will open in the years to come, as our ability to enjoy our automobiles on the road is curtailed due to increasing traffic and more stringent regulations. I say, bring them on, ol' chap. B o r n i n E n g l a n d , TO N Y THACKER is an accredited automotive journalist, author and book publisher, and served as marketing director at the famed SO-CAL Speed Shop.

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