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Robert Emslie July 15, 2013 Cars and Coffee, Featured 26 Comments


You’ve no doubt heard about Cars and Coffee, the Saturday morning staple that began in a Newport Beach strip mall and grew to take up an entire parking lot (and then some) in the Irvine Business Park that houses Mazda and Taco Bell. You’ve probably even seen the pictures, which offer a taste of the experience, and some of the amazing vehicles that make the scene.

But what is it like to actually experience the event? Well, for those of us who call Southern California home that’s a pretty easy question to answer, it’s effing awesome. For those of you who are not within a reasonable driving distance, or who can’t find it in yourself to get up early enough on a Saturday morning, this cool video by David Mavro will give a taste. And you can even stay in bed to watch it.

Check it out after the jump. It’s got dogs in it too!


Source: Vimeo

  • Scandinavian Flick ★

    I love these anything-goes type events. No brand, value, or style specifications. If it has wheels and you love it, come out and share it!

  • Wow. That had higher production values than some of the cars.

    What they really need is for me to turn up with my Rover. Show 'em how it's done.

    • Dean Bigglesworth

      I've had this weird "immediately associate random words with specific songs" thing going on for the last few days.. This time it's Wild Rover of Hell.
      [youtube A8OYKH5Qm14 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8OYKH5Qm14 youtube]

      • pj134

        I have this issue every day of my life. Someone says a word and I start singing a song…

        If it hadn't been happening for so long now I'd think it was a stroke precursor or something.

        • Dean Bigglesworth

          Yeah maybe I should have said "again".. It's a bit distracting when you're having a conversation with someone and you don't pay any attention to it's because you're suddenly thinking of some song. Anyway, the theme of tonight is "I've got Guinness on me trousers!". (I've got blisters on me fingers, only not)

        • Scandinavian Flick ★
    • OA5599

      There are nice looking Rovers at 0:22.and 0:34 of the video.

    • Carmen Gettitt

      What breed of dog is Rover?

  • $kaycog

    Nice video, and something for everybody. For me, there's a Ford GT at 00:10 with an elderly gentleman sitting in it wearing a jacket to match the GT.

  • Cool video — but no, it doesn't make me feel like I've been there. The thing that makes or breaks a car event isn't the cars, it's the people. Are they easygoing? Knowledgeable? Encouraging? Gracious? A voiceover of the conversations going on would have been more interesting to me than an echo-y doompt-doompt-doompt-doompt loop.

    • Scandinavian Flick ★

      My personal experience with these kinds of events indicates there are both types. The ones who are not friendly are easy to spot, as they are standing alone, or never leave their small group that huddles close to the side of their nearly identical cars parked together. Most are very friendly though, and eager to chat with other enthusiasts. That's the kind of people these events tend to draw, since there is so much variety and it's the open minded enthusiast that wants to see that.

    • CnC is extremely easy going… it's the best car show on the planet, I firmly believe that.

      • Rick

        We are so lucky to have it every Saturday .
        Nice job on the video, the slow-mo really suits the experience there.

    • Anyone interested in making money at home as a video-game tester?

  • Hosh Joward

    I pity those people who drive stickshifts to Cars and Coffee. They might spill some on their lap and get a nasty burn.

  • You had me at "it's got dogs in it".

  • Irishzombieman☆

    Aaach! Blue Aventador @ 1:40! Wow that;' pretty!

    Edir: Mew ergonomic keyboar. Learing to type all over agaim,

  • PushrodRWD

    What a great cross section of the automotive world! That van get's my vote for "best mid-engine" from the other day, .

    • It has what looks to be a marine drive setup. V-shaft style.

      It's there quite often

  • Nick

    Anyone know what the blue wagon at 0:52 is? I can't make out the badging on the back…

    Is it a Volvo 122S or an Amazon maybe?

    • runt262

      Volkswagen Type 3 (squareback)

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