- January 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm #128132AnonymousGuest
“They all look the same!” Is what Barry Maguire, Max, my friend Saif, John and Linda, and I all uttered as we saw a line-up of 22 BMW 1M’s approaching. They had apparently decided to invade Cars & Coffee on this day. I would say that 90% of them where completely stock and completely identical other than the color. The first ones to arrive where offended because they where asked to park in the overflow lot. “But it took a lot of work to organize 22 cars to meet up. They’re special cars!” They uttered. What they didn’t realize was that by the time they arrived at Cars & Coffee the main lot was almost at capacity. Even if they wanted to they couldn’t fit in the main lot. They arrived almost at 7am. If you are showing your car and arrive at that time you don’t choose your spot. You take what is available. Nevertheless, they would have still been placed in the side lot as they showed up unannounced. Usually they may show up at the crack at dawn to reserve spots so that they may all park together and it is common courtesy to ask the John and Linda about having a meet at Cars & Coffee. As having 22 of the same car in one place kind of takes away one of the main reasons people attend the show, which is, the VARIETY. Yeah I applaud their effort for being able to organize that much of the U.S. allocation of 1M’s in one spot, but it looses it’s wow factor after about 30 seconds when you realize that because of them a bunch of unique vehicles won’t be able to park in the show lot. This was such a busy day that even the 4 level event parking structure was full. Many very cool and very unique cars had to park in the spectator lot because of the 1M’s and because of people who still insist on parking their Macy’s cars in the main show lot.
But anyways, enough of me ranting. Here are this past weekend’s picks of the pics:January 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm #133451January 16, 2012 at 11:44 pm #133450AnonymousGuestJanuary 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm #133449AnonymousGuestFebruary 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm #133452AnonymousGuest
I know what your saying about having to many of one kind of car, I have seen that way to often in the past with the guys with Mustangs and such, it really does not serve the purpose of C&C about having a variety of different cars rather than just a few of the same ol same ol….maybe next week it will be better…drivesmileFebruary 3, 2012 at 5:52 am #133453Zs VMember
I thought the point of Cars and Coffee was just to be a public car show for everybody to show their nice car?
Personally I’d rather see 22 1Ms than most of the tuned normal cars. A tuned car would have to be something really special like a 1000hp anything, which are usually something special to begin with anyways, or that insane looking Fiat 500 or that Chevy van with a big V8 in it for me to care. A Honda Civic or even a modern Mustang GT (4th gen and earlier 5th gen mostly) with a couple of engine mods doesn’t impress me in the slightest…and that’s coming from somebody who LOVES Mustangs
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