Charlotte Area Cars and Coffee – At the Lake- October 2nd!

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    Charlotte Cars and Coffee at the Lake – Saturday Oct 2nd Exotics/Sports Cars/Classics

    Saturday Oct 2nd, 2010, The 1st Saturday of the Month!
    Panera Bread Company

    North Lake Mall (I-77 Ext 18) Panera Bread Co. (Between Panera and Fox and Hound)
    6801 North Lake Mall Drive- Charlotte NC 28216 #704.921.0013
    8 am- until
    Weather Permitting
    See you there!

    Hello All,

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at C&C this upcoming Saturday. Fall is the perfect time to get out and enjoy our passion. I know that there are some big football games going on, but start the morning out with a little exercise for your special vehicle! Please invite a friend and come out and enjoy the coffee, the people, and especially the cars!

    Special note from the CAFE group…
    CAFE would like to invite everyone to join us for a our 5th Annual Ferraris at Morrison event coming up on Saturday, October 2nd from 11am-3pm. This is a “Ferrari Specific” show to be enjoyed by owners, enthusiasts, and the general public. Morrison is a newer upscale shopping/living/dining complex in the SouthPark area of Charlotte. We will be taking over the main drag in Morrison giving the whole event a “street festival” feel (think Ferrari on Rodeo in Beverly Hills).

    To enter your Ferrari, simply email me your name, year, model, exterior, and interior to The entry fee is $20 and will be collected as you arrive. Each registered car will receive a goodie bag filled with great swag and also be entered to win some great door prizes! Plaques will be awarded to winners in each of a number of classes (the more entries I have, the more classes can be created).

    Check out the updated pictures on . We want to continue to have a great outlet to share our passion and knowledge about cars so keep it growing! If you have not signed on to the forum on please do so for more detailed updates (this should be fixed now)!

    ***IMPORTANT UPDATE:*** I have had several request for vendors over the last 12 months to participate in this growing event. Unfortunately the mall management has asked that we do not have any vendors displaying and selling their goods at our event. It is suppose to be strictly a social gathering and any ‘selling of goods’ is looked at by the mall management as competition from their tenets (as well as violates taxes laws, etc). It also takes up much needed space for C&C traffic as well as regular store traffic.

    If you would like to bring flyers that explain your products and have your contact info on them that is fine, but displaying and selling is out of the question. We risk loosing the right to use the North Lake property if we have vendors setting up there. Thank you for complying and respecting this rule that the mall management has established.

    ***IMPORTANT PARKING REQUEST***Also they have asked that we leave the parking spaces directly in front of the Panera (on both sides) open for ‘normal’ traffic. It is apparent that some people that are not as car friendly and are part of the normal business traffic have parked there and opened car doors on other cars and not left much room. I would avoid these spaces to avoid a visit to the Dent Wizard! There is plenty of room in the adjacent lots for us to park.

    As this event continues to grow and in order to keep it safe, fun and in tact we need to make sure of a few things:

    The 8 AM start time is still working well so that we all can go about our normal Saturday business after a few hours gawking at great rides. It will also allow us to take advantage of the empty adjacent lots if we need them before the patrons and employees of the restaurants start rolling in around 11AM.

    We are now on the radar screen of the Mecklenburg Police Dept’s North Division, which is not a problem because we are on mall property which we have permission to be on, but on the access roads leading to the property and the main highway they will be patrolling ‘helping’ us adhere to the speed limits. So be cautious and slow down a bit. Also as a mature crowd continue not to peel out, race through the parking lots or ignore common safety.

    In order to stay within the good graces of the mall management company please be kind and dispose of your trash in the trash cans around the property. We are doing a great job so far, so keep it up! I spoke with them and they are willing to add additional receptacles as needed.

    Continue to support Panera and other businesses in the area, the management has gone out of their way to lobby mall management to keep this event going and prospering. A year+ into it and the mall management is still happy to host us.

    I am looking forward to seeing all of you again and please pass the word to friends, neighbors and co-workers that want to bring out their rides.

    See you soon,


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