An impromptu Cars & Caffe event this Sunday at the end of November got my toddler nephew all excited about the prospect of seeing some colorful cars on display… He’s been asking about going to a car show since I brought him to the Garden State Plaza mega meet, and the best I could tell him was we’ll go next year. Luckily he didn’t have to wait that long! Also lucky for us Panera Bread was nice and warm and offered some hot food after we quickly froze our asses off checking out all the cars that showed up…
Love how the colors pop! in the gray background of North Jersey winter:
Not the easiest task taking pictures while carrying a kid in my arms… but I have to say it was a great deal of fun, and my nephew loved it!
I especially like the idea that he’s telling his little brother all about his cars and coffee experiences, recreating the scene with his Matchbox cars:
He brought a bag of these along to the show, it was hard to convince him to leave them in the car and look at the real ones on display lol!
Last Cars & Coffee of the season at Tice’s Corner in Woodcliff Lake was a huge event. So yuge that we had to search for parking in the overflow lot near the bank down hill… it also felt a little less like C&C and more like a weekly cruise night, like those I used to attend every Saturday at the Whiskey Cafe in Lyndthurst, New Jersey. There were people selling cars and not just the boys from the local McLaren dealership displaying a pair of beautiful exotics. But quite a few more pedestrian cars.
Speaking of pedestrian cars there were several Miata’s but for whatever reason we didn’t really get to chat with any of them. Overall a very nice way to spend a Sunday morning.
One final note on the subject of Cars & Coffee events, I really hope they continue long into the future. I know some C&C’s have been disappearing especially on the West Coast in California and it’s a shame. I am really looking forward to taking my 3 year old nephew to a few of these when he’s old enough to appreciate the cars there.
Autumn is winding down. Fall foliage has been reduced to leaves waiting in piles on the side of suburban streets, to be sucked up by the DPW trucks… things are about to get pretty gray for a couple of months over the winter. Let a little color cheer you up this weekend. I went to a local Cars & Coffee in Paramus to see some awesome cars on display for everyone’s enjoyment!
I spent a whole of five minutes running around taking pictures, but I’m quite happy I got out of bed early this Sunday morning for this amazing opportunity, enjoy:
Surprised my car looks so good even when it definitely needs a wash.
The one thing that stood out at me was the amount of Lotus Espirit’s that showed up for this event.
Lots of SRT-8 Challengers and colorful Hellcats in attendance too…
That’s all folks… I think there’s one more of these next week. Hopefully I’ll be able to make it!
I love coming out to car events, especially if they’re so local I could practically walk there. So tonight I finally had a chance to check out the local Cars & Decaf (the weekday version of Cars & Coffee) in Bergen County held at the famous Fireplace restaurant in Paramus.
I’ve been to the Fireplace a number of times before because the food is good, so this time I arrived early, went inside for a nice meal and by the time I came out the parking lot was full of very pretty cars. The most interesting thing to me was how mixed up everything was… you had your Lamborghini Aventador’s parked next to Ferrari F430’s, parked next to Mazda MX-5 Miata’s. But instead of writing about it, I’ll just share some cell phone pix I took:
I got to chat with both the S2000 and the Elise owners. Great guys. The Lotus owner was kind enough to park his car next to the Miata so I can take some comparison shots. The MX-5 looks huge next to the tiny little Elise.
Very happy I had the opportunity to attend this event, and will be sure to keep an eye out on future events in this area this summer.