This perfectly illustrates the atmosphere of a Cars & Coffee event. A pair of prancing horses straddle an LS-swapped Nissan 240SX. Polar opposites of design, engineering, and intent but sharing a space as stable mates. Not many other places will you be able to experience such camaraderie and shared enthusiasm for the automotive hobby.
>We tend to draw a crowd from all over the place. It’s not uncommon to see out of state license plates from Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, and Minnesota. This guy even drove his Miata all the way from New Jersey!
I get asked by many people whether their car would be “allowed” to come to an event like this. The short answer is “yes”. These events aren’t car shows. They’re not a competition. The only thing you should be worried about is having a good time. The only things that aren’t allowed are big egos and people with something to prove. I'm not much of a Honda enthusiast, but I spent quite a bit of time checking out this fully Mugen-kitted DC2 Integra Type-R. I might not want to have it in my garage, but I can appreciate quality when I see it.
You don’t even need to bring anything fancy or modified. A pair of stock Scion FR-S coupes are enough to start a conversation.
From what I can tell, these kinds of events take place all over the country with good regularity. If you’re looking for a mature event to help you get out of the house and have some good conversation with some great people, try looking up the nearest Cars & Coffee style event in your area. You’re more than likely to see some amazing machines and meet some new friends, the only catch is you'll have to wake up early on a weekend!