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Old February 3rd, 2014, 11:04 AM
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Charlotte Cars and Coffee Cancelled Indefinitely!

Charlotte Areas Cars and Coffee Event- Cancelled Indefinitely


Silly me, I thought I could help foster and grow the car crazed culture that is present here in Charlotte, but the immature actions by what was at first a select few but now what is adopted to many has ended our Cars and Coffee event indefinitely. Cars and Coffee Charlotte is no more!

I have run the range in the last 24 hrs of extreme anger and sadness because six plus years of hard work and effort is going down the drain. I can't tell you the countless hours, money and effort that was put in to build something wonderful from the ground up for the Car Culture in Charlotte to be ruined by a few that use their head as only a mere hatrack!

I have tried it all from posting the rules numerous times, hanging up signage, creating a police presence, getting others to help spread the word but nothing seems to help. I love cars and the people that love cars but under the current circumstances someone is going to get hurt or killed and I can't have that on my watch. I hate to see something that I have been working so hard to create come to an end but before someone gets seriously injured or killed I'm done! Sometimes you don't know how good you have it until it is gone and I believe Charlotte will realize this in a short time. The time, effort and great expense that this has taken was done out of pure joy for cars and those that surround them but it is getting too taxing and too dangerous to really enjoy

I'm am very grateful for Mattie's and the NC Music Factory's hospitality over the years but as you can see, no good deed goes unpunished and there is no reason that their businesses should not be jeopardized for some of our foolishness. Not only are the actions of a select few going to ruin it for those that behaved themselves and really enjoyed the event but it is going to hurt some small business owners as well.

I'm very grateful for the experiences that Cars and Coffee has given me and for the great friends that I have made out of it but all good things must come to an end and Cars and Coffee Charlotte is no more!

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Michael
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 11:12 AM
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 04:47 PM
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So what happen? I know people that attend and haven't heard. If it was exhibition of speed, them it wasn't the Rovers!
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 05:12 PM
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So what happen? I know people that attend and haven't heard. If it was exhibition of speed, them it wasn't the Rovers!
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 05:39 PM
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They shouldn't allow any American cars to events like that. In fact, American cars shouldn't be allowed on the road in general.

This reminds me of the signs at the entrances to the local mountain biking/hiking trails. Something along the lines "Your actions today make the policies of tomorrow." Its a shame that a few people can screw it up for everyone.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 06:04 PM
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What a douche in the blue Mustang.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 06:14 PM
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They shouldn't allow any American cars to events like that. In fact, American cars shouldn't be allowed on the road in general.

This reminds me of the signs at the entrances to the local mountain biking/hiking trails. Something along the lines "Your actions today make the policies of tomorrow." Its a shame that a few people can screw it up for everyone.
yep ... they should all be exported back to Detroit to be recycled into FIATs ..
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 08:53 PM
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 10:11 PM
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I heard about this from some friends that were there. Definitely a bummer, I've enjoyed the ones I've been to. Unfortunately when you get that many post 70's Mustangs in one place at one time, this was bound to happen. They are the locusts of car events.
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They shouldn't allow any American cars to events like that. In fact, American cars shouldn't be allowed on the road in general.

This reminds me of the signs at the entrances to the local mountain biking/hiking trails. Something along the lines "Your actions today make the policies of tomorrow." Its a shame that a few people can screw it up for everyone.
We have a C&C here that I am afraid is definitely endangered at times. It is in a serious wealthy area and gets a large turn out. It is not just American cars but usually the younger new rich in Ferraris and Lambos. You know, the ones that get out and are wearing every single bit of the Ferrari accessory catalog. They drive like morons. The plus is we have a lot attendant type person who is associated with the coffee joint that hosts the event. They have zero problem kicking and banning people for ridiculously stupid behavior. Cops show up from time to time to peruse the lot (as interested car people) and that helps.

Bottom line, it is not the make of the vehicle but the age of the driver. "American cars shouldn't be allowed on the road in general." Hilarious. What would tow the Rovers back to the dealership then?
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You can say that again. Stupid... plain stupid.

Thank god no one got hurt.
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when you switch to cable you end up watching Street Outlaws.

When you watch Street Outlaws you end up buying a Mustang GT and going to Cars & Coffee to show off.

When you go to Cars & Coffee to show off in your new Mustang GT, you end up losing control and taking out a fire hydrant.

When you take out a fire hydrant while trying to show off in your new Mustang GT, you go viral on youtube and everybody in the US now knows you are the asshole that got Cars & Coffee shut down and you can't be seen in public anymore.

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We have a C&C here that I am afraid is definitely endangered at times. It is in a serious wealthy area and gets a large turn out. It is not just American cars but usually the younger new rich in Ferraris and Lambos. You know, the ones that get out and are wearing every single bit of the Ferrari accessory catalog. They drive like morons. The plus is we have a lot attendant type person who is associated with the coffee joint that hosts the event. They have zero problem kicking and banning people for ridiculously stupid behavior. Cops show up from time to time to peruse the lot (as interested car people) and that helps.

Bottom line, it is not the make of the vehicle but the age of the driver. "American cars shouldn't be allowed on the road in general." Hilarious. What would tow the Rovers back to the dealership then?
2x this comment - the Great Falls event has turned into an idiot brigade of high-hp owners. Haven't been there in over two years. Upside is that I met a lot of great Rover people there, including Lav.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 09:21 AM
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Bottom line, it is not the make of the vehicle but the age of the driver. "American cars shouldn't be allowed on the road in general." Hilarious. What would tow the Rovers back to the dealership then?
I am more or less joking, but I do hate American cars. People in Land Rovers drive like douche bags off road just as much as Jeeps probably. That being said, I ride my bike to work at least once a week, which is about 12 miles each way, and I noticed that it is typically people driving American cars and BMW's that get way too close. Probably just a coincidence, but it happens enough for me to notice. f

------ Follow up post added February 4th, 2014 09:22 AM ------

Also, this makes me laugh.

http://theweek.com/article/index/248...-biggest-jerks
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