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Old February 22nd, 2014, 01:41 PM
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CHarlotte Cars and Coffee Reinstated! Saturday March 8th, 2014 (2nd Sat)

Charlotte Area- Cars and Coffee at the NC Music Factory- Sat March 8th!
Charlotte Area Cars and Coffee - Uptown Charlotte
Skipping the 1st Saturday due to the Parking lot being used for the CIAA tournament.


Mattie's Diner / NC Music Factory Uptown Village-Main Lot
1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte NC 28206

Saturday March 8th, 2014

7:30am until!



The numerous emails, phone calls and texts that I received this past month about how much C&C means to those in Charlotte has prompted us to look at what was right with the event and what could be developmental areas to improve this great gathering. It was a scary thought for all those involved that the poor judgement by a select few could endanger everyone and ruin such a great event. Mattie and the NC Music Factory management through much thought has decided to give us one more chance with some mandatory changes in the event.

At this size and scope there are not many places that can or will accommodate this type of event, so many changes are going to be asked of us in order to keep the event here. I am restating the rules here on this forum but I know that a lot of individuals that come do not see these each month so for those of you that do please spread the word and help us keep this event going and growing here at the NC Music Factory.

Here are the rules:

-Absolutely no burnouts or horse play in the lot or the roads out front. It is irresponsible and safety is a huge concern for us. This is a one strike rule!. Violators will be asked not to return and the mater will be turned over to the CMPD/Sheriff's Dept.
-The Uptown division of the Mecklenburg police department is well aware of our event and will patrol the area. Speeding and unlawful behavior will not be tolerated on the public road out front or on the NC Music Factory's property. 911 will be called if antics prevail and the CMPD will respond!

-No vendors will be allowed to set up tables, booths or tents. As before you can hand out fliers if you wish but no signage or structures allowed.
-Trailers, box trucks and haulers will be asked to use lot #2 for parking, spaces are at a premium and these vehicles take up too much space and maneuvering them around is too high a risk for accidents.
-We need to leave the facilities better than we find them on each visit. NC Music Factory is letting us use this facility free of charge so we need to respect it, there are trash cans throughout the property please do please do not litter.
-Parking nearest to the Diner is reserved for regular restaurant patrons. We have the other 662 spaces!

Changes:

-there will be uniformed officers stationed at two points on the property, with one being in the turn lane of the frontage road. We hope this will deter any burnouts, rapid rates of speed and general idiotic moves leaving the parking lot.
-We are asking the bystanders that stand in front of the dinner to disperse, if those leaving don't have an audience of on lookers and video cameras it will greatly decrease the incidents that are possible. There is plenty of room in the parking look to take pictures and see the cars up close.
-Removing the on lookers at the entrance also will reduce the chances of anyone getting hurt by a vehicle that looses control.

***We will be selling a Charlotte Area Cars and Coffee T-Shirt with all the proceeds going to pay the fees for the deputies that will be on duty at each event as well as additional signage needed. I think instead of taking donations a T-Shirt that we can create and sell to generate funds to have the event be self-sufficient is best. We hope to have these ready for the 1st event but it may be the second event.


I am very grateful for all those that reached out and offered to help reinstate this event as well as those that gave ideas that would make this event safer.

Hope to see you Saturday and thank you for helping this event I stay safe and in place for years to come!



See you Saturday

Michael
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 02:31 PM
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Are you keeping out the Mustang crowd?
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 02:42 PM
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and how many land rovers are usually there, or is this just a not so fast and furious event?
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Sounds like an entry fee is going to be needed. You don't want to pay the cops out of your pocket.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 02:45 PM
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Mark, I'll pay your fine if you go and do burnouts ;-)

Seriuosly, if you want to go let me know and I may be able to get up there too.
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I have a buddy that hangs out with the Lotus crowd there who's been trying to get me to go. That would be a good are to hang...the British Isles.

When this was cancelled he said he was going to start doing the Cars and Cappuccino event, which is all European, but pics I saw on FB showed it was all sports cars. My ride would be a goose in that swan lake.
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I have a buddy that hangs out with the Lotus crowd there who's been trying to get me to go. That would be a good are to hang...the British Isles.
My ride would be a goose in that swan lake.
Man, when I drove my D90 up there I parked it in the back of the lot. I came back to a crowd around it. You'd be surprised.

Glad to hear the event has been reinstated. Any chance we could just get a ban on any post '79 Mustangs and Camaros? That should solve a lot of problems.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 10:09 PM
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The purpose of the event is to have all come and enjoy. I am very excited to say that there are more than a few Defenders there along with other Rovers. The 4x4 crowd has picked up over the last few months and the Land Cruisers, Jeeps and FJs have found us.

As always there are a few bad apples but I was very surprised at the number of individuals that really love the event and wanted to save it. I will come out of pocket the first few months for the deputies but the T-shirts should be a great way to raise the necessary funds to keep this going for awhile. If you guys are around I would love to see more D90s, when I drive mine I spend a lot of time there fielding questions about it. I am surprised how many people know what they are and know how rare they are.

Hope to see more of you out there!
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If no family scheduling conflict, I may just go this time.
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Cool thing about it is you can stay as long or as you like. Roll through the parking look just to look and leave if you would like! No big deal.

Just a reminder that it is the 2nd Sat in March. March 8th this month due to the CIAA Tourney in town who will be using the parking lot.
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