SoCal Monthly Event - Cars and Coffee, Irvine

SoCal Monthly Event - Cars and Coffee, Irvine

Joined: November 21st, 2007, 2:40 am

September 7th, 2008, 9:08 pm #1

I would like to suggest a group gathering of FIATs (any/all models) every 1st Saturday of the month at Irvine Cars and Coffee. This would be a standing event and is something that is not too intrusive on your Satuday as the show is from 7am to 9am. Following the show, we can caravan to a local breakfast spot or we can rotate and let a different person pick each month, using the 2 hours at the show to decide where . The person choosing can work it such that it's on their way home . We can even incorporate a drive afterwards and all be home by Noon, or sooner, to deal with all the "honey-do's". The point here is to have something we know we can plan on going to at least once a month and not have to wait so long in between events. Note that there are a couple of choices here also, Village Coffee Roasters in Calabasas and for the hardcore C&C enthusiast - Las Vegas C&C. I have been to all 3 and think any would be a great time especially since it's fairly guaranteed we'd be the only FIATs in attendance (I usually am when I go solo).

In any case, here is the info on the Irvine meet:

Ford Motor Company
One Premier Place
Irvine, CA 92818-2922

From San Diego:
5 Freeway North, exit Alton Pkwy, turn left then first right.

From Los Angeles/Inland Empire:
5 Freeway South, exit Alton Pkwy, merge on Enterprise, turn left on Alton, right on Gateway.

From Long Beach:
405 Freeway South, exit Irvine Center Drive, turn left.

There is a coffee and food vendor in the parking lot and Ford also opens up their cafeteria offerring a full breakfast menu and clean restrooms.

The next few dates are:

10/4
11/1 - Day before France & Italy!
12/6
1/3 - Long Holiday weekend!

Keep in mind also that if we get enough of us we can request to be the "Featured Marque" and have our own corral, otherwise, I have cones to reserve parking spaces for us however, it is generally frowned upon if I leave them out for too long and people do not arrive.

Let me know what you think -

RMMJ
1986 Bertone X1/9 a.k.a BlueTooth
www.socalx.com
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Larry Ham
Larry Ham

September 8th, 2008, 1:58 am #2

I think this is a great idea, Rudy. Even though I live pretty far away (near Fresno), I think I could make acouple of them anyway. i saw the story they did on the Irvive C&C on Speed TV (car crazy, I think), and it really looked fun, and lots of awesome cars. Count me in for a couple of them. Larry
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Joined: November 21st, 2007, 2:40 am

September 8th, 2008, 2:54 am #3

why don't you plan on coming to the 11/1 show? You can crash at my place in the guest room and then follow to Best of France & Italy the very next day. We can spend the rest of Saturday afternoon getting our cars all prettied up

RMMJ
1986 Bertone X1/9 a.k.a BlueTooth
www.socalx.com
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Joined: July 25th, 2008, 6:39 pm

September 8th, 2008, 5:32 am #4

I would like to suggest a group gathering of FIATs (any/all models) every 1st Saturday of the month at Irvine Cars and Coffee. This would be a standing event and is something that is not too intrusive on your Satuday as the show is from 7am to 9am. Following the show, we can caravan to a local breakfast spot or we can rotate and let a different person pick each month, using the 2 hours at the show to decide where . The person choosing can work it such that it's on their way home . We can even incorporate a drive afterwards and all be home by Noon, or sooner, to deal with all the "honey-do's". The point here is to have something we know we can plan on going to at least once a month and not have to wait so long in between events. Note that there are a couple of choices here also, Village Coffee Roasters in Calabasas and for the hardcore C&C enthusiast - Las Vegas C&C. I have been to all 3 and think any would be a great time especially since it's fairly guaranteed we'd be the only FIATs in attendance (I usually am when I go solo).

In any case, here is the info on the Irvine meet:

Ford Motor Company
One Premier Place
Irvine, CA 92818-2922

From San Diego:
5 Freeway North, exit Alton Pkwy, turn left then first right.

From Los Angeles/Inland Empire:
5 Freeway South, exit Alton Pkwy, merge on Enterprise, turn left on Alton, right on Gateway.

From Long Beach:
405 Freeway South, exit Irvine Center Drive, turn left.

There is a coffee and food vendor in the parking lot and Ford also opens up their cafeteria offerring a full breakfast menu and clean restrooms.

The next few dates are:

10/4
11/1 - Day before France & Italy!
12/6
1/3 - Long Holiday weekend!

Keep in mind also that if we get enough of us we can request to be the "Featured Marque" and have our own corral, otherwise, I have cones to reserve parking spaces for us however, it is generally frowned upon if I leave them out for too long and people do not arrive.

Let me know what you think -

RMMJ
1986 Bertone X1/9 a.k.a BlueTooth
www.socalx.com
If some of you guys would like to come up here to meet, the "big one" is always the last Sunday of the month. Literally hundreds of nice cars show up...probably not as big an event as Cars 'n Coffee, but still very worthwhile.

I live in Ventura County; I don't currently own an X1/9 but used to many years ago and would love to meet up with some fellow X enthusiasts. Let me know if you plan on coming.
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

September 8th, 2008, 7:25 am #5


Many of us indeed use to go to the Village Coffee Roaster events... but its a long haul for many of the "locals" here... especially for a few hours.

It's pretty much my hometown though... just having personal difficulties getting out to do anything lately.

As Rudy suggested... the The BFI show is where we all kinda congregate, but its only once a year.  Doing both VCR and C&C would be difficult, if not impossible for that weekend.

I understand that VCR has some special dates sometimes... do you know of them?  Maybe we can encourage others to come out this way on one of those occasions.


My best,



Tony
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Joined: November 21st, 2007, 2:40 am

September 8th, 2008, 5:02 pm #6

C&C is Saturdays, VCR is Sundays with the "Super Sunday" on the last day of the month.

Welcome Larry!

Well, I would like to have the Irvine event as the standing one as Sunday is usually in most cases reserved as a "family" day for religious reasons.

The main this is having too much time in between seeing each other and maybe I'm just being a little sentimental, but since my divorce, you all are my closest group of friends and I'd like to hang with you

Any bowlers here?

RMMJ
1986 Bertone X1/9 a.k.a BlueTooth
www.socalx.com
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

September 8th, 2008, 5:40 pm #7


Three generations get together at PINZ in Studio City several times each decade to amaze and stupify all those watching with some of the lowest scores ever posted!

Beer, soda, Birthday Cake... psychedelic lighting and neon glow-in-the-dark balls, along with thousands of dollars of gifts are exchanged to further enhance the afternoon's entertainment.&nbsp; I think its also carried live on ESPN too...

I think... but I don't know for sure, as I'm usually there all the time maxing out my credit cards paying for the event.

Alas... when are there any SPECIAL VCR days... Larry?&nbsp; I know they had one last year around Christmas I think, that shut down the 101!&nbsp; Maybe something not as grandiose!


My best,



Tony
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Kent
Kent

September 8th, 2008, 5:42 pm #8

I would like to suggest a group gathering of FIATs (any/all models) every 1st Saturday of the month at Irvine Cars and Coffee. This would be a standing event and is something that is not too intrusive on your Satuday as the show is from 7am to 9am. Following the show, we can caravan to a local breakfast spot or we can rotate and let a different person pick each month, using the 2 hours at the show to decide where . The person choosing can work it such that it's on their way home . We can even incorporate a drive afterwards and all be home by Noon, or sooner, to deal with all the "honey-do's". The point here is to have something we know we can plan on going to at least once a month and not have to wait so long in between events. Note that there are a couple of choices here also, Village Coffee Roasters in Calabasas and for the hardcore C&C enthusiast - Las Vegas C&C. I have been to all 3 and think any would be a great time especially since it's fairly guaranteed we'd be the only FIATs in attendance (I usually am when I go solo).

In any case, here is the info on the Irvine meet:

Ford Motor Company
One Premier Place
Irvine, CA 92818-2922

From San Diego:
5 Freeway North, exit Alton Pkwy, turn left then first right.

From Los Angeles/Inland Empire:
5 Freeway South, exit Alton Pkwy, merge on Enterprise, turn left on Alton, right on Gateway.

From Long Beach:
405 Freeway South, exit Irvine Center Drive, turn left.

There is a coffee and food vendor in the parking lot and Ford also opens up their cafeteria offerring a full breakfast menu and clean restrooms.

The next few dates are:

10/4
11/1 - Day before France & Italy!
12/6
1/3 - Long Holiday weekend!

Keep in mind also that if we get enough of us we can request to be the "Featured Marque" and have our own corral, otherwise, I have cones to reserve parking spaces for us however, it is generally frowned upon if I leave them out for too long and people do not arrive.

Let me know what you think -

RMMJ
1986 Bertone X1/9 a.k.a BlueTooth
www.socalx.com
Just re-entered the world of X ownership, and though it will be some time before I've got anything ambulatory, I'd like to stop and chat once in a while. (And also maybe steal the wheels off Ricardo's car...........)
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

September 8th, 2008, 6:28 pm #9


Check the FS&W forum and give him a call.

Soooo... are you local to SoCal?&nbsp; I'm in Santa Clarita.


My best,



Tony
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Larry Ham
Larry Ham

September 8th, 2008, 8:18 pm #10

C&C is Saturdays, VCR is Sundays with the "Super Sunday" on the last day of the month.

Welcome Larry!

Well, I would like to have the Irvine event as the standing one as Sunday is usually in most cases reserved as a "family" day for religious reasons.

The main this is having too much time in between seeing each other and maybe I'm just being a little sentimental, but since my divorce, you all are my closest group of friends and I'd like to hang with you

Any bowlers here?

RMMJ
1986 Bertone X1/9 a.k.a BlueTooth
www.socalx.com
I'll bring my 300 ring with me when we get together.
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