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Old 11-06-2011
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Default Houston Coffee & Cars - June 2, 2012

Coffee & Cars - Houston
Saturday Jun 2 - 7am - 10am
Vintage Park at 249 and Louetta
Best time to get there is about 7am and we generally don't roll in together, but rather we meet at a pre-defined meeting spot.
Here's a link to the meeting spot. Google has changed things up a bit, so you may have to click on the link on the left side of the page called Saleen Gathering Spot to see where we all actually park.,0.004823
It's just first come, first served, so if you come in later, you'll likely have to park away from the group.
Here's a link to pics from one of our last years events:
If you're going to make it, please give me a shout.

From: Bill Fester
Saturday morning we will once again be gathering at Vintage park for Coffee & Cars Houston. Those of you who made it to May's gathering know that it's just getting better in terms of number of vehicles, and the diversity of makes, models and even types. For those of you who brought a vehicle once again, we truly thank you.

Once again, THE ONLY places we're allowed to park are in the lots. Not on the grass, not in the fire lanes, and unless you have a handicap placard, not in the handicap spots. DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS. DO NOT DOUBLE PARK IN THE THROUGH SECTIONS OF THE LOTS. This creates traffic problems, and safety issues.

Please be extra conscious of Salon customers trying to get in and out of the parking spots. Ultimately those customers (and all Vintage Park patrons) are paying the rent for us to park in Vintage Park once a month on Saturday morning.

We have started offering a collection box for those who voluntarily would like to contribute to the expenses of having Coffee & Cars Houston. Some people think that C&C is making money by this. Please see me, I'll be most happy to run down what it costs for our HPD officers and trash boxes. We've endeavored to make this a "free" get-together, and have not allowed it to become a commercialized situation. That is why you see no banners or items for sale. If on the other hand, you would like to contribute a few bucks toward our expenses, please locate the collection box.

A few new items for this month. Saturday, Risi Competizione will be bringing out some very rare machines including one of Michael Schumacher's F1 Ferraris as well as some other competition cars.

Also, do not be surprised to see some of the members of the Houston Roller Derby club on hand.

For those of you interested in attending, some other car shows in the area include:
The Oilfield Helping Hands Car Show in Tomball. This is located at the Historic Train Depot in downtown Tomball and will run from 9 to 5 on Saturday.

And of course Nifty Fifties which meets weekly (on Saturday evenings) in the shopping center at Spring Cypress and Champion Forest Drive.

As I mentioned last month, while the parade of cars leaving our gathering is extraordinary (where else in the area would you see this?), if you need to make a quicker exit, please use the site exits out the back and sides. There's no point sitting 30 minutes overheating your engine and yourself, waiting to get out to Louetta.

We have no tolerance for burnouts, either entering and leaving Vintage Park
. Folks, this can end our ability to have Coffee & Cars faster than anything else. And that includes not just the site, but also all of the roads leading out of the general area (yes, even the feeder road to 249). Further, once you've left Vintage Park, do not cruise back and forth in front of it. This just adds to the traffic congestion.

Please help us sustain our gathering. Coffee & Cars only exists because of the vehicles you bring and the graciousness you exhibit. I have talked with many many people over the past few years who either participated, knew about, or were completely unaware of Coffee & Cars Houston. On knowing that we could assemble such a massive collections of vehicles of all types, all seem to be genuinely amazed that this can be done without problems in a non-commercialized, volunteer-organized, way. Because everyone who attends takes a personal interest in not only his or her vehicle, but also in our hobby, and in having the chance to simply get together socially without incident.

See you Saturday,
Joe Mills

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Old 11-07-2011
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Nice pictures as always Joe!
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Old 05-04-2012
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Come on out this weekend folks!
Joe Mills
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