It’s difficult to go to a Cars and Coffee event out here in NYC, especially as a car owner within the 5 boroughs. Space is limited and as a resident your options locally are slim to none, unless you are on the lookout for specifically curated events within the automotive community. Cars and Coffee is an event that usually takes place every Sunday across North America, weather permitting, where you spectate and look at privately owned vehicles with a cup of coffee. I have been to a few other Cars and Coffee events in the past, but nothing within this magnitude. I would dare say that this is the best car show in terms of price point, which is free, and what you are seeing. The cars in attendance almost make people in attendance feel like the event is unreal. It is something out of a video game or Concours d’Elegance because where else could you see a Japanese imported Lanica Integrale, P1, Jaguar F-Type S, GT40, Porsche 356 Speedster, and a 190E racecar?
Caffeine & Carburetors is an event that happens only 4 times a year. Twice in the spring and fall. The event was created by Doug Zumbach. He opened up a space in 1991 for coffee, which is Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee, and has been part of the event since its original inception. This particular event I went to spectate took place on 5/22/22. It was during this time that we got a presummer heatwave. It was over 93 degrees this day with high humidity. I met up with Steven and Company at a bagel spot in Queens before we all headed out together to celebrate the culture of cars. I’d like to thank Steven for the invite.