I make it my point to attend “breakfast cruises” or “Cars N Coffee” events all over the world whenever I can find one.
I love these deals, as they are the “perfectly formed” casual car show — get your car out of the garage, bring those fluids up to temp, meet up with your buds for an hour or so of BS, and a cup of coffee (or hot chocolate) in my case, to wash it all down. Takes and hour or two and you’re home in time to get on with your day, chores, Honey-Do List or whatever.
Most of these events are “run what ya brung” and “something for everyone” but I have up until now failed to share with you some photos and details of the version I attend nearly every Saturday morning, when I’m around home, for many years now.
It’s run by the Early Rodders club, and couldn’t be more casual. The parking lot is at our local UA theater complex, and appropriately there is a Starbucks on property, so everyone gets their snack of choice. When this all started some years back, 50-75 cars was a good day. Now 150 is regular, and I’ve counted up to 200, just about filling the lot. Chilly days not a problem, but real rain calls the halt.
And you see everything there; old trucks, muscle, VWs, Jags, Ferraris, Gullwings, Porsches of all stripe, and You Name It GTs. Bikes too — everybody finds something to like and lots to talk about. There’s no admission of course, and it’s park anywhere you like. Just obey the rules of good breakfast cruise demeanor (don’t be a putz by taking two spaces, no speeding around the lot, and no burnouts on the way out. Just keep your ego in your pockets, walk around, and have a nice time). Families, kids, pets, and sig others welcome please.
Where when? You can program the theater (UA La Canada 8. 1919 Verdugo Blvd. La Canada, CA 91011) into your nav and get to the right place. Every Saturday morning, unless its raining, beginning about 7:00 and pretty much over by 9:00.
I hope you enjoy these great Kirk Gerbracht photos, and I’ll see you there some Saturday morning OK?
Please don’t leave, lots more photos just below…