Join Date: Feb 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,107
One of the questions asked most about Cars & Coffee events is, "when do they stop for the year"? My standard answer has been, "if it's not actively raining, or if there's not significant snow, ice or salt on the roads, it's on". This morning was a great example - it snowed lightly, yesterday afternoon thru evening. My local neighborhood streets had about an inch of packed snow this morning, but all other roads were clear of snow, and there looked to be little salt residue left over. The uncertainty of road conditions meant this was not going to be a 'normal' turnout for the very early Katie's crowd. I got to Katie's, as I normally do, around 6:20AM. I was the first car on the parking lot, which is unusual. I'm used to having no less than 3 or 4 people there before me - Dave in his Corvette, Glenn in his 360, Maserati or Hummer, and at least another random regular.
Doubt about road conditions just pushes attendance later in the morning. We started having car people show up around 6:45AM, with more at 7:00AM, and still more arriving as I left, just past 7:30AM. In general, daily drivers are more commonplace, and would certainly be the norm if the roads are still bad. Still, you'll notice that someone brought out a RWD Ford Lightning truck - gutsy!
Questionable conditions may keep some folks away, and there will be far less cars, and few 'interesting' cars, but car people still come out to sit and talk about things automotive.
One last item - experience shows, if we had this small turnout this week, it will take worse weather to keep people away next week. We don't like extended breaks from our car fixes!
The Katie's morning crew today was Pablo, Gina & Matt.
Last edited by rcollum; 01-26-2013 at 07:20 AM.