Join Date: Feb 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,107
Fair Lakes, 02/15/15
I'm often asked, when does Cars & Coffee end for the season? I usually explain that it's a year-round event at the venues I attend, with exceptions. Is there salt down? That eliminates most of the exotics. Snow/rain? That winnows out lots of potential attendees, especially front-engine, rear wheel drive, high-horsepower cars. Exceedingly cold temperatures? That should functionally make the weekly Cars & Coffee a non-event.
Here's the reality - lots of people (myself definitely included) look forward, all week long, to our cars and car-friends fix. This week is the best example I can think of. It snowed last night in Fairfax - only an inch or so, but complicated by temperatures of 9 degrees, with the 40mph gusting wind making for a wind chill of minus 15F, at 9:00AM at Fair Lakes.
The pictures below show that the most dedicated of us - the Mopar people - made it to Fair Lakes this morning. Even though they drive front-engine, rear wheel drive, significant horsepower cars, these people made it out. I chickened out. I drove by, got out, and took 5 pictures. Kudos to these hardy folks! (They aren't completely crazy; they were inside Starbucks, no doubt talking about cars!) Hey, where was the Challenger Hellcat?
Yes, that is snow on the parking lot, and that front license plate is completely caked in ice.