First Cruise of the Year!

…and like that, the weather changes for the better. :)

As long as the forecast remains at Sunny and 70 degrees for this Saturday (4/12), you can bet there will be a dozen or more people that are gathering at Easton Town Center for a cross-city CRUISE!

The plan is to meet at your convenience at the Northeast parking lot next to Nordstrom’s. This would be just off of Easton Loop E, just south of Morse Road. Bring your friends, chat for a bit, but wheels are rolling by 9am. Follow 270 N around the north side to Route 315 S, and take the Lennox Town Center exit by OSU to hop straight into Cup O’ Joe!

As with every meet, this is open to ALL makes, models, and years. We ask that you be respectful of the motoring laws and other drivers on the road. Have fun, bring your GoPro’s and cameras, and enjoy a great morning to drive. We will see you at Cup O’ Joe!

Future cruises may rotate “launching points” throughout Columbus, but the destination is always the same. :) Have fun, be safe, and we’ll see you soon!

JEvans

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Spring 2014 Updates!

Hey guys and gals…a big THANK YOU for everyone that’s been coming out to CC&C over the last few weeks. As a few of us were joking, this epic winter knocked our minds’ eye for a loop: it SEEMS like it should be a lot warmer than it actually FEELS. It’s been a fun 5 years of Columbus Cars and Coffee action, and everyone is looking forward to a warm season to come!

A few updates:

VIDEOS – Man, I’ve been plagued with technical and meteorological difficulties since starting the first interview video in January. The last couple weeks have had too much wind and background noise to understand the conversation. Other times, I had a microphone that didn’t work, or a camera that was out of batteries. Excuses, excuses I know…we will iron out the kinks and look forward to getting to know more of you in the weeks to come!

WEBSITE – Thanks to Spencer Carli at HandleBar Labs (www.handlebarlabs.com), we’re going to have a new, streamlined website! It’ll be easier to navigate especially for pictures and videos, and we’re happy to feed off of our Facebook page and calendar for other car events. More to come on that!

CRUISE, START TIMES – I’ve gotten a lot of people asking when the cruise from Easton Town Center to Cup O’ Joe is starting up again. Also, with the weather getting sunny earlier (when it’s not cloudy!) we’ll be pushing back the start time for early birds. For the CRUISE, you can anticipate not just from Easton, but we’re looking to have some area car shops that will be the starting point for cruises to Cup O’ Joe on Saturday mornings as well, to mix it up! Look for more information as the weather gets consistently warmer in the mornings, when the forecasts call for 60s+ temperatures.

As always, this group is great because of all of you, your suggestions and ideas, and of course your attendance! If there’s anything that we can be doing better, just drop us a line (email, phone call) anytime. See you soon!

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OMG…the never-ending winter!!!

I spent a few hours outside yesterday, playing with my welder and finishing up a couple of projects that have been shelved for far too long. Despite my sudden drive, my hatred for cold weather and lying on even colder asphalt/concrete was too strong and I ran inside…leaving more to do for a warmer day.

As a car guy, I don’t need a news feed to tell me that this winter is one for the record books.

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The good news is that we’re still enjoying Columbus Cars and Coffee all through this cold season. More videos to come, and it’s always great to meet new faces. If you haven’t stopped by this winter, please feel free to do so regardless of what you’re driving. We’ll all look forward to warmer weather to come!

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More than just cars…

This year, I’ll be coordinating weekly compilations of videos and pictures to make a weekly video montage of Columbus Cars and Coffee. If you come to this site or go to the Facebook page, there are plenty of beautiful pictures taken by some very talented people.

However, by adding video to the mix – interviewing CC&C attendees about themselves and their prized ride, background shots of the atmosphere at CC&C – we’re going to capture much more of what people are missing on a regular basis.

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Be sure to tell your friends to come down any Saturday they’d like. We’ll be happy to have you and anyone else you invite. See you soon!

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Is that you, Santa Claus???

With the turnout being light during the winter months, and the fact that not a lot of people may know each other…we know that some of you come to Cup O’ Joe, scan the parking lot, and drive on by. “Just a few cars that look inconspicuous, no one probably showed up”, you think. Inside, we can see a car guy a mile away: loud exhaust rumbling by, a truck idling in the parking lot…

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One thing to keep in mind: the same folks that rock some impressive rides during the summer months have them put away in wintertime. However, those same great owners still show up in SUVs, trucks, and cars; their “winter beaters” that help them get through these dreary months! Outside the weather is indeed frightful (take your pick: cold, rainy, cloudy, snowy, icy…) but inside Cup O’ Joe, the fire is indeed delightful…and the conversation is lively!

Take a chance, and stop in. We’re usually the group sitting at the tables next to the order line, and we look forward to meeting and talking with you soon!

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Winter Updates!

Folks, no one appreciates how crappy the weather is outside. Many of you have rightfully put your prized ride(s) in the garage, Sta-Bil in the tank and a Battery Tender plugged underhood.

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BUT…Columbus Cars and Coffee is still going strong! Powered by the faithful and the friendly, we are out every Saturday. Please keep in touch with us via email, or through our Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/ColumbusCarsAndCoffeeDOTNET

Have a happy and healthy holiday season, and hope to see you sometime soon!

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Sometimes the nicest mornings…

People that have lived in Central Ohio through at least a handful of years – and winters! – know the old adage by heart: “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes”…

Given the natural propensity for Mother Nature to give us radical temperature swings from day-to-day, in addition to weather events that apparently elude the best computer models and experienced meteorologists, we have to expect the unexpected. It’s never ideal, especially for planning outdoor events. However, critiquing it is just as hopeless. (Yes, of COURSE the weather would be nicer if it was 25 degrees warmer and it wasn’t snowing!!!)

But despite my personal desire (shared by many others) for everyday to be sunny and 82 degrees, Ohio will give us a gift every once in a while. In the middle of snowing one day, raining the next, and sleeting in between, we’ll get a blast of sunshine and a relative warming of the air that makes you glad to be alive. This past Saturday morning, we received just such a gift.

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From the time the sun rose, it felt warmer than the weatherman were predicting. Through mid-morning, the sun forced the ground to warm, and those of us at Cars and Coffee enjoyed a fleeting taste of the last 7 months’ worth of warmth…knowing all too well the winter around the corner.

Unfortunately, it was all too brief, as a layer of clouds blotted out the sun and the cool winds picked up again. Almost instinctively, people either went back inside Cup O’Joe, or pleasantly wrapped up conversations and departed.

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We had a great turnout on October 26th, 2013. By count, a better turnout than many weekends over the summer. It might have been the break in the cold weather we experienced the past week, and the anticipation of a better Saturday morning. It may just have been a total disregard for the weather altogether. Whatever the reason for having a great turnout, people enjoyed the cars, themselves, and appreciated the sun.

Here’s to hoping for many more Saturday mornings like this…

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Cars and…BUCKEYES???

Neither rain, nor snow, nor…Buckeye Football…deters us here at Columbus Cars and Coffee!

No matter what time the game kicks-off on Saturday, know that CC&C has plenty of space – and plenty of attendees! – for us to enjoy our group. Besides, the game won’t start until later; you’ve got PLENTY of time to meet up and hang out beforehand!

Look forward to seeing you this Saturday, because its Cars and Coffee time: that football nonsense can wait!

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TEN-HUT!!! Big car weekend coming up!

If you’re into cars, maybe even a little…THIS IS A BIG WEEKEND!

#1) Make sure you check out Cars and Coffee this weekend. We’ll be having a couple of military vehicles making an appearance! One of them is not small, either…will be a great opportunity for kids and those young-at-heart as well to check out some great equipment!

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#2) ARTHRITIS CAR SHOW – For the 31st year, this awesome show will be held in Dublin and is a “MUST-SEE” for the wide variety of vehicles and very friendly atmosphere!

http://www.arthritisautoshow.com/

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#3) GOODGUYS! – If you’re a hot-rodder, you gotta check out the show this weekend. Honestly, you should check out both. Come to think of it, WHY ARE BOTH OF THESE ON THE SAME WEEKEND?!?

https://www.good-guys.com/ggn

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Admittedly, I’m a little biased as I’ve had the good fortune to be a Judge for the Arthritis Car Show over the last 3 years. However, GET OUT AND CHECK THESE SHOWS FOR YOURSELF!!! Bring a friend, a family member, or a neighbor with you and support some great causes!

Great weather, great car traffic…this is what we live for! :)

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As always…we’re family-friendly!

Are you a busy car nut, and have kids to entertain on Saturday morning?

Is your spouse dying for a morning where they can sleep in, or get some “me time”?

Are you a grandparent (or really cool uncle/aunt) that wants to give the children in your family some exposure to car culture?

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Do yourself and your prodigy a favor and bring them out to Columbus Cars and Coffee! Not only will they experience some beautiful summer mornings, but they will get to meet some other great kids…OH YEAH, did we mention there were CARS INVOLVED?!?

So…if you’re a gearhead parent or grandparent that wants to expose the young’uns to some great cars (but don’t want to commit 8 hours on the weekend to a car show), or you want to meet other gearhead parents, feel free to come down any Saturday!

Points awarded every weekend to the coolest bikes, wagons, or PowerWheels!

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