Sunday, September 24, 2017

Birmingham Michigan Cars & Coffee September 17, 2017.

I started today right, well sort of.  I forgot that cars and coffee was today until I woke up.  I set my alarm for 9 a.m. just because I wanted to be up by then.  The second I woke up I remembered, then in that moment, "omg cars and coffee is today".  The thing I didn't know is that the Cars & Coffee started at 10 a.m.  I though it ended at 10 a.m.  So here I was in a huge hurry.  I jumped right in the shower at 9:05 and was out and dried off by 9:09.

I got to downtown Birmingham as fast as I could (while driving safe).  I decided to park on the other side of the city where there was parking just in case there wasn't parking close to the cars & coffee location.  I parked at 9:20 and ended up running halfway because I wanted to see the cars for at least 30 minutes.  I get there at 9:30 and only see one Porsche and a couple of guys standing in front of Darakjian Jewelers (one is Armen, the owner of the shop).  I ask him where all the cars are at and he tells me it starts at 10, and we talk for a few minutes, then he offers me coffee, doughnuts, and bagels.  I took a glass of coffee, and as I fill my cup of coffee, a white Lotus from the 80's pulls up.  It looked like the one from James Bond, but about 10 years newer.

By 9:40 more and more exotic cars show up and even some muscle cars.  Ranging all the way from a Mustang 302 all the way to a 2005 Ford GT 40.  More and more cars start to arrive and by the time 10 hits, there are already no parking spots on the street for anyone to park.  So many people kept circling around the street up to 10 times seeing if a spot would clear up.  Some people were even told to move their car to make room for more special cars on the street.  It was kinda funny and everyone was laughing because some people had to move their Corvette and even a Lamborghini to make room for another Ford GT.

By the time I left the turnout it was fucking SICK! (as you can see in the pictures)  Even an old yellow GT 40 showed up, and the best part, it wasn't a replica, it was completely real!  The car costs more than a Bugatti at $4,000,000!

Closing thoughts.
This was the first Cars & Coffee I was able to enjoy and as expected, I loved the turnout.  From past Cars & Coffee in Birmingham I have seen pictures of LaFerraris parked on the street, sadly this time they weren't there, but the whole thing was amazing and super enjoyable if you love exotic cars.

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