• Oct 9, 2009
Cars and Coffee, the informal and inclusive wheeled hootenanny originated in Irvine, California has been spreading across the country faster than swine flu. There's no stage with bad cover bands, not a trophy in sight, but you're always likely to see some astounding vehicles.

Herb Chambers, New England dealership juggernaut, has thrown his support behind a New England gathering. "Herb himself is a super car enthusiast," says John Covell, Director of Marketing for the Herb Chambers Companies, "He thought that others would enjoy it." A new BMW dealership in Sudbury, MA, where the event is being held this Saturday, October 10th, is a supporting cast member.

Cynics may dismiss this as another ploy akin to inflatable dinosaurs, but when was the last time you were invited out by a car dealership to drink free coffee and ogle a McLaren F1 on a Saturday morning? Running from 7-10 AM, the inaugural event will be over before many people's days get under way. "Herb is passionate about cars and he's passionate about this business. If our customers understand that we share their passion, that's a good thing," sums up Covell. Hey, if he doesn't mind us drooling all over his McLaren, we'll agree.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I have some photos up if anyone is interested.

      http://209.6.110.56:888/~avisnick/main.php?g2_itemId=1573

      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sad that they continue to use the cars and coffee name after stealing it from the original guys that formed it. I heard they have been doing events for awhile in that area.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Your link is broken, how about Flickr?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just got back from it! Was pretty fun. Some guy pulled up in a yellow Lambo and set off all the car alarms. Priceless.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Didn't realize it was posted on Autoblog, they should have posted for Cars and Copters as well. Talked to the Yuppieracing.net guys, they weren't too pleased with it. But hey, I got free a T-shirt and free breakfast.

      http://s943.photobucket.com/albums/ad275/husyk/Herb%20Chambers%20BMW%20Cars%20and%20Coffee%202009/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool! 5 minutes away from me. I'll be there tomorrow.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hope to see lots of people there! It will be a good time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Herb showed up in an SLR. There weren't a huge number of exotics, though. One yellow Lambo. A couple of tired looking Lotus Esprits. A cherry Porsche 928. Two GTRs. One nice looking Porsche Turbo. A few M3s. An E63.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I missed Herb's helicopter. Yes, that 928 was totally mint.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That 928 was absolutely mint!
        You forgot to mention the helicopter
      • 5 Years Ago
      The show was great, I have pics and write-up on my website:
      http://www.carguydad.com/cars-and-coffee/

      ...and no, I'm not spamming. My website has no ads on it, it just there as an outlet for my passion. Enjoy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Really nice site!
      • 5 Years Ago
      ah cars and coffee, the best way to spend a morning that i know of. and early enough to not get stuck in any weekend traffic
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thanks for the heads up!
      I'll be there (from Natick) with my 40D bright and early!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sooooo tempted to go. But a 40min drive in the morning and my POS Volvo :(
      Any idea if he'll be doing this weekly or this a one time "free advertising for my BMW dealership" kinda deal? Be nice if he has it rotating around to some of his dealerships. His Lexus dealership is HUGE and right down the street from me. Plus just had some movie shot in there to.
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