What happens to your event when it loses its home?

David S.
Update by David S. Wallens to the Mazda Miata project car
May 22, 2023 | Mazda, Miata, Mazda Miata, Ace Cafe, Garage Rescue Miata, Orlando Roadsters

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Word on the street says that Ace Cafe, where we have been regularly joining Orlando Roadsters with our Garage Rescue Miata, is closing its doors. A high-rise is planned for the spot. That means that these monthly meets, a staple of the Orlando scene for more than 20 years, will need a new home.

Tonight, May 22, the group plans one last hurrah at Ace Cafe. Assuming this tropic depression cooperates, see you there. Enjoy some photos from a recent gathering, and watch Facebook for info about the club’s future plans.

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kb58
kb58 UltraDork
5/22/23 3:44 p.m.

I'm in SoCal and unfortunately it's fairly common for Cars and Coffee meets to get booted from their current locations. It's always the same reason, a few bad eggs showing off, causing noise complaints, and presto, the meet is kicked out. While not exactly the same as a business closing, both cause the event to be relocated.

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
5/22/23 3:49 p.m.

I'm still waiting for Cars and Coffee to come back to Dallas. They lost their last site in 2018.

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) UberDork
5/22/23 5:10 p.m.
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) said:

I'm still waiting for Cars and Coffee to come back to Dallas. They lost their last site in 2018.

How many Ford Mustangs does the tollway retaining wall need to meet to close down a Dallas Cars and Coffee?

https://www.google.com/search?q=mustang+dallas+cars+coffee&sxsrf=APwXEddD4btYbbnPdl4_PSagxYnyYxANrQ%3A1684789662908&source=hp&ei=ntlrZPbaNP24qtsPqeWi8Aw&oq=mustang+dallas+cars+coffee&gs_lcp=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-okBYJSOAWgQcAB4AIABsQKIAfI9kgEJMC4yMS4xNy4xmAEAoAEBsAEP&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-hp#vuanr=4

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
5/22/23 6:57 p.m.

It actually got too big and too complicated and the owner of Classic BMW got tired of paying his people to move all the cars from the back lot once a month, only to be overrun with complaints from people whose cars were denied entrance because they weren't special enough.

https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/things-to-do/2018/11/29/richard-rawlings-takes-over-cars-coffee-the-d-fw-event-where-ordinary-cars-battled-extraordinary/

Then Richard Rawlings offered to move it to Gas Monkey Live. Shortly after that he ended up in a lawsuit with the guy who ran his restaurant, then COVID hit, Gas Monkey Live was shut down and then went away. I got to hear all about it because Mrs. Snowdoggie is the Creative Director for the Ad Agency that Rawlings uses and she actually designed a lot of those Gas Monkey T shirts.

Classic BMW did a very good job for a good long time and ended up getting E36 M3 for it. They even set out water for those of us who brought our dogs to the event. They are good guys. If I ever need to buy a BMW, I will go there.

 

 

 

 

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) UberDork
5/23/23 8:40 a.m.

I didn't say anything about Classic BMW or GMG.  There are plenty of videos and memes about Mustangs and Dallas C&C.  My favorite video is the one where the Plano PD has lights and sirens going and arrive at the crash about 3 seconds after it happened.  Morons killed C&C.
 

Dallas has "roadshows" now so that's cool, right?  
 

DFW is textbook "how to lose a venue." 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/23/23 9:11 a.m.

Welp, last night didn’t go as planned: sheets of rain as I got on I-4–not in the Miata–and it didn’t let  up as I got closer to Orlando. Very low visibility and slow-moving traffic. 

I finally stopped to eat and then headed back home. (Only light rain while heading back home.)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/23/23 9:12 a.m.

(And, yeah, I know I initially parked on the line. I was trying to avoid a truck with trailer that was blocking most of the spaces when I pulled up.)

kb58
kb58 UltraDork
5/23/23 9:47 a.m.

Hey, Dave, that's the same excuse I use! "Dude, don't get mad at me, there was a car there before that was over his line, so I had to park this way."

I kid.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
5/23/23 10:35 a.m.

Whatttt? No way. That's such an iconic spot. Orlando doesn't need another high rise

minihaha
minihaha New Reader
5/23/23 11:01 a.m.

Ace cafe in Orlando opened in 2017, I was there.

Just seems like 20 years...

 

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