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Cars and Coffee Virginia/DC

If you’re in the DC area and want to check out an exceptional collection of exotic and immaculate classic rides FOR FREE, I suggest you head over to Great Falls, VA to the Cars and Coffee event that takes place every Saturday.

SLS AMG at Cars and Coffee VA

There are a number of Cars and Coffee-type meets that take place throughout the country (Kurt recently covered a Cars and Coffee meet in Jacksonville), and the DC-area one certainly does the concept justice.

One recent Saturday morning, I caravaned down with my buddy Paul (he was driving his monster Grand Cherokee SRT-8) and a pack of Vipers and Corvettes.  It was still dark when we left for the event, but by the time we arrived, the sun was gleaming like a halo on a heavenly field of precious metal.

Cars and Coffee VA

There was a stunning array of Ferraris, Lambos (two Countachs and a Murcielago), Bimmers, Porsches, Corvettes, Alfas, Mercedes, Minis, Lotuses, Triumphs, Scouts, Maseratis, Jags, and even a Kaiser Darrin.  The cars also varied widely by model year.  Keep in mind that these are vehicles owned by the locals and driven there – these aren’t all investments that spend their days appreciating in a hermetically sealed garage.   Below are a few examples from that Saturday.

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Dodge Vipers and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 from the morning’s caravan.


Cars and Coffee VA

A rare gem – 1954 Kaiser Darrin (only 435 were built)


Cars and Coffee VA

CLK63 AMG Black Series Mercedes


Cars and Coffee VA

M&Ms – E24 M6 (!) and E30 M3


Cars and Coffee VA

1965 or 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350


Mini Cooper and BMW 2002


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Another uncommon sight – a BMW Z8, with Dodge Charger R/T in the background.


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A gorgeous Jaguar E-type V12


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Vettes – Stingray and Z51

I suggest that if you’re visiting to scope out the cars and you’re not driving anything that fits the bill, park around back and allow the eye candy to take the limited number of spots out front.  Then grab yourself a cup of hot coffee, take out your camera, and get to work salivating.  I can’t think of a better way to start the weekend.

Cars and Coffee is located at Katie’s Coffee House (760 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA, 22066) and takes place every Saturday from April through October between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

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6 Responses

  1. Kurt says:

    You definitely have a higher class of riff-raff than we do!

  2. L says:

    Ha! You know, I was hoping to see an Aston, but none appeared. Score one for the Jacksonville crowd.

  3. Ryan (Exoticcarluver) says:

    wow i take my lotus there sometimes but i was shocked to see it on this website! score for great falls/ McLean area

  4. There is a new Cars ‘N Coffee that started in April at The Corner Bakery in Bethesda, MD. Hours are 8am to 10am and the address is 10327 Westlake Drive and is right next to Montgomery Mall about 1/4 mile from the Democracy Blvd exit off the 270 spur. We’ve seen many different cars from a ’54 Cadillac Eldorado convertible the latest 2012 Fisker Karma. There are rumbles about a 1930 Ford Model A, a Ford GT, a Morgan Plus 4 and all kinds of amazing rides showing up.

    We are also shooting a TV series around the Cars ‘N Coffee events so we urge everyone to come on out and help us build the newest and hopefully biggest one in the DC region. Please forward this on to any appropriate list or website and we hope to see you there!

    • Here is Episode #1 of “Cars ‘N Coffee” shot in Bethesda, MD. Episode #2, shot in Las Vegas, should be ready for you next week. Santa Barbara & Cincy in the can and shooting Palm Beach, FL on Saturday and once more this month in Paris (France). Check this and don’t forget to “share” it everywhere you can!

  5. Can you post this to you website under videos?

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