Cars and coffee?
Does anyone know of there is a local(ish) weekly or monthly cars and coffee? Would love to check out peoples cars and BS about motoring some Sunday morning. I went to one in Florida a few years back and it’s a really good time. Please let me know.
I suppose the definition of "really good time" varies from person to person, but I did find this online.
Who knows, maybe there's a Pickleball court nearby as well (-;
Not sure how big a crowd they get in Califon on Sunday mornings...
Every Thursday there is a great car show at Wendy's / Lowes parking lot on Mountain Avenue at 5 run by Cops and Rodders. There is music; food and lots of really nice cars and people.
Haha Ianimal. Maybe I should have clarified that “really good time” statement. It was a really good time in relation to other car events I’ve been to. I once went to a concourse event where everyone wore sport coats and had their arms pinned behind their backs for fear of accidentally brushing again the $45,000 paint job of an early 70’s Lambo.
Thank you grascal. I was completely unaware of this event.
Gus, yes, I’ve stopped by the Wendy’s show on a few occasions. It’s decent but, honestly, if you’ve seen one C5 corvette, youve seen them all.
I’m looking forward to the M and M show this weekend but have tempered my expectation based on previous years. Walking passed 100 differnt “tri-5” chevys does nothing for me.
Consigliere stop by say hello at M&M Sunday, I be there with my Red C4 '91 with Saddle interior. Hopefully the targa top will stay off all day.
Consigliere, if you have a free weekend in July, the Carlisle Mopar Nationals is always a good time, but it's about 30 minutes past Harrisburg, PA so it's a little far for a day trip...
Personally I'd rather go up to Island and watch the cars actually being driven instead of parking lot.
Besides the Cars and Coffeeon Sundays in Califon (I have only seen a few cars), Califon has a cruise night every Wednesday night at same location.
Other events coming to Califon, these are at Califon Island Park:
4th Annual All-MOPAR Car Show | Saturday, June 18th, 2022 | 9:00am - 2:00pm
8th Annual Classic Car Show | Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 9:00am - 2:00pm
An article by Jay Leno on this very subject is on Hagerty Media .Good articles on Hagerty - also The Truth About Cars , Curbside Classic , and Motorius are some other decent car sites .
Thanks for those articles. I love "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry!" There was something about Susan George too... Both the movie and her were always underrated in my book. I never see any of the 60's and 70's car movies on TV anymore. I mean movies like "Vanishing Point", "Two Lane Blacktop", and the OG "Gone in Sixty Seconds." They show "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Breaker Breaker" once in a while, but that's about it. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the Transporter and F&F series of movies, but there's something about those earlier, raw Non-CGI movies that hit you right in the gut. You knew there was a real person in that car doing the stunts, not someone attached to a green screen.
Those movies are probably too non-PC to show on regular tv these days the way people gripe on twitter when something doesn't fit their world view. In fact I saw a recent online review of Vanishing Point that called the scene with the gay hitchhikers homophobic and cringe worthy. Guess they missed the point when they pulled a gun on Kowalski and tried to steal his car. I have the dvd and on the flip side is the Canadian version of that movie which has British actress Charlotte Rampling as a hitchhiker he encounters who symbolizes death coming in his future . They must have thought that scene was too deep for U.S.audiences.
Another rare gem car movie is the 1976 David Carradine movie Cannonball . We saw it on a double feature at the Ledgewood drive-in back in the day and all agreed it was better than the main feature . It's available now to watch on the free streamer Tubi TV .
People who couldn't walk fast enough and zig zag to escape a bulldozer kind of deserved to get killed in that silly movie . Now the California Kid tv movie was a good car film .Clicking on the Tubi tv icon in the link in my last post will go straight to the Cannonball movie without commercials . I didn't know that earlier today and since it's a free site totally 100% legal .Youtube California Kid link below .
Thanks for info everyone. Good stuff. Josh, I go to island here and there but I guess I’m one of those weirdos that likes to kick tires (not literally lol) and BS with other car people. In 2019 I went to the import show at island and that was really cool. Ianimal, I’d totally take a day trip out there, assuming the weather is nice. Gus B, I’ll be on the lookout for your c4 and I’ll say hello if I spot you. Thanks again all.
"Killdozer. Find it on youtube. Don’t watch it."
Wait, what??? Find it, but don't watch it? I saw it years ago, but then after Googling it, I realize you weren't talking about this 1974 movie with Clint Walker and Robert Urich:
The movie I saw wasn't in the first few results! The one you're talking about, yeah, not good.
I was thinking of the same movie you were and I posted a link to the IMDB page for it, but I think he may have meant the guy that went a bit off his rocker and built his own version of "Killdozer". The documentary about that is apparently on Youtube.
I remember "Cannonball", "California Kid" not as much, but it's somewhat funny that Martin Sheen starred in that and his son Charlie starred in "The Wraith" and "The Chase."
After all that I couldn't help but check if the original "Gone in Sixty Seconds" was available from Comcast and yes, it's on Tubi for free! Of course I'm watching as I type.
I have that dvd somewhere - the original 1974 H.B. Halicki Gone in Sixty Seconds where they wrecked 93 cars in a 40 minute chase and 127 cars damaged or destroyed in total . The 2000 Nicholas Cage remake stunk by comparison . Justwatch.com is a great site for finding where something is streaming . Tubi also has Predestination - a low budget Ethan Hawke time travel film that is the ultimate of time travel paradox .
Yeah Phil I was talkin about that Urich movie, just trying to be funny, sarcastic, so bad, don’t watch it.
Now that we’ve hijacked this thread.
Corvette Summer another horrible car movie, cool ride tho…
Funny thing is, right after "Gone in Sixty Seconds," the next movie up was actually "Cannonball," so I'm watching it. The implausibilities of some of it kills me. Fixing the Corvette's fan belt with tape to drive another 200 miles to be able to buy a fan belt, sure, OK, LOL. Then they keep hitting the car in front of them. Yes, looks cool, but radiator damage anyone?
I like Nicholas Cage, but the movie, yeah, the only good thing in that movie was "Eleanor," which in the original was nothing more special than a yellow Mustang that looked like a Mach I, but had nothing special about it that gave a hint that it was a "Boss" or "Cobra Jet". Heck, it could have had a base 289 in it with a 2 barrel.
The Lee Majors movie "The Last Chase" came to mind too, then I started to think about the plot behind the movie and I question how prescient they may have been whem they wrote it. Kind of like the Rush song "Red Barchetta."
Not sure if we're actually hijacking it, since we're talking about cars while having coffee (or other beverages) at home, LOL. I think we may have twisted the thread a bit though.
What was the movie where D.B Sweeney was a cop who infiltrated a Porsche car theft ring led by Charlie Sheen? It was kind of like Point Break (Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze) except with car chases instead of surfing... would have been mid to late '80s. I loved that movie, but it would probably come off as cheesy now if I watched it again, lol....
No Man's Land . Amazon says;
With its synth-pop soundtrack and Eurotrash attitude, No Man's Land is the slick 1987 equivalent of 2002's The Fast and the Furious .
That's it... thanks.
I may have to take a break from my Stranger Things Season 4 marathon this weekend and watch it again, just to keep the mid-80s theme going, lol.
It's been so long since season 3 hard to believe those kids are still riding bicycles or even teenagers .I just found Used Cars on Pluto TV complete and uncut , but with ads . Idiocracy is on Tubi, They Live on Peacock, etc. Don't have time to watch them all , but nice to know they're out there .
Consigliere, there's one scheduled in Great Meadows on May 13th...
Nice! I’ll be there, thanks for the heads up
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