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Cars & Coffee Taunton, MA 2015

Cars & Coffee Taunton, MA 2015.

Nice cars are coming out of hibernation so its time to post a new thread for C&C.

Feel free to extend the invitation to friends, family and other car nuts (doesn't matter what make). Preference is to keep things low key so we don't attract unwanted attention.

Location: Starbucks Parking Lot (toward the back), Taunton, MA (65 H Taunton Depot Drive, Taunton, MA 02780)

Date: Every other Sunday (Weather Permitting) Starting May 24, 2015.
Exception during June we will only be meeting on June 7th and June 28th, as there are other car events that some of our regulars may want to attend. In July will resume every other weekend. I know that the June 28th is British Car Day, but we are meeting that day as some of our regulars without British Cars may meet up in Taunton and then drive up to British Car Day after cars & coffee.

Time: 9:30 AM until whenever

Location Description: The location is perfect for this type of get together. The traffic is light on Sunday Mornings since most of the stores are still closed. We often get people that will stop by to look at the cars and ask questions and we have never had any bad experiences. Local patrols also leave us alone which is nice. If we get a big draw of cars we can always park at the Circuit City parking lot across the street which has a huge lot and no traffic.

Weather Permitting: Most of us don't mind meeting up on cold or overcast days but rain really spoils this one since we are standing outside. If it's raining or looks like it will assume the GTG is cancelled. We may schedule for the following weekend if there's interest.

This isn't just for Lotus cars, so as mentioned earlier if you have friends with other fun cars feel free to invite them or bring them along.

I will try to provide updates & reminders so everyone knows when the next GTG will be.

Looking forward to catching up with our regulars and meeting some new car friends too.

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I'm looking forward to the event, bringing along a couple Lambos and new Z06, maybe a 5th Gen Viper
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Hi Rob, welcome back! I'm looking forward to catching up with you and other regulars and meeting new attendees too.

See you all this Sunday, 5/24!

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Looking very sharp! I think I see a few mods since I last saw your car. Can't wait to check it out in person. See you soon!

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Hey Guys,

Great turn out yesterday, thanks for coming out and joining us. Always nice catching up with our usual crew (Frank, Raoul, Rob, Dan, Hans, Steve, Ryan, Ed, Ray, Kenny, Michael...sorry if a few names have escaped me at the moment). We even had several wives and/or girl friends there yesterday.

Also glad that Nick, Chris and Richard were able to join us again with their Evoras and Viper. Its also fun meeting a few new people, Sam with his early 70's Ferrari 365GTC/4, Steve 2 with his Boxster. Sorry didn't meet everyone or get pix of all the cars there (but keep coming back and I'm sure we will meet and your car will make it into the pix). Below are a few pix from yesterday.

Our next meet is 6/7/15. Hope to see you there.
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Hi Guys,

Just a quick reminder our next meet is this coming Sunday, June 7th. See you guys there.

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Another great turn out with lots of new faces - Gilles, Mike, Martin, John, Kevin and a few others joined us for a morning of great cars and beautiful weather. It was a lot of fun! Gilles brought the first French car to attend our meet, a 1972 Citroen SM.

As always it was also great catching up with a our "Usual suspects" such as Dan, Hans, Raoul, Ken, Ken2, Steve, Steve T, Kenny, Ray, Bill, Ed, Rob, Rich, Nick, Keith, etc. I know I've missed a bunch of people, but I'm terrible with names! Give me time...I'll eventually get all of your names.

As Father's day is in 2 weeks, our next meet will be on June 28th. Looking forward to seeing you guys there.

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Hey Guys,

The forecasts I've seen for tomorrow all say we will be getting a lot of rain. So we will NOT be meeting tomorrow. Our next meet will be in 2 weeks on Sunday 7/12/15. Have a great weekend.

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Hi Guys,

Just a quick reminder our next meet is this coming Sunday, July 12th. See you guys there.

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Hey Guys,

Even with some other events going on yesterday we had a very nice turn out. Lotus cars were well represented by Frank & Jim's Esprits, and Raoul and Sam's Elises.

Lots of our regulars were there so its always great to catch up with them (you guys know who you are), but again we got to see several new faces and new cars. I want to welcome a few that I met: Sam (Gray Elise), Mike (red Italia), Jim #2 (599GTB), the Mondial T driver (I missed his name), Hiro and Melissa with their Boxster Spyder -some of you may remember he had a yellow Elise years ago... apparently he was seduced by the dark side and got a Porsche

I also want to thank our attendees for not doing any burnouts or excessive engine revving at this meet. I know its not the Lotus guys that did that at prior meets. However, some of the guys who did that read this forum and I want to encourage everyone to be on their best behavior. Its easier for us to continue these meets if everyone behaves and no one is upsetting local businesses or attracting unwanted police attention (there have been police patrolling the lots during the last few meets). So let's all have fun, but behave responsibly.

Again great day. Hope to catch up with you all again soon. I believe our next meet will probably be 7/26/15.

Below are a few pix.

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Hi Guys,

Our next meet is this coming Sunday, July 26th. Let's hope for some nice weather. See you guys there.

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Looks like showers around 9am in Taunton according to recent forecasts so I'm cancelling tomorrow's meet. Hope to catch up with some of you at Tutto Italiano at Larz next week. The next date for a Taunton C&C - to be determined.

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Hi Guys,

Our next meet is going to be this Sunday, August 9th. See you guys there!

In addition, Jill and I are planning to drive to lunch at Ted's Montana Grill in Cranston, RI. Its about a 40 minute drive. Its nothing fancy, but they have decent burgers, a killer strawberry shortcake, and ample parking. If interested in driving there with us, shoot me an email or let me know that day so we don't leave without you.

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Hi Guys,

Unfortunately, the weather wasn't quite as predicted. Still, some braved the "Treacherous drizzle" , for a morning drive and meet.
Overall a pretty good turn out considering less than perfect weather and a few other car events on the same day. As always nice catching
up with several of our regulars Frank, Steve, Howard, Hans, Mike (Boxster), Mike (458), and Martin (and anyone else I may have missed). Lets hope for better
weather next time.

Our next meet will be on Sunday August 23rd. See you guys there.

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Just a quick reminder, our next meet is scheduled for this Sunday, August 23rd. So far the weather forecast isn't looking great. Hopefully the forecast will improve, but if not I'll post a cancellation notice here either Saturday night or early Sunday.

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Hi Guys,

with predictions for Sunday of AM fog plus passing showers or a thunderstorm, I'm cancelling tomorrow's meet. Our next meet date will probably be June 6th.

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with predictions for Sunday of AM fog plus passing showers or a thunderstorm, I'm cancelling tomorrow's meet. Our next meet date will probably be June 6th.

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Hi Guys,

Just a quick reminder our next meet is this Sunday, September 6th. See you guys there.

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