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Minneapolis MN Cars & Cafe, Saturday August 1st 8am-11am (Dyno Day and Tuning after)









Hey guys,


Last month brought us anther back to back rainy event. Despite the weather, we had close to 200 very special cars in attendance.
This month we will have some better weather and a couple of special events afterwards.
Immediately after our event, we will be holding a Dyno shoot out at APS in Shakopee. (3136 130th St. W Shakopee MN 55379). $40 for 3 pulls on their 2wd Dynojet. There will be food, drink and music at APS.

We are also very happy to announce that Todd Zuccone from Evolution Motorsports in Tempe AZ ( www.evoms.com ) will be there joining us and tuning european cars with their own Evomsit software. Check their website for your application and pricing ( EVOMSit Intelligent Tuning ) Evolution Motorsports will be prividing a 10% discount off all tuning during this weekend. Please contact me for more details/reservations.

Please note that our event is from 8-11am. Parking is first come first serve. If you show up at 10:45, the lot is more than likely going to be full and you will be asked to park in general parking.
Unless you are looking to get this event shut down, please keep the burnouts and hard launches for the track.



Time and Location:
The event is from 8am-11am
The location is the Minneapolis AutoMotorplex located at:
1740 Motorplex Ct. Chanhassen MN
Please check out the Motorplex’s website for map and other details: AutoMotorPlex - MPLS
For people traveling east of 494 we would encourage you to take the Crosstown (62) extension (HWY 5) the where it becomes 212, exit on Powers Blvd (Which is 1 exit past 101) go right, drive approx 500 ft and turn left on Lyman (at the light) travel approximately 1 mile, turn right on Audubon and we will be 1.1 mile on the left.

Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

September 5th
October 3rd

Parking map:






Pics from Last month: (Thanks Alex)































Video from Last Month: (Thanks Matt)



Cars & Café MN July 2009 on Vimeo



See you guys there!!!



Picasa Web Albums - Alex - Cars & Cafe 7...
 

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Tomorrow is Cars & Coffee time again.

Join me at the Perkins in Chanhassen at 7:00 AM. We'll have breakfast and chat a bit before caravanning over to the AutoMotorplex as a group. I have interests in Lotus, DeLorean and MR2 (all have Lotus-content) and post a similar invitation on the three local forums. So a mixed group shows up for breakfast, but they’re all good sports car guys. Join in. Tell the Perkins hostess you’re looking for the Cars & Coffee group.

Saturday, August 1st
7:00 to 7:50 AM – Breakfast at Perkins in Chanhassen
8:00 to 11:00 AM – C&C at the AutoMotorplex

If you don't want to arrive for breakfast, then meet at Perkins in time to join the caravan to the MotorPlex... wheels rolling by 7:50 AM.

Driving Directions:
Hwy 5 intersects I-494 in Eden Prairie, right in the southwest corner of the loop.

Take Hwy 5 west through Chanhassen. Stay in the right two lanes to avoid getting sucked off onto the Hwy 312 exit to Chaska. At the west edge of Chanhassen, there's a traffic light on Powers Blvd/ County Rd 17... there's a big Target and a Perkins (look for the big flag) on the north (right) side. From that intersection, it's approximately 5/8 mile west to Audubon Rd.

To Perkins Family Restaurant:
951 W 78th St, Chanhassen MN, (952) 474-9460
Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, and Traffic YahooMap
Turn right (north) on Powers Blvd and go a very short block to the first traffic light. Turn right at the light, and immediately look for another right to the Perkins.
Note: there’s a big bump / raised expansion joint in the right-turn lane. Slow down.

To Cars & Coffee at the Auto Motorplex
8200 Audubon Road, Chanhassen, MN
AutoMotorPlex - MPLS website
Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, and Traffic Yahoo Map
From the traffic light at Powers Blvd, continue west approx 5/8 mile to the next traffic light/ left turn lane at Audubon Road.

Turn south (left) on Audubon Rd about 1/2 mile to 8200... the entrance is on your right (west). The MotorPlex is set back off the road a little ways, but you'll see the cluster of green-roof buildings down the hill, in the bowl.

Parking is organized by car nationality and by brand.
AutoMotorPlex - MPLS Motorplex site map. Follow the curvy driveway around to the south side and enter the aisle between the buildings shown in green on the map above (follow the barricades & workers). Go straight in, "past" the first aisle to the right, then park along the building on the right. Park close together. We need to squeeze a lot of cars into not enough space. It's not like you're parking at the mall... everyone there will be "into" cars and not banging doors..

Be warned... every radar gun in Chanhassen will be aimed at the stretch of Hwy 5 and Audubon Rd leading to 8200.

Regards,
Tim Engel
Lotus Owners Oftha North
 

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This was a beautiful morning for a Cars & Cafe'. If you weren't there, you shoulda been. This was the first '09 C&C blessed with good weather, so the turn-out was great. Lotsa pent-up enthusiasm, and lotsa cars. I didn't count the Lotus line-up when I had the chance, but the image in my mind's eye shows something like 3 Sevens, an Esprit, 1 S1 Elise, and (?) 4 or 5 Elise-Exige. Is that about right.

MNlotus finally brought his new Seven. It's beautiful. I really like that blue (you need to see it in real light... not a photo). I'm envious.

On a personal interest level, I also hang with the DeLorean and MR2 crowds (ie, other Lotus content) and was pleased to see a decent turn-out from both of them as well. Then, of course, there was lots of high-end eye candy.

Thanks Luis, thanks Bruno, thanks to everyone who brought a car to share. It was a good morning.

Later,
Tim
 

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This was a beautiful morning for a Cars & Cafe'. If you weren't there, you shoulda been. This was the first '09 C&C blessed with good weather, so the turn-out was great. Lotsa pent-up enthusiasm, and lotsa cars. I didn't count the Lotus line-up when I had the chance, but the image in my mind's eye shows something like 3 Sevens, an Esprit, 1 S1 Elise, and (?) 4 or 5 Elise-Exige. Is that about right.

MNlotus finally brought his new Seven. It's beautiful. I really like that blue (you need to see it in real light... not a photo). I'm envious.

On a personal interest level, I also hang with the DeLorean and MR2 crowds (ie, other Lotus content) and was pleased to see a decent turn-out from both of them as well. Then, of course, there was lots of high-end eye candy.

Thanks Luis, thanks Bruno, thanks to everyone who brought a car to share. It was a good morning.

Later,
Tim
Hey Tim, ya I think that Lotus count was about right. I missed the guy with teh gray one. I think he left early. I'll post pics. I got alot of good stuff. That blue Diablo was really nice. I also dug the helicopter show :p

Sept 1st....hopefully it won't feel like November. haahaahaa.
 

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Here are some pics:

Picasa Web Albums - Alex - Cars & Cafe a...



Thanks to all of you that made it out. We had a phenomenal turn out.
The Helicopter pics really capture that size of our event.
See you guys in Sept. We are working on setting something up with Stockhohlm raceway for an out door day of Karting after the next one. Stay tuned.
 
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