I recently had the opportunity to take a vacation back to my home town of Rathdrum, Idaho, while I was on my trip, I figured I would hit up the local car scene and see if anything was happening while I was in town. Lucky for me, No Road Blocks (a local car club) was hosting their very first Cars and Coffee event at Longboard Coffee Company on Sunday, September 18th. This was my last day in town and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my morning than with this great group of people!
Longboard Coffee Company is a very nice little coffee shop off of Government way in Coeur d’Alene, the whole business has a Southern California surf shop feel from the décor to the names of the menu items. I got the chance to talk to the owner for a bit while I was waiting for my coffee, they had no idea just how successful this event would be, though that led to a bit of a panic for the employees there, he said they were already looking forward to next month’s event! Since it is Cars and Coffee, I had to order myself their seasonal favorite, a Peppermint Bark Mocha, I also ordered a bacon breakfast burrito that was to die for.
Now onto the cars! This was the first Cars and Coffee event to hit Coeur d’Alene, and nobody knew what to expect, but the turn out was massive. This early Sunday morning brought out over 100 cars to the quiet coffee shop parking lot, and the side road, and the parking lot across the street!
The cars that showed up came in every shape and size from a giant lifted diesel Ford, to a Mazda that was a couple inches off the ground, and everything in between.
This was definitely a nice event to attend on my weekend off, the level of friendliness coming from everyone there was off the charts, no matter what you drove or who you were, you were part of the group. This is what car culture is all about.
Check out the rest of the pictures from the event in the gallery below!