With summer coming to an end, or perhaps with the school starting at the end of the month, this month’s turnout for Houston’s Coffee and Cars was the biggest one yet. Initially, I was a bit worried about the attendance as rain was in the forecast, but fortunately, that rain didn’t arrive until after the show was over.
Either way, I was planning on attending, a little rain wasn’t going to stop me. Actually, I was hoping it would happen earlier in the day to help cool down the temperatures. I headed to Memorial City Mall once again for this monthly gathering of rides arriving just after starting time. There was already a lot of people here, so I joined the crowd and started making my way through, trying to snap photos along the way. I ended up chatting with friends, while hoping of the crowds might move along a bit, so I could snag photos of the rides, but I ended up skipping some, it was a pretty big crowd. In fact, The crowd of people that came out was crazy, I hadn’t expected to see this many people, especially in this heat. Unfortunately, the new Ford GT wasn’t able to make it out this month, but the McLaren 720s did and drew the attention of a lot of eyeballs the area when it arrived.
I continued making my way around the meet’s parking lot. As the morning progressed, the temperature continued to rise, making it a pretty sweaty morning. I began walking through at a faster pace trying to get photos of what I found interesting, and available without too many people blocking the ride. I proceeded to the other side of the lot where I found a pair of bikers that thought it would be cool to rev their bike and perform a burnout. This quickly grabbed the attention of staff and the cops, and I quickly exited the area. I continued my way through the crowds and heard more and more revs in the distance, with such a huge turnout, it was bound to have more people performing acts like this. Something to note, I suggest you refrain from these acts as they could jeopardize future events in your area.
I was coming to an end with my coverage and by then many of the cars were already in a line to head out as well. I made my way back to the car, ready to get a drink and cool down. See you guys back out there next month.