Wake Up with Cars & Coffee This Spring

April 26th, 2024 by

The sun is shining, temperatures are rising, and this weekend, Cars & Coffee season (un)officially kicks off in the Freehold area! What better way to start your day than with a hot cup of joe, a fresh bagel, and hundreds of exceptional, fascinating vehicles? 

There are dozens of Cars & Coffee meets scattered throughout our area, each with their own unique blend of vintage, custom, and luxury vehicles. Here are just a handful of Cars & Coffee gatherings taking place this weekend and throughout May – all located within an hour of our location at Raceway Nissan of Freehold. 

What Is a Cars & Coffee Event? 

Short answer: it’s the best way to start your Saturday or Sunday.

Cars & Coffee meets are social gatherings of like-minded gear heads, usually taking place on weekend mornings during the spring and summer. They’re generally held at dealerships, restaurant parking lots, or other public spaces. A collection of vehicles is displayed, though the vehicle types vary, as each event is unique. One C&C meet might feature vintage and antique cars, while another showcases modern luxury sports cars. In almost every case, they’re “look but don’t touch” car shows. 

And of course, coffee is usually in abundance. For a full list of refreshments on hand, the types of vehicles you can expect to see, and whether there’s an entrance fee, try seeking out the meet’s website for further details. 

Recurring Cars & Coffee Meets Near Freehold 

Cars & Cups (April 27, May 11)
4881 US 9N. Howell, NJ 07731
8:00 am – 10:30 am 

Located in the local Chick-fil-A parking lot, the communal Cars & Cups meet invites you to put your own car on display. Hot coffee is on the house, although the event is weather permitting. And be on the lookout for further updates, as the meet is getting set to introduce their Tuesday Cruiser Nights. 

2024 Cars & Coffee (April 27, May 25)
250 James St.  Burlington, NJ 08016
4:00pm – 7:00pm 

Make the 45-minute trip west to Burlington, where this group will meet the last Saturday of April, May, and June at St. Paul School. Unlike your typical Cars & Coffee meet, this is a late-afternoon event. Thankfully, there will be plenty of caffeine on hand to keep you awake. 

Cars & Coffee New Jersey (April 28, May 19)
400 Rike Dr.  Millstone Township, NJ
8:00 am – 10:30 am 

Cars & Coffee New Jersey kicks off their season this weekend. Although tickets for Sunday’s meet are already sold out, you can procure your day pass ticket or free spectator ticket for May’s event now. A rain or shine affair, Cars & Coffee New Jersey has been going strong since 2012, showing off hundreds of unique vehicles. 

One-Time Cars & Coffee Meets 

Cars, Coffee and Networking (April 27)
1 Holtec Dr.  Marlton, NJ 08053
10:00am Start 

It’s not just about the car you drive… it’s also about the drivers you know. This Marlton event lets you network with fellow auto enthusiasts and connect with top professionals in the industry. You’ll leave the meet buzzing, both from the connections you made and the caffeine. 

2024 Spring Dust-Off (May 4)
480 US-9. Marlboro, NJ
9:00 am – 1:00 pm 

Jaguar gets its day to shine at this Jaguar and Land Rover-only event, held at Ray Catena Jaguar Marlboro. Entrance is free to the public, with refreshments on hand. 

2024 Bumpers & Bagels (May 18)
807 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ
8:00 am – 11:00 am 

Wake up to the holy trinity of freshly brewed coffee, motor oil, and ocean air with this beachside C&C meet. Their eclectic auto lineup includes hot rods, muscle cars, classics, and exotics. With food, vendors, and awards to hand out, Bumpers & Bagels starts your day with a bit of everything (including everything bagels). 

Start Your Weekend at Raceway Nissan

This spring, drive to your preferred Cars & Coffee meet with a brand-new Nissan, courtesy of Raceway Nissan of Freehold. Arrive in style with the sleek, dynamic 2024 Nissan Altima. Or roll up in the best-selling Nissan Rogue, the family SUV that doesn’t sacrifice superior performance.

When it comes to kicking off your weekend, the duo of cars and coffee is a tough one-two combo to beat. But that still leaves space on the podium for Raceway Nissan of Freehold, Jersey’s number one Nissan dealership.

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