As everyone is aware public meetings have been restricted so we have to postpone our get-togethers until further notice. Because of the county restrictions, we ask that no one head out and meet up on their own our hosts have always been more than generous in their support and the last thing we would want is any type of negative attention coming to them or the auto center. We will start up again it just has to be at the right time and in the right way, thank you for your understanding and patience. We hate this most of all believe us! Stay safe everyone, we hope to see you again soon.
Hey there cool car people, many of you have asked about this month’s Riverside Cars & Coffee meet so we wanted to share the latest. Right after our last get-together the County of Riverside had to roll back to the PURPLE Risk Level due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases being reported again. At this level mass gatherings are prohibited and our meets definitely qualify as mass gatherings. We know everyone is jonesing for a get-together and no one more than us but at this time we cannot encourage a meet up for this Sunday.
We know that we are all adults and we really have no power to keep anyone from parking on a public street however we are going to respect our host and request that no one gathers in groups at the speed center, we appreciate them allowing us to use their parking lot and never want to bring any negative to them. Some of you may choose to head down to the auto center Sunday anyway and if you do we ask that you please, PLEASE mask up and don’t get together in groups.
In the past months when we have had to call off the event we have received some pretty nasty messages and been called some uncool things but we will do the right thing no matter what your personal beliefs about the situations in the world. Please remember that we started this as a way to get together with some cool people and check out cool cars over three years ago and have worked hard to keep it the most family-friendly and open event in the Inland Empire and we look forward to picking up where we left off again as soon as things cool off enough for it to be safe for our wonderful community of car people. We hope to see everyone again in December and will keep you posted! Stay safe everyone 😊
We had an old iPhone lying around and thought it would be great to charge it up, set it on top of the J&M Speed Center sign, and hit record so we could catch some of the awesome hot rods and wicked cool cars that roll in to join us at Riverside Cars & Coffee! We were able to get nearly an hour and a half recorded and there are some seriously amazing rides rollin in! Enjoy a morning at Riverside Cars & Coffee!
Thanks so much to those who help make out get together possible:
Host - The legendary J&M Speed Center
Coffee Sponsor - The cool coffee crew at Starbucks on Mt Vernon in Colton, CA (9864)
Apparel designed by - Alley Cat
What an AWESOME morning!! After sooooo many months of lock down we were having withdrawals for some hot rods and cool cars and it was just what the Dr ordered!! Thanks so much to all that came out to join us for the return of Riverside Cars & Coffee, we can’t even put into words how much we appreciate all our you and your rad rides!! Already can’t wait to see everyone again next month! Check out tons more pics on our Instagram page!
Huge thanks to those who help make our get together possible:
Host - The Legendary J & M Speed Center!
Apparel creations by Alley Cat
Coffee Sponsors - Starbucks (9864) Mt Vernon
October 18th, Riverside Cars & Coffee is on!
Heads Up Car Peeps! As we see a light up ahead and things look like we may be able to get together next month we are gearing up for a Halloween Spooktacular at Riverside Cars & Coffee! We've ALL been waiting anxiously to get together for an awesome morning of hot rods and cool cars, let’s make it the best ever on October 18th! As always the lot opens for parking at 7:00 and the meet up is from 8:00-10:00, coffee will be served by some of our way cool volunteers and we really, REALLY encourage social distancing and request everyone PLEASE wear masks!
Rules For Cool Humans
Welcome back to Riverside Cars & Coffee! Since most of us have been forced to hunker down for months, we thought this would be a good time for a cool human refresher.
1. Love the Cars, Respect the Owners
We've created an awesome atmosphere of appreciation and inclusion. We positively welcome all kinds of cars and all walks of car people. Embrace it. Enjoy it. Protect it.
2. Park like a Cool Human.
True. Cool car shows attract a lot of cool cars. Parking can seem scarce sometimes. No worries. There are plenty of spots for all. Cruise around, find a spot, park like a cool human, and leave enough space for other cool humans in other cool cars.
3. Cool Humans Get Hot Coffee
Of course we're serving coffee! The keyword there is serving. A cool volunteer will man (or woman) the coffee table and personally hand you your own steaming cup. If you bring your own cool coffee mug? No sweat. Take the cup you're served and fill your own mug up to the brim with it.
4. Guard Against the Cooties.
We know. Coronavirus is a drag (and not the cool kind). Since we're not medically qualified to call it bunk, please keep a safe (6 foot) distance from other cool humans. Don't clump up in groups. Spread your coolness o-u-t. And please wear the toughest face mask you can muster.
It's okay to call us overly cautious. We just want to keep our cool humans safe and healthy. With a little caution and cooperation, we hope we'll be eliminating this rule in no time.
5. Always Keep It Cool On The Road.
In the three years of RIverside Cars & Coffee we have never had an accident or anyone injured by a vehicle and we HAVE to keep it that way! We love fast cars as much as anyone but we will happily take your word for how fast you can drive, you do not need to show us! DRIVE WITH CAUTION ALWAYS!
6. It's Cool to Be a Rebel
Except when it comes to breaking the Rules for Cool Humans
REMINDER: No Riverside Cars & Coffee this month. We know it sucks believe us! Remember that we started Riverside Cars & Coffee three years ago because our passion is hot rods, cool cars, and wicked awesome car people and we miss everyone very much but we gotta do this right. We are hoping for a September get together and will keep you posted we promise! Stays safe and take care, everyone!
Since the county has again (strongly) recommended the suspension of gatherings of more than 10 people, sadly we have to suspend Riverside Cars & Coffee until further notice. We know, we know....
We don't want to jerk you around about when we might be able to resume the festivities but we just can't make promises based on conditions we don't control. So, keep your eyes on our website, your email inboxes, and the socials for the eventual happy announcement that we're getting together again for Riverside Cars & Coffee.
Out of respect for our hosts we sincerely ask that you do not gather or congregate at our location however please do continue to shop local and support everyone's favorite speed shop J & M Speed Center for all your high-performance needs and get your car culture apparel from Alley Cat So Cal!
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that June’s meet will be postponed to July. We were very much hoping to get together this weekend but recent news and increased safety precautions have made serving coffee and donuts not possible and the number of people that regularly show up for Riverside Cars & Coffee is always more than the number allowed at this time. As things opened up we anticipated the easing up of restrictions that would allow us to get-together and the events of the last few days have taken us by surprise, however, we need to do our part to try and ensure the safety of our car folks community. We do sincerely apologize for getting everyone excited about getting together and then disappointing you by pushing it to July, we are even more disappointed but want to make sure we are able to hold our meets in the future without issue so the difficult decision had to be made. We look forward to seeing everyone on July 19th, and wish all of you dads a very happy Father’s Day!
Stay safe and come join us in July,
Heads up Riverside and Inland Empire hot rodders and cool car peeps, Riverside Cars & Coffee is back baby!! Like you all, we have been anxiously watching announcements from our city officials and it looks like we will be able to get together again in a few weeks! We are making adjustments to ensure we are doing everything we can to look out for our guest's safety, like having a team of cool cats on hand to hand out coffee and donuts and will be making more announcements soon. For now, get ready to head back to the historic Riverside Auto Center and join s for a kick-ass morning of hot coffee and cool cars on June 21st! Parking lot opens for parking at 7:00 am and the meet is from 8:00 until 10:00
The way cool crew of Hey Riverside invited our man Mike the CarGuy to be a guest on their podcast this week and it was awesome!! They talked about the So Cal car scene, heavy metal, Riverside's automotive history, and of course our show! You can check it out at the link, and for all that's happening in Riverside make sure you follow them on Facebook, on Twitter or Instagram!