05-08-2012, 06:53 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sparks, MD
My Ride: '09 BMW 335i X/M
May 5 was such a tremendous day. Thank you to everyone that spent a part of their Saturday morning at our gathering. The weather turned away from early predictions of possible rain to being a warm and mostly sunny morning. Saturday's crowd set a very positive trend. A great weather day brings great numbers. An unsolicited estimate set the attendance at 80 cars. That's quite amazing for an event that's so early in its exposure cycle.
When it comes to diversity, May 5 was at the top. The first 2 events brought more numbers (with caravans aligning to check out the 'new thing') but last Saturday covered more bases. As the word spreads, the diversity will only improve. Great times. Great people. Great cars. Great coffee. Now set your calendars for May 12!
There's an increasing amount of photographers attending our gatherings. As a result of their suggestions, the Hunt Valley Cars & Coffee Group Pool on Flickr has been created. I have uploaded nearly 100 of my own photos and others are doing the same. Regardless of Flickr membership status, the photo pool can be viewed by all. Here's the link ... http://www.flickr.com/groups/hunt_valley_cars__coffee/. If you have been taking a few photos at the gatherings and would like to share your work, join the group and begin uploading!
If you have attended any of the first 4 events as well as last Saturday's event, you'll notice that the parking area for May 5 migrated from the north and east borders of the parking lot to more of a central location. This is due to a fenced construction area that'll result in a new crab restaurant and bank. Greenberg Gibbons Commercial, the management company for Hunt Valley Towne Centre, has assured me that construction will be inactive over the weekend until further notice. The new location brings us closer to Caribou and Panera, two great options for your morning coffee.
Let's shift to Saturday's projected weather. Accuweather says, "Mostly sunny and beautiful, high of 75 and low of 56." It literally doesn't get any better. Give your treasured car a good wash and maybe a fine detail. If you haven't been to one of our gatherings, if the schedule fits, the weather undoubtedly works in your favor. We hope to see you there!
If you are a Facebook user, check the following link and request an invite ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hunt...y.Cars.Coffee/. As of the release of this message, there are 290 members of our Facebook Group Page and there's a steady flow of new members each week.
If you choose to generally resist Facebook, all information on the following link is viewable without membership ... https://www.facebook.com/events/240314176055770/. As of the release of this message, there are 575 Facebook users that have expressed interest on this page. While this page was the original Facebook home for our event, it has evolved into an information stream for our non-Facebook members.
Spread the word about Hunt Valley Cars & Coffee! Bring your auto enthusiast friends, significant others, pets, and of course your cars. Lets make Saturday, May 12 a great event!
Rich "Will" Williams
Hunt Valley Cars & Coffee
Hunt Valley Towne Centre
118 Shawan Road
Last edited by Hunt Valley C&C; 05-08-2012 at 06:55 PM.