The First Malibu Cars & Coffee Of 2017 Was Eerily Beautiful

(Image Credits: Andrew Collins)

Heavy fog and an extra dark start time (thanks, daylight savings) seemed to keep the most extreme and expensive cars home last weekend, but it still made for a cool and eerie atmosphere.

I dragged my dad out of bed and made him truck all the way from the west side of Los Angeles to Malibu with me in my Scout just so I could realize a life-long fantasy of tailgating at Cars & Coffee.

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The trip took extra long because fog turns my ancient and cracked and pitted windshield into a glowing, white, blank screen and my headlights are pointed every direction but straight.

The expedition was worth it, though. My camp stove omelets were awesome and nothing exploded.

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Anyway, you can’t roll through C&C without snapping a few photos, so rather than let my camera roll rot in a folder on a forgotten hard drive, I figured y’all might want to enjoy them.

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I think that roped-off area is reserved for celebs or seven-figure cars. Neither showed up this time. Oh well.
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Another angle on that 2002 because whoa.
Malibu, not Wales. And what a rando lineup!
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Even the overflow area got interesting!

Malibu Cars & Coffee goes down every other Sunday. If you’re cool enough not to show up without bringing bad music or burnouts, I’m sure you’ll be able to find where it’s at.

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Sports cars are great but it’s easier to cook out the back of a truck.

If you ever see me there and ask real nice, I might even give you a Jalopnik sticker and fry you an egg.

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Andrew P. Collins

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik | 1975 International Scout, 1984 Nissan 300ZX, 1991 Suzuki GSXR, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, 2005 Acura TL