“Hundreds of Classic and Exotic Cars and Thousands of Spectators to Descend on Pier 32 Each Month”


San Francisco, CA July 28, 2014 – Cars and Coffee Online welcomes San Francisco as the newest group represented by its car enthusiast network. “San Francisco is the greatest city in the world and is long overdue for a world-class meet up of collector and exotic cars,” said organizer and car collector Geoffrey Palermo. The events will be held the first Saturday of each month and launched June 28 at Pier 32 off Embarcadero along the San Francisco waterfront, attracting 250 Ferraris and other incredible vehicles from around the Bay Area. Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim, and President of the Board of Supervisors David Chiu were present for the inaugural event along with 1000 spectators.

“We chose Pier 32 for our events because it can comfortably accommodate 400-450 display vehicles, and is easy to get to for both car enthusiasts and the millions of tourists who annually visit San Francisco. We have literally become the newest tourist attraction overnight,” shares Palermo. “Owners of Exotics and Vintage cars, pre-1972 American Muscle Cars, electric Sports Cars, and pre-1972 motorcycles are invited to display at our events. A $5 fee will help us offset the hefty cost of securing the grounds for the long-term, and we plan to be very picky about the cars we allow to display compared to similar events held across the country.”

There is no charge to spectators to attend every other Saturday, and the Muni Metro station is directly across from Pier 32 for those who utilize public transportation. Plenty of parking is available next door at pier 30 at a special $3 show price for those who wish to drive. Coffee, donuts and pastries will be available for purchase. “Our next event will be held Saturday, August 2 from 7:00am to 10:00am. We encourage car clubs to sign up to display at our website, and will give groups of 20+ a special T-shirt or hat. We plan to showcase a different feature at each event to keep things fresh and interesting for people to attend on a regular basis,” said Palermo.

About the Cars and Coffee Online Network

Brent Ferguson established Cars and Coffee Online in 2007 to give the many gatherings across the country a social network in which to communicate with car owners and enthusiasts who wish to learn about events in their area and beyond. The site represents independent groups across the United States and globally. The term “Cars and Coffee” has been utilized by car clubs and enthusiasts for decades to represent friendly gatherings, typically held during coffee hours on weekends, where people both display and admire collector cars and exotics. The San Francisco group is sponsored by The Hilton Financial District. Other sponsors include: Ferrari of San Francisco, goldRush Rally,, British Motor Cars Exotics, Academy of Arts University, San Francisco Department of Public Works, SSCustoms, and GT Concepts. The event aims to support and draw awareness to Gum Moon Women’s Residence. Visit the Facebook page here.


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