Palm Beach Outlet's Cars & Coffee
Cars in exhibit at the Palm Beach Outlet's Cars & Coffee event, July 8, 2018. / Photo Danny Rodriguez, WPB Magazine

Palm Beach Outlet’s Cars & Coffee event has been around for a while, maybe for a few years now. This Sunday’s temperature was 90, feeling like 99; but that did not stop hundreds of car enthusiasts to attend the event.

Lots of people poured in through the roads inside the Palm Beach Outlet and all parking lots north of the facility towards I-95 were packed with exotic, rare, rat roads, classic, sports, and traditional cars lined up in gracious exhibits for participants to see, touch, ask about, or take time to snap selfies. The event was a true statement to what a young man told me when he brushed past me today: “I feel like I’m in cars heaven.”

If you need a review for this event, give it a 5 out of 5. It’s totally different to most car shows where you feel like you need to buy something. Maybe because the event is not a car show but a car meet, and that’s doubtlessly what makes it a real experience to be part of. At Palm Beach Outlet’s Cars & Coffee you come to have fun and a great time with people who also love cars.

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It happens once a month—on a Sunday—at the Palm Beach Outlets featuring a large display of vehicles from the unveiling of rare hyper cars to one-of-a-kind customs to upscale sports sedans to plug-in hybrid midsize sedans, and new vehicles and concepts as all makes, models, and vintages are welcome to exhibit. There’s a large number of vendors in case the shopping bug kicks in, food, refreshing beverages, and spot-on opportunities to talk about cars with builders and car owners about their vehicles and trends in the industry.

Palm Beach Outlet's Cars & Coffee
Thousands of people in attendance at Palm Beach Outlet’s Cars & Coffee event, July 8, 2018. / Photo Danny Rodriguez, WPB Magazine

There are plenty of local food trucks sprawled around the Palm Beach Outlet for everyone to grab a bite. One of the best features this Sunday was tasting samples from Apple Rush, bold natural fruit juices with no added sugar. This beverage is a good alternative to most usual highly caffeinated drinks around. I tried a Black Cherry and it tasted refreshingly delish with a strong feel of rich sweet cherry flavor.

Besides enjoying favorite classic and luxury rides, car enthusiasts also helped kids in need as many brought gifts to make sure kids have a gift for Christmas months in advance. And as it has become a tradition for some celebrities to pop in at events in Florida, John Jenkins, nose tackle for the Chicago Bears and world famous, fitness, model, and athlete Nienna Jade were present at this month’s event.

By 11 am most stores and shops at the Palm Beach Outlet were open, providing more opportunities for shopping and food option. On my way out I wanted to stop by Whole Foods Market by the Outlet’s Marketplace section to grab some food at their per-pound salad bar and I happened to discover Cucina Pizza by Design. They offer quite a different pizza which tastes very fresh and the good thing is you can customize your own order as you please, choosing from a variety of fresh ingredients in front of you—and it is not expensive at all! On their walls they offer some chef’s crafted pizzas to make it easy for customers from which I chose Florentine ($12 for a 12′ with garlic in oil, Mozzarella, Romano cheese, baby spinach roasted red peppers, and mushroom drizzled in truffle oil) and for a few bucks more added other ingredients I wanted.

It was a great experience to watch so many exotics, customs, street rods, late model, and vintage muscle cars and motorcycles. I enjoyed most all of the vehicles I saw, but the ones from Atlantis Motor Group at the entrance of the show with different models from top makers like Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Ford were the best exhibit for me. Jupiter Jeep Club had a beautiful Jeep Scrambler in blue with orange side strips, a beast ready to hit the trail!

All in all, there were tons of cool cars, trucks, jeeps, motorcycles, and even boats in attendance. This event could make the best 4 hours of a Sunday for anyone.

Cars & Coffee is a free event and over by noon, leaving time enough for everyone to do other things during the rest of the day. If you want to view some of South Florida’s finest automobiles, check carsandcoffeepb.com for their upcoming shows.

The monthly Palm Beach Outlet’s Cars & Coffee event is a great experience for car enthusiasts to view some of South Florida’s finest automobiles.