As one of our favorite local events, Cars and Coffee in Irvine, CA brings together gear-heads from all over Southern California at the crack of dawn to indulge in a parking lot full of cool, rare and exotic vehicles. The event has been going on for years and happens every Saturday morning unless Mother Nature says otherwise. Some of the coolest cars I’ve ever seen have shown up at this event and, if you’re lucky, something extremely rare might show up that weekend.
Last week we hinted at showing up to Cars and Coffee with some of our own rare product not in production, yet. With some encouragement from our Twitter followers, we decided to bring two 2013 Veloster Turbo prototypes, a 2013 Elantra GT and the refreshed 2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec for local C & Cers to see in the flesh. While not meant as a marketing exercise, we let fans and employees know of our plans in case they wanted to come spend the morning with us.
The event was great and we enjoyed the support from fans, friends and co-workers like our CEO John Krafcik, Product Planning head Mike O’Brien and Veloster Turbo manager Brandon Ramirez. Even rally racer and drifter Rhys Millen showed up! It was encouraging to hear the general excitement about our new products and the innovative things we’re doing at Hyundai.
We’d like to thank Cars and Coffee for being gracious to us at their event and our fans, followers and employees for coming out to support us. Until next time!