POSTED: NO CARS AND COFFEE EVENT FOR May 2017

by on May.03, 2017, under Blog, Events, News

Hello C&C Community!

After nine great seasons at the AutoMotorPlex, we are excited to announce that we are moving the shows effective immediately. However, there will not be a show this Saturday because our new location isn’t ready for 10K+ people yet 🙂

What happened?

We have been wanting to move the event for some time now. It’s obvious that we’ve outgrown the Motorplex, and our plan was to move the event for the 2018 season.

After our last massive show in April, we had a meeting with the City of Chanhassen. Lt Eric Kittleson of Carver County deemed the event a public safety concern. Even after nine years of zero incidents, he recommended to the city manager (Todd Gerhardt – tgerhardt@ci.chanhassen.mn.us) that the following changes must be made in order to continue the show in Chanhassen.

1). Reduce show attendance by 80%

2). Pre-sell tickets to all attendees and guests.

3). Eliminate all street parking in the area. Yes, even parking on public streets.

4). Utilize the local park and ride facilities, then rent buses to transport ALL attendees to the show…at our expense.

Lt Kittleson said that the traffic issues and safely concerns associated with the show dwarf any benefit the events bring to the surrounding community, families, businesses, etc.

We strongly disagree with him, obviously. Plus, we’re worked extremely hard the past nine years making this C&C the biggest (and best) in the country. The last thing we want to do is charge admission and limit the amount of car enthusiasts that can attend.

We will announce our new location as soon as possible. Stay up-to-date and follow us on social media (@mncandc), along with our updated web site – www.MNCandC.com

MN C&C 2.0 – will be amazing. No more issues with general parking either. If you want to roll-in with your car club and park next to one another, we will be able to accommodate you. The new location will allow us to continue to grow! And best of all, C&C will remain FREE, as all car shows should be.

Plus, we will be bringing in more food trucks, along with other special guests each month!

Although this change is happening quicker than we planned for, we are so excited to take this event to the next level.

We’re sorry to have to cancel the May show, but the city is standing firm on these new permit requirements.

Thanks for your years of support,
Tyler & Luis


4 Comments for this entry

  • Sam Osi

    Wow. Where will the new C&C take place?

  • John

    I am happy that you are and ave been making plans to continue this fantastic family event. As far as the reason(s) why with the info you have provided, well lets hope they get more than an ear full. Certainly no contributions to their departments will be forth coming from me.

  • Jacob

    Sounds amazing, my son and I are car guys who have been attending three years in a row every month. We will be at the next in the new location Canterbury park. Looking forward too it.

  • Dick Wallrich

    Great job guys, Chanhassen was obviously looking for a way to kick you out not but being able to kick you out. Canterbury should be a great venue and being able to have food trucks is a big plus. It will take a while for the masses to figure it all out, but it should be great. THANKS!

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