Welcome to THE LARGEST monthly car show in America!
March 8, 2021: We are patiently waiting for new large-group guidelines from the CDC and our local government. As soon as we get the all-clear,
MN Cars & Coffee will be back!
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2021 SHOW SCHEDULE
of the Month
7AM to 11AM
-RAIN OR SHINE-
LOCATION & PARKING
MYSTIC LAKE CASINO
2400 MYSTIC LAKE BLVD, PRIOR LAKE, MN 55372
Guest Parking - If you don't plan on "showing" your car, please head directly to the general parking area.
Show Parking - Show cars will be directed to the appropriate lots by the MN Cars & Coffee staff. Please don't take it personally if we ask you to park in general parking. You can still enjoy the show. We want as much diversity as possible in the show lots.
Staging in the show lot begins at 6:30AM with
an official show start time of 7:00AM
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COST & RULES
FREE to Attend, FREE to Spectate, FREE to show
No Registration Necessary!
Show cars MUST be clean and presentable, free of rust and dents. You may park in general parking if your car doesn't meet these requirements.
No drones allowed at the show.
Pets are NOT allowed.
Do not touch the show cars.
No selling cars at the show. For sale signs will be removed.
No scooters, hoverboards, or skateboards.
Please don't litter and be sure to pick-up after yourself.
MN Cars & Coffee was founded in 2008 by Tyler Christopherson and Luis Fraguada.
They created MN Cars & Coffee to unite the local car community with an event that appeals to every motor-head. We are fortunate to have some good car shows in the area, but they tend to be a specific marque or genre of automobile. They wanted to create a car show that features EVERYTHING: Italian Exotics, American Muscle, British Classics, Japanese Tuners, and many more can be seen each month at the shows.
The event started at a small coffee shop in Minnetonka with only 35 cars. Word spread quickly, and by August there were over 200 cars. The huge success of the event necessitated a move to a garage complex in Chanhassen. The show had grown to over 1,000 show cars and 10,000+ spectators each month.
In 2017, the show took another huge step forward, moving to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. The attendance has now doubled, with the summer shows drawing 20,000+ spectators.
Due to some new construction at Canterbury Park, they decided to move the show again in 2019. It's not easy to find a venue that can handle our large crowds, but luckily, Mystic Lake Casino opened their doors to us. With many restaurants, bars, and endless entertainment, we feel Mystic Lake is the BEST venue yet!
Always held on the FIRST SATURDAY of each month (May - Oct), this show is one of the largest monthly car gatherings in the country!
Lastly, it’s important to them that the event is FREE to the participants and spectators. It’s important that ANY car enthusiast can enjoy the show without having to pay to do so.
MN Cars & Coffee is also the starting location of The Kannonball Rally!
(100) teams launch from the June show and embark on a 300+ mile journey to raise money for a local school, Northern Voices, and each July, the organizers host a canned food drive and get local car clubs to compete against one another for the most donations. Then, each September, they rally for "The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children" on The KannonFALL Rally!
Their passion for the automobile industry began long before they can remember. From Hot Wheels and slot-cars, to sports cars and track days, they live and breathe cars. Please join them at the next event and share in their passion.
We’ll see you there!