Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
EuroSunday has become the #1 monthly car event for the greater Sacramento area. With big help early on from Colby Sandman, and later help from Adam Cook and Mike Ritenour, we now have an event that has developed its own unique and sought-after character. Having ample space with espresso nearby seemed the key early ingredients to attract the european versions of vehicles not often seen out and about. Organized (but still informal) drives were later added as a beginning and finishing touch to our Sundays.
So what can people expect in attending a EuroSunday? While all vehicles (incl motorcycles) are welcome - vintage, classic, exotic, and supercars always rule the day! Showcasing / attention goes straight to the cars not often seen on the roads - Ferrari, Lamborgini, Jaguar, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Austin Healy, Triumph, Citroen, MG, Lotus, Porsche, etc are current common examples of what you will find as key attractions. Rare views of Lancia, Daimler, Renault, De Lorean, Aston Martin, Lister, Rolls Royce always capture a crowd. You will spot BMWs, but more attention will go to the M Technic, a true M5, or an M3 modified to a rare CSL rather than a plethora of 3-series cars. Rare 8s, new and vintage 6s, 2002s, CSLs, and any clean convertible are always fun to check out. Mercedes' consistent presence is spread across classic, vintage, modified, and/or exotic. These tend to be the owners who are over-the-top in love with their cars. Any vehicle you could look left and/or right on the freeway/parking lot and be able to spot a different one every few minutes makes it more a common vehicle than unique. We have had some classic sedans, coupes and some newer modified and exotic Mercedes present the past few months which are a great feast for the eyes - their uniqueness is what makes them attractive for this event and being showcased for all to see. Viper, Pantera, Bricklin, vintage Camaro, vintage Vette, Cobra, and Ford GT make some appearances and are always welcomed with open arms. While not Euro...they are truly exotic and/or a supercar status...folks just love to see them. They are always thrown in the mix with the other showcase cars and gather a crowd each time. 90's to current Euro cars don't tend to have a great deal of focus thrown their direction unless they are a rarely-seen vehicle. We have noticed that these owners still enjoy attending, but tend to park off to the side so others can showcase their cars that truly epitomize EuroSunday. And while I have mentioned "showcasing" a number of times, quite a few of these cars are daily drivers...mine included. It is their uniqueness in the Sacramento area that sets them apart and so very appropriate for EuroSunday and its participants.
Having no format or agenda was the final brushstroke to this piece of art. Coffee and browsing on a Sunday morning with others as passionate about unique cars as yourself is definitely the start of a good day. It is not that often that those of us that love cars and the uniqueness of our vehicles can share the stories and vehicles with others. This venue is just for that! Business owners, professionals, mechanics, retirees, engineers, students, and salespeople are just a sampling of the people that attend. Everyone mixing in the same parking lot with a topic of none other than cars.
We have had a recent outpouring by our participants in helping bring EuroSunday to the next level. Logos are being developed, and a website will be up in 2007 (nothing more than the schedule, maps, drives, contacts, and pics of past events) Please contact Larry Stiver ([email protected]) should you want to throw your hat in as well for 2007.
Following the the 2007 schedule with times from 8:00am until 10:30am;
January 28, 2007 - Its a Grind Coffee 9620 Bruceville Rd. Suite 100 Elk Grove, CA 95757 Tel 916.714.5720 Mark Waddell, owner
February 25, 2007 - Pavillions 501 Pavillion Lane Sacramento, CA 95825
March 25, 2007 - Pavillions
April 22, 2007 - Pavillions
May 27, 2007 - Towe Auto Museum 2200 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818 Tel 916.442.6802 (has not been confirmed) http://toweautomuseum.org/index.html
June 24, 2007 - Pavillions
July 22, 2007 - Pavillions
August 26, 2007 - Pavillions
September 23, 2007 - El Dorado Hills (location to be decided and announced)
October 28, 2007 - Pavillions
November 25, 2007 - Pavillions
December 2007 - Charity event (2007 will be donations again, but we are looking into a Sacramento police escorted drive, radio stations, and food for this event!)
December 23, 2007 - Holiday schedule / no event
Reminders and specific information to follow as we get closer.
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