Texas ‘Coffee and Cars’ Meets Ban Modern Muscle Cars

The ban is in response to a spate of incidents involving over-revving, burnouts and street takeovers.

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Texas car meet organizer Coffee and Cars recently announced a permanent ban on modern muscle cars at its events, citing a series of disruptive behaviors that compromise safety and the event's integrity. The ban, which includes high-powered vehicles like Camaros, Chargers and Mustangs, aims to preserve the traditional, respectful atmosphere that has defined these gatherings for years, Backfire News reported.

The decision followed a spate of incidents involving over-revving, burnouts and street takeovers by drivers of modern muscle cars, which not only disrupted the events but also posed safety risks -- a departure from the car meets' original spirit, where enthusiasts would come together to appreciate a variety of vehicles in a relaxed setting.

The ban was first implemented temporarily in October 2023 and became permanent during the recent event at Post HTX in Houston.

Coffee and Cars is renowned for showcasing high-end collectibles and museum-spec vehicles, providing a unique opportunity for automotive enthusiasts to admire rare and exceptional cars. The organizers emphasize the essence of their events is to celebrate automotive culture in a safe and respectful environment, free from the reckless antics that have recently marred the gatherings.

While the ban has sparked debate within the car enthusiast community, the organizers maintain that it is a necessary step to protect the event's core values and ensure the safety of participants and spectators.

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