The “Cars & Coffee” auto show series returns to the Mill District’s North Square with another free collectible-and-classic vehicle exhibition on Sunday, August 20 from 8:30am to noon. And also returning is the chance for spectators to test-drive a Mercedes-Benz Electric Vehicle. “We’re expecting two vehicles, a Mercedes-Benz EQs and GLB, to be on-hand Sunday,” said Tim O’Brien of The Mill District. “Folks who’ve never experienced the unique driving experience of an EV will especially enjoy this opportunity.”

The “Cars & Coffee” concept has grown explosively across the U.S. as a car-collector and spectator phenomenon. By emphasizing a laid-back, everyone-welcome format, the shows typically attract a widely different mix of vehicles – and car-curious onlookers – each time they’re held. The June edition of the series set a record with over 70 vehicles on display, plus a new record model-year span. The cars arriving that day ranged from a 1923 Ford Model T to a 2023 Chevy Corvette.

“A century’s worth of motoring diversity in one show really demonstrates the wide appeal of the Cars & Coffee format,” adds O’Brien. “One hundred years is definitely the biggest difference we’ve seen so far, but that could change with the next show.” Trophies are awarded at 11:45am for the crowd’s favorite domestic, import, exotic and best overall. Everyone submitting a ballot is entered into a free drawing for one of three Mill District General Store gift cards.