By Gretchen Pahia
Photos By CSG Visuals

Grabbing a quick cup of coffee on a Saturday morning just became a bit more exciting and fun. For fans of classic cars, trucks, jeeps, and motorcycles, one hot spot to check out is the Anthem Cars and Coffee show. The event is held the first Saturday of each month from 8-11 a.m., and is founded, managed, and operated by Anthem residents. It takes place right outside of Amped Coffee Company, located at 3434 W. Anthem Way, #102. This month’s event takes place on March 5, but if you missed it, no worries as the next is Saturday, April 2.

For North Phoenix residents looking for a chance to check out some cool rides, this is the place to do it. “It [the event] is for anyone that likes to see or show cars, or just be around people who are interested in cars,” says Brian Sheehan of Anthem Cars and Coffee. “Our event is for every car fan – everyone from garage fixer-uppers to million-dollar super car owners.”
Anthem is a great spot for these once-a-month shows because there was a big need in the area. Car loving residents no longer need to drive further into Phoenix to show off and see other cars. Sheehan recognized that need in his area and decided to do something about it. “I decided to start out with some basic postcards, then found a good location that allowed people to show their cars and check out others all while having a cup of coffee.”

Sheehan says the show offers people to showcase their own cars and see vehicles of all kinds. Everything from high-end super cars, regular favorites, and junk yard finds that have been brought back to life with a little sweat and a lot of determination.

There is no limit to the type of car that can be shown at the event. Basically, if there is a cool car story to tell, and you want to share it with others, this is the place for you. Sheehan is hopeful that the show will continue to grow over the next few months, bringing out North Phoenix residents to celebrate and spend time getting to know their neighbors and their community.
Anthem Cars and Coffee will be hosting its first rally on March 26 from Anthem to Williams. The rally leaves the area at 8 a.m. “We will have lunch at Frontier BBQ in Williams and have a car show across the street with The Route 66 Museum and Gift Shop then head home after the show,” Sheehan says. To connect for the rally, e-mail anthemcarsandcoffee@gmail.com.

For more information about Anthem Cars and Coffee, visit anthemcarsandcoffee.com.