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WTFiat
03-24-2014, 11:34 PM
Hey guys!
Had my Abarth for a year now and have been wondering if theres a lot of MN owners on here. I've only seen a couple but I was at the dealership not too long ago and heard there had been a lot of Abarths sold. Could be cool to get together sometime when the weather gets better in the future. I'll also be at the first Cars and Coffee on April 5th If any of you attend. Here's some info if you haven't heard of it. http://www.mncandc.com. Its lots of fun and weather permitting theres a lot of really nice cars out.

WTFiat
03-29-2014, 07:40 PM
I guess I should have named this thread "MN Abarth Owner."

rustbucket
03-29-2014, 08:10 PM
I guess I should have named this thread "MN Abarth Owner."

Would a 500 Sport owner on the other side of the St. Croix be welcome? ... I'd be interested later on (I'm buried at the moment) especially after taking an Abarth for test ride today while getting the jounce stop bumpers replaced on my Sport.

WTFiat
03-29-2014, 10:36 PM
Close enough lol. Im in stillwater so basically the same area I suppose. The abarth is aleap from the sport but so much fun

hownowcb
04-02-2014, 11:32 AM
Thanks for the heads up on MNC&C. Like you, I also wonder where all the Abarths are. Then again, this is Minnesota, and we're well-known for being shy!

Sadly, I fear that Thursday's and Friday's weather won't help attendance this month. I'm already committed to other tasks, so I doubt I'll be able to make it this time, but perhaps in the months to come...

WTFiat
04-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Yeah. Im hoping its not as bad as they predict. Im dying to take my winter wheels off and have a clean car for more than a day.

doggums
04-03-2014, 07:21 PM
It looks like it's going to be worse than they predict. There is at least 1 more Abarth owner in MN, I live in SW Minneapolis.

WTFiat
04-05-2014, 12:11 PM
Turned out to be not too bad of a day. Not many cars but lots of people liked the Abarth. Everyone wanted to hear the exhaust when I was leaving

WTFiat
05-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Anyone on here have the black Abarth with a bike rack on the hatch in the whitebear lake area? I was going through Delwood towards stillwater letting my friend drive but he couldn't catch up. Couldnt handle the power

Mr bob
09-28-2014, 05:14 PM
The final cars and coffee for the season is coming up next weekend. I Plan on attending (weather permitting). I have not attended one of these but I hear it is a good time.

JordanW2157
01-17-2015, 08:25 PM
Not many Abarth owners in MN. I'm in Shakopee. I've got a black and red 2012 Abarth. I've seen a white one around here and a grey one. Pretty sure they're not members here

Ju1c3
05-10-2015, 07:01 AM
Iv got a white Abarth in shakopee as well as a 75 spider 124. love my Fiats!

Tweak
05-10-2015, 09:48 PM
Iv got a white Abarth in shakopee as well as a 75 spider 124. love my Fiats!

Welcome to the forum.

Stating such things will make people request pics...might as well post'em up. ;)

Ju1c3
05-11-2015, 01:48 AM
17843
75 spider 124

Ju1c3
05-11-2015, 01:50 AM
17844
only 49xxx OG miles on her!

Ju1c3
05-11-2015, 01:54 AM
17845
and my 2012 Abarth

Fiat500USA
05-11-2015, 07:56 AM
Iv got a white Abarth in shakopee as well as a 75 spider 124. love my Fiats!


17843
75 spider 124


17844
only 49xxx OG miles on her!


17845
and my 2012 Abarth


Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting pictures of your cars. A Spider + Spring time = perfect! :cool:

FiatCares
05-11-2015, 10:09 AM
17845
and my 2012 Abarth

Great color scheme! Love the car :) Thanks for sharing.

Tweak
05-11-2015, 11:06 PM
Love the blue color, thanks for sharing!

Ando
03-03-2017, 03:25 PM
Resurrecting a dead thread here. I realize there is also a MN CnC thread but this one has more eyes on it.

We are one month out from the first Cars and Coffee MN. Anyone interested in meeting? Looks like WTFiat and Rustbucket are consistently active, 3 Fiats would be a better showing than most months. =] Not sure on any other MN/WI folks.

I've never tried to get IN the show, just to walk around it. Let me know if I should show up early or just bum around with friends like I usually do.

Ju1c3
03-03-2017, 10:05 PM
Resurrecting a dead thread here. I realize there is also a MN CnC thread but this one has more eyes on it.

We are one month out from the first Cars and Coffee MN. Anyone interested in meeting? Looks like WTFiat and Rustbucket are consistently active, 3 Fiats would be a better showing than most months. =] Not sure on any other MN/WI folks.

I've never tried to get IN the show, just to walk around it. Let me know if I should show up early or just bum around with friends like I usually do.

I will be there for sure! I will have a Vip pass to get in this whole year for representing in the kannonball rally. I think im the only fiat running the rally. Do you do Wheels of Italy? Thats been my favorite car shows

Ando
03-04-2017, 02:03 PM
The Kannonball guys typically gather in the secret cove behind the main office right? Don't think I've seen any Fiats in the past, but my attendance isn't 100% either. I haven't done Wheels of Italy, I'll put it on my calendar for this year though! I'm a converted VAG fanboy so the only specialty show I have been to in Chanhassen is the DE one and I loved it (because I love DE cars and don't love the massive crowds associated with CnC).

I've never tried getting into the show, what all is involved? I always assumed you just show up early enough and try to park in the correct continent. Then again I used to drive a TDI so why would I have tried to get in? My wife drives a John Cooper Works Paceman, we joke that it would be fun to bring it to CnC to meet the 2 other people who think they are cool.

Edit: Just looked at the map and the cove as I called it is titled the VIP Courtyard. Derp!

rustbucket
03-04-2017, 10:43 PM
Got a date, time, and address? Been crazy busy working a lot of Saturdays but will try to make it.

Ando
03-05-2017, 11:04 PM
The show is every first Saturday (with exceptions for golf tournaments and such) of each month in the summer. Held at the AutoMotorPlex (https://www.google.com/maps/place/AutoMotorPlex/@44.855371,-93.5636733,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x9bc45a1b1d765427!8m2!3d44.85 5371!4d-93.5636733!6m1!1e1) in Chanhassen. (a significant hike from WI). If you can't make April you have six more chances not including Wheels of Italy.

I typically show up 7:30 - 8:00 but might show up early and try to get my car into the show for a change of pace.

Event Info HERE (http://www.mncandc.com/event-information/).

Mr bob
03-11-2017, 02:38 PM
I have been to CnC on 2 different occasions. I was able to park inside both times. The first time I was let right in the second time I was told to go park in the lot. As I drove away from the gate he heard the exhaust and came over to say he didn't realize it was an Abarth and said I could go park inside. Both times I had the only Abarth there. So without the VIP pass you might get to park inside or not. Depends on who's working the gate. Get there early as it fills up fast.

The wheels of Italy show is one of my favorite shows I have ever been to. It is not the largest of cars shows but it is a great show. Last year it got better because they picked up some more vendors selling Italian food and merchandise. There is also some reserved parking just behind lot for non Italian cars worthy of being seen.

Ando
03-23-2017, 04:24 PM
Alright! 4-1-17 is officially on the 10-day forecast. 50F and cloudy with a 7mph breeze. But you know, it's MN, in 10 days it might either be 80 or snowing, forecasts are useless.

If it's actually going to be that mild I'll probably show up and play ameatur photographer with the others. Any colder and I'll likely wait for the sun to warm things up a bit and show up later. (This has the added benefit of not requiring me to detail my car Friday night)

Either way I plan to be there and will keep my eyes peeled for my fellow Fiat family. I'll be the kid.

Ando
05-23-2017, 02:08 PM
Hey friends. MN C&C was cancelled for May and is moving to Shakopee for June.

In the spirit of moving, I'll quit posting C&C things over here.

....starting....

...now!