Cars & Coffee Photo Gallery NOLA 2017

Cars & Coffee- does anyone know for sure who started it or where it all started? Some may lay claim to the name and/or the concept, but the truth may be that hot rodders have been gathering together on a regular basis to bench race and swap car stories for as long as cars have been on the road (maybe they had Wagons & Waffles before cars?). OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series, presented by Advance Auto Parts, travels the countryside in search of the very best all-around street cars & trucks and one of those events took place at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans, Louisiana.

It just so happened that when the series visited The Big Easy in 2017, the local cars & coffee meet-up was taking place on Saturday morning at the same venue as DriveOPTIMA. We took a few minutes to walk the parking lot and snap some photos of the cars & coffee attendees, which we're sharing with you in the full gallery below. Will any of these cars ever move beyond Saturday morning car shows and take the track with the OPTIMA series?