Media Release


  • Back by popular demand: RM Auto Restoration to host summer Cars & Coffee events
  • Kicking off May 7th, additional dates include June 11th and July 9th
  • Open to all auto aficionados, Cars & Coffee presents a relaxed morning of all things automotive
  • Special activities include exclusive tours of the RM Classic Car Exhibit, a glimpse inside the RM Auto Restoration Shop, and a dynamometer-test raffle
  • Further details at


WHO: RM Auto Restoration

RM Auto Restoration is one of the world’s leading restoration facilities for collector cars. The team, comprised entirely of local talent, has won countless accolades over the years, including six ‘Best of Show’ awards at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California – an event dubbed the ‘Kentucky Derby’ of the collector car world.


WHAT: RM Cars & Coffee

A popular pastime for auto enthusiasts around the world, ‘Cars & Coffee’ was first introduced to Chatham-Kent last summer via a series of Saturday-morning meets at RM Auto Restoration’s facilities. The simple concept proved a great success, with each event attracting more than 100 cars, and enthusiasts travelling from as far as Toronto! This summer, RM is proud to open its doors once again, bringing this popular tradition back to Chatham-Kent. An impromptu car show of sorts, enthusiasts are encouraged to bring out their classic rides for display. Complimentary donuts and coffee will be supplied at each event for the first 250 guests, courtesy RM Auto Restoration and Tim Hortons.


WHEN:               May 7th, June 11th and July 9th; 8am – 11am, rain or shine

WHERE:             RM Auto Restoration, One Classic Car Drive, Blenheim, ON, N0P 1A0


WHY: In addition to featuring a terrific range of automotive eye-candy and ‘shop talk’, special highlights of this year’s RM Cars & Coffee events include:

  • exclusive tours of the RM Classic Car Exhibit; now closed to the public, the exhibit will open its doors specially for the Cars & Coffee events, providing attendees opportunity to inspect an incredible assortment of historic and rare rides;
  • a raffle draw to win a test on the RM dynamometer; tickets will be available for $2 each or three for $5, with proceeds benefitting the Dana Brezzi Memorial Fund – a charity established at the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in the name of RM’s dear friend and colleague; and
  • the opportunity to get to know the RM team and get a glimpse inside the world-renowned RM Auto Restoration shop, as well as preview auction vehicles slated to go under the RM gavel this summer.


Further details on the upcoming RM Cars & Coffee events are available on Facebook at:


Media contacts:


For further information please contact:


Sadie Chapple               +1 519 437 3053  

Amy Christie                 +1 519 437 3047  


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