Mudgee Coffee and Cars is in the garage for the time being, but organisers are hopeful a return in the not too distant future, as the monthly event was a breakout hit in the region in its first nine months.
The simple concept and informal format garnered strong crowds at the Mudgee Railway Station on the third Sunday of each month, bringing along and coming to see cars, motorbikes and trucks - with no restrictions on vehicle type or vintage.
It's hosted by the Cudgegong Valley Pioneer Vehicle Club purely as a means of fostering interest in motoring, it's not a for-profit exercise. Coffee is available for purchase from Cafe Sassy Mobile Diner and the VVPPAA run a barbecue to fund their work.
Club vice-president, David Maurice, said that it wasn't only local enthusiasts who've latched onto the event.
"We started in June last year, then like everywhere else we've had to stop during this period of COVID-19. Which is a little bit inconvenient, because we had it running really well," he said.
"Attendances were between 60 and 70 vehicles, when you take a total count of cars coming and going and staying for different periods.
"Hopefully we'll be able to kick it off again not too far into the future and get that attendance going again.
"The reports I've had from other clubs and people who've travelled across from Wellington, Dubbo and even Orange, have enjoyed the day. I've even been contacted by a Tamworth organisation wanting to be notified of when we kick off again."
He added that when it returns they hope to incorporate a casual cruise for attendees who feel like a drive.
"What we're looking to do will be to have the Coffee and Cars in the morning, then at 12pm get a group of cars and go for a drive to some of the smaller areas to maybe have lunch and give them a bit of business. Out to the likes of Hill End and Cooyal, to circulate among those places and spread some funds," he said.
"And if you've got an older car you've got to keep the oil running through the mechanical parts - because if you leave them sitting in a shed all of the time that's when they deteriorate."
For photos of previous outings, check out the Facebook page.