Icy, Dirty Roads Can’t Keep the Good Vibes Breakfast Club

A large gathering of cars and people are parked at Newcomb's Ranch in the Angeles National Forest.

Even with Newcomb’s Ranch closed for the foreseeable future, people still make the trek up ACH on Friday mornings.Photo: Kyle Hyatt/Jalopnik

Los Angeles’ vibrant car culture isn’t exactly a secret. We have year-round awesome weather and great driving roads, and those two things combine to get people out and driving their weird/rare/valuable classics on a regular basis. Southern California is also the home of the original Cars & Coffee (RIP) and while there have been a whole host of pretenders to that throne, one event has risen up to be its true spiritual successor: Good Vibes Breakfast Club.

What is GVBC, and why is it so rad? Well, first, it’s on a weekday, so that limits the amount of people who show up. Next, it’s at the top of one of the world’s greatest driving roads, and just getting there can be a bar to entry for some. These things mean that the people who show up are real enthusiasts, which, as the name suggests, keeps the vibes pretty good.

I took the trip up into the Angeles National Forest recently in a 2023 Bentley Flying Spur (100% not the tool for this job, but expect a review soon). Here’s a look at some of what else showed up.


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