Caffeine and Exotics is back! Sunday, May 15th at Caffeine & Octane Lanier Raceway

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Is there any fee to show my vehicle?

No, there is no fee to display your vehicle at Caffeine & Octane.

Is there any fee for attending as a spectator?

No, there is no fee to attend Caffeine & Octane as a spectator.

Where can I purchase official Caffeine & Octane merchandise?

We always appreciate you buying a T-shirt or other high quality merchandise while at the event or from your home at our online store.

How can I become a sponsor?

Caffeine & Octane offers a variety of sponsorship levels and encourages anyone with an automotive related product or service who would like to be a part of the event to contact us at

Can I put a “For Sale” sign in my car at the show?

Individuals may place up to an 8 inch x 10 inch “For Sale” sign in the window of their vehicle while at the show, but dealer taged or dealer owned cars are not permitted to display, unless they are sponsors of Caffeine & Octane.

When is the show held?

Caffeine & Octane is held the first Sunday of each month, from 8am to 11am. Rain or Shine. In cases of extreme weather where a postponement may be possible, please check our Facebook Page for the most current updates.

What time do I need to be there if I’m showing my car/truck?

If you’re displaying your vehicle, and you hope to be in the Central Lot, we suggest that you arrive by 7am. This is when the gates will open for the Central Lot allowing one hour of move in time before the show officially opens to the public. The demand for space in this area is high and we are selective in allowing cars into the main lot to assure the best variety of cars on display. The central lot is often is full by 7:30 on days when the weather is nice. There are hundreds of spaces adjacent to the main lot that are avialable to car clubs and others not able to secure a spot in the central lot.

Can I arrive earlier than 7am if I want to?

Yes, but please keep keep excessive noise down during the early morning hours. There are residences in close proximity, as well as hotel properties, so we need to be mindful of the neighbors.

If I am arriving as part of a group of cars meeting at C&O, will we be able to all enter and park together?

The goal for the Central Lot is to have a display offering the widest possible selection of different years, makes and models. To do that we have to limit the number of similar cars grouped together to 4 of the same make, model and decade.  Larger groups are very welcome but encouraged to park in the Car Club Corral adjacent to the Central Lot or in any of the other 1500 spaces available on the east side of Perimeter Mall.

How do I register?

Currently, Caffeine & Octane does not require any formal registration for the show. We do encourage people who show their vehicles, as well as spectators, to sign up for our newsletters, as it is the best way to get up to date information on the shows, as well as to receive special offers and exclusive content on our media channels.

To do that, please click here.

What’s the difference between the Central Lot and the General/Club Lot?

The Central Lot is a much smaller space than the general/club lots, and it houses our sponsors, the featured vehicle areas and the official Caffeine & Octane Merchandise Trailer. Access is moderated, based on a variety of factors. We try to get a varied representation of the different genres that exist: classics, muscle cars, modern performance cars, imports, exotics, and very rare vehicles. Because space is limited, we discourage clubs (in groups of more than 4 cars) from gathering in the Central Lot. We also try to limit repetition among the various models. It is not a science so we appreciate your cooperation in helping us offer the best variety of vehicles possible in the Central Lot. Once the Central Lot is full, the gates are closed and vehicles should remain in their spaces until at least 10:30 am.

The General/Club Lot is directly adjacent to the Central Lot and is known as the Car Club Corral. This is the desired area for most car clubs both large and small. Some reserved space is available to help accommodate clubs expecting more than 50 cars but in general this is a first come, first served area in terms of space. Reserving space without show management approval in the Central Lot is not allowed and also discouraged in other lots. Please arrive together.

The Car Club Corral and areas on either side for general display feature a broad spectrum of vehicles, and the only limitation is the physical space itself. Movement is not restricted and cars which can only attend for a portion of the show hours (8-11) are welcome to park in this area. The Porsche Corner and Exotics lot, which is adjacent to Ashford Dunwoody Rd, next to the Central Lot, opens at 7am.

If I park in the Central Lot, can I live or move my car to a different location before the end of the show?

Once parked in the Central display please leave your vehicle there until at least 10:30am for pedestrian safety and comfort. There are large crowds including families with small children and dogs that are enjoying the show.

They gather around show vehicles to take pictures, talk with car owners and generally enjoy the sights and sounds. Having vehicles moving in and out of the Central Lot during the show makes it less enjoyable for those wanting to easily and safely wander the show.

If it looks like rain, is the show going to be cancelled?

No. Caffeine & Octane is held rain or shine. We will make a decision to call the show off if there is an immediate threat of dangerous weather (lightning, snow or ice, etc.). We have die-hard fans that will come out even when it’s raining, so we go on! Our Facebook page is the best way to get the most current information.

Are there any rules I should be aware of?

Our goal is to have a great show that is fun and safe for everyone to attend. Strictly Enforced: No burnouts…no speeding. The Dunwoody PD is always on-hand to help us maintain safety and security. If you do a burnout, speed, or drive in a reckless fashion, you will be banned from the show and may face criminal penalties if local laws or ordinances are violated.

Remember…there are often thousands of people wandering the show, during the course of the morning including adults, children and pets. We take safety very seriously. Please refrain from excessive engine revving.

We know that many cars have the ability to make a lot of noise, and a lot of it is absolutely glorious. However, we are guests in the neighborhood, it’s early so we must be respectful of our neighbors. Do not move cones or other markers that you find in parking spaces or other areas.

If you move these markers to park your vehicle in a reserved space, you will be asked to move your vehicle immediately. Vehicles parked in restricted/prohibited areas will be towed.

Will I have a great time?

If you are as passionate about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other amazing vehicles as we are, it will be very difficult for you to have a bad time. Caffeine & Octane has grown to be the largest monthly gathering of Car Enthusiasts and Fans in the country. This is due to the the very generous group of loyal supporters of the show who share their amazing vehicles with us each month.

Many of them have been coming to C&O since its inception in 2006. We appreciate their support and the passion they have for all things automotive.