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Tonight's Massive Car Flash Mob In Burbank May Be The Last And Biggest

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Thousands of car enthusiasts are expected to gather tonight in Burbank for another massive meet-up and it could be the last for now.

After receiving pressure from policethis summer, organizers of the flash-mob-like car rally—known as "Krispy Kreme Tuesdays"—have decided to plan one last event before taking a "long hiatus," reports the L.A. Times. In the past, the event has taken place in the parking lot of the Burbank Empire Center near a Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The events started as small gatherings for attendees to show off their often modified cars in 2007, but as they've grown, so has the ire of authorities and shoppers.

The event organizers posted this message to Facebook:

Due to the sad situation of how the general black and white [cars] treat us [Krispy Kreme Tuesdays] has decided to give us a meet ONE LAST TIME until the long hiatus and the power will be passed onto Octane Festival to provide a safe, harassment free zone. Why ?!??? you ask... Because we cannot continue to keep running, We must claim a spot for all of us to have a day or even two days for us to gather. Let's end it with a bang. Krispy Kreme Tuesdays is no longer just Burbank IT'S SO-CAL.
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According to the event's Facebook page, the event may take place in Burbank or somewhere 30 to 60 minutes from there, but the location won't be announced until 90 minutes before the meet-up's start time of 9:15 p.m. The location is purposefully kept a secret to avoid efforts by authorities to thwart the event, which happened back in June.

Wherever the event takes place, police have said they will be "fully deployed" to enforce all laws. And officials from the Burbank Empire Center have said they will take steps to prevent the event as they did in June, which they argue "trashed our center and our stores as well as surrounding neighborhoods and [members] have engaged in unruly and illegal behavior."