Car meet events never triggered after starting a new save

I started a new save after I went VIP and I just realised that I am now well into the game and missing car meets. There was no indication on my map, it’s like my game skipped the part where it introduces them. I am level 70 and half way to the final. I still have the icons for online road trips.

Am I missing something? Is this a bug? Please don’t say I have to start a new game =(