Cars and Coffee is underway. They are now held once a month at Engineered Automotive’s shop. Siince I’ve moved to the west end, I like the new location much more it also has the added benefit of allowing people to have a look into the shop floor. Which turned out to be of much relief as the weather was chilly. I knew we were in for it when we had those heat spurts early in the year.
I think they like Porsches at EA.
What i love about C & Cs. You can see a 2CV then a few Porsches then a Ford GT.
You don’t see curves like this any more.
Hope to see you at the next one. The first Sunday of every month!
As Gill mentioned this event provides something for everyone; and we can certainly appreciate all Megaspeed had to offer, I even entertained the idea of trying to get my car there next year
Can’t argue with the rat rod look, it suits certain cars so well.
Some of my favorites from the “tuner” section above.
Many of these old school builds put just about everything else to shame
This was our first visit to a Megaspeed/Performance World show. I felt it was a good kickoff to show season. Though the chilly weather outside did nothing to agree. I did see some facebook statuses at the smaller show size this year. However for new visitors like us, we did not notice such. What we did notice was the nice mix of hot rods, muscle cars, drag cars, imports and tuner cars.
Love me some Toyota VTEC.
The stance on this 300C was spot on. And KJohn’s MazdaSpeed3 looked great with the flares and Boso exhaust.
Something tells me @hoowybrow won’t be needing that wax any time soon. Natural patina at it finest.
If you don’t have time for a natural patina, just paint it on. It was however very well done.
The Clipsal 500 at Adelaide is a formidable race to make a series debut at. The old guns of Holden and Ford are up for any challengers. NIssan and Mercedes were easily dispelled in their first season last year. I had figured Volvo S60 would be in the same boat this year, but after Race 2 at Adelaide the pecking order in V8 Supercars needs a shakeup. Volvo has jumped to a podium finish. Scott McLaughlin, the 20 yr old 2013 rookie of the year, had an epic fight with THE V8 Supercar hot shoe, Jamie Whincup and won out. Is there a better looking touring car currently turning laps? I don’t think so.
Scoot McLaughlin vs Jamie Whincup
Race 2 Highlights
Race 1 Lap 1
Race 2 Lap 1
AE Performance was Paul Walker’s shop. You know he was a legit car guy when you see multiple E36 M3 LTWs, 850CSI, a BMW 2002 Touring Alpina and a Volvo 1800.
The FIA announced the other day that the season finale race will now award double points. DAFUQ? No don’t give single points for pole or fastest lap, let’s double the points for the shit show that is Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi. They also scheduled the American GP (in Texas) the same day as the NASCAR race in Texas. Genius. Who runs the FIA? Rob Ford? I’ve been an F1 proponent for years, even though I know the product is sometimes suspect. But COME ON, listen to the fans for once. We can’t go back in time for low downforce, wide, big tire’d, balls out cars anymore. But these retro liveries, liken to bygone years of smokes and retro graphics, make it possible for us to time travel..sort of.
All images produced by CdeB Design.
The Goodwood Revival is THE historic racing event. Brings back the days when driver had to tip toe cars around the track. Add rain into the mix, and you get this. Kenny Brack, something about Swedes that make them so good at going sideways.
Video of Brack going a bit more sideways.
Also added Chris Harris kickin some ass.
Stopped off at Cars and Coffee on my way to Subaru Hypermeet AND the Tires23 BBQ. I was only able to stick around for 15-20 minutes.
I may or may not like this 964. Engineered Automotive’s shop car. Must be nice.
’69 Volvo 164. The owner’s kid was having a ball stomping in the puddle.
’63 Ford Galaxie. A sixties 2 door coupe bigger than today luxury 4 doors.