Cars and Coffee has easily become the world’s largest automotive phenomenon, getting drivers and enthusiasts out of bed and filling car parks in Australia and around the world on a weekly basis. On Saturday 6th of May the aptly named Turbo Drive in the leafy suburb of Coorparoo in Brisbane’s south was filled to capacity with some of the best examples from nearly every era in automotive history. There is something unique about these cars and coffee events; the intoxicating aroma of freshly made coffee mixing with the unmistakable smell of burning fossil fuels and while your nose is being overwhelmed like a drug dog in Schapelle Corby’s house, your ears are being fed the soundtrack made in the factories of Marranello & Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. Arriving at Cars and Coffee is a complete assault on the senses.
Held on the first Saturday of the month C&C has been going from strength to strength with some of Brisbane’s most unique and rarest cars attending this event in record numbers. But the thing that makes C&C so appealing is that you don’t have to have a Supercar or a dyno curve like Mt Everest to fit in, clean examples of cars from all eras sit side by side and are admired as automotive equals.
To say I was surprised with the sheer variety of makes and models would be a understatement. Every driveway of every business was jam packed full as the waves of people made their way through the impressive display.
Lets just say the coffee business is doing well….
In a sea of big fish I was excited to see this immaculate RX3 being admired by the young and old alike.
Now that’s my kind of traffic jam…
The Lotus Club of Queensland put on a seriously impressive display with a plethora of new and old.
One of my favorite things is just taking a second to watch people admiring these machines.
This FJ Holden special was sitting beside an Aventador and a 488 and didn’t look the slightest bit out of place. One tonne of Australian muscle looking as good as when it left the factory 61 years ago.
It’s not every day you see a Ford Sierra…. Or two.
You may be cool but you will never be 108 years’ old and still stealing hearts.
Not all race cars are impractical.
I hate to see you leave but love to watch you go.
The sheer turnout is something that has to be seen to be believed. Cars and Coffee runs on the first Saturday of the month.
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