Today is the August 8, for many Singaporean car enthusiasts this date holds something special. Its the one day where many of the car lovers get together for a day of fun filled activities. For the rest of Singapore its National day eve, the day before the nation Celebrates its 50th birthday. Since I’m currently based in Melbourne, I unfortunately am unable to partake in the August 8 activities and decided to celebrate my own form of August 8 here in Melbourne. It coincidentally happened to be the day Cars and Coffee was being held. A group of friends decided to sacrifice the much needed Saturday morning sleep to check out the event.
Cars and Coffee is held on the second Saturday of every month on the RTR Skid pan (1 Banfield Court Truganina). It held a wide variety of cars ranging from old school to imports and everything in between. Bikes and stunt bike demonstrations also happen in an enclosed area on the grounds. It was a nicely organised event with an extremely friendly atmosphere. For anyone who has never been, it’d be an interesting thing to check out when you get the chance!
Our photographer @PT_Works (while you’re at it, also follow us on Instagram @Therightwrong) was on hand to help capture some of the most interesting ones that caught our eyes. We gathered at a nearby location for a pre-meet at 10am (I arrived at 10.30, sorry guys!) before making our way over together.
Upon arrival we were greeted with a sea of cars and people. Many high quality cars were in attendance including Phil’s immaculate R34 GTR now sporting an original R tune carbon hood making the car look even more aggressive than ever!Some really rare R34 Gtrs were also in attendance including a Vspec2 Nur in Millennium Jade and Paul’s brothers MSpec Nur parked alongside Paul’s equally mint midnight purple R33 GTR Vspec. These guys were a dedicated pair, trying to get the perfect shot at all cost through the day! This R34 was really nicely done tooWe walked around admiring the cars, spotting some really interesting details on some like this Lego head gear knob.There was all sorts of variety at the place and this aggressive looking CRX looked insanely good in the flesh. That half roll cage certainly stands out painted in white too. Would love to see this thing go on the track! Old school Corvette caught my attention. Looking close to stock but such a historic car! Spotted this hiding in the RTR shed.The car and owner. That pink haired girl and her seriously hardcore Toyota Echo. Notice the half roll cage bars in the rear window? She also runs an event called Nugget Nationals. If you’re looking for some cheap and exciting racing in Melbourne, might want to look into that too! Midway through the event some one got into a bit of a smash right in front of the event grounds. The embarrassment from everyone running over to check out what happened was probably punishment enough for the guy.This however prompted everyone to start leaving since the Police was definitely going to be there. The fire department and ambulance came within minutes to clear up the oil on the road as well as assist the elderly couple in the yellow car to ensure they were okay. I must note that the cops did not harass anyone at the event or leaving the event. There were simply there to ensure traffic was smooth flowing again. It was a pretty good event! And on that note I’d like to wish all our beloved Singaporeans a Happy SG50 National Day and to drive safe over the long weekend!!