Another Episode of Cars and Coffee from the Sunshine Coast
This morning I went up early cause its the first saturday of the months. First Saturday of the months means that there is the monthly cars and coffee meet-up in Coolum Beach, close to where we live right now. They start at 7am already and its only until 10am so its definitely for the early birds.
We arrived around 8:30am and I had the feeling we were already late, at least there were not as many cars as last time. Anyway I was still able to photos of some really beautiful cars. The first one already was a highlight. You see these old Bullies quite often here in Australia while in Europe this thing would be worth so much money. If this isn´t beautiful then I don´t know.
And the little brother of this beauty was right around the next corner. Even in Germany its hard nowadays to find a Beetle in such great condition. That one reminded me at South Africa where we once been to a pure Beetle meet up...that was really crazy.
In general it seems that european cars are really popular among collectors and on these car meet-ups. There were a few german classics again like a BMW 6 series in mint condition, many Porsche including my favourite the 993 and a brand new GT3 and a beautiful old Mercedes.
If you like to go on an adventure the two following are more for you I guess. A beautifully restored Land Rover which I guess @riverflows will really like and a newer version of a Toyota Hiace with a great camping fit out in the back. The guy showing as the Toyota does these individual designed fit outs made of plywood.
Anyway if you´re more of a gas head who likes the older muscle cars, cars with big engines that burn lots of oil and fuel you´re always right on these meet-ups as there are always plenty of such cars. Or even pure race cars like the one on the first photo. No idea what it is but it was loud and the inside is telling me that it is made for the race course.
Another car that really caught my eye was that 2021 Nissan Z or Proto Z or whatever they call it. I heard about that car but never saw it in reality. I´ve to say that especially in that colour it looked so cool and as far as I know its a pretty amazing little sports car.
I guess I missed a lot of the older cars today as we saw a few coming towards us as we drove there but two were still there and I think these two were the highlights of the day.
A Chrysler Finer 70 from 1927, almost 100 years old. That car smelled like leather and oil, you could literally smell the age of the car :) but not in a bad way. It still had the original spare tyre in the back but did not look like you can drive with that tyre :)
The second one was a 1919 Essex Speedster that looked like it just got out of the factory. The idea that this car is over 100 years old and looks like new is crazy. What I found even more spectacular were all the small details like that wooden box (probably for tools) and that jerry can on the side of the car. Everything was in perfect condition.
All in all it was a pretty cool saturday morning again and I will definitely join the next meet up in a month.
After that we went to an old surfer guy to pick up a used push bike that I´ve found on marketplace. I only took one quick shot of one of his garage and that is what my real childhood dream is. This guy had more than 200 skateboards from all decades since the beginning of skateboarding as well as so many surfboards that you can´t count them.
I might go back to his place as I want a skateboard additionally to my surfboard. If he´s keen and got time I will make a post about his garage as this is really amazing...at least if you´re into surfing and/or skateboarding.
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