Centennial Park cars and coffee May 2024

This morning I woke up early and so decided to head to a cars and coffee event.    I hadn’t been to one in a while, and it looked like a lovely Autumn day in Sydney.   The event on this weekend was the one in Centennial Park.   Last time I attended this one was back in mid 2022.   This event has moved around a bit as the eastern suburbs are not friendly to car events.

When I got there, I found the location had moved again.   It was still in the park, but it is now near the Spruce Goose Diner, not the Shakespeare statue.  A quick call to a friend who is a regular clued me into the new location.   I think the old location was better, but I suspect the organizers didn’t have a choice in this matter.    The new location is quite small and fills up very fast, with cars then overflowing onto the ring road and parking with the regular SUVs.

The mix of this event is quite different to the other ones I attend,  There are more exotics, especially 911s, and more modern performance cars.    However, despite a new McLaren, the car getting the most attention was the Ferrari Testarossa.   It looked great in dark blue, showing that Ferrari’s don’t have to be bright red.   There was also a nice Lamborghini Uracco and a Maserati Khamsin.

Centennial Park cars and coffee May 2024

I took my 1981 240D, not for any particular reason than it was in the garage at home.   Its a good car for driving into the crowded eastern suburbs.    The only other Mercedes was a 380SL.   I ended up [parking next to a Volvo 240, probably fitting given it has similar attribute to the W123.

The new location is a far more busy thoroughfare than the old one.   Generally most people were pretty easy going, but it was interesting to contrast the behaviour of the runners, pedestrians and the drivers with that of the cyclists.   I was only there for twenty minutes and I witnessed two cyclists getting quite hot under the collar for for being slightly delayed by people walking around looking at the cars.

While this isn’t my favourite of the Sydney cars and coffee events, it was a lovely morning to get out for a drive and look at a new nice cars.


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