Auto Brunch St Ives November 2022

Yesterday I attended the Auto Brunch event at St Ives Showground again. It’s still far and away the best cars and coffee event in Sydney. This month was no exception. After about 10 months of horrible weather, we’ve finally had some lovely spring days here in Sydney.

It was a perfect day for a car show, the only slight downside was the rural fire service were also taking advantage of the weather doing a controlled burn in the vicinity. At first the event was quite smoky but it soon cleared up.

As with last time, it was an official event […]

MBCNSW October 2022 Cars and Coffee

Today was supposed to be the annual Sydney German car show. It would have been the first one held since 2019 due to Covid. I missed the 2019 event due to work travel, so I have not attended the show since 2018. Sydney has been very rainy of late, so last week was torrential rain, pretty much the norm for 2022. Based on this, and anticipating wet fields, the council pulled the plug on the event earlier this week.

The club scrambled to get an alternative event put on for the day. In retrospect, the council acted too soon, as […]

Machines & Macchiatos October 2022

It didn’t seem very long ago that I was at the September Machines & Macchiatos event. In a blink of an eye it was mid October and time for another one. This time, I took my Citroen DS.

It was a beautiful spring day, rare for 2022. Despite that, the turnout was lower than last time. Perhaps other car shows on this weekend. I was parked next to a very nice Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. I think I overheard the owner telling somebody it was a 1975 model.

It’s an interesting contrast, as both are luxury cars, but the […]

Machines & Macchiatos September 2022

Today I attended the September 2022 Machines and Macchiatos event. This is my second time to this event, I managed to attend the December 2021 event last year. Since my last time at the event, they have a new location at Northern Beaches Christian School in Terrey Hills. I was supposed to be at the All French Day today, but it was cancelled due to wet fields so went to Machines & Macchiatos instead.

The new location is great. There is plenty of room and all the cars park on tarmac. I took my 280SE and it was the only […]

2022 JDCA Cars and Coffee

Today I was supposed to be attending the All British Day at the Kings School. Unfortunately the event was cancelled after the weeks of torrential rain here in Sydney. The grounds keepers judged that the fields would be too wet for the cars and spectators.

In lieu of this event, the JDCA organized a replacement event at short notice. The last All British Day was in 2019, so most club members were keen for an event. Instead of the full car show, a JDCA cars and coffee type event would replace it. I think this was a great idea.

To […]

Eastern Suburbs cars and coffee August 2022

Today I took my E-Type to the Eastern Suburbs cars and coffee event. I’ve never taken my E-Type to one of these informal cars and coffee events. I normally take what I have in the garage on the day. The E-Type is a car I normally get out for specific drives or shows. That means it’s less likely than some of the other cars to be sitting in the garage for daily use.

This month’s event was the smallest I’ve been to. While the weather was certainly a factor, the other was the normal location was closed for a special […]

Auto Brunch St Ives August 2022

Today I attended the monthly Auto Brunch event at St Ives Showground. This is easily the best cars and coffee event in Sydney. There is always a huge variety on display at this event. This wasn’t the biggest event I can remember, but it probably has the biggest variety.

A great example was a timewarp Chrysler Lancer. I don’t recall the last time I saw one of these, especially a car from before Chrysler sold out to Mitsubishi.

Both the Mercedes and Citroen Clubs had this event on their club calendar. Like last time, I took my DS to the […]

Eastern Suburbs cars and coffee July 2022

I was able to attend the Eastern Suburbs cars and coffee event this morning. I’ve managed to attend the last couple of these events and there are always a good mix of cars attending. As it is an eastern suburbs event, the most popular car is always the Porsche 911.

It was interesting to see a 930 Turbo parked next to a regular 911 of the same era. The flared wheel arches are really obvious on the 930. While I always enjoy seeing the cars, the 911 is one classic I’ve never really gotten into. I’ve always preferred the 928.

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Eastern Suburbs Cars and Coffee June 2022

It’s a lovely winter weekend here in Sydney. Cool in the morning and evening, but pleasant during the day. With a break in the weather, it felt like a good opportunity to take my 250SE to the show with its newly rebuilt brakes and recent tune up. It was also an opportunity to take a drive with the top down. I don’t think I’ve managed to do that all this year.

The new location is really convenient, one set of lights off the eastern distributor. Plenty of parking and no fun police. The real Police did a few drive pasts, […]

Auto Brunch St Ives June 2022

Due to COVID, bad weather and other commitments, it had been a while since I attend the Auto Brunch event at St. Ives showground. March 2021 to be exact. I finally made it back today and as usual it was a great event. Of all the cars and coffee events in Sydney, I think this is by far the best. There is always incredible variety at this show and today was no different.

In addition to the show, The Mercedes Club planned an event to watch the sunset and Balmoral beach and then drive over to the event. I didn’t […]