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Take 5 – Cars & Coffee

A follow up to my article on Friday with five of the cars that took my interest from Sunday’s “Classic Cars & Coffee” in Perth.

The weather was not off-putting as a decent amount of people still turned out for the return of “Classic Cars & Coffee”, providing automotive eye-candy to those who braved the elements.

I will post a larger album on my social media profiles, but here are five cars which caught my eye from the event.

Datsun Ute

Trusty steed, the "Datto" ute. Photo by Martyn Foster.

First thing that came to my attention, aside from the bright orange paint job on a grey day, was this little Datsun ute. The immaculate “Datto” was parked off to one side away from the main group of cars, but it couldn’t escape my camera lens. Such a cool thing.

Peugeot 205 GTI

Classic hot hatchbacks are always a winner. Photo by Martyn Foster.

From one cool little thing to a hot little thing, the Peugeot 205 GTI. Along with the Golf GTI, these are considered the granddaddies of the hot hatchback brigade. Fun to drive due to its lightness and enough poke from the 1.9L engine, it is a shame that Peugeot has lost the art of making cars like this.

Honda NSX

My brother has always dreamed of owning one of these. Photo by Martyn Foster.

The everyday supercar that Honda made from the 90’s to mid-2000’s before relaunching the model in 2016, the Honda NSX was considered a genuine rival of the Porsche 911. The 3.0L V6 VTEC engine makes a fabulous noise when on song and the looks haven’t aged. Ayrton Senna also helped with the development of this car which can only be a good thing.

Citroen 2CV

Is it wonderful or weird-and-wacky? Photo by Martyn Foster.

The quintessential “love-it-or-hate-it” car, the Citroen 2CV is a unique French invention whose 0-60 time is longer than it takes to warm up. The 2CV has a bit of a cult following as there really is no other car like it and it will continue to divide opinions amongst people for many years to come. Bonus points for the number plate.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Like I said, Italians are great at cars and coffee. Photo by Martyn Foster.

Every show needs a showstopper and this is no different. As soon as people noticed this car entering, it was like all of a sudden as if no other car was there. Lamborghini know how to make dramatic and flamboyant cars, it’s part of the Italian DNA, and when 6.5L of Italian friendly fire bellows from the ‘magnifico’ V12, you’re going to hear about it! It is, as the Italians say “beautiful music” rather than just a loud noise. Draped in carbon fibre and a constant sea of people around it, the Aventador SVJ certainly knows how to pull a crowd and from your wallet.

The rain certainly didn’t ruin the event and I very much look forward to the next one which is to be held on September 20th.

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