The Cars & Coffee events are exclusive events for owners of sports and super cars to mingle, have breakfast and coffee and allow the public to come and have a look.
My little Blue Lotus was probably the cheapest car there on display.
Weather was perfect, was nice to see a lot of friends from the different brands, and overall was a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning in Sydney.
My car very very slightly got on the news
Number plate of friend Nicko’ s Black McLaren is ‘batman’.
My aspire to car, the Porsche GT3 RS
Breakfast was a pretty social buffet sit down affair.
My friend Easton just bought a lovely new BMW M240i in Blue, my favourite car colour of course. We took it for a first country drive along with my Lotus and Brendon’s Black BMW Z4M Coupe.
Easton took this photo from his ‘DJI Mavic’ drone quickly, it produces such a great professional look with very little fiddling with the settings. As with all the photos on my blog, dont forget you can click them to load them up in full quality, full screen.
Our Ikea dining room chairs we’re in a white cotten fabric that was really not child friendly. White shows up every stain and they were not wipe clean.
So I went to the local fabric store, Spotlight is the biggest chain here in Australia, and bought 2 meters at $20 per meter of darker pattened fabric that was weather resistant, so can be wiped clean.
It was simple to cut to size with enough to overlap the sides.
Staple the fabric to the under side wood of the chair. Top tip! use a decent stapler, mine was a super cheapo one and it kept not pushing into the wood and breaking, which made the whole job twice as long.
All done! Total time took me 1 hour, but if I had a decent stapler I could have done it in half the time. They look modern and are now child friendly from food stains.
I organised another breakfast drive, we call them ‘breaky runs’ for the lotus club last weekend. The route I planned just south of Sydney was a hit with the guys.
6 Lotus’ mostly Elises but 1 Exige, and 1 Lamborghini, he’s a Lotus owner but also a Lamborghini owner.
They really are a nice bunch of guys, usually from the age range of late 20’s to 50’s from different walks of life.
Everyone had to pull over as I got lost on the map 🙂
I’m always impressed with how well the lotus drives on Country Roads at high speeds, it’s ability to just fly over the roads imperfections and absorb all the roads bumps such direct feedback through the non power assisted steering and through the seat of your pants being so close to the ground, there isn’t a more amazing driving experience south of hundreds of thossands of your local money.
I’m lucky to also own the Audi RS4 but the Lotus Elise is really truly the better driving experience of the two.
I organised another Lotus drive this Sunday, I like organising them as its a good excuse to share the Lotus driving experience with others and meet new people. Mines the bright Blue one if you didn’t know.
It was good fun driving with the guys today. A bit of rain scared off a few people last minute but a group size of 6 cars and 8 people made it an easy to keep together group.
A vehicle of some kind dropping oil on Macquarie pass and the local council putting sand over it, meant some fun with the traction control and the back end fishtailing about, all good fun at low speeds.
Interesting centrifugal supercharger design going on in one of the cars, must keep an eye on that interesting subject, maybe the legendary Neil Trama engineering can lend a hand as he looked interested.
Peering out over Woolongong on a cloudy day.
I had a good days drive and visited friends in the area afterwards and ended up at a pub and didn’t get home till 8pm, a fun day, that’s what Sundays are all about. 🙂