Cars and Coffee – July 7th

On Tuesday evenings a gathering of European cars takes place at the Marda Loop Safeway, and having seen photos from prior weeks it’s safe to say a lot of seriously impressive cars can be seen at these meets. I had heard that a LaFerrari had even shown up (my personal favourite of the new hypercar trio) so last week I decided I’d made my way over to check things out for myself.

When I arrived I managed to turn the heads of most of the people already at the meet, because the Focus’ splitter scraped as I entered. Whoops! Once parked I picked up a coffee from the Starbucks and then went to check out the cars that had arrived. I really enjoy attending Grey Eagle each week but it was fun to try something new and see the different selection of vehicles that came out. I hope to attend some more this season and see what else shows up! For now though, here are some photos from last week’s meet.

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Why not kick things off with this gorgeous Alfa? This one drew a lot of attention all night.

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This Audi RS5 looked rather good on its red HREs.

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Porsche seemed to be the most common make at the meet with various models and generations on hand.

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One car I had trouble taking my eyes off of was this LSB M3. The bumpers had just been repainted which is why the reflectors are missing here.

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Parked next to it was this dumped Mk6 GTI.

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I thought my car would be really out-of-place but it wasn’t alone for long as Rob showed up with his ST. There was also the white Fiesta ST next to us which will make a proper appearance in a photo later on.

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My favourite from the trio of Lamborghinis was probably this green Gallardo, as I feel this is the best colour for them. In the background of this shot you can see a group of Evos that came out as well.

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There’s the Fiesta! Team Condiments had a couple of substitutes this time around.

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Brett’s bonkers CTS-V showed up and airred down.

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I don’t see many of these older 7 series around so seeing a modified example (in person) was something new.

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I have ridden in this particular X5M before and it is fast to say the least – they’re already nuts in stock form but this one isn’t quite in factory spec…

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Not surprisingly, despite there being Lamborghinis and Ferraris present, the car that really drew my attention was an S15. It arrived later in the evening along with a trio of RX-7s…

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…one of which happened to be Mike’s. I didn’t see where he went but wandered over to admire his FD.

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This E55 AMG had to be – by far – the loudest vehicle at the meet. When it left, I’m sure everyone in Marda Loop heard it.

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The last shot for the post tonight is of this chrome Cobra which was one of the last to arrive before I headed out. Fortunately it was in the shade otherwise looking at it may have been painful!

Overall it was a fun night and I’m glad I went. I was able to see some new cars, meet new people, and experience more of what Calgary’s car community has to offer. As I said at the start I do now hope to attend some more of these meets this season and see what other vehicles appear. Who knows, maybe I’ll find that LaFerrari.

-Bill

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