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8 May 2017

Cars and Coffee Sydney - the best metal in the finest weather

By Tom WhiteTom White
Sun, sound, metal and caffeine.

Cars and Coffee hosted its first event for 2017 in a new location, Jones Bay Wharf, and oh boy, could the weather ever be better?

Seriously, it was like some sort of ridiculous ad campaign for Tourism Australia. It showcased some of the best Sydney had to offer on four wheels, plus the best backdrops of the harbor foreshore for aspiring photographers.

It might not be the most expensive car on show, but this Mustang looked incredible. It might not be the most expensive car on show, but this Mustang looked incredible.

As an added bonus, no American muscle cars managed to find lightpoles on the way out despite an ever-so-tempting roundabout just around the corner.

The cars present ranged from the brand new Lexus RC and even Tesla Model X to the most immaculately kept examples from the past, such as the very tidy Austin Healy 3000 Mk III direct to you from the '60s.

  • It wasn't all new metal, this '60s Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII was tidy as ever. It wasn't all new metal, this '60s Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII was tidy as ever.
  • British roadsters sure knew how to do chrome. British roadsters sure knew how to do chrome.

If the sound of downchanges is your thing you could experience the full gamut of engine layouts thanks to the tunnel down the centre of the wharf, then the conveniently placed rock wall immediately outside.

The sound of thunder in Pyrmont as noise became trapped between the rock wall and the wharf. Aural pleasure. The sound of thunder in Pyrmont as noise became trapped between the rock wall and the wharf. Aural pleasure.

Coffee? In ample supply later in the morning, when savvy cafe owners opened up on their day off.

All in all a great location and incredible weather for a day out. Here's to hoping the event continues in such a top-tier location.

Jet black stood out amongst the crowd. Jet black stood out amongst the crowd.

Some highlights:

Alfa-Romeo 4C

Some cars went a little too nicely with their surroundings... Some cars went a little too nicely with their surroundings...

Porsche 911 (late '70s - early '80s)

  • Pride of place, This 911 looks as good as the day it was made. Pride of place, This 911 looks as good as the day it was made.
  • One of the greatest rear wings of all time? One of the greatest rear wings of all time?
  • There was not one, but two black and red Porsche 911s from the late '70s/early '80s that could have rolled off the showroom floor yesterday. There was not one, but two black and red Porsche 911s from the late '70s/early '80s that could have rolled off the showroom floor yesterday.

Nissan Skyline (1st gen)

  • Nissan's greatest ancestor this tidy and on show in Sydney? Yes please. Nissan's greatest ancestor this tidy and on show in Sydney? Yes please.
  • Embedded headlamps looking very muscle in this JDM classic. Embedded headlamps looking very muscle in this JDM classic.
  • Mag wheels to compliment the colour and original badges. Mag wheels to compliment the colour and original badges.

Tidy interiors

  • This Dodge Viper contains only the bare essentials. This Dodge Viper contains only the bare essentials.
  • Not an original steering wheel, but oh-so-tasteful in this Porsche 911. Not an original steering wheel, but oh-so-tasteful in this Porsche 911.
  • From a day where everything was an optional extra... From a day where everything was an optional extra...

Lotus new & old

  • Lotus new & old, which would you rather? Lotus new & old, which would you rather?
  • Lotus had no shortage of cars on show. Lotus had no shortage of cars on show.
  • Rule Brittania. Rule Brittania.

Remember to follow us on Instagram to see our photos during, or shortly after all the events we attend!