Cars & Kopi – Chinese New Year 2015 Edition!

With the last Cars & Kopi held rather recently, we didn’t think another meet would happen so quickly! But with a really nice long weekend holiday for celebrating the Lunar New Year, an impromptu decision was made to meet up for some automotive chit chat over breakfast at the usual spot.

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Invites were quickly sent out via Facebook a few days ahead of the event and thinking that there might not be a significant turnout, i dubbed it a “mini meet”, which meant it was a fantastic surprise when i arrived at Dempsey on a nice warm Saturday morning and saw plenty of cars already parked up.

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One of my favorites that morning was this pair of lovely red oldies. The Boat-tail Alfa being especially enticing.

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What a lovely pure shape and design language.

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Che bella macchina!

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Also lovely was its parking buddy mini.

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The Alfa brigade showed up with reinforcements this time.

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BMWs usually get outnumbered in these morning meets so i gotta try and fix that.

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Not quite what i understand “Pussy magnet” to mean.

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I should really drive my car out more often.

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There were plenty of Stuttgart’s finest…

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…but you just can’t beat the aesthetic purity of the classics.

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More air-cooled love.

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They might share the same name and engine layout but these two cars cannot be any more different.

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Modern day GT3 is pure speed machine.

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Speaking of pure speed machines…

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…A contingent of GTRs lined a row of parking lots.

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Interesting textured effect on the bonnet of the black V-Spec II.

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Yes i really like GTRs.

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JDMs from an earlier era side by side.

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The B-road slaying FC.

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Wild FD also appeared. This one is still undergoing a rebuild. Lovely Advan Racing wheels.

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Powered by Honda.

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Something that we don’t see very often on our roads, Mitsubishi’s Twin Turbo 3000GT, or GTO depending on where you live.

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Stock and sweet Subaru WRX STI Spec-C. Love that roof scoop.

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There were a few classic VWs around too!

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And since we are VWs, I’m pretty sure a highlight for many was the appearance of this very beautiful Karmann Ghia.

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It was mint!

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I love the grey cloth inserts.

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The bodywork looked flawless.

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Sat next to the Karmann Ghia was an MG TB. (I think)

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I know totally nothing about these cars so do let me know if i identified it wrong.

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Nice detail with the haversack though.

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A slightly more modern MG looking rather diminutive by today’s standards.

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Similarly British but on the opposing end of the power scale.

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A few quirky Saabs turned up as well.

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Lovely R107. I think these cars are aging rather well and are now deservingly getting more recognition from classic car enthusiasts.

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I remember seeing a number of these when i was growing up.

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They used to feel very unobtanium to me when i was a child and while current prices means it’s possible to work towards one, i have the feeling such prices will not last for long.

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The last remaining ur quattro sitting pretty in Chinese New Year colors.

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I think this meet went to the Germans.

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With each meet seemingly outdoing the last, i really wonder what lies ahead for our little Cars & Kopi meets. Here’s hoping for more!

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