Cars & Kopi – Summer 2017

It’s been a long time since we last held a Cars & Kopi meet! Admittedly, it was probably because i was just too caught up with trying to get Project 944 back on the road and when issue after issue kept cropping up with the 80s Stuttgart machine, i was just too drained on my off days to do anything else.

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With most things on the 944 now pretty much sorted (mostly), i figured it would be a good time to put together a nice morning meet over the long weekend holidays.

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With the weather report forecasting rain on the day of the meet, i hoped for the best. Lucky for us, the Met service was once again proven wrong and it stayed sunny throughout!

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With our last meet held way back in February, i honestly had no idea how many cars would actually turn up.

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Turns out, i needn’t have worried as the attendance level was once again beyond my expectations. Hopefully we didn’t cause too much inconvenience to everyone else who headed down for breakfast! The carpark area was almost filled up! Thankfully i made the effort to arrive early and got a nice spot for our little Transaxle.

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Shortly after i pulled in, this arrived. A genuine Alpina B3 Biturbo Touring.

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Perfektion!

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Bringing in support for the Buchloe Biturbo were a number of Munich’s finest.

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This 2002Tii in particular looking especially tasty in what i believe to be Inka Orange paint.

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So clean.

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I’d love to have one of these but values have risen so much.

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Cars sure were a lot smaller back in the day.

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Let’s not forget about the Bavarians from Ingolstadt.

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There were also plenty of splendid machines from Stuttgart on show.

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Beautiful white 964 dropped on BBS LMs. Match made in car heaven.

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AMG Penta love.

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Big AMG.

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This is unicorn territory right here. Not just in our local context, but Worldwide. This is 1 of 58 made Worldwide. 58 in both LHD/RHD configurations.

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To the untrained enthusiast, this is a Porsche Flachbau. But to those in the know, they will recognise this as a really special early Porsche Sonderwunsch programm (factory custom) car.

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These very early cars were the real deal customs and were the cars built to order before Porsche started officially offering the Flatnose as a customer option.

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Unlike most Flatnoses that come with pop-up headlights, these earlier cars had recessed lights in the front bumper and while some bits here and there look like they were picked out of the Porsche parts-bin, these small differences set apart these early cars from the more “common” Flachbaus.

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With so few of these made, what’s really interesting is that there are currently two early Flachbaus residing in Singapore. Some food for thought indeed.

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I’m sure most of you readers would have noticed that beautiful Alfa sitting next to the Flachbau and completing the Midnight Blue trio in a row.

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Bella machina.

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Old Alfas in their natural “engine bonnet up” position.

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They sure are pretty to look at, both inside and out.

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Another fiery hot Italian. This one quite likely has much more expensive taste.

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Well said.

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You wonder if these two ever battled on the streets back in the day.

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Sunny day morning.

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Don’t you wish Nissan went back to making things like these instead of their current Juke and Qashqai nonsense.

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The Glory days of Nissan.

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Culminating in this. The dream car of the Playstation Generation.

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Stunning Tommi Mäkinen Edition. Peak Evo!

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Or is this peak EVO? A very Jalop-approved Evo Wagon.

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Also rather rare, a fully stock Evo 9.

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Very clean current gen WRX.

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Yes, the special edition cars keep coming. Here’s the aptly named Subaru STI S207 NBR Challenge Pack. Try saying that in one go.

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Total production number? 400.

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Mazda and MX5 turnout was strong!

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Even the cat liked the Miata. I guess here’s where the term “Pussy Yellow” came from.

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Don’t you just love the variety of cars that show up?

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It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white.

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From the Temple of Vtec.

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This MG was probably the oldest car for the meet. Sadly i had no prize to give out.

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A slightly more modern British sports car.

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I think the Saabs pipped the British marques in terms of attendance numbers.

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I think this picture pretty much helps to sum up what our Cars & Kopi meet is about. Until next time, drive tastefully!

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