My friend invited me to a cars & croissants event this past weekend (no, there are no croissants at the event, i think they just use that name to try and distinguish themselves from the usual cars and coffee meets). Unfortunately, my friend couldn’t make it himself, so i ended up going by myself. Isaac decided to come with me last minute, so i dragged him along for the ride as well. I wasn’t too sure what to expect since this was only my 2nd ever car meet, and first non-RX-7 meet. Turns out, i was the only RX-7 there. When i pulled in to the event, i found a nice spot next to a cool like R35 GTR. Since Isaac is currently really into Lamborghini’s, the first car we went to see was the nice Murcielago parked towards the front by itself.
From there, we just walked around looking at a few cars here and there. There were a lot more cars than i expected which was nice because there was quite a variety of cars.
This wouldn’t be America without some proper American Muscle
Another American muscle representative:
Here’s the new Corvette that i thought was really sleek. I gotta say, if i wasn’t so obsessed with Japanese sports cars, i would probably own a Corvette, which in my mind is a real American sports car.
The elusive BMW 1M. The reason i call it elusive is because it’s so rare and so few of them that the value of the car has actually gone up since they stopped selling the car. Definitely one of my favorite cars from the show:
This NSX, despite looking mostly stock, was actually sporting a nice Comptech Supercharger. I’m sure this thing hauls a$$ once you open it up. I’d bet it’d make a hell of a track car too.
And of course when Isaac is around, no picture is safe…
This being America and not Japan, most of the cars were mostly stock, so needless to say, my car stuck out like a sore thumb. Although, I was quite surprised by how much attention it got. Almost every time that i looked over, there were a few people gather around the car. Unfortunately, i didn’t clean my car before the event so it kind of looked like crap. To be honest, i was actually a little embarrassed by all the attention because of how dirty the car was. Anyway, eventually an NSX pulled up next to me, and a Supra behind. It was nice to have the company of some of my favorite Japanese sports cars. It’s too bad the Supra was next to the R35, then i would’ve been able to get some nice shots of all 4 cars together. Oh well, these will have to do:
Supra in the background
In the end, i’m glad i went. The people were generally friendly and there were plenty of cars to look at. Unfortunately, my time there was cut short because Isaac was bugging me to go home since the minute he stepped foot out of the car! Next time i have to remember to grab my D300 and leave Isaac at home!