Cars and Coffee Collection

Hello again folks.

Over the years, I have spent many a time wondering aimlessly amongst the variety of automobiles which occupy the parking spaces and the streets around Engineered Automotive. The company is kind enough to reserve the first Sunday of every summer month for something called Cars and Coffee. If you aren’t familiar with Cars and Coffee meetups, a photo speaks a thousand words – and I have plenty.

Essentially, Cars and Coffee consists of one part coffee, two parts car enthusiast and three parts interesting cars. Upon arrival, my attention was immediately captured by the aggressive lines on the Mercedes AMG-GTR. The colour is pleasant and understated, quite the opposite of the overall body style which looks somewhere between violent and hell raising. The exhausts appear gnarly, especially because they reside in the considerable rear diffuser. The classic AMG long bonnet fits the car impeccably, housing the large twin turbo V8 engine which passes a healthy 577 horsepower direct to the rear wheels.

Overall, Cars and Coffee is a great experience for any car enthusiast, there’s plenty of variety and no lack of passion for the culture. On top of the cars and the enthusiasts, the coffee and doughnuts are plentiful and enjoyable.

Happy new year.

North Face Rally

So, a while before the meet was announced, i noticed that the king and Sparky1888 had been posting photos of their new Pagani Huayra BC which was delivered to Miller Motorcars early this month. Last year, “The King” brought his 1 of 1 of 1 to the rally, so I was expecting him to bring either the 1 of 1 of 1 or the BC.

 

Fast forward. Wake up at 8:00AM on Sunday the 4th. Scout instagram for the latest news, have a look outside. At the rain that’s steadily pouring down. Great. I’m relatively sure they won’t call the meet off because A: Strada rented the track for the day, B: It’s a rally, so they will have a schedule with reserved places at hotels and meeting points. The Pagani probably won’t show – due to it being a hypercar that doesn’t particularly like rain. Who knows though?

Fast forward again, and at ~10AM, I’m standing in front of Ghost Rider’s SV, taking photos. The rain had stopped long ago, but the drag strip remained closed due to water on the track. The circuit was open and being well used, despite the water. Photos:

 

After about an hour, I overheard someone on the phone: “You’re coming now?!” I turned to look at him, but found he was running toward the front gates. I followed, not wanting to miss whatever the commotion was about. After ~20min of standing at the front gate, some more car enthusiasts started noticing and joining us. Ten more minutes went by and nothing seemed to be happening. I’m used to standing at corners and just waiting for long periods of time, for a car that may never come at all. so this wasn’t so bad for me. The shutter of my D3300 sprang into action and my camera screen was filled with a Pagani Huayra BC, and various other supercars. Kingtasma. I mentally chuckled at the fact that we’re in Cayuga, and a >$2,000,000 Pagani hypercar is avoiding potholes in the disheveled country roads.

Immaculate describes the car, yet still does it no justice. This vehicle, this piece of artwork, of craftsmanship is absolutely striking. Seeing the automobile in person is absolutely incredible. The car resembles an Italian fighter jet, but with more class. The AMG V12 looks cozy, seated between carbon fibre and heat treated titanium piping which is capable of producing sounds that reflect the amount of work put into the engine by Michael Kübler himself.

When the doors go up it looks ready to fly, and when it’s driving it looks qualified to take a sharp chicane at 200km/h. Kingtasma went to the track for a photoshoot with Twalt24 and Toronto Exotic Carspotting.

Here are some photos from the event in general.

All in all, the event was a fun time, and pretty awesome considering the Pagani. Thanks to North Face Rally, Strada and TMP Cayuga!