The September Nottingham Car Café meet is one of the final Car Café meets of the season, due to the summer months having finished which is when most car events and meets happen. September saw another incredible car meet at our Nottingham location, with just one more meet planned for October.
With the September meet full of incredible cars, we take a look at some our personal favourites.
It was the Italian variety of supercar which dominated the September event, in the form of Ferrari and Lamborghini – legendary rivals in the supercar world.
A Ferrari 599, two examples of the 360 Challenge Stradale and two examples of the 458 Italia ensured the famous prancing horse was well represented, in an array of colours and specifications. The main rival of Ferrari is of course Lamborghini, and almost each variation of Aventador was on display too including the Aventador, Aventador S and even the Aventador SV.
Supercars are cool, but cult classics turn just as many heads; especially the Japanese kind. Parked side by side happened to be two of the rarest cars to come to Car Café. These were a stunning Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R Nismo 400R (one of 44 worldwide), along with a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec 2 NUR – finished in stunning ‘Millenium Jade’. Only a handful of these cars ever came to the UK, and video games such as Gran Turismo have only enhanced their incredible appeal, along with their ability to shame a variety of supercars.
Classic cars are always well represented at the Car Café meets, as well as being presented in immaculate condition which makes them all the more incredible. This was the case with a fully restored ‘60s Porsche 356, finished in Smyrna Green. As the first production Porsche, it was great to see this ultra-rare car in such unbelievable condition.
600bhp plus is the kind of figure associated with cars sporting Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche badges. You don’t necessarily first think of a Mitsubishi. But then again, depending on what cars you are into, it may seem ‘normal’.
With 620bhp, an immaculate example of the Mitsubishi EVO 5 looked great, and looked like it could be a very handle tool on a racetrack.
This was joined by a selection of subtle, and tastefully modified cars elsewhere at the Car Café meet which included a number of fast Fords, such as the Focus RS; which could be seen in the Mk1, Mk2 and latest Mk3 variations. Wheel upgrades and power enhancements gave these cars their bespoke look.
Why not take a look at our photo gallery to see more, or join the discussion on the Car Café Facebook event page, where petrolheads are sharing their own images from the meet?
Thanks to Residual Photography for some of the photos.