A handful of dreary looking photos from an overcast Saturday morning, last weekend 28th March.
This was the Fuel Magazine 'Coffee & Classics 5' - a small car meet/show held by a car magazine, in a trendy street in Port Melbourne..
Lots of very nice cars there, but here are a couple of the more relevent ones for this blog... which otherwise were a little out of place on that particular morning..!
First off is probably one I was most excited to see there; an undamaged, unmodified, 1990 GD Mazda MX6 Turbo. These seem to have rapidly disappeared over the last decade (fortunately at likely a much slower rate now..), so I always love seeing one of the survivors.
This one was a top-spec 4WS (Four Wheel Steer) Auto, 1990 car. This model ran from 1987 through 1991.
Its a shame they're a little grubby; because these factory alloys are fantastic. Original white, properly directional, 2-piece alloys.. and hidden nuts under a large flush cap marked 4WS. Awesome.
One more pic.. because it just looks so original and complete. Hopefully it sticks around as-is for a few more years yet.
More detail on another similar MX6 Turbo, here..
Another Mazda... or sort of anyway..!
A 1994 Autozam AZ-1 - A ~720kg, gull-wing doored, Suzuki/Mazda; produced (by Suzuki) between 1993 and 1995..
These were powered by a mid-mounted 660cc, turbo, Suzuki three-cylinder; driving the rear wheels through a 5speed transaxle.
A whole different level of unique. This is one of VERY few in the country.
aaand now; putting the Porsche in '...and a Porsche'..
..A 911 Carrera 3.2.
Produced between 1984 and 1989, when the 911 got a major redesign for the 964 series..
Black-centred Fuchs wheels are always nice..
As a result of being four times the price of a new AW11 MR2 in 1987 (in Australia), the subsequent rarity due to this, and the constant interest in air-cooled Porsches; I'll likely never own a 911.
For someone who was just as chuffed to see a 25year old MX6 though; well, this isn't too much of an issue..!