Those attending last Sunday’s popular Aberdeenshire Cars and Coffee meet had plenty to be excited about; mainly because a rarely-seen ball of fire had decided to shine down on the Treehouse through clear blue skies!
Basking in unusually-warm summer heat, it seemed that most of Scotland’s car fans had descended on the by now well-known site for a roll and to ogle some spectacular machinery.
As ever, the unofficial ‘celebrity lineup’ of supercars showed off Aberdeenshire at its best, with a Cerulean Blue Porsche 918 Spyder taking centre stage. This exclusive colour also features on the same gentleman’s McLaren P1 – but seeing as the sun was out, I can completely understand why the 918 was driven out instead.
Flanking the 918 was a moody black Ford GT, which Feature Writer Sofiane had the pleasure of a passenger ride in only weeks earlier, and the world’s fastest ‘slug’ – a spotless Lamborghini Aventador. The trio, which shared space with the McLaren Glasgow display, had a crowd two-rows deep around them for much of the afternoon.
But these cars were far from the only attractions. Several current-generation Audi RS6s, an immaculate red Escort Cosworth, several Cayman (or should that be Caymen?) GT4s and even a Ferrari 575M with Crema leather interior had made the trip out to the ‘shire.
Classics were well-represented, with a gorgeous Aston Martin DB6 droptop and a Series 1 Jaguar E-Type some of the main attractions. A well-executed yellow Ford GT40 replica even had my non-car enthusiast friend excited, as he declared it his favourite of the day.
Nevertheless, you didn’t have to have a supercar to join in the fun, with an early-1960s split-screen VW Camper sharing tarmac alongside a 1973 Beetle 1300.
A chance conversation with the owner of a black E46 M3 (a rare car in a car park filled with AMGs and RS’) demonstrated the changing tastes of Aberdonians away from BMW M cars towards RS Audi models. While I do love both, I for one am still pining for the grey E46 M3 CSL that I missed at our last North meet!
Thanks goes to all the owners and enthusiasts who shared their sunny Sunday morning with us, and we’ll hopefully be seeing as many of you as possible at Lamborghini Edinburgh on June 18 for our next meet.