Last Vancouver Cars & Coffee of the Season

This morning I convinced myself out of bed for the very last Weissach Cars & Coffee. As usual, it took place at Spanish Banks which, weather permitting, serves up a beautiful back drop for some of Vancouver's finest sports cars. Unfortunately my Yellowbird couldn't be in attendance. As to why, well… that's a story for another day.

When we arrived at around 8:30 AM the main parking lot had already filled up and some early Porsche Club Canada West members who had already finished a driving tour up to the Sea to Sky highway by 8 AM were starting to head home.

Luckily there were many latecomers, including a mint white E30 M3, red E39 M5, new M3, and a V10 M6 with the license plate "HI-OFCR" with a very, very interesting history. Basically what happened is that the current owner picked it up for $13,000. He bought it directly from the owner, a Managing Director at a local bank, who had absolutely trashed the car. The interior was in appalling condition and the clutch was toast. But after a few visits to the dealership and some elbow grease, this fellow had his V10 M6 looking fairly decent for a mere $16,000-ish - a killer deal. Unfortunately it had over 180,000 clicks on the odometer and the SMG box. Still, what a story.

Aside from a sea of Porsches including about 4 GT3s, a 50th Anniversary 991 and a Boxster Spyder, there were a few Lamborghinis and Ferraris sprinkled in together with some vintage goodness a la Alfa Romeo, Lotus, BMW, and Audi. Here are some shots from this morning. Enjoy, and mark you calendars for next year: Second Saturday of the month, 8 AM, starting in the spring, it's Cars & Coffee time at Spanish Banks.

Pristine U.S. 1991 M3 with 30,000 miles. White on beige. 997.2 GT3 to the right was just purchased.
Arrived from Washington, on Michelin Pilot Sport Cups - legend. 



E39 M5, classic Alfas, 911 SC - good times. 

Caught in the act - fantasizing about an Esprit Turbo. 

Legends come in all shapes and sizes. Don't want an Aventador but can't deny that it's heartbreakingly beautiful.
996 GT3 with Tequipment Cage, buckets, motorsport wing, low miles and... for sale!
Winner winner chicken dinner. I found the prettiest 911 at C&C.