Event Coverage: Coffee and Classics by FUEL Magazine

Flicking through the various magazines and sites I frequent, I came across a poster advertising a casual meet, This event was hosted by FUEL Magazine and I am a big fan of their work.

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The location was Fennell St, Port Melbourne.

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Conveniently open on the day was Uncle Rocco’s Barber Shop, with its thoroughly classical decor.

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This Ford Ranchero was in great condition and warranted some film shots.

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The Ford ‘Y’ block sitting right at home in the bay.

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So fresh and so clean.

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Subtle colour choice with what looks to be a dark green on the Ford Customline.

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Some forced induction V8 goodness lay inside this unassuming Holden HK ute. The widened rears may give the game away.

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One day I will own a Model A Ford such as this ’31 coupe, Black on black with a subtle roof chop, and not so subtle rake. Until then I will have to just enjoy looking at this.

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There were winners everywhere, not excluding this Plymouth Roadrunner.

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Stickers are global even as far as having Japanese on a Caddy.

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Neil from Primal Garage rode down on his Yamaha SR250 cafe. A fun looking little bike.

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Cadillac and fins really go hand in hand. More film shots were required.

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62 Series Cadillac on low.

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Huge inside and looking very comfortable.

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What do we have here.

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My research puts this Bentley at around 1929 and a 4 1/2 Litre, making it one classical and classy dame indeed.

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The twin SU Carbies and 4L+ capacity made for 110Hp (82kw) in Touring trim and 130hp (97kw) in Racing.

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Now if it’s old and English, it’s gonna have leaks. But given her age I think we can let it go.

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Mercedes really do have plush and luxurious dialled in.

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It was quite a social environment, though not very warm.

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The star of the day was this Sprint Car that is actually featured in the current issue of Fuel, which happens to be in the central man’s hand.

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After reading the current issue of FUEL, I now know that this particular car has a well known motorsport history.

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And though it looks perfect as is, it is actually undergoing a restoration to be its true self again.

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A special find on Australian shores is this little Mazda.

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With it’s gull-wing doors, the little Mazda was actually built by Suzuki and sold by Mazda under its Autozam brand. Hence the name the Mazda Autozam AZ-1.

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The tiny AZ-1 is dwarfed by the already very small AW11 Toyota MR2, giving you an idea of just how tiny the Kei-class car is.

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Seen here with it’s Manaray Turbina wheels, the AZ1 is truly a rare beast.

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Number #14 to finish off the coverage of the event.

I will definitely be back for future events.

Photos: Nick Drew

Words: Nick Drew

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