Another month of spring has come upon us and that means another Cars & Café gathering on a Saturday morning. The coffee was flowing and everyone seemed very happy to see Kylee from Imola Motorsports pull in with the doughnut holes in the backseat of Kevin’s M5. This month, rain was not in the forecast and the cars started flowing in early and fast. By 8:30 the lot was full and people were already parking cars up on the hill.
Some of the notable cars from last month made repeat appearances including the VW Bus and the Scion XB with the LED lights. In fact, the XB parked next to our 300ZX. On Friday night I saw a Subaru WRX that looked like it was on its way to a rally but, in fact, it was being pulled out of where it is kept for Cars and Café. The WRX was literally kitted out and looked rally ready. Two really nice last generation Toyota Supra’s were in attendance along with two Ford GT’s that seem to be regulars at the event. Two Audi R8 V10’s pulled in along with two 4.2 V8 models. Of course the myriad of Porsches, Audi’s and Mercedes were lined up. Two BMW 8 Series made it out along with an M Coupe. A custom 1978 Porsche 924 was revealed at the show and I must say it looked terrific.
The AutoMotorPlex has been hard at work on newest build out of new buildings. They are in the process of building out new garages currently. As you can see in the picture, it looks like the heated floors are being laid out now (that is just a guess).
This month the organizers had something special in store. Many left the AutoMotorPlex for the first annual drag day immediately after the event. The group traveled to Eau Claire, WI to Rock Falls Raceway. Sadly, I could not attend due to a prior commitment though I heard it was a blast.
With more cars than last month and terrific weather, we are already off to a great start to the season. Next month promises to be even better as the weather warms up more.