This weekend my Wife was off so i decided to enjoy the ending summer by taking out my EK9 for a spirited drive. However i wanted to have some sort of goal in mind to not just drive around pointlessly, so when the “Cars and coffee” event in Gossau popped up in facebook, i thought that makes a nice one-hour ride each way and i chose a slightly longer route through the countryside rather than boring Autobahn.
I arrived at roughly one o’ clock in the afternoon, when it was already in full swing, so i got to park slightly off-site of the main grouping of cars, but i didn’t really want to show off anyway but to just experience the event, cars and people.
I was greeted by these two Itasha R33 and Z34 nissans
Gentleman-racers which pull out their not-so-often seen cars and stop by for a coffee. But this beeing Eastern switzerland, i got remembered that here is the land of Subaru (Because Mountains and AWD) and generally more JDM-Land.
On may way home i saw dozens of beautiful and rare US-cars on the road and thought i missed them all, only to realizer there was a HUGE US-car show nearby, so most of them probably ended up there instead.
So i ended up looking mostly at Japanese cars, which is not too bad giving my interest in japanese cars.
It has a very rare swiss dealer option suprercharger kit, which he got restored a while ago. The car meanwhile also got a full rollcage and he plans to go full 90ies Need-for-speed underground style styling with tribal stickers and all, for funs sake.
Despite the many young car owners there were many older-than average spectators checking out the cars and having a beer along the whomping music. And it was generally quite relaxed and easy day out in the sun with people enjoying the day.
I have to admit it was very well organized and super professional, and the BBC butterbarcafe is definitely also worth a visit!
Oh, and i somehow even made it into the local newspaper with my EK9:
Check out the gallery below for all the pictures of the day (click to enlarge).