Saturday, May 18, 2013

LEGEND CAFÉ MAY 2013


Massive. It's the best way to describe this month's rendezvous. The tiny parking lot of the Legend Café was filled to the rim with cars from every continent, as well as from any era.

Arriving both a bit latte, the owners of these California Special and Shelby GT500 Super Snake managed to sit face to face for a nice family photo.



But let's start with something that is rarely featured on the Hotmilk Garage: bikes. I don't talk much about them, mostly because I don't know anything about these machines, but also because I'm terrified at the sole idea of riding one. However, there are times where you can't help but be amazed by the sheer awesomeness of these things. I have no clue about what this Ducati might be, but I absolutely love the look of this bike.



We are getting closer to a transportation I might ride in. I can somehow accept the idea of riding a sidecar, mostly because it can hardly fall over. And if I had to choose, it would be one of these indestructible, 2-wheel-drive, military-sourced IMZ Ural.



Back to the cars. I might have already posted about this RX-7, but I can't get bored of these lines. I honestly think this is one of the prettiest cars to make it out of the nineties, and the perfect example of the market during these awesome years.



Again, I already posted several times about this Subaru Impreza P1, but the more I see it, the more I love it.



However, this was the first time that I saw this particular Nissan 350Z, due to the fact that it just arrived from the United Kingdom. This is not your everyday Z by the way, as it's one of the 700 Gran Turismo 4 Limited Edition.



The previous owner swapped the original (and rather bland) wheels for a nice set of Rays TE37. Other modifications included a Mine's exhaust and Nismo aero package.



This car may look like your average 50s American landbarge, but on closer inspection, it's actually a totally French-built Simca Ariane. Simca took the base model of it's high-end lineup, the Vedette Trianon, and replaced the Ford Flathead V8 with the four banger from the Aronde, making the Ariane a mid-level sedan.



Another newcomer was this nice Maserati GranSport. While it may not as fantastic-looking as it's successor, the Gran Turismo, we are still talking about a 4.2L V8 pushing 400hp.



I wonder if the teddy bear get to witness all the wild drives of this Caterham, or if the owner just put it up when parked.



Two generations of the same car. I must go against the general vibe here, but I like the C4 Corvette better.



But this 78 L82 'Vette looked really aggressive, with its front spoiler and the blue-on-grey paintjob from the Indy 500 Pace Car edition.



Let's finish this post with another view of the opening photo. Which one do you prefer ?