Cars & Coffee Blackwood – January 2017

I’m not generally one to wake up at any point before midday on a Sunday (I generally spend my Saturday nights hard-parking like an edgy car scene kid in shopping centre car parks until the early hours) and nine times out of ten, I barely leave the house altogether! However, there’s an event which has amassed a reputation for getting not only myself; but hundreds of Adelaide car enthusiasts at the early hours of the last Sunday of every month – the monthly ‘Cars & Coffee‘ event held in Blackwood.


Nowadays, there are numerous cars and coffee-related events (namely Any Given Reason and Speed Nation‘s events, which are also brilliant, mind you), but the vibe that I feel at this particular event is like no other. Generally, if you catch me at any point on a Sunday morning I’ll either be hung over, half asleep, disheveled or generally grumpy, but I was buzzing at this morning’s event – not so much due to the copious quantities of caffeine I’d recently consumed, but because of the sheer quantity of quality cars. This is no ordinary meet – if somebody could please tell me where to find a monthly meet which sees a McLaren and a factory-spec Jaguar E-Type parked side-by-side, then please, please do! Classics, exotics, JDM legends, American muscle… If it’s quality, then it’s here.

Admittedly, this was my first Cars & Coffee event in quite some time. I had missed the past six months’ worth due to my hopeless ability to a) wake up and b) remain awake for any more than five minutes at 8am on a Sunday morning. Car flooded the nearby streets as the Woolworths parking facilities overflowed – my initial thoughts were that perhaps this event has reached such a grand scale that a change in venue could very well be on the cars to accommodate the additional numbers!


It was also a great opportunity to catch up with and have a coffee with all of my car-related friends. It was nonetheless a social event not simply about the cars – who else thinks eggs benedict and a double-shot hazelnut latte with some mates is a solid way to kick off your Sunday!? I spent more time socialising than I did taking photos, and I’ve been left looking forward to the next event.

For now, enjoy some of the images I managed to snap down at Blackwood this morning. The morning sun makes for some great shots, and it’s most certainly a photographer’s paradise. PErfect weather, perfect cars, perfect people, perfect vibe.

Now, back to bed I go!


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Managing director of Slowlife and one of the original founding members. Passionate about all things Slowlife, and has been one of the minds behind Slowlife's events and media since 2014. Also owns a widebody tilty wheel car that struggles to get out of the driveway without scraping, and is often seen crying over doggo memes whilst on a caffeine binge.

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