Eurofest was held on the weekend at the Birdwood Motor Museum. Organised by the BMW club, it turned out to be a really top day. There will certainly be more Italian content at next years event however.
Michael turned up in his 16V and only entered the show because it meant we could all pile into it and avoid paying the entry fee. Good thing he did too, as he walked away with two trophies including the best exterior of any car there. Guess it always pays to keep your road car in show-ready condition.
Since we were on the grounds of the Birdwood Motor Museum anyway, we decided to go and check it out. Everybody in Adelaide is very familiar with Twiggy’s Muira, but that doesn’t make it any less desirable.
I lust after Ferrari Daytona’s, but I still can’t help but think that cooped up in a static museum isn’t really the place for a car like this. It really should be out being enjoyed in the hills like the red example I was lucky enough to photograph and sit in a few months back.
911 Carrera, P1800, E-Type, DBS, 240Z and the very rare and exciting Alfa Sprint based Giocattalo. The Giocattalo is a fascinating car with an equally fascinating story – I might just head back some time and try and properly shoot this car and write a bit of a history about it when I get a spare moment.
This 2002 exhibited an eclectic mix of styles. The stripes, Heuer stickers and roundel are vintage euro, but the Moon sticker and Mexican blanket on the back seat are all the way hotrod. Funnily enough, I think it works.
Oh my, is that a carbon rear spoiler? YES IT IS! I like the way it blends in with the car and you only really notice it’s carbon when you get up close. Take note ricers, this is how carbon should be done.
And we finished off the day with a quick spin in Julians 205. I’ve said it before, but nothing beats the sound of Weber’s on full noise. The reverberation off buildings and pedestrians is like nothing else.
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