October 19, 2012 7:37 am - Published by

“We’re aiming to be there for about 8, to get parked” the message said. But it doesn’t start ’till 8:30, I thought, never mind, it’s only half an hour, and we’ll get to see the cool metal arrive.

This was the day before the Malton big breakfast meet. Twice a year Specialist cars of Malton open their doors (and the whole industrial estate, it’d later turn out) to showcase some of their stock. I met up with a few friends en route, and as we arrived, instantly something seemed strange, there was a Police van, and the road was closed. Turns out this whole thing is a LOT bigger than i’d anticipated, and a LOT better thought out, too. They’d introduced a one way system into the whole industrial estate, in an attempt to keep order.

Apparently the idea of turning up early was quite a good one, we got parked nicely, and within half an hour, the entire industrial estate was filling with all kinds of machinery, from modified Jap metal, through to Italian exotica usually reserved for the pages of glossy magazines.

By dinner time, the industrial estate was packed full of metal, which was spreading to the next estate over. At its peak, there must’ve been over a mile worth of road with cars top to tail, with everything from slightly modified Civics, Astras, and Focus’…

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…Through to more heavily modified Skylines and RX7s…

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… All being kept company by super car royalty. A pair of McLaren MP4-12Cs, a Ferrari 458, a Lamborghini or two, and a whole load of Porsches.

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This trio of Porsche royalty were sat in the main forecourt of the hosts, and all were grabbing attention, especially of those queuing to get hold of some breakfast, as put on by the company hosting the event (Specialist cars of Malton)…

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There was the odd car that, whilst not up to super car status, still holds special in every petrol heads mind, this tracked E30 M3, for instance….

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…And this rather clean Ford Escort Mexico, too…

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…Or this E46 M3 CSL…

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One car that overshadowed everything for me personally, however, was this…

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THE RWB Porsche. The only one in the country, built by head of RWB himself, Nakai-san. I saw the wing – of all things – whilst we were sat talking, and it instantly grabbed my attention, I kept pestering that we should go and take a closer look, and i’m damn glad I did.

We took the time to head up to the exit, and watch a few of the cars leaving, and this was something really special, because, for the most part, they were all playing up to the spectators, making plenty of noise as they exited. But, what made it special wasn’t that, it was the fact that the Police van sat right next to it had no qualms with them doing so, a nice little touch IMO. I’m sure if you check search the event on Youtube, you’ll find plenty of videos that give an example of exactly what i’m on about.

All in all, a great day out, a great chance to see some rare and exotic machinery, and, as always a great day to catch up with friends, and let the usual banter ensue. Can’t wait for the next one…


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