I arrived early in the hopes of catching some cars arriving and I was NOT disappointed as these three Lamborghinis came roaring in.
Followed by 5 Porsches, including the Ruf, which has been my favourite car in past Yorkville shows..it was great to hear it running although the older Turbos were louder
Speaking of loud, this Aston Martin arrived shortly after with booming exhaust.
This being Yorkville, you can always see exotics running around, such as this T-Rex..last time I saw this one it was all black (no green trim)
Now on to the show! I wasn’t sure they would have the red carpet this year given the rain as they did not roll it out in past shows where it rained…but fortunately the rain stopped by show time.
My first stop was one of the “open” corrals where I took my favourite photgraph of the day of this slammed 1969 Camaro
Right next to it, a 1997 Trans Am Bandit
Other cars in this corral included a Miata with Corvette engine
Next stop, one of the two Porsche corrals to get some more shots of the Ruf
And some great vintage turbos
The second Porsche corral had more modern variations including a Speedster and multiple GT3s
This GT3 was on its own…I like how the Harry Rosen livery matches the store…again, a great thing about the Yorkville show is the luxury feel..think of having an exotic car show in the middle of Rodeo Drive.
Next the Lamborghini corral…the Aventadors were great but it was also a real treat to see a Countach..i had a poster of one of these in my room as a child…hard to believe my C63 is faster!
Likewise at Aston Martin, the modern Vanquish are cool but the 1974 V8 Saloon was something special
Maybe my tastes are changing as I get older because again my favourite at the second open class corral was the 1994 TVR Griffith
Other cars in this corral included Lotus Exige
And these Sabras…made in Israel
Ok back to modern supercars…nice to see the MacLaren P1 again
Along with its smaller brothers, the Mp4 12c
Loved the Viper ACR Extreme
Nice of the Rolls Royce owner to leave it open for us to see inside
We were so tempted to touch it lol
Look at that, a T-rex..what are the chances I would see two today??
Japanese cars sponsored by Importfest (another show in August)
Featuring this beautiful 50th anniversary edition
Last but certainly not least, Ferrari!
But the most beautiful Ferrari was at the Autostrada Forum magazine booth…I have seen F40s before but never in black and I gotta say it was STUNNING! The magazine’s founder, Lucas Scarfone, is not only a phenomenal photographer, he truly lives the “Top Gear” lifestyle, traveling the world to drive / test cars.
I love this shot with my buddy’s reflection
Other cool things at the show…furniture made out of car parts
Proceeds from the show go to curing Prostate Cancer…the Screw Cancer booth with a g-wagen
Following tradition, I closed the show with a visit to Carole’s Cheesecakes, this time for apple taffy
Then my buddy and I hopped in a cab and headed down to Duff’s Famous Wings…not the ideal way to do it but logistically it made more sense
Super Hot and Armageddon wings with extra Armageddon sauce on the side (for the fries)
All in all a pretty good day.