Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
June 5th, 2016
One of the most followed car meets each season is that of Engineered Automotive’s Cars N Coffee, hosted at their head office in Vaughan. Held for only a handful of hours on Sunday morning, gear heads of all types (enthusiasts, collectors, and even high rollers) gather to share their love and admiration for cars.
With the meet kicking off at 8am bright and early, many were already parked up in the EA lot. This pair of Porsche (997) GT3s are just an example of the stunning (rare) cars that show up time and time again. Track day anyone?
For the Japanese car fans there were plenty of great cars on scene like this pair of Toyota MR2 coupes. Mid-engine, short wheelbase, and a motorsports bloodline makes these 90s tuner sports cars track killers and also widow makers on damp conditions.
Plenty of classic Bavarian Motor Works showed up alongside the Porsche selection. Who doesn’t appreciate a good E30?
No meet could be complete without a Ford Mustang or in this case, a Shelby GT500 version. Under the vented hoot sits a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 engine pumping out an insane 662-horsepower – in stock form. It wouldn’t surprise me that this racing stripe beauty packs a bit more, but that’s just a hunch.
The 826whp “World War Z” Camaro from Cyrious Garageworks made a surprise appearance. We first spotted this custom build at FITTED Toronto and featured its massive 19″ RSV Forged RSF1 wheels in our Wheels of FITTED Toronto piece. Stay tuned as we plan on featuring this V8 monster soon!
For those wanting more eye candy, Engineered Automotive opened its facility to spectators and lined up a great selection of project cars they’re working on in an area they call “Thunder Alley”. This rare (Ferrari) Dino was a spectacular sight to behold. It’s beautiful Pininfarina-styled body, finished in that signature red paint, and appropriately named after Enzo Farrari’s son.
Back in the day (1950s) of sketch-pad car design, bespoke engineering, and hand craftsmanship Jaguar introduced their XK120 roadster – a sportscar that would amaze the world. Well they were right as it was very competitive in road racing and rallying, putting the Jaguar brand on podium several times. Today, this XK120 is a fine example of what a gentleman’s ride should be and still boasts an air of sophistication.
Continuing on in the “alley” was this prestine 1970 Chevelle SS. Although EA is known for their work on supercars, they also do plenty with muscle cars including restoration. Unsure as to the history of this SS, nonetheless it’s a great specimen in contrast to the modern-day roars of boosted builds and ECU-savvy tuning.
In the world of hypercars, this Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren still commands much respect even after existing for more than a decade. Originally designed to be a grand tourer through a joint venture by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, the SLR is still highly prized today. Under the hood creating its signature sound is a 5.4-liter V8 mated to a supercharger. Horsepower output is said to be 617 and 589 lb-ft of torque. Consider the time that it was built, a sprint from 0-60mph is only 3.4-seconds with a quarter-mile time of 11.2-seconds at 130 mph (210 km/h). Even for its age, the SLR is still fetching upwards of $400-500k on the market.
Despite the mixed weather it was a great turnout at this EA Cars N Coffee meet. This perfect recipe includes a Tim Horton’s hot coffee in hand, a fun crowd of gear heads, and the lovely hosting staff of EA that made everyone feel welcomed. A big shout-out to them for this great event and to all those that came out, see you at the next one!
For more information, please visit Engineered Automotive
Words: Giancarlo Pawelec
Photos: Samuel Rodriguez