Queen Square Bristol Breakfast Club – April 2015

Words & Photos by Steph Clarke

 

Bristol is only a short half hour drive from me yet I have never been to one of these monthly early morning meets before but after this one, it won’t be my last! As the name suggests, it’s a breakfast meet held by the Avenue Drivers Club, so I started my morning off by meeting a couple of friends in a local petrol station at 7:15am! We arrived in Bristol at around 8am and already the turnout was looking pretty good. Held in a cobbled square near the centre of Bristol everything is fairly contained and being a one way system you pretty much get to see everything with an almost constant flow of cars doing laps.

 

911’s are probably my favourite car of all time (as you might notice..) and although I never got to see this little gem parked up it looked so good driving round the square.

 

 

Next up was this gorgeous 911 Carrera Super Sport. Black with matching Fuchs with a polished dish is a timeless look I will never get tired of.

 

 

Another top favourite car for me is the E30 M3 and this was a very tidy example.

 

 

 

If you missed this in the Ultimate Dubs coverage, then this is Rory Hamilton’s bagged Mercedes W115 240D looking classy as always on a set of BBS Mahle wheels.

 

 

Fellow classic Merc owner Ian ‘Woody’ Woodridge parked up alongside in his bagged E46 M Sport whilst his Mercedes is still with the lads at Studio Incar for some Air Lift action.

 

 

This pair immediately caught my eye; both had such a strong presence. I don’t think they hung around for too long so I’m glad I got the chance to take a look as you don’t see these all that often! First up a very special E23 Alpina B10 (735i) and nestled behind that was an equally special E24 M635CSi.

 

 

 

I was really feeling this little Saab 99 Turbo.

 

 

Tucked down a side road out of sight from the main square was this Toyota AE86

 

 

For me this meet was also about seeing a lot of cars which I have no shame in saying I had no idea what they were. This was no exception but I do now know this is called a K1 Attack and it’s a kit car sold by a company called B Racing.  It certainly looked interesting!

 

 

Parked next to the red M3 pictured at the beginning was another superb example of a M3. This is by far my favourite M3 colour and these two always had my attention when walking past.

 

 

 

Jamie’s caged Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera looking great on some Cup 1 wheels.

 

 

Another car that was new to me, a Toyota Mk2 JZX110 with Weds Kranze ERM wheels.

 

 

 

Something else unexpected was this crazy E10 with a few added extras, including an M60 V8 swap!

 

 

 

A good mix of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and other exotics also made it along.

 

 

Check out this track ready E36 honouring a little throw back to the DTM cars.

 

 

 

I have a sneaky suspicion this E30 wasn’t quite the 316 it says to be, it sounded incredible!

 

 

Paul Batten’s Mk3 Golf was doing the Venoms some justice, a top 90’s wheel choice.

 

 

Another iconic Porsche, the 930 Turbo. This was parked in a pretty awkward spot for me so so made sure I got a snap of it making its way out.

 

 

Chris Jones’ MX5 with Extreme Offset Wheels. I was in front of this on the drive up but the drive back was a different story, ears and bleeding springs to mind!

 

 

Lewis Webb two toned EF Civic Sedan on Rota Mesh wheels.

 

 

More Porsche, this looked pretty RUF to me..

 

 

 

Guy Higg’s E30 was certainly drawing in the crowds with its S50 engine out of the E36 M3 with a cheeky addition of ITB’s. I don’t think I’ve ever said an engine is good looking but this is a good looking bay! I’ve seen this at a couple local shows/meets and I unfortunately keep missing out on hearing it!

 

 

 

Lastly, Dick Lovett made an appearance with a couple of their new electric cars, the i3 and this, the i8. The i8 seems to divide opinion on looks but I’m starting to think it looks kinda cool.

 

 

I really enjoyed the morning, it had all bases covered and nothing was off limits, from giant American trucks to Reliant Robins, it was there! This meet was a lot busier than I ever thought it would be, yet the atmosphere still remained chilled with everyone taking in both the sun (makes a change!) and the vehicles. You could walk round the square once, sit down for 2 minutes, walk round again and see a completely new row of parked cars. It was like an ever evolving show! I will 100% be aiming to go to the next one which has already been announced for Sunday 10th May, so check it out if you can.

 

 





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