Melbourne Road Trip: Autohaus Hamilton’s Porsches & Coffee
BEFORE THE SUN – THE AIR IS COOL:
Melbourne is known for its four seasons in a day, one second it will be warm and sunny… the next cold and grey. We were very aware of this when we began to organise a sunrise coffee meet up, Autohaus Hamilton’s Porsches & Coffee! With a few laughs we crossed our fingers and said, “it will be alright, Melbourne will bring out the goods… weather and Porsches alike” and boy did Melbourne answer our wish.
FIRST LIGHT OVER MELBOURNE SKYLINE:
As light just started to enter the southern sky we rolled into North Point Café’s carpark in Brighton, just off the famous cruising road Marine Parade. It was freezing to say the least, but that was expected… what wasn’t expected was the picture perfect clear skies that lay above. With such a sky we knew we had to capture first light and just as the weather gods looked over us, as did the car gods and a picture perfect spot at the end of the carpark was chosen showcasing Melbourne’s skyline bouncing the morning sunrise. Time to step back and admire, from Sydney to Melbourne… stunning.
THE PORSCHES START TO ROLL IN:
First light only lasts moments and as quickly as it came, it had passed and the morning golden hour took over. Along with the golden hour the continual arrival of Porsche after Porsche began to take our attention…. 1, 2, 3, 4… before you knew it 45, 46, 47! About half an hour passed and there was 60 all parked together like a bowl full of skittles. By 8am the carpark was full, everything from early 901 cars to a brand new 991 GT3RS. Melbourne had really brought the goods!
A FAMILY AFFAIR:
We were feeling right at home, it honestly felt like another day in Sydney with our Autohaus Hamilton family but all the number plates said ‘VIC’ instead of ‘NSW’. It made us realise, our family has now grown south… and into Victoria. It was a pleasure seeing all the kids running around taking photos, some of which with such a keen eye we wouldn’t be surprised if they become an automotive photographer and journalist one day, being able to look back and say, “I took these photos when I was 6, at Autohaus Hamilton’s Porsches & Coffee”…
The morning wouldn’t have happened and come together the way it did if it wasn’t for the support of the Porsche Forum Australia and of course the Porsche Club of Victoria. Thank you for helping spread the word and inviting your communities out to enjoy an early morning coffee with some guys from up north! We’re eager to work on some ideas to bring both NSW and VIC together for some Porsche memories to be made – soon!
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