VIDEO: Car Shows Are BACK! Forge Motorsport at Caff&Mach
What’s this? A car event? It’s (almost) like the good old days are gently creeping back in…
Lockdown has been a tough time for us petrolheads. It’s all very understandable, of course, but the months of not driving, the lack of magazines and the postponement of many key events has left us with a bit of an emotional hole to fill.
Event promoters have been wracking their brains to find a safe, responsible way to allow a small, controlled gathering of enthusiasts and their motors over the last few weeks, but if my visit to the recent Forge Motorsport event at Caffeine and Machine was anything to go by, by jove, they’ve cracked it!
Ticks every box!
Caffeine and Machine is well known to many British car nerds as an eclectic venue that’s usually filled with an excellent variety of metal. All scenes and marques are welcome, and since the venue launched a few years ago, its inclusive vibes have proved to be a hit with everyone from that 17 year old kid with the £700 car that we all once were, through to top-end customisers and supercar owners. Just how the scene should be, in short.
I like big butts... and I cannot lie...
Forge added the icing on the cake – not only with a plethora of suitably kitted-out showcars, their own Mk1 Berg Cup Golf being a particular highlight - but also the likes of Steve Putt with his monster BHP RX7 and Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni arriving with this spectacular drift GT-R. A super-relaxed 'Show and Shine' finished the day off perfectly.
Careful distancing and pre-sold tickets kept everyone safe, the sun played along all day, the drinks were cold, the food was hot – and the cars and people everything you could have hoped, In short, it was just like the old days More of the same, please guys!