Australia day, a day for Australians to celebrates all the good things Australian- ignoring all the redneck racists crap that has been happening in the media lately. Also worth mentioning is the 26th of January being the day the British fleet arrived back in 1788 to an unknown land, marking the day the native aboriginal people had their people, homes, and culture taken away from them. There are people who feel strongly towards the day and on the other end of the spectrum, it’s an excuse to get on the drinks. A messy, full of mixed emotions kind of day.
Public holidays are far and few in between, for car people it’s a day to hang out with car mates. It’s a chance to rally up the troops to go on a drive, have a bbq and fundraise for charity. Thanks to the politician, lazy desperate evening TV new shows looking for cheap ratings and misinformed loud angry parents. The law has come down hard on the car enthusiasts and those days are almost gone. Now a public holiday means either keep the car in the garage or face being an easy target for the police. Who wants to deal with that kind of crap on their day off? Nope, not us!
But they’re a few of us, who just don’t give a damn regardless of weather condition, time and police warnings and it’s those ride or die kind of peeps that we tip our hats too. Without them, the scene would be dead.
Yesterdays EOMM was smaller than past meets, but it didn’t take away the energy or vibe floating around WSID parking lot. Massive shout out to the guys who continually support the end of month meets. You guys are the real MVP.
It was an overcast day which made for crummy photos but was a nice change from the 30+ degrees summer days we’ve been having of late. Below are photos of cars that got our attention.
We spent the afternoon hanging out and talking with Glenn (Blue R34 Skyline GTR) and Nick ( Silver Type-X 180SX ). This being the first time Glenn has attended an EOMM, we asked him what he thought of it all, “it used to be car meets just for Nissans or even model specific, like meets just for Skylines. Sometimes, you would go to a meet and see Nissans and Mitsubishis, but you never get the same variety of cars you see here (EOMM). What’s really cool is there are Holdens and Fords parked together mixed in with all the Japanese cars. It changed a lot and people seem to be more accepting.”