It’s that time of year again where we make our annual trip to the auto show to check out new whips and for Diana to get free things – it’s a good compromise.
Lots of cool cars like always – super busy but always a good time to hang with the dudes. Thanks to JC for the free tickets! The car pics will start after our little pre-show caffeine load up.
Diana and I decided to head to Cafe Blanca before the show to check out the new ways of making hipster coffee. I had to take some pics cause it was hella cool. It’s called Siphon Coffee and it’s an elaborate way of making coffee and it’s currently the only cafe in Calgary that does it this way. Didn’t look like too many people in the cafe knew about it but it’s definitely worth trying once… Check it out:
Siphon coffee starts off with a flask and a heated element underneath – the red base in the pic. It’s quite the chemistry-looking set up.
Next, a glass goes on top. The bottom flask is filled with water and there is a siphon in the center that connects to the top.
As the bottom flask heats up, the water rises and transfers into the top glass.
From there, coffee grinds of your choice are measured perfectly to match with the amount of water and then added to the heated water in the top glass.
Here she is using a wooden stick to remove the gasses that form at the top of the coffee.
Once the gasses are gone, the mixture falls back down into the bottom flask since there is no more heat to hold it in the top glass.
Once it’s separated, you have your coffee grounds in the top of the glass and fresh siphoned coffee in another flask! The difference between this way is that you get a really natural tasting coffee where it’s not sour or bitter. Once the process is complete, the smell of the grounds is significantly different from the siphoned coffee. It’s pretty cool!
And here we enjoy the siphoned coffee. Awesome little place to try out. /end foodie post.
Now onto car pics!
We start the show with the new Dodge Viper. I love that Dodge has kept the general look of the Viper that we are all so used to. The fender lines, even the center stripes.
A pricey Dodge Charger SRT at $80,000. Nice bronze wheels and huge Brembo brakes right behind them.
A very awesome B6 Alpina with those classic Alpina wheels.
Front end is amazing.
Rolls Royce… Once again, there’s a house sitting right there.
A matte wrapped Acura TLX lowered on Vossens. It was dece… I’m not a fan of the new Acura models for some reason. They’re more mature-looking.
Had to get a shot of one of the twins – BRZ.
Front end shot of the Nismo 370Z. It was tough to get a shot of the full car because all the fanboys were crowding it along with the GTR over to the left. The abuse these cars go through is crazy…
One of the cooler cars there was this race-built FRS. Scion always has interesting ricer cars in their booth for people like us.
Awesome wheel and brake set up with Volk CE28RT’s and AP Racing brakes behind.
JC and Punit decided it was worth pointing the imperfections out on a car that actually gets tracked lol. Disrespect.
Rear quarter shot. Valenti tails and what looks to be a Tomei type 80?
In the back of the Scion booth was a Rocket Bunny-esque Scion Tc on velvet blue Gram Lights. Pretty cool.
Over in the Honda booth was a pretty cool Fit all snazzed up.
The front end was pretty awesome with the Mugen front. I love how they’re starting to pay more attention to good-quality parts and bringing them to shows like this.
Another shot of the Mugen front.
Race set up inside.
A $30,000 Mazda3 hatch… Not sure I would ever pay for that though.
A classic take on the VW Beetle.
The new Nissan Titan with the new Cummins engine inside. Thing was huge.
The Juke – always a cool looking car.
The Mercedes AMG GT. Reminiscent of the SLS but without the gullwing doors.
The Mercedes S63 – Another bad ass car.
And it continues with the Audi RS7.
My favourite of the whole show was Infiniti’s Q80 Concept. It’s sad that the Calgary show doesn’t get to see many of the concept vehicles like the FT-1, but this was awesome.
Front end was definitely cool.
Awesome LED headlights
And the rear. Super futuristic looking which will probably not carry over…
The Lexus RC-F. Super awesome looking in person. Reminds me of all the hype that came out when the IS-F was released.
Love the spindle grill on all the Lexus vehicles.
The CT200h. JC you need this front end in your life lol
The RC350. Still equally as cool as the F model.
Ass shot. Lexus did good on both the front and rear of the RC-F.
The guys entertained with a touchscreen that did nothing. lol
Super badass Camaro Z28. I would rock the shit out of this thing.
Same with the Corvette. Chevrolet is killing it.
We’ll end the show with Punit and the typical car show picture. This is so he can post it on his social media and look cool.
Hope you enjoyed!