For several years William Bird, owner of Fennel Restaurant, Inverurie, has been organising a V8 Breakfast Club on a Sunday morning at the restaurant for fellow supercar enthusiasts.
But last Sunday saw an even greater display than usual when the Scottish Supercars BHP Breakfast arrived in town with approximately 70 supercars worth hundreds of thousands of pounds including four Lamborghinis, four Audi R8’s, eight Lotuses, and many Porsches and Maseratis. As well as attracting a great number of spectators William had to deal with a 110 sit down breakfasts as well as 40 takeaway breakfasts when he could drag himself away from looking at and photographing some prestigious cars.
One of the organisers Pete Watt, said, “The BHP Breakfast is similar to the Cars and Coffee meets in the US - just a social meet in the morning with some coffee and breakfast to wake you up, leaving you with the rest of the day to yourself.’
William said: ‘We started the V8 Breakfast at Fennel some time ago but were happy to host the BHP Breakfast here on Sunday.”
Pete Watt, added, “The stars of the show were probably the Aventador and the Murcielago Roadster for most. I really liked the orange RSR, Low Drag Coupe and Cobra. I was also really taken by the dark red DB7 Vantage - a very unique colour.
“Following last weekends success in Inverurie we have just announced our second meet which is a ‘South’ BHP Breakfast at Krispy Kreme in Edinburgh on April 6.
“We want the BHP Breakfast to become established and we have loads of ideas buzzing about outside of this, including a possible national meet or drive. The whole thing came about due to heavy demand from our Scottish Supercars Facebook page. Craig Handley and myself founded the Facebook page in January last year to share the Scottish Supercar scene with the the rest of Scotland and with the world more widely. We also want to help to create a community of enthusiasts.
“We try and keep the content as varied as possible but it is always of Scottish cars or cars in Scotland - this is what sets us apart from any similar pages. From there, more and more owners have joined the page and this has increased the demand for a meet. An Aberdeen-”ish” meet was most natural due to our strong base here and Fennel was a no-brainer for a first location, with its established and popular V8 Breakfast. Today was a huge success”
Among the many visitors at the Scottish Supercars BHP Breakfast was local iPetrolhead app developer Andy Clegg. His favourites on the day were the Lotus cars as he created his car reminder app during his Elise ownership days. Andy says he is hopeful that his app will eventually earn him enough to buy a Lotus Evora!
William Bird was delighted with the success of the event enhanced buy a fine sunny morning in the Garioch and a great turnout to see some wonderful cars . He said “It probably couldn’t have gone any better, there were a good few more people than we anticipated but I’m sure everyone who made it down to the Fennel had a great morning.”