Highball has quickly become the mecca for cars and coffee meets in Melbourne. Organised every few months by a great team, the Highball crew has created a relaxed Sunday atmosphere, gathering like-minded enthusiasts and special vehicles for a cool morning of looking at unique art on wheels.
It is entirely classless, not themed or restricted to certain builds. Anything goes and everything is appreciated. Of course, though, you will become distracted, pulled away by something you find hidden in the rows and around the corners of the meet. That’s how a cars and coffee should be. You should be made to feel like a kid in a candy store, and Highball delivers this in truckloads.
The event started at 8, but by 9am, the Bosch Automotive Headquarters was packed with people and beautiful machinery, spilling over into surrounding car parks. So where do you start? Simple, you won’t even have to think because you’ll be immediately drawn in by a low riding Cadillac, a classic Land Rover or a pair of green Porsches.
The sight of big rubber on a well-executed Celica will lead you to find a turbocharged fed and power hungry 2JZ under the bonnet.
You’ll discover that an MX-5 isn’t that small when compared to a Lotus Elise, and you'll have a sudden urge to look for Volkswagen Beetles on Gumtree.
After dribbling over a hot rod and a group of Subaru’s, the roar of a flat six will capture your attention as a GT3 drives by, the meet just as present on the street as it is in the Bosch Headquarters carpark.
A smile will appear as you look over a modified Mitsubishi Space Wagon towing half a Space Wagon fitted with sleeping quarters. Then you’ll return to picking your jaw off the floor over the sight of something completely the opposite.
Eventually you'll want to just sit down, enjoy some jam donuts or a hot dog and relax in amongst the atmosphere of well-kept automobiles and fellow car nuts. Highball's meets attract the right crowd too, young and old, no hoons or silly buggers, yet plenty of respect and a range of different car culture tastes.
It's just lots of cars, enthusiasts and some food. It doesn't take much to please us, but the effort from the team at Highball to set up what is the perfect example of a cars and coffee meet doesn't go unnoticed. That's why it quickly has become Melbourne's mecca for car meets. Definitely consider attending one if you haven't already. The light atmosphere and variety of metal will leave your need for a car culture fix fully quenched.