Not even severe storm warnings with forecast for blanket hail could keep the die-hard enthusiasts from attending the April Harry's Cafe De Wheels EOMM. We made the trip north with a small group of cars that had attended the earlier ANZAC Day cruise to get in on the fun ourselves and of course get a few snaps for those who preferred to stay warm and comfy inside their homes for the night.
Initially when the meet kicked off at around 3:30pm it was raining cats and dogs yet amazingly there was still cars rolling into the complex at a steady pace.
At one stage it looked as though the rain was going to set in for the night and with reports coming in thick and fast of an intense hail storm sweeping through surrounding suburbs there was certainly a feeling of uneasiness amongst the small group of car owners we found ourselves sharing shelter with under the Harry's Cafe De Wheels awning.
Thankfully though after a solid hour of wet stuff falling from the sky the clouds began to part to revel a much more welcomed shade of blue and we even saw the sun poke though for a brief time.
One would think that in such poor weather and the chance of potentially damaging hail, those with highly-modified cars with big dollar paint jobs and wild, out-there engine setups would much prefer to keep them locked up safe in the garage.
This just wasn't the case on Saturday night though with a number of machines that would fit into this group like this blown, mini-tubbed VK cruising in and parking up for the night.
There was even Street Machine Drag Challenge attendees amongst the crowd this month with Quentin Feast's 8-second twin turbo LS3-powered LH hanging out on the trailer with Alysha Teale's 11-second HQ packed nearby.
While the wet stuff stayed away the car park continued to fill up with quality machines and the famed Harry's atmosphere began to build and the world-famous pies kept everyone's bellies filled.
It may not have been the usual hustle and bustle, jam-packed meet we often see at these meets but there was still a great selection of cool cars out, their owners braving the cold and crappy weather all in the name of a good night out!
Although it seemed that like us, some called it a night earlier than usual it was still a great night out and definitely worth getting a bit damp for. Hopefully we'll have a bit more luck with the weather next month...
If you're keen to see more snaps from the night, be sure to head over to the 'Event Gallery' page HERE.