Autumnal October, within the historically ever-rainy Netherlands, isn’t the time of yr normally related to enriching automotive occasions.
However Octane Journal Nederland was by no means going to let the possibility of dangerous climate damage its fourth Octane Scramble occasion.
This distinctive occasion showcases of a various vary of automobiles, from classics by means of to trendy choices, spanning the enduring, collectible and simply plain fascinating.
Set inside the stunning grounds of a former monastery, Octane Scramble 4 confirmed simply how wide-ranging and wealthy Dutch automotive tradition is.
This was the primary car-related occasion I attended throughout my go to to the Netherlands, and I’ve to confess, going into it I had low expectations. However these ideas have been fully misguided.
Octane Scramble’s relaxed environment, low barrier to occasion entry, gorgeous setting, and superb variety led to #4 being the largest automotive turnout thus far. It had the whole lot from previous Ladas to Mercedes-Benz race automobiles, and BMW M2s to De Tomaso Longchamps.
The automobiles have been framed fantastically inside the setting. Moreover, the climate, which remained dry all through the day, allowed for undistracted enjoyment of the shows.
To me although, what makes an occasion nice isn’t the automobiles; it’s the enjoyment they supply.
I really feel just like the organisers put lots of effort into the environment of this occasion to make sure spectators actually loved themselves. I’m certain the general Octane Scramble expertise will stand the check of time within the reminiscences of those that attend.
I don’t suppose I managed to go even 100 metres with out hanging up a dialog with a automotive proprietor, fellow photographer or car-spotter. It was a welcome introduction to the variability and fervour of the Dutch automotive scene.
Whereas I’ve been to a big number of occasions, Octane Scramble 4 stood out for its spectacular variety; there actually was one thing for everybody. I’m already counting down the times until the subsequent one.
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