As we say in Wales, Croeso (Welcome)

 Photo by Dylan Wade

Photo by Dylan Wade

We had a great night at Bare Bones on Thursday June 8th for the Hwyl Auto Club evening.

The weather was amazing. Not too warm with a breeze keeping the temperature down, but just outside the restaurant, the temperature was just a little higher.  For the first meeting, we assembled a really hot collection of high quality horsepower along our reserved block of Fayetteville Street.

Heads turned up and down Fayetteville Street as each car arrived.  The noise of the engines over the regular traffic got your attention at first, and then the first glimpse of the shapes really pulled you in.  I loved the look of the 570 GT peering around the UPS truck in front of it as it drove up towards the restaurant. There are lots of pictures all around Raleigh as people pulled out their phones and snapped away.  I think the staff were getting a kick out of it as well.

We ended up with a great line up.  Starting from the front, we had a beautiful lava orange Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a black Rolls Royce Ghost, a white Ferrari 458 Spyder, a pearl white McLaren 570GT, a black Dodge Viper, a rosso Ferrari F12 and a gun metallic Nissan GTR.  An amazing collection of machines.

 Photo by Dylan Wade

Photo by Dylan Wade

Upstairs in the restaurant, invitees met new and old friends alike in the private room, while a backdrop of performance car images changed behind them on the big screen.  Everyone looked to be enjoying the complimentary bar and great appetizers.  Those sliders though…. Damn, they were good.

I talked to the group for about 15 minutes about the Hwyl concept, where it came from and what they can look forward to as a member of Hwyl. The feedback we got was really awesome, and we’re happy that the idea resonated with those in attendance.

 Photo by Dylan Wade

Photo by Dylan Wade

While popping downstairs to check on the cars, I got stopped several times by some of the restaurant customers to ask what was going on, and the head turning line up outside really did the job of attracting interest.  One lady with a thick Irish accent thought the whole thing was “Fantastic”.

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves. As a token of our appreciation for coming out, each attendee got an etched whisky tumbler and some stimulating reading on Hwyl.

More phones recorded away as the cars left for the evening.  It was interesting to see these amazing cars alongside the taxis and buildings of downtown.  It was a lot of fun and we’ll definitely do it again. 

 Photo by Dylan Wade

Photo by Dylan Wade

Thank you to everyone who came out, and we know we will see some of you again (thank you for joining) as our membership drive continues.  This was just a taste of what we will be doing, and there is a lot more to come in the future.  One step closer to the launch of the Hwyl Auto Club

We will do another event next month.  

If you couldn’t make it to this one, but want to make sure that these types of experiences are in your future, join us at the Hwyl Auto Club. Reach out to us at 919 412 9202 or www.hwylautoclub.com