Our first double header weekend will see Strassenkultur take over The Hill and The Bowl for two days celebrating Germany’s immeasurable contribution to cars, and the culture and industry surrounding them.
In the Summer of 1886, a German engineer by the name of Carl Benz unveiled his latest creation, the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, to a fascinated audience in his home city of Mannheim. Whether or not he knew it at the time, he had just changed the world – the car as we know it was born, and Germany was its cradle.
In the intervening decades, the car as a concept has gone through, and continues to go through, a whole lot of changes, but Germany’s infatuation with it, its drive to build upon and improve it, has been a constant.
For every significant moment in the life of the automobile, and indeed the motorbike, Germany has been there, usually at the forefront, and given they’ve been doing it longer than anyone else, they’ve gotten pretty good at it.
Name basically any sub-genre of vehicle, and there’s something German that fits the brief, and fits it well. Do-it-all sports car? Porsche 911. Everyman hot hatch? Golf GTI. Rugged, ultra-dependable off-roader? Mercedes G-Wagen. Uber-luxurious Autobahn cruiser? S-Class. Face-bending sports bike? BMW S1000RR. You get the point – from humble people’s cars to mind-boggling displays of engineering talent, Germany has, at one point or another, had pretty much every base covered.
Germany’s long history of pushing the envelopes of innovation, design and dependability has captured imaginations and influenced other manufacturers from around the world, not to mention spawned a diverse and constantly expanding modifying scene. This, together with that something-for-everything approach, is what we aim to champion with Strassenkultur (or, if we’re being proper about it, Straßenkultur), a celebration of all that Germany has done for the global automotive scene over the last century and a bit, and all it’s continuing to do for the next. Third Wednesday of the month from 5pm.
Refunds up to 7 days before event
The Yard @ Caffeine&Machine
Weekends in the Yard are where the Cult of Machine comes vibrantly, brilliantly alive. We celebrate everything that’s wonderful about our machines, while surrounded by a thriving, like-minded community. Come join us with an open mind, and remember: Don’t Be A Dick. This is also where you’ll find tickets for our various themed weekends, but no matter your tribe or what you arrive in, you’re always welcome.
The days at C&M are split into hourly arrival slots and we have plenty of tables for all to enjoy the sites and sounds of the Yard. Entry on Saturday & Sunday can be pre booked with 50% of your ticket redeemable on food and beverage or if we have space in the Yard it is £5 on the door. Please pre book to guarantee your space.
Your ticket gets you access to the Yard within a 15-minute grace period either side the arrival time. So, if your arrival time is 11am, you can access the Yard between 10.45am and 11.15am. This is to give you a buffer for traffic on the way, but we recommend you plan your arrival time carefully.
We will have our online food and drink system firing on all cylinders and the food service times are below:
Breakfast menu – 9am-11.30am
Main menu – 12.00pm-9:30pm
We can’t wait to see you in the Yard.