Non-ride Report: Cars & Croissants Nov. 7, 2015
Shop Rite parking lot, Cedar Knolls, NJ
As usual, there was an amazing variety of vehicles at the Cars & Croissants meetup. These pictures are only the ones that I deemed “interesting.” There were tons of pedestrian Porsches, BMWs, etc.
Obligatory Cobra. This one is a Superformance.
What is this? It looks a bit too long to be an…
An MG? I guess. Is it stretched?
Holy crap! Yes, it’s stretched. To fit a Jaguar 4.2L V12! No wonder it sounded like Satan’s Chariot!
This MG is an unbelievably beautiful FrankenCar. THIS is why I come to C&C!
Ferrari… (yawn) there were a few others… not worth posting photos.
(snore) another Ferrari WAIT WHAT?!?!?
This is apparently real. Not a replicar. That is an honest-to-god ~$3 Million original Ferarri… ummm… Daytona or something? Sitting in a Shop Rite parking lot along with other more pedestrian cars.
Obligatory Ferrari motor shot.
Below: a bevy or britcars. By no means a comprehensive photo list. There were several Austin-Healys.
HOLY UNICORNS! An Ariel Atom?
Noooo. It’s actually a Superlight sometin’ sometin’. Made in the USA and shockingly street legal in NJ.
Engine bay shots. Forgot to ask what was inside.
More British Iron:
That’s a TV-fookin’-R
TVR Engine bay.
No Britcar section would be complete without a batch of Lotii (Lotuses?):
Later Esprit Turbo
Who brought this POS 2007 Elise Type 72D with a Sector111 Katana-2 Supercharger? It looks filthy, like it was autocrossed two weeks ago and not cleaned.
Aston Martin Vantage
The Aston has a gorgeous leather interior. I want to roll naked on those seats.
Here are some of the other cars I found interesting. This is by no means comprehensive; the turnout of diverse vehicles was truly amazing!:
Something American that I didn’t identify, but it had…
Lancia. There was at least one other Lancia and a few interesting 1980’s Alfa Romeos (one GTV6 that I recognized from previous C&C events, that had been race-prepped)
Something old I didn’t identify. Scott Colby said it was a Rolls, I think.
Another Unicorn: Tesla Roadster, pre “Model S” era
What is more American than a Dodge Viper? I Dodge Viper with a fuckin’ squinting eagle painted on the inside of the hood!
Nicely race-prepped BMW M3
Fiat X-1/9. I have a soft spot for these. Love mid-engine 4-cylinder rust buckets.
That’s it. It’s amazing how many interesting cars live in the Morris County NJ area, and how cool a plain C&C event can be, even on an overcast November day. Sure, when they run it at Paul Miller Porsche they get a bigger turnout, but it’s mostly plain-jane Porsches and Ferraris.