Cars & Croissants in NJ attracts hundreds of cars to their weekly gatherings at various locations. This time the event was set up at Paul Miller Porsche in Parsippany, NJ. Being one of the first events of the year the turnout was huge, resulting in cars overflowing into neighboring parking lots.
Taking advantage of one of the warmest yet Sundays of the year, with weather in the 60s, over 50 cars gathered for a drive in Long Island. The parking lot behind Kitchen Kabaret in Roslyn Heights, NY quickly filled up with multiple Aventadors, F40, Ultima GTR, various Ferraris, McLarens, Lamborghinis, Porsches and other makes.
A brutal winter in the New York Tristate area forced Driving Force Club members to keep their cars in the garages for months. Everyone was itching to get together and take the cars out for a drive. A clear weekend finally presented itself at the end of March and a group of about 30 cars met up for breakfast at Kirby’s restaurant in Yorktown, NY. Even though it was still cold out everyone enjoyed a hot breakfast and a short drive through still snowy and icy Bear Mountain.
Ultima GTRs are essentially kit cars made in UK that can be purchased in pieces and assembled with engine and transmission choice left completely up to the owner. One of our members ordered the car and sent it down to Heffner Performance in Florida with instructions to fit a Ford GT engine in it. The stock engine produces an impressive figure of 550HP, but the owner decided to add a twin turbo set up to it, pushing the output to ~850HP.
At the end of 2012 DFC visited Autism Medical Center in Warren, NJ to deliver toys for the kids of the Center and their siblings. It was such an enjoyable event for everyone that it was decided to back again around Christmas in 2013 as well.
The day started with everyone gathering at the Short Hills Hilton for breakfast, then a short drive over to the Center around noon to set up the cars as the kids and their families started arriving. DFCers had a great time donating toys, showing off their cars to the kids and letting them jump in the seat to get a picture. Great way to end the year!