I love Cars and Caffe because it draws the entire enthusiast spectrum, everything from beater Miatas to classic muscle cars to heavily modified cars to million dollar hypercars. It’s a real show of enthusiasm for the automobile, and there’s no other show quite like it.
I’m a firm believer that car people are largely the same, just at different socio-economic levels. The person in the E46 M3 would be the one in the Ferrari 488 if he had more money, and vice versa if the person in the Ferrari had less money. You can really see that when you go to a show like this.
Naturally, I tend to focus more on the exotics in my photos, despite me being the guy rolling up to the show in a Miata. Rest assured, I’d do the same with a Pagani if I had those sort of means.
Lots of people really love cars, and that becomes crystal clear when you’re at this show. There is hope yet for the enthusiast automobile!
Enjoy the gallery.
Continue reading Highlights from Cars and Caffe at Garden State Plaza Fall 2018
Viewing the world’s most exotic cars against the Manhatten Skyline, it’s a great premise for a show. That’s why Driven By Purpose chooses to hold this event in Liberty State Park, and it draws quite a turnout.
The show this year had to contend with the threat of rain in the area, but it was only overcast at the show itself. A good number of cars showed up and the quality was extremely high. Much more to come from this event, enjoy the highlights!
Continue reading Highlights from The NYC Harbor Iconic Motorcars Event by Driven by Purpose 2018
I love the swagger of a vintage Ferrari racing car. They are elegant, confident, and just exude the sense that they are the one to beat.
There are always more than a few gems hanging out in the paddock at Lime Rock Park and this Ferrari 250 GT SWB was no exception. It has everything I look for in a vintage Ferrari racer. It’s just so Italian, and it is a magnet for attention.
Enjoy the pics!
Continue reading Ferrari 250 GT SWB in the Paddock at Lime Rock
Some shows you will never forget, and our Day in the Park experience this past weekend will surely be one of them. We woke up bright and early to make the 3 hour drive up to Lime Rock Park for the show. The drive is always half the fun of the day with the second half of it consisting of winding country roads. It’s a journey meant for a sports car and what awaits at the destination is always remarkable.
This year we found ourselves in Bugatti heaven. Two of the holy grail Bugattis were in attendance, the Mullin Museum’s Type 57 SC Atlantic and Ralph Lauren’s Type 57 SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe. I mean, these are literally the Mona Lisas of cars (worht untold millions), and they were sitting right there, totally accessible. It was unbelievable!
This was also by far the largest display of vintage Bugattis I’ve ever seen in one place, with around 80 cars present. There were also, of course, many other incredible cars there and it was a fantastic day of automotive entertainment.
Enjoy the highlights!
Continue reading Highlights from our Day in the Park at Lime Rock
I love when wheels are done just right. Different enough to be distinctive, but well short of tacky. This Ferrari F12 had a perfect look in my opinion, and it was the wheels that tied it all together.
Continue reading Ferrari F12 with some awesome wheels at Concorso Ferrari
We had the pleasure of seeing this car and having a nice chat with the Amiral a few years back at Radnor Hunt. It’s a very unique and striking Ferrari with some unbelievable stories.
Like Yin and Yang in perfect harmony, the fast and ostentatious Ferrari F12 sat side by side with the slow and humble Toyota Prius. Two very different lifestyles met to attend the same festival of Automobillia, the Greenwich Concours.
It’s a lovely place.
The Daytona will always be one of my favorite Ferraris.
Here’s a nice combo spot. Both are Italian, both are white, and both are turbocharged monstrosities. The 488, in particular, was quite loud, definitely modified. This is why we sat outside for lunch and it paid off.
This extremely rare example of a Ferrari 575M was one of my highlights from Concorso Ferrari this year. Dressed in Verde Zeltweg (dark green) over a rich tan interior it is a very unconventional spec for a Ferrari. It also happens to have a stick shift instead of flappy paddles, a major win as things have turned out in terms of value.
I’m a huge fan of uncommon color combinations on Ferraris, especially on the front engine GT cars. The classier, more understated look suits the continent-crossers very well, and the richness of this 575M’s specification was incredible.
This is pretty close to ideal. Enjoy.
Continue reading A very rare manual Ferrari 575M in Verde Zeltweg at Concorso Ferrari
The ultimate form of the Ferrari Testarossa, the 512M. I love this car but I’ve always thought it looked like a Testarossa had a love child with a 550 Maranello. See what I mean?
The man himself, Horacio Pagani was in attendance for this year’s Concorso Ferrari & Friends. You can see him in the photo above, pulling off in a beautiful Huayra Roadster. It was unreal!
We made the 3 hour drive up to West Hartford because the buzz around this show was insane. Mr. Pagani’s attendance heralded the presence of most of the Pagani automobiles currently in the Northeastern USA. There were eight Pagani Huayras at this show, making this the largest assembly of Paganis I’ve laid eyes on since I visited their factory back in 2004.
There were also a ton of other incredible machines there, and the kids looked absolutely thrilled when they were riding in the cars (the big spectacle of the day).
Enjoy the highlights. There’s much more to come!
Continue reading Highlights from Concorso Ferrari & Friend