Cars & Croissants in Morris Plains, NJ Feb 2016

It’s a great time to be a kid growing up in America! As corny as it sounds when I was a kid, little die-cast model cars were the closest I had come to exotics, sports cars, muscle cars, classic cars, etc. Today, I went to a local Cars & Croissants event at the Dunkin Donuts in Morris Plains, New Jersey and the turnout was incredible. By my count up to two hundred maybe 100 cars were on display for all to see, many rotating in and out during the morning as fresh people came in to see what the fuss was all about.

This was like church for car enthusiasts. A Sunday morning get together in a little suburban strip mall parking lot with cars coming from as far away as Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New York. There were even a few Lambo’s with Montana plates but i’m sure they live in a Jersey garage somewhere and only come out on sunny days.

My goal was to see other NC MX-5’s in the lot… and I found a beauty with abig Flyin’ Miata sticker just before I left the event:

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Mission accomplished! But there was so much more to see… Miatas:

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There were NA’s with the standard round pop-up lights.

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There were NA’s with custom rectangular pop-up lights.

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There were NA’s with custom dual-round pop-up lights.

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There was an NB Mazdaspeed version with the factory Turbo.

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There was also a lot of snow still on the ground residue of “winter”

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There were Motorcycles all over the place.

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Plenty of classic and historic cars in attendance.

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Right hand drive JDM imports like two of these Skylines.

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American muscle, sports and touring cars.

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Italian sports, classic and touring cars.

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Lexus has an HQ nearby and brought plenty of “F” show specimens.

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The finest British cars…

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Lots of fast German cars…

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even American electric sports cars…

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Race cars!

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…and of course Coffee & Donuts… no  croissants though 🙁

But for a kid it was like being in a candy store… I absolutely love these type of mixed car events!

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Who says the Acura NSX is a rare car? Here’s about half a dozen…

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So much similarity between these Italian’s from FIAT.

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I’m looking forward to attending more of these C&C events locally and when I travel to volunteer around the country. What a great way to see awesome cars new and old… variety galore!