Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Supercars Meet Up At This New Jersey Coffee Shop Twice A Month

Cars and Croissants

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Every other weekend, our local coffee shop clears out the parking lot for one morning and invites a very different clientele: supercar owners.Informal gatherings like this for owners of rare or interesting cars happen across the country every week.

Frequently called Cars and Coffee, it is a chance for car guys (and gals) to lose the formality of shows that are full of pristine machinery that arrived on a flatbed or in a trailer. Instead, they can enjoy a cup of coffee, some good conversation, and a great morning drive in their exotics.

Every car that is at our local gathering in Chatham, NJ, Cars and Croissants, was driven there under its own power; no garage queens here. Over the last six months we have attended a few shows and seen everything from turbocharged Mazda Miatas to Spyker C8s.

While it was chilly, we got out for one last show this past weekend and were incredibly impressed. Around 70 cars attended since it might be the last time to stretch their legs this year.

When we arrived this matte black Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi R8 V10 immediately caught our eye.

The BMW Z8 is not a common sight. With styling that hearkens back to the classic BMW 507 and power from the M5's V8, it really makes an impression.

This Bond car looks incredible in person.

The show is not just for supercars. This Cadillac was the oldest car there for sure.

Seeing it around all the modern cars made us realise just how quickly the car has evolved.

This GT-R was right next to the Cadillac. The car certainly has come a long way.

Every time we have gone to the show a few hot rodded Beetles have shown up. These are wacky little cars.

It was a beautiful morning for a drive.

This Ferrari 250 SWB appears at the show frequently. We think it looks even better in silver than it would in Rosso Corsa, the traditional Ferrari Red.

When we heard this rumbling up, we ran over. A Lamborghini Countach is a mega-rare sight.

We overheard one person tell the owner that this was on his bedroom wall when he was a child, right next to a poster of Farrah Fawcett.

Right behind the Countach was Alfa Romeo's triumphant return to the US market, the 8C Competizione.

We think this is one of the best looking cars ever made. Gorgeous.

A mere 10 seconds later this brand new Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca drove up.

We then ran into this classic Alfa Giulietta Spider. It was even sporting original California black licence plates.

This Jaguar E-Type Series 2 looks great in British Racing Green.

This VW pickup caught our eye. Very clean example.

As we made our way down the second aisle, this gaggle of modified 911 Turbos and GT3s met us.

We then saw a regular feature at this show: this Ferrari F430 Scuderia 16M Spider. It was built to commemorate Ferrari's 16 constructor championships in Formula 1.

The owner of the Scuderia 16M also has this tasty 599 GTO.

He frequently attends with four different Ferraris, including an Enzo. Unfortunately he just brought two this week.

Nothing is too big or too small for Cars and Croissants, as this Fiat Cinquecento proves.

And finally, we spotted the sensational Carrera GT parked next to a very clean Viper GTS. All in all, a successful morning.

Now take a look at a formal gathering of exotics.

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