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10-25-2012, 01:55 AM #1
2nd Annual Drive and Show for a Hero - NY/NJ
This event is scheduled for Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11th, 2012 in Westwood NJ, 07675.
A very good friend ours, USMC Sgt. Christopher Hrbek, was on his 4th tour in the middle East in January 2010, and while on patrol, he stepped on an IED and was killed instantly.
Chris, and his brothers and sisters grew up together with my wife, and once I met her, they became as much a part of my life as well. A truly great family – Chris’ stepfather Jamie is the deputy fire Chief in Westwood, Chris’ brothers were all on the Westwood fire department (now they are FDNY), and Chris was a 9 year veteran of the Westwood Fire Department as well. You couldn’t ask for a more standup, and dedicated family.
So a while back when talking with the family, they wanted to put together a car show in his honor, and to help benefit his scholarship fund. I told them I would do as much as I could to help.
Now I know myself and others on here are not really ‘car show’ kind of people, so I wanted to setup a drive in the morning, and then end at Westwood’s Veterans Park where the car show will be held. Figure we would meet in Fort Lee around 8-8:30am, do about a 1.5 hour drive, end up in Westwood, where we will be served lunch at the Iron Horse Restaurant.
The car show is from 10:30am – 2pm. (Spectators are free, and are encouraged to stop by and see the cars)
Drivers fee is $60, and $50 for passenger. Includes lunch, door prizes, honorary sticker, and a few other odds and ends. No need to pre-pay, cash or check the day of the event is fine.
Chris’ family will also had out a few trophies for their favorite cars. For more info on Chris or his charity, please visit Sgt. Christopher R. Hrbek
The event will be covered by the local news papers, and they have notified News 12 about the event, so possible TV coverage for anyone looking for their ‘big break’.
Attached is a flyer I printed, as well as the official poster they made up.
We also made a Facebook page that has some info and pics from last years show -
I know some of you on here joined us for last years show, and it would be great to see all of you and some new faces this year!
Let me know if you're interested, and I’ll add you to the list. Space is limited to about 50 cars. They have reserved the entire Veterans Park for us, and Westwood is a very nice, safe town – about 15 minutes from the GWB.
Thank you all for your support!
10-26-2012, 05:14 PM #2
had a great time last year, but i'll have to back out this year because i'm covering someone at work. o well.
btw: this year the car wouldn't have an issue like last year.- Dave
most of what i say is a joke, unless it's serious
10-27-2012, 02:16 PM #3
It's too bad you can't make it this year - we have some great stuff planned for those that attend.
And we just got confirmation that desserts will be provided by The Pastry Chef of NJ. For those that do not know who that is, I can assure you that this is worth the price of admission alone!
Here is the list so far -
1. Mike - GTR
2. Joey M - LP560
3. Bradley - Lambo STS 570
4. Russ - Diablo SV
5. Alex - LP570 SL
6. John - Aston Martin
7. Jonathan - 911 GT3RS
8. Jim - Lambo SL
9. Mark - Ford GT
10. Josh - Z8
11. Ari - Something...
12. Josh - CTSV
13. Robert - GT2
14. Petey - Ferrari 355
15. Mike - Ferrari 355
16. TP - LP640
17. Larry - Turbo
18. Ankur - Ferrari 599
19. Steve - Cayman
20. Jeff - CTSV
21. Chris - Camaro SS
22. Wesley - Z06
23. Rimola - GTR
24. John N - Jag
25. TBD - Ferrari 430
26. TBD - Gallardo Spyder
27. Russ (in spirit) - LP550-2
28. Egldman - AMG SLS
29. Joe - LP640
30. Ruben - M6
31. Richard G - Callaway C12 Corvette
32. Richard G - Ruf CTR2 Sport
33. Bob G - 370Z
34. Sol - Ferrari 458
35. Ludmilla - McLaren MP4-12c
36. Joe M's Friend - GT500
37. Michael S - Scuderia
38. Mark - Aventador
That's a GREAT start! Thanks again, guys!!
Last edited by turbo50mike; 10-28-2012 at 08:48 PM.