Targa Trophy Holiday Cruise & Food Drive 2014 Coverage….

After we left the Cars and Coffee event in Irvine, we made our way over to check out the Targa Trophy Holiday Cruise and Food Drive. I had never been to a Targa Trophy event before but I was in the mood to see new things. Sure the Rocket Bunny NSX was going to be there but the Targe Trophy series typically is catered more to the high-end exotics crowd. You know, like Ferraris, Lambos, Porsches, and other cars that are seemingly out of the price range of your average import auto enthusiast. Exotics aren’t really my thing but I am a car guy through and through so it doesn’t hurt to see some of these cars in full detail. Another cool thing about this particular event was that it was held at a Ferrari dealership. They opened the doors to the public so we even had the opportunity to walk around the service area and see all the different stations where Ferraris were being worked on. They had a full body repair area and everything. If you ever want to feel poorer than you have ever felt in your entire lifetime, you gotta go to a Targa Trophy event because you’ll feel more broke than you did after you blew your paycheck on bills during the month where you had to also do Christmas shopping. It’s crazy. It’s like buying a packet of Instant Ramen only to realize you couldn’t afford to pay the water bill so you’re left sprinkling the powder on the dry noodle and eating it like a giant cracker. I was even joking around with Robert telling him that the Rocket Bunny NSX was the most affordable car there…oh yeah, I wasn’t joking because IT WAS TRUE, haha. The only thing that made me feel better about being one of the poorest dudes there was eating one of the best bowls of Ramen that I’d probably eaten the entire year. I’m barely a thousandaire at this point. Alright you get the point. Enjoy the opulence and extravagance that is the Targa Trophy Holiday Cruise and Food Drive….

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We had to make a quick drive on the highway to get to Ferrari of Newport where the Targa Trophy event was being held so I was able to get some shots of the Rocket Bunny NSX on the go….

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I don’t know if the photos tell the real story but this thing looks pretty crazy from the rear. It is so much wider than a factory NSX body so the taillights just end up looking really small in person…

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A couple of guys from the Purist group snapping some rolling shots as well. It’s a pretty rare sight to see this car on the road so we all kinda took full advantage of the opportunity to capture photos of it….

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Sean Lee’s R35 GTR….

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One more of the 6666 NSX…

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A quick drive to Newport and we arrived at the Ferrari of Newport dealership…

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One of the first cars that I caught in the lot filled with cars I’ll never own was this Lamborghini Aventador-V LP-740 assembled by Vorsteiner….

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The same Porsche 991 that we had just spotted earlier that morning at the Cars and Coffee event…

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LTMW’s BMW M4 coupe on red Stance wheels….

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LTMW’s Liberty Walk E92 M3….

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The Six Sigma Autodesign x Autofashion USA Rocket Bunny NSX….

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GMG’s Audi R8 LMS Ultra which recently participated in The Thermal Club GT Invitational race event…

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The Thermal Club / Spyder Porsche 911 GT2 Cup 997….

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The Targa Trophy Holiday Cruise event marked the last time we’d be seeing Creaminz’ Porsche 997 GT3 here in Cali as he’s recently sold the car to an out-of-state buyer…

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Porsche 918 Spyder that came all the way out from the state of New York. This is the same 918 that was parked in the HRE booth at the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas….

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All the intricacies of the 918 Spyder headlight….

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Brand new Lamborghini Huracan. Hadn’t seen one of these in person before so it was cool to see it in detail…

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Right next to the Huracan was this Mclaren P1….

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Really liked the colorway on this Porsche 997 GT3…

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Another shot of the Porsche 918 Spyder…

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BMW 328i xDrive owned by Stan Chen, events and motorsports manager for Toyo Tires….

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Black-on-black Ferrari 458 Italia on GFG wheels…

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Ferrari 458 Speciale on bronze ADV.1 wheels. Robert was telling me the ridiculous requirements to own a Speciale; apparently you have to own both the 458 Italia and the Spyder variation of the 458 to be eligible to purchase a Speciale. Pretty nuts but I guess if you have the money for both, you might as well get the Speciale as well….

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Sarto Racing widebody CLK built by LTMW….

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The Targa Trophy sticker plastered on the rear hatch of the Rocket Bunny NSX…

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Someone wanted to take a look at the engine bay of the NSX so Robert propped up the glass hatch…

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The centerpiece of the NA1 NSX’s engine bay was this rare GruppeM supercharger….

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Eventually we left to go eat Ramen but the rest of the cars lined-up to start the holiday cruise over to Malibu, CA. It sounded like an awesome, scenic drive, filled with weekend traffic and a lot of staring eyes but we were hungry, and food comes first, haha…

That’s a wrap folks. I’m off to Miami for the first ever Wekfest Miami event. If you guys are out there, make sure to say what’s up! Thanks for looking all!!…

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