• Luxury Auto

    Driven by Purpose: Fall Country Drive

    • Oct 23, 2014

    • By:Nicole Fonzino

    Driven By Purpose - Lotus starting the Rally at the Park Avenue Club 938 (800x533)

    On Saturday, October 18, Driven by Purpose hosted a fall country drive, which began at the magnificent Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, New Jersey. The 40 mile scenic route started at 10 a.m. and lasted for about an hour and a half. Showcasing northern New Jersey’s fall foliage, guests partaking in the drive rode past Governor Chris Christie’s home as well as Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto’s home. Exotic cars such as Lamborghini and Ferrari registered for the event, and Paul Miller Bentley and Rolls Royce were the top sponsors. When finished, all guests returned to the Park Avenue Club to enjoy lunch made by Park Avenue’s Executive Chef Arnold D. Kruck and sipped on wine and beer.


    Park Avenue Chef Arnold Kruch manager Andy Tait member Scott De Carolis (800x533)

    The Park Avenue Club is a private social club that focuses mainly on giving back to their community. With philanthropy as a high priority for all members, the Park Avenue Club donates to 11 charities in the surrounding area and is the only private club in the nation to do so. Through the Park Avenue Foundation, some local charities supported by the club include the Boys & Girls Club of Newark, Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Morris Habitat for Humanity.


    rally planners - Bob Zecca Bruno Guarini Scott De Carolis Greg Calabro (800x534)


    Driven by Purpose is a not-for-profit organization that partakes in various charity events across New Jersey and the Tri-State area. Members of the organization take pride in showing off their exotic car collection for a good cause. Driven by Purpose has an eclectic variety of exotic cars including brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin, Porsche, Bugatti and many more. Membership has been constantly growing since Driven by Purpose began and hopes to reach 1,000 members by early next year.


    For more information about the Park Avenue Club, click here.

    To join Driven by Purpose, please contact [email protected]


    Check out photos from the event below (and click on them to make them bigger!) 

    Dick Gundeck wins best German Exotic Trophy with Greg Calabro (800x533) Guy Tufo wins best American Exotic Trophy with Greg Calabro (800x533) Anthony Compagno wins best British Exotic Trophy with Greg Calabro (800x533) Sushil Mehandru wins bets Italian Exotic Trophy with Greg Calabro (800x533) Hudson Mod President with Rally Planners (800x533)

    Driven By Purpose - Bruno Guarini addressing rally participants 937 (800x533) A choice of beverages was part of the luncheon (800x533)
    The event was appropriate for adults and children alike (800x533)
    Driven By Purpose - rallyists heading out on the road  941 (800x533) rally planners - Greg Calabro Scott De Carolis Bruno Guarini Bob Zecca (800x533) Driven By Purpose - Ferrari 360 Modena heading out on the rally 945 (800x533) Porsche owner sets out from the Park Avenue Club (800x533) Bentley and Rolls Royce Test rides were available courtesy of Paul Miller Motor Cars (800x533) After the rally the Park Avenue Club provided a gourmet luncheon (800x533) Bob Zecca explains the rally rules (533x800) Driven By Purpose - custom made Maserati heading out on the rally 947 (800x533) Driven By Purpose - Ferrari Maranello heading out on the rally 946 (800x533) Bob Zecca registers entrants (800x533) rally participants getting ready to leave (800x533) Driven By Purpose - Ferrari 308 leads out of the parking lot The Park Avenue Club 943 (800x533)