2015 High Octane New Jersey Cars & Coffee Allstars

What a year! Enjoy 2015's best  High Octane South Jersey Cars and Coffee moments!

The 2015 HOSJ Santa Claus Rally Photo Archives

A big thanks goes out to Mike Mauro and Mike Cashen. Their photos make our events so incredibly memorable! And thanks to everyone  who contributed to this years BIG success!  

11/21/14 Recap of Cars & Coffee NJ

There were some great rides at Saturday's Cars & Coffee. Thanks to everyone who turned out and to all of you who brought a toy. 

Don't forget our Thanksgiving Morning meet!- Same time, same place, different day

Cars & Coffee Shots from 10/25/14

Nothing Beats  High Octane Style Cars & Coffee New Jersey!

Why Bring a Toy to Cars and Coffee?

 Last year we touched over 350 youth patients at Deborah Hospital and our work went on to bring all of the joys of Christmas Morning to 34 truly deserving South Jersey families in need. 

This year WE WILL DO BETTER! Our goal is to give: 500 toys and Touch 50 Families in need. To be successful we need your help!

As we get ready for our next installment of High Octane Cars and Coffee this Saturday, it is worth pointing out some of the great behind the scenes activities that have been taking place with our friends ad the Deborah Foundation leading up to the Red Tie Gala honoring us next month and the 2nd Annual Sana Claus Rally.

The following is the brief Honoree Bio that was written to describe the work our group has done leading up to our recognition as this years Red Tie Gala Honoree and I have also included the ad that we have contributed to the Foundation as a show of appreciation.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!

Summer in the City with a GTO Looking Real Pretty.

Some of you might remember this GTO from High Octane South Jersey's What's in Your Garage segment a couple months back.

One night this Summer Dom D and Mike M hit the road looking for ...the perfect Philadelphia Skyline to use as backdrop for the latest photo-shoot of Dom's pristine 1967 Pontiac GTO.

As is usually the case, Mike M hit another home run out of the park with this shoot. Thanks to both of you guys for helping to keep our content interesting!

Cars & Coffee Mt. Laurel Shots from July 26,2014

So High Octane Cars & Coffee came up against a little nasty weather this weekend...but not before we had about 50 or so cars and owners show up, get their fill of man time and get back out before those pesky drops touched a thing.

Mike M and Mike C were on hand to work their magic and here are some great shots from yesterday's event.

HOSJ Named 2014 Honoree!

High Octane South Jersey received some incredible news this past weekend!

Our group of do-gooder car guys and girls has been named this year’s Honoree at Deborah Heart & Lung Foundation’s Red Tie Gala on Saturday November 8th, 2014.

It seems the pediatric patients and staff was truly touched by our generosity and saw it fit to bestow High Octane South Jersey with this incredible recognition.

If anyone is interested in attending this event, please let us know or email me for more details.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the event last year and a big thank you to all of those who plan on being a part of this year’s event!

Chris Scafario
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July's Ride of the Month

Our High Octane ride for July was submitted by Juan from NJ. It’s a 1994 Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R Vspec II  Right hand drive. It is a turbo charged AWD car with a sequential manual transmission from the factory. And yes it is fast!
The Skyline was imported by a company called MotoRex and it was the 3rd car imported by the company that is no longer in business.
It is unique cars like this one that make our community of car crazy guys and girls so great! Here is a big thanks to Juan for the submission and Mike M for more spectacular shots from the Philadelphia Navy Yard!

HOSJ at Track a Post 4th Recap

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the long weekend. According to our recent submissions from a couple of High Octane regulars, the place to be this Saturday was the NJ Motorsports Track!
Enjoy these shots and start your countdown till THIS SATURDAY! And remember it The Cars & Coffee in Mt. Laurel this weekend will kick off our TOY DRIVE. Please bring a new and unwrapped toy to help us help families in need this holiday season.

Ahhh The 1990s...

Its time for a High Octane Bonus Shoot with some Japanese All-stars from the 1990s. What a trio of High Octane rides!

What's in Your Garage?

 What’s in your Garage?  It is an open question in our High Octane South Jersey- Cars and Coffee NJ Newsletter. Simply put, we would like to hear from you about what have and / or you are working on?

This month we have a great Camaro and a terrific write up from Doug in NJ. This is our second of three photo shoots for this month that does a lot to showcase all the types of cars that make High Octane what it is today.

Here is hoping you enjoy Doug’s submission....

Year:    1969

Make:   Chevrolet        

Model:  Camaro RS/SS

Length of Ownership:  22 years

What made you decide you needed a car like this one?

My first car was a '68 Firebird that I purchased from the original owner.  I was in high school and had a ball with that car. The 1969 Camaro was beautiful to me the first time I saw it, and it still is today.  I am a big fan of muscle cars and this Camaro is my number one choice of muscle cars.   

 What Condition was it in when purchased?

 The car was barely running.  It need brakes, engine work/tranny, however, the paint was good. 

 What have you done/ had done to it?

 I installed power disc brakes up front, rebuilt the rear brakes (drums), installed a fresh 350 small block and 350 turbo tranny, Elderbrock Performer RPM package, cam and intake, relocated the turn signals by notching the bumper directly under the headlights and replaced the factory signal lamps with projector beams.  

 Any future plans for the car?

I would like to install AC, fuel injection, larger rims, lower the rear 3/4 of a inch and upgrade the cooling system.  The ideas keep coming....it never really ends!

  Anything you want us to know about this car?

It's a clone RS/SS.  I swapped the body bushing and suspension bushings with neoprene bushings.  I am slowly replacing them with the rubber components until my teeth stop rattling.  

On my first outing with the car after having spent the winter upgrading brakes, suspension and drive train, we went to the 1994 Spring Show and Swap Meet at Englishtown.  While at the show, my wife's (who was almost 8 months pregnant) water broke! I guess our daughter was anxious to see her first car show! Of course I sped the whole way home (approximately 40 miles), the only time I had a legitimate excuse for doing so, and I did not get pulled over... But that was a good thing! After our daughter was born it was time for an interior upgrade!

RE- Amemiya, Japanese Tuner/Race Team RX7

Legendary High Octane Photographer Mike M. hit the roads this month to make his own brew of automotive art. He came back to us with three incredible photo essays of three cars that are ultra-cool and yet are as different as different can be.... Put them together as a group and you have a great summary of everything High Octane South Jersey is meant to be!

Our first of the three cars shot this month is a matte white plastidipped RX7. Who’s owner, Andy from NJ, built the car as a clone of the RE- Amemiya, Japanese tuner/race team RX7.

As an anything but stock street car, it was was converted from the factory sequential twin turbo to a ball bearing Garrett GT35R Big a single turbo. Currently its said that the motor is putting down 360hp. Nice ride Andy. Great shots Mike!

5.25.14 High Octane Cars & Coffee Mt. Laurel

Mike and Mike were on the case shooting some of the great rides that came out for another High Octane Saturday Morning. See everyone next time! — at High Octane Cars N Coffee.