Carburetors and carbohydrates

Downtown Menlo Park may seem like an odd location for an exotic car show, given the city's predilection for "green" modes of transportation. But perhaps the offer of baked goods will continue to draw residents to the free monthly event "Cars and Croissants," as it did on April 5, when it was launched.

The event is sponsored by 100 Oct, the City of Menlo Park and the Chamber of Commerce.


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Posted by cc
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Apr 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Not many cars why?

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Posted by Jora
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

This was a great show -- not Pebble Beach or the Palo Alto Concours, but the best I have seen in Menlo Park. 50-60 cars total. Several Ferrari's, a dozen or so Lambo's, lots of Porsche, BMW M's and very fancy Audi RS's. Several $M worth easily. Not enough old cars for my personal taste, but a few hundred people coming to MP on a Saturday and spending some time with great cars -- what's not to like? I was on my way to Wells Fargo and there were lots of parking spaces there.

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Posted by Marc
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Where to start...Obviously a dealer sponsored event under the name OCT 100 and "Croissants" Labmbo lane was lame - lots of testosterone (unnecessary ear splitting high revs) and semi-burnouts. And the smokers...puhleeze.
I'll admit, interesting to see a collection of high value autos. Prefer to see more real supercars from "the day" such as collector cars, vintage race winners, and the like. If these guys hold these events every month, who will attend after month 3, when the same cars, same faces, and same attempts to sell me a McLaren get old ?

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