Rally Point East teamed up with Manhattan Motorcars to hold their first charitable rally. Along with partners like Abushi, Berkshire Hathaway International Realty, The Baker House 1650, Diane Hendricks Catering and The MJS Groupe, the event aimed at helping raise funding for St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. With registrants entering both their vehicles’ and a donation into the roster, all participants gathered at the Manhattan Motorcars Porsche Dealership in New York and were greeted by Robert Marchhart, Director of Marketing for the dealership group, along with Rosco Abushi, owner of Abushi Automotive and Robert Heicklen, advocate for St. Mary’s. Following the welcome breakfast, attendees started their engines and began the 86 mile drive out east. Over 50 cars participated in the day’s rally event which included a few notable novelties like a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, Lamborghini Huracan Performante & Aventador SV, Ferrari Testarossa, Custom Restored Ford Bronco, 2019 GT3 RS, Lamborghini Gallardo signed by Valentino Balboni and Roll-Royce Wraith along with several other Ferraris, Porsches and Aston Martins to name a few.
The day wouldn’t have been complete with a member’s pre-rally happening in tandem which started from the Rally Point East location taking a more local route and having both groups convene back at the same time. Welcoming members, VIPs and friends of the club, guests were invited to view the 65 cars that were on display both inside and out as well as enjoy a brunch selection crafted by Chef Diane Hendricks. In total the members and attendees were able to raise just under 10k for the charity which will be part of an ongoing mission for the St. Mary’s advocate Robert Heicklen as well as the involved partners. Be sure to check out the galleries below by Jason Belsky and Ugur Dursun of the event.