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'Cars and Croissants' Rolls into Berkeley Heights

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Gil Fitzhugh's 1907 Cadillac Credits: Madelyn Abdalla
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Left to right: Steve Sclafani, Steven Guastamacchia, and Jon Ross.  Sclafani and Ross own a 1960 DeSoto and 1973 Pontiac Convertible, respectively. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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"Cars and Croissants" cookies were made by Karen's Cookies.
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Local car collectors rolled into town Saturday morning for the "Cars and Croissants" car show behind Yogoccino in Berkeley Heights.

The event was organized by Yogoccino owner Steven Guastamacchia and co-sponsored by Clemente's Pizzeria. 

"Cars and Croissants was amazing," Guastamacchia said. "Perfect gentlemen showing off their vintage automobiles..." 

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Gil Fitzhugh, from Harding Township, brought his 1907 single cylinder Cadillac to the car show for spectators of all ages to see.

"It's not like any of these other cars here because everybody else here wants 'vroom' and I go chug, chug, chug" Fitzhugh said.

Fitzhugh also said this antique is very dependable. He drove himself to the car show in it.

"I'll use any excuse I can to drive the thing so I brought it out [today]," Fitzhugh said.

Rick Schlichting brought his Honda Fit EV, one of a couple 100 percent electric cars present at the show. He uses it for his daily commute, Schlichting said.

"[I] plug it in every night when I get home" Schlichting said. "[Then it's] ready to go the next day."

Schlichting said he brought this particular car to the car show, "because I think people need to learn about electrics...You can do a lot with this kind of car."

Michael Thwaite, from Warren, also brought his 100 percent electric car, a Tesla Roadster, to the car show.

"What's fun about this place is that although everyone here is a petrol head, they are also car enthusiasts," Thwaite said. 

"Cars and Croissants" originated in a shopping plaza on Shunpike Road in Chatham outside the Woodland Bakery, said Steve Sclafani. Sclafani brought his 1960 DeSoto to the event. The car owners meet every other week on alternating Saturday and Sundays. 

Guastamacchia plans to bring "Cars and Croissants" back to Berkeley Heights. "Next time we'll do 'Calzones' to help co-sponsor Clemente's." 

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