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Cold weather and engines

Ferrari gathering on Bear Mountain

Cold Weather and Engines

With  the onset of seriously cold winter temperatures in the Northeast, please remember to warm your engine before speeding away in your exotic, sports or any car in cold weather.

As tempting as it is to jump in and mash the gas pedal down, accelerating hard before the engine has a chance to warm the engine oil is harmful to your engine. 

Engine Idling vs Restarting

While on the subject of cold weather driving, found this article on idling, which refutes the myth that idling a car is more environmentally friendly than restarting the engine.  Drive the car to warm it, don’t idle.   Sharing an excerpt from ‘the Daily Green’:

1. Driving Warms the Car Faster than Idling.
If your concern is not the health of the car, but simply your own creature comforts, Bob Aldrich of the California Energy Commission points out that “idling is not actually an effective way to warm up a car — it warms up faster if you just drive it.”

2. Ten Seconds Is All You Need.
Environmental Defense Fund, which produced the Idling Gets You Nowhere campaign, advises motorists to turn off their ignition if they’re sitting stopped for more than 10 seconds. “After about ten seconds, you waste more money running the engine than restarting it”.

3. Idling Hurts the Car.
According to the Hinkle Charitable Foundation’s Anti-Idling Primer, idling forces an engine “to operate in a very inefficient and gasoline-rich mode that, over time, can degrade the engine’s performance and reduce mileage.”

4. Idling Costs Money.
Over a year of five minutes of daily idling (which causes incomplete combustion of fuel), the “Anti-Idling Primer” estimates that the operator of a V-8-engined car will waste 20 gallons of gasoline, which not only produces 440 pounds of carbon dioxide but costs at least $60.



Autobody Special

Aston Martin DB2 bodywork

Hand-forming metal bodywork is becoming a lost art, however a specialty of ours. Utilizing our english-wheel, tig-welding, and panel-beating techniques, we can repair or create any imaginable aluminum or steel body-panel.


Call us today for our autobody special winter  2017 discount pricing on PDR, paint, rust remediation, panel replacement, paint work. No job too big or too small.  (908)996-4889

autobody sepecial new downdraft paint booth

2017 new downdraft paint spray booth


Welcome to our new Accudraft paint booth which will increase depth, shine, and luster to our already award-winning paint while cutting down on time and cost.
This booth has been developed to optimize air-draft technology and draw temperature controlled air underneath a car as opposed to a conventional side-draft unit. It’s double-filtered design ensures an unmatched dustless painting environment. Cleanliness, paint thickness, and clear-coat clarity are just a few advantages to our new high tech paint booth.
This is the same exact booth Lamborghini is currently using in their factory in Italy due to its superior results.
Lamborghini factory paint booth

Lamborghini factory paint booth by Accudraft

If you love your exotic or sports car, you want it to look its best. Our paint and body work is performed to the highest standards.  No job too big or too small. 1-888-416-7160

Our lead body-tech Bob has been with us over 17 years making sure every classic and exotic car leaves perfect. Paul is a young restoration-degree holding specialist. Fred is a versatile worker who takes care of media-blasting and detailing. All of our staff are eager to please and proud of their products. Give us a call or stop in for an estimate.
Exoticars USA Autobody Technicians
Ferrari F40 restoration - Best in Show winner! September 2016

Ferrari F40 Best in Show


Ferrari Fall Festival with the FCA

Ferrari Fall Festival 2017 FCA Penn Jersey Region

Client’s 1966 Ferrari 330GTS wins platinum award



Ferrari Fall Festival

This past Sunday we celebrated the 70th birthday of Ferrari with the PennJersey region of the Ferrari Club of America. Our clients’ 1990 Ferrari F40 and 1967 Ferrari 330GTC took home platinum awards!


1949 Ferrari 166 SN 004We were all treated to a display of the 2nd oldest Ferrari built, 1949 166 SN 004.

1990 Ferrari F40 wins platinum at 2017 FCA PJR Ferrari Fall Festival

Ferrari F40 Client’s newly restored 1990 Ferrari F40 wins platinum at 2017 FCA PJR Ferrari Fall Festival (with Wil de Groot)

Despite threatened rain there was a great turnout by club members bringing vintage, classic and the latest model Ferraris.

To see an outstanding collection of cars brought to the event, follow the club on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/PennJerseyFCA/ Follow the FCA PennJersey Region on Facebook


Looking for Jay Leno’s Garage

We are looking for Leno. How to get our custom roadster on Jay Leno’s Garage? If anyone has a clue please give us a holler.

Looking for Leno

At the Staten Island Angelina’s Italian car show


Lamborghini LM002 Rocking the AACA

Lamborghini LM002 American

Wil de Groot with ‘Rambo Lambo’ Lamborghini LM002 American

Taking a throwback look to 2016 when our client’s Lamborghini LM002 American was a featured display for a season at the American Automobile Club Association Museum (AACA)  in Hershey, PA. Here is Wil de Groot on display with this highly desirable ‘American’ model, of which only 60 were built. (Note: Wil was not a permanent part of the exhibit).

This 26 year old rare Italian SUV was treated to some extensive autobody refinishing at Exoticars USA to bring it back to its full glory. The story of these late 80s raging bulls is fascinating so please do go to Wikipedia or a Lamborghini fan site and read more.

If you are into automotive history and your are visiting the area, we heartily recommend a trip to the museum. Spanning three floors, the museum facilities are top notch and there are always interesting vehicles on exhibit.

Click on the logo to go straight to the AACA website for directions, a list of current exhibits and complete information.

The AACA is a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program.



Cars and Coffee July 30 2017

update: with regrets we are postponing this event due to construction and rain. Please stay tuned for the rescheduled date.



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Happy 4th of July Lamborghini Countach

three Lamborghini Countach

3 stunning Lamborghini Countach

Happy Independence Day! Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July.

What better was to celebrate our freedoms and forget about the trials of the world for an few hours than to peel down the road in a classic Lamborghini Countach.

three classic Ferrari

…or in a classic Ferrari.


We hope everyone gets an opportunity to drive their favorite sports car this weekend

Ferrari service Exoticars USA NJLamborghini Miura serviceLamborghini Gallardos birds eye

Exotic car consignment sales

Lamborghini Countach, Diablo, Ferrari 365BB and 360 Modena

3 Lamborghini LM002s


SPRING! …are you ready? Auto repair basics

auto repair basics for Ferrari Maserati

Be ready for the road this Spring!

It’s been a long winter 2017 in the Northeast.  Finally, Spring is here!  Is your prized sports car ready to launch onto the track or tear down the road trouble free?  If not and you encounter problems when you take the cover off and turn the key here’s a great intuitive article on auto repair basics we spotted on the FTC Consumer Protection website.  Call us if you need help!

The more you know about your vehicle, the more likely you’ll be able to head off repair problems.  Click the link to read about trouble shooting problems with your

  • Alternator
  • Battery
  • Starter
  • Exhaust system
  • Tune-up – what is a tune up for modern cars
  • Fluids – identify fluids and check for source of puddles
  • Smells – identify problem sources by their odor
  • Sounds – squeaks, squeals, rattles, rumbles, and other sounds
  • Feel -difficult handling, rough ride, vibration and poor performance are symptoms you can feel. They almost always indicate a problem.


Great article covering the basics that every car owner should be familiar with, whether you’re driving a LaFerrari or it’s your child’s VW.


Our new enclosed transporter

Ferrari LaFerrari at the 2016 FCA Fall Festival

Ferrari LaFerrari at the 2016 FCA Fall Festival

We helped save the day at the 2016 Annual FCA Ferrari Fall Festival when a LaFerrari broke down en route to the show in the center of town.


2016 FCA Ferrari Fall Festival

2016 FCA Ferrari Fall Festival starring LaFerrari

It was a thrill to see this phenomenal Ferrari at the show and equally thrilling to be the rescue operator loading and carrying the amazing exotic to the show in our newly deployed transporter.


2002 Aston Martin DB7 for sale

Aston Martin DB7 for sale NJ

2002 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

12/19/2016 – for sale $32,000.00

Location Readington NJ.  Only 15,200 miles.

For further information please email Sandy at info@exoticars-usa.com.

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