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Internet Brings Together Hundreds Of Cars And 'Copters For Cancer Research

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There's nothing we like more than when car enthusiasts get together to do something that benefits the rest of humanity.

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Yuppie Racing, a Massachusetts-based car club, hosted a gathering of 1,800 cars and 25 helicopters at the Plymouth Municipal Airport this weekend to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund. They're still collecting donations until October, so they're not sure yet how much they made.

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This year's event attracted so many participants they had to turn a few away at the gate due to safety concerns. Yuppie Racing founder Peter Ladas told us that next year, they're looking for a venue that will host about 3,000 cars.

If you want to donate money, send them an email.

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The nose on this Benz is, ummm, interesting.

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A '57 Cadillac is and always will be, a hot car.

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Every unclassified show has to have a row of import tuners. This is America, after all.

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Who would like to hoon the crap out of this Elise on a twisty road? Me, please!

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This rat rod rig is rad (try saying that three times fast). But rat rod trucks are pretty cool in general.

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This Monte Carlo owner's license plate says SS LS6. Hopefully that's because it has a 454 stuffed between its fenders. That would be all kinds of awesome.

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Gotta have your token Lambo in there. Wouldn't be a car show without them.

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Prewar Fords sport some of the coolest body styling ever conceived. And have you ever heard the unmistakable rumble of one of the Blue Oval's flathead V8s? Classic.

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This hood ornament might cost more than your house (depending upon where you live).

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I was never the biggest fan of the Honda S2000, but as the owner of one once explained to me, "It's not the sexiest thing in the world, but it sure is fun to drive." I hate to think how much that carbon fiber hood cost though.

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Owning a Harley certifies that you are 100 percent 'mer'can. The fact that they were at this show evened out the communistic wrinkle left by that row of import tuners. (Just kidding, guys. Import tuners are super American!)

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Ok, I know Steve McQueen drove a '68 in Bullitt, but the '67 is one of the most beautiful cars ever made, too. The earlier and later ones are nice and all, but the '67-'68 models are that perfect blend of simple and muscular. Pure sex, these ones.

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The only thing better than a Volkswagen Beetle is a Volkswagen Beetle with most of the Beetle removed and a motorcycle front end. Freiheit!!!

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In a nod to our own in-house Miata owner, Travis Okulski, here is a shot of a flare fendered Miata that showed up at the event. That's right, Mr. Okulski, Miatas aren't just for chicks anymore.

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Then there are some that might argue that Mazda's rotary-powered coupé are the company's only real sports car, but that's up for debate.

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Then there's the marque I like to blather on and on about, Subaru. You can rest assured that this little WRX is a blast to drive (so long as some jerk hasn't driven it to bits already).

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But when I see an old Chevrolet like this one, I'm ready to hand over the keys to my boxer-powered wagon and spend the rest of my days listening to a small block's even rumble as wind buffets my hair through open windows in the pillarless top.

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Argentine Alejandro de Tomaso was a genius, because stuffing an American small block into a sexy body is a smart thing to do. It's a shame his version never took off.

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Who says Volkswagen didn't make nice looking cars back in the day?

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When my rap career takes off, I will finally purchase the Bentley drophead of my dreams. For now, I'll just have to gawk at this one. Speaking of ostentatious cars, would you rather have one of these, or a Lambo?

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Ferraris of the 1980s are proof positive that '80s-tastic and boxy are not necessarily synonymous.

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If it were me, I'd have spent the money this guy spent on rims and suspension and invested it in a beater '60s land yacht. Diff'rent stokes for diff'rent folks, I guess.

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Again, a car that I would donate my left testicle to have: Any late-'60s to 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2.

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What do you think would win a drag race, this supercharged Chevy Nova, or the Nissan-oyota-onda behind it?

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JeffreyBeard
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Thanks to Jalopnik for featuring my photos and to to YuppieRacing for hosting the event. It was a great success.