Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock
September 18, 2016
ANNUAL GOLD COAST CONCOURS/BIMMERSTOCK EVENT DRIVES UP
SUPPORT FOR DIABETES CURE
Exotic-car show raises tens of thousandsfor the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI)
Thousands got a closer look inside the engines and interiors of some of the world’s most exotic
cars during Sunday’s 8th annual Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock in Glen Cove, NY. This annual
event, attracted 4,000 people, and raised more than $62,000 to support the Diabetes Research
Institute (DRI) and its mission to find a biological cure for diabetes.
On Sunday, Glen Cove’s streets were lined with hundreds of the Northeast’s best souped-up
Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porches, BMWs and Camaros which revved their engines making
spectators gleam with excitement during the annual event, produced by Martino Auto Concepts
and Exotics4Life.com and their teams.
Attendees also enjoyed local bands The Lazy Dogs and the Matt Grabowski Band, tasty food and
great raffle prizes, while Joe Manfredi from Old Westbury Web Radio served as the event’s MC.
New York State Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine; Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi Whitton,
who also serves as DRIF National Board Member; Glen Cove City Council members including Mayor
Reginald A. Spinello; Councilman Nick DiLeo Jr.; Councilwoman Pamela D. Panzenbeck;
and Councilman Roderick Watson all took part in the festivities.
“Each year, this fun, family-filled day with the backdrop of hundreds of one-of-a-kind luxury cars
continues its popularity and the important goal of bringing awareness and raising funds to find a
cure to diabetes at the DRI,” said Joe LaPadula, Co-Chair and producer of the annual Gold Coast
Concours/Bimmerstock event. “This year, we raised a great amount of money for diabetes research
and I am extremely thankful to all those who support our efforts to make this event such a success.”
“This is such a fabulous event for such an important cause,” said Delia DeRiggi-Whitton. “Type
1 diabetes, which is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, can’t be controlled simply
through diet or prescription pills. So finding a cure is the only thing that will enable these patients
to lead a normal life.”
Since its inception, Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock has raised more than $472,000 for the
cure-focused research at the DRI.
Event Gold sponsors were Ai Media Group; Competition BMW of Smithtown; and Rallye BMW.
Silver sponsors were BMW Car Club of America; BMW/Mini Freeport; Deluxe Car Storage;
Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Experience Auto Group; Long Island Sports Cars; and PPG/Single Source.
News12 Long Island and Long Island.com were media sponsors for the annual event.