NEMPA’s good friend, Martyn Schorr of the CarGuyChronicles.com, gave a shout out to this year’s Ragtop Ramble / Crustacean Crawl recently.
Starting out his review on a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette GrandSport he wrote:
The first was an invite from NEMPA (New England Motor Press Association) for their Ninth Annual Ragtop Ramble & Crustacean Crawl. NEMPA’s Majordomo of Events, John Lawlor, organizes this event, a major excuse for local area journalists and PR reps from carmakers to get together, drive the latest wheels and eat very well. And, it’s all on NEMPA. The media group pays for two days of activities, including chartering the Samuel Clemmens, an ex-Mississippi riverboat, for a dinner cruise around Boston Harbor and lobsters in Kennebunkport.
The second offer was from my son, Stuart, VP, Communications & Public Affairs at Jaguar Land Rover.
“Hey Big Guy. Get yourself up to NYC and we’ll drive to Boston in a new Range Rover Sport. I’ll pack the M&Ms, trail mix, beverages. We can have some fun and drive cool cars to Maine, where all the lobsters we can eat await us.”
How could I possibly refuse? With every carmaker from A (Audi) to Z (Nissan Z), including Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati and Mercedes-Benz, expected plus endless Maine lobsters, refusal was not an option. We drove, we partied and we inhaled lobsters!