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Event Dates: October 14, 2014 - October 14, 2014 Location: Mahwah, New Jersey
Please mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Joe Pearlstein Memorial Bear Mountain Meet, which will be held by the Northeast Toyota MR2 Owners Club on Saturday, October 18th 2014 in Mahwah, NJ. The meet begins at 9am SHARP. This event is open to Toyota MR2s and Toyota Celica All-Trac vehicles ONLY.
It all started on a chilly fall Saturday in 1997, when a handful of Toyota MR2 enthusiasts led by Joe and Roxanne Pearlstein met to enjoy the twisty, windy roads and fall foliage near Bear Mountain. Unfortunately, a little more than a year later, Joe was diagnosed with a terminal illness and passed away. Saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of a beloved member who had contributed so much to the Toyota MR2 community, the club decided to make the Bear Mountain meet an annual event held in memory of Joe.
No one could have expected that what was once a very small group of MR2 enthusiasts on an impromptu hunt for twisty back roads has turned into a well-organized full-day event every fall that draws almost 250 Toyota enthusiasts from as far away as Illinois and Georgia. The event today consists of a ~100 mile guided scenic drive, a Show & Shine competition, a raffle, and a t-shirt sale. Altogether, we raised $3000 that was donated to the American Cancer Society in 2013.
More information and updates on the event may be found at http://www.NortheastMR2.com.