NEW YORK’S STUNNING NEW CAR MECCA
The Classic Car Club Manhattan is a dream come true for most gearheads enthusiasts. The place is equipped with cars such as the 1966 GT40, a 2015 Lambo Huracan, a 1989 Lancia Delta Intergrale and many other lust worthy cars. The Club has been operating in lower Manhattan, in a tight space with sparse foot traffic since2005, but not anymore.
Pier 76is situated on the far west side of Midtown Manhattan, against the Hudson River, and formerly housed the NYPD Mounted Unit. However the 38,000 square foot space, now houses a new kind of beast. Zac Moseley, co-owner of CCC Manhattan, describes it as, “As long as you have a pulse, when you walked in the door you were excited about it. Even if you didn’t care about cars. So here we’ll be able to that more.”
As the two owners, Moseley and Michael Princhinello, stood in their new space, talking about their plans for the new space, surrounded by the legendary cars, you could sense the eagerness and joy in them.
Princhinello knows the cars are also happy about the move. They get more breathing space for their wide exhausts to echo. “They breathe better here, too. You can actually walk around. The other place — it was a bit of Jenga getting them in there. But here people walk in, walk around and can appreciate more.”
The Pier 76 location will also house CCC’s “moto-centric creative agency,” THE NINETY, which is entirely driven by the auto-minded crew and connects brands and media very well. “We’ve always opened our doors to the automotive media in New York,” Moseley said, “but now we’re really going to be able to become the epicentre of automotive happenings in New York City.”
“We’ve got the side lot that we’ll develop into a garden, open to the public seven days a week. We’ll give them access to the water and a cafe,” Moseley explains with a proud smile. “We’re a car club, but even Soho House doesn’t have a 160-foot river deck.”