Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock

Exotic Car Show Revs its Engines for Diabetes Cure

Hundreds of cars will be on display in downtown Glen Cove to help raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute

Jericho, NY – Get ready to hear the roar of powerful engines and admire the sleek styles of the most stunning Lamborghinis, Porches, Ferraris, Rolls Royce, customized BMWs and other rare vehicles that will line the streets of Glen Cove on Sunday, June 4 for the 9th annual Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock exotic car show.

The event, which is free to spectators, will also help raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) and its mission to find a biological cure for diabetes. Car enthusiasts can view hundreds of shiny, mint condition exotics from 11 am to 4 pm in the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District. The area will be closed to vehicular traffic.

The annual Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock show is produced by Martino Auto Concepts/MAC Auto Couture and has raised more than $492,000 for research at the DRI. Don’t miss an opportunity to show off your four-wheel pride and joy, as online and day of event registration is only $40 per vehicle, with proceeds benefitting a diabetes cure.

“What a way to kick off the summer by giving people a chance to view or display some of the most rare and beautiful exotic cars in the Northeast and support our event that raises money for such an important cause of curing diabetes,” said Joe LaPadula of Martino Auto Concepts and event co-chair. “I thank all the sponsors, participants and volunteers that make this event such a success. We look forward to June 4.”

The city of Glen Cove’s downtown business district will be closed for Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock, which will also feature great music by The Lazy Dog, a variety of food options, and Joe Manfredi from the Old Westbury Web Radio will serve as the event’s emcee.

Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, a DRI Foundation board and event committee member, is excited about this year’s event and how its fundraising efforts are helping advance the research at the DRI.

“As a mom with a daughter with type 1 diabetes, I am starting to feel that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that a cure will be found in hopefully the not so far future,” DeRiggi-Whitton said. “It is because of the hard work that people like Joe LaPadula do that I believe we have come so far. Thank you to everyone who makes this fundraiser possible.”

This year’s co-chairs are Joe LaPadula and Jon Holzer with Honorary Co-Chair Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello. Committee members are Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Fara Finkelstein, Anthony Jimenez, Toni Kessel, Richard Valicenti and Bruce Waller.

Event sponsors include Roberta and Bruce Waller & Family; and the Peter and Jeri Dejana Family Foundation.

To learn more about the event, sponsorships or to register a vehicle, visit or call 516.822.1700.

About the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation
The mission of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now. The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine leads the world in cure-focused research. As the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks. Researchers have already shown that transplanted islet cells allow patients to live without the need for insulin therapy. Some study participants have maintained insulin independence for more than 10 years. The DRI is now building upon these promising outcomes by developing a DRI BioHub, a bioengineered “mini organ” that mimics the native pancreas. While various BioHub platforms are being tested in preclinical and clinical studies, the DRI is also developing strategies to eliminate the need for anti-rejection drugs and reset the immune system to block autoimmunity. For more information, please visit, tweet @Diabetes_DRI
or call 516-822-1700.