On May 21, the International Motor Press Association, headquartered in New York City, invited the auto industry to bring an assortment of new products to the park to be viewed, photographed and driven.
We ran around taking pictures of vehicles before they all disappeared from the base parking lot, never thinking that finding a spot on the mountain would lead to more scenic action shots.
The local highway patrol had a field day, writing tickets to exuberant drivers, despite numerous warnings to "watch the speed limits." (One journalist caught speeding in a BMW didn't have any registration, and was almost jailed. That didn't happen to us.)
PHOTOS: Hybrids, an all-electric Mini, Ford products with the new EcoBoost V-6 engine, the new muscle cars (Camaro, Challenger, Mustang), a plethora of high-end Mercedes, and diesels from BMW and Volkswagen.
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About Boston Overdrive
|Clifford Atiyeh is an automotive writer and car enthusiast . He has spent his entire life driving cars he doesn't own.
In the garage: 1995 21-speed Iron Horse, 2002 Jeep Wrangler X (by association)
|Bill Griffith is a veteran Boston Globe reporter, having reviewed cars for more than 10 years and serving as assistant sports editor for 25 years. He was also the paper's sports media columnist.
In the garage: 2006 Subaru Baja
|John Paul is public affairs manager for AAA Southern New England, a certified mechanic, and a Globe columnist. He hosts a weekly radio show on WROL.
In the garage: Hyundai Sante Fe, Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible
|Craig Fitzgerald has been writing about cars, motorcycles, and the automotive industry since 1999. He is the former editor of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car.
In the garage: 1968 Buick Riviera, 1996 Buick Roadmaster, 1974 Honda CB450
|Keith Griffin is president of the New England Motor Press Association and edits the used car section on About.com. He also writes for the Hartford Business Journal and various weekly newspapers in Connecticut.
In the garage: Mazda 5, Dodge Neon
|George Kennedy is a senior writer for WheelsTV in Acton, which produces video reviews for Yahoo, MSN, and other auto websites.
In the garage: Lifted 1999 Jeep Cherokee