White Collar Reset: The toys for very rich boys club gets a new spin


If ever a business should be suffering right now, it's Classic Car Club Manhattan. It's one of those concepts that only could have been dreamed up during the vroom-vroom years of the past decade.

For an annual fee of $10,000 to $20,000 or more, bond traders, real estate developers, the occasional celebrity and other big shots in the most car-unfriendly city in America get to drive 47 of the world's most insanely fast and ridiculously expensive automobiles whenever and wherever they want. One weekend it could be tooling down to the Jersey shore in a reproduction 1965 Shelby Cobra, the next, rumbling out to Montauk in a $235,000 Ferrari F430. Because you never know when 490 base horsepower will come in handy in the bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Long Island Expressway.