About the club

 

The Motoring Club was started by Michael Rapetti and Ryan Phinny, two enthusiasts with different backgrounds and a shared passion for cars (and classic Range Rovers).  Michael comes from the tech world having worked for a number of successful start-ups (including AdRoll, Marine Layer and Twitter). Ryan compliments things with a background in both hospitality and racing.

The idea began as a dream that Michael had while working for Vroom, an automotive start-up in NYC.  It’s an idea that many car enthusiasts have had through the years but didn’t seem to exist, a simple concept of a permanent cars and coffee type destination, a place for enthusiasts to gather 7 days a week.  That dream led him to drop everything in New York, and pack up his truck to head out to LA. Once in LA, he set-out to immerse himself in the LA car culture and test if the concept had legs. While in LA, he met a ton of passionate enthusiasts including his business partner Ryan Phinny, a professional racing driver who grew up in the hospitality industry (Baja Cantina restaurants) and collector car world.


 
 
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We’re thrilled to be here and can’t wait to meet fellow enthusiasts and future members!


 
 
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