White, blue and a little bite.

Joe has never been a stranger to high-performance cars. Ever since his father purchased a 1996 Dodge Viper RT/10 back in the late 1997, he fell in love not just with its white color and blue stripe combination, but with the entire car as an entity in general. Naturally, his favorite car as a kid was the Dodge Viper, more specifically the one his dad owned.


Joe’s bedroom walls were mainly decorated with posters of the Dodge Viper, but also some Italian exotics in the form of the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lamborghini Countach. He liked everything exotic and fast, and still does to this very day.

Oh... the sound of aaspirated V10.

He currently owns a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4Matic equipped with the AMG package which is mostly used as a daily driver, but that didn’t stop Joe from further enhancing it by taking it over to BMS to get it tuned. His love for the Viper never stopped, so when the fifth generation came out in 2013, he had to have it. But not just any Viper would have done. Joe’s 2016 Dodge Viper is the TA 2.0 (Time Attack) edition, a limited production run Viper (his is number 19). The package adds more aero, lighter wheels, upgraded suspension and brakes as well as all-around tweaks to nearly everything, but Joe didn’t leave it there. He had an Arrow tune done to it and fitted it with Belanger headers.

Having a limited production Viper is great, but Joe says he really enjoys the naturally aspirated V10 engine, its immediate response, the track ready suspensions, wheels, tires and brakes, and of course, the fact that it’s one of the last true exotics to be still sold with a six-speed manual transmission instead of an automatic.

Joe likes taking his Viper for a spin on the New Jersey garden state parkway south bound from exits 82-44. He likes the fact that the pavement there is new and that there’s almost no traffic, plus the scenery isn’t too bad either. As fun as driving sports cars on the street is (he’s driven several), Joe’s most memorable automotive moment came in the form of a track day. He took his Dodge Viper TA to an official race track to have some fun with it, and he sure did. He used his car exactly what it was designed for, and we salute him for that.

Nonno's car can't hurt anyone.

When most people would like the most expensive and exotic car for taking someone out on a first date, Joe would rather do it in his grandparents’ old car. That way he can find out if they actually like him or if they’re just in love with the car he’s driving. For the second and third date he’d choose a Mercedes S65 AMG and a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder fitted with a twin-turbo kit, to truly show his potential partner his passion for automobiles.

Given the chance, he’d like to have a one-time dinner with Michael Fux, a NJ businessman, philanthropist and car collector. Joe thinks that because they have so much in common, the conversation revolving around cars and business between the two of them would be a great one.

The pavement is new and there is almost no traffic.

Joey B Junior