With the sun shining bright for the first time in a few days, about 35 fast, vintage and just plain cool cars were on display in the Northrop Grumman parking lot in Dulles today.
For five hours this morning, Northrop Grumman employees took some time out of their workdays to gawk at a few dozen of their colleague’s cars, all part of the company’s third annual Cars, Coffee and Community event. As the employees perused the lot and enjoyed a cup of coffee, they also made non-perishable food donations to delivered to the Loudoun Hunger Relief food bank’s Leesburg location in a classic car to fit the occasion.
Featured in the exhibition were both domestic and imported cars from all different eras, including a 1996 Acura NSX-T, a 2012 BMW 135i, a 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS and multiple Corvettes and Camaros.
One of the owners of those Chevys was John Bittle, Northrop Grumman’s director of strategic sourcing. A car collector, Bittle brought his 1973 Camaro to the show this year; last year he brought his 1957 Chevy and in 2016 he brought his 1966 Corvette. He’s in the process of restoring nine more antique cars—specifically to put on the road and drive, not just to show.