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March 24, 2016

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Vape Northeast Expo Recap

Vape Northeast was billed as the largest vape event in the Northeast - which is the sprawling urban megalopolis that spans between New York and Boston - an area with a population of approx 30 million people!  Held at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in southern Connecticut - the event was about 2 hours from Boston to the North and 3 hours to New York City to the South only an hour from Providence Rhode Island - making this a pretty easy drive for the thousands of vape shops and vape fans in the area - and the turn out didn't disappoint.  

Vape Northeast was the expo we had been looking forward to for months to be able to share Cafe Racer's award winning e-liquid creations with the fine folks of New England and the mid-Atlantic states.   

Once again we parachuted in a few days before the show to do a vape shop tour of the area.  Visiting local shops is a great way to learn about the regional differences in e-liquid preferences, innovative shop design and what's hot in hard ware.   We also really enjoy meeting the shop owners and retail staff in their stores vs just meeting them our booth.   We hit about 20 shops in Rhode Island and Connecticut between Tuesday and Thursday - including a fun Vape Northeast Pre-Party at one of Cafe Racer's accounts in Bridgeport CT called Stoked.   

 Vape Northeast Pre-Party at Stoked

It was great to meet up with the Stoked team and their awesome customers while enjoying some craft beer - usually paired with Lucky 13 and Lucky Bastard.

Stoked Vape from outside

After a fun evening with the Stoked crew we headed north to Foxwoods and set up the booth and prepared for a rawkus 3 days of Vape Northeast. 

We once again were able to score a great bike from a local builder.  This bad boy is a 2004 Triumph that Peter from Cafe Cycles RI had been working on for a customer for 6 months.   Peter specializes in hand formed metal parts for vintage motorcycles, restoration and bad ass custom builds.  

Cafe Racer Triumph Cafe Cycles Rhode Island

The Cafe Racer Tasting Bar was pretty much slammed from the opening bell on Friday afternoon until the closing of the event on Sunday evening.   We made a ton of new friends and fans and are stoked to have signed up a grip of new shops to carry our products in NH, RI, CT, NY, NJ and even a couple from outside the area including FL and KY.

We'd like to say a special thanks to Michael Wittenberg and his amazing Vape Northeast Team for hosting a great regional event. We look forward to their next event being held in Colorado later this summer.

Great to see many old friends and new - including the team from The Real Destination Vape from East Providence RI  (top left), Mad Vapes Nashua NH (top right), Stoked CT (bottom left)  and the one and only 2 Mod God Joey Jux (bottom right) 

Beer Pairings with Lucky 13 and Lucky Bastard

We once again featured Craft Beer pairing at the booth with Lucky 13 and Lucky Bastard - great beer and finely crafted e-juice - what's not to like!

Cafe Racer Tasting Bar Set Up

 The Racer Tasting Bar  line-up 

 The team from Vapor 9 in CT - who picked up all 4 Cafe Racer flavors for their 3 awesome shops

Both tasting bars were slammed for the duration of the show 

Giant Vapes sponsored the show and broke out it's awesome mega booth 

Cloudy with a chance of Vape at the show stage! 

Cafe Racer's CEO Kurt Sonderegger with Mom at the Booth at Vape Northeast

Being close to the town where I grew up in Rhode Island has it's benefits - including inviting my Mom out to the show to see experience the vape world first hand.  

Behind every good show there's a production manager - and Sue had a box of supplies that was stocked to the hilt to help exhibitors out with whatever we needed in a pinch. Thanks Sue and the entire Vape Northeast Team!  



kurt sonderegger
kurt sonderegger


Founder/CEO of Cafe Racer Craft E-Liquid

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March 30, 2016

I was standing at the valet at Foxwood Casino . while waiting for my car I sparked up a conversation with this super cool dude I wish I could remember his name. But anyway we started talking about e-juice and that I was a big RY4 fan. he started rummaging through his pockets then he pulled out this bottle half full and said damn I thought I had a bottle on me but here try this. And it was a bottle of peach Guzzi. It was a super great tasting juice very complex.I NEED MORE!! so I found my way to their website. I would like to say thank you to the man I met at the valet who who was was part of the cafe racer team.

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