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November 6th Wine Tasting Tour


Members are reminded that the wine tasting tour, scheduled for 6 Nov is rapidly approaching. The normal end-of-tour luncheon this year will be held at La Verona, in Kennett Square. Menu selections, and pricing, as negotiated by the club’s Tours and Events Coordinator Alan Aptner, are shown below.

The price for the wine tasting is $12.00 per person payable at the winery. The price for the lunch, per person is a reasonable $32.50, INCLUDING TAX AND TIP, and includes three (3) courses, as follow:

1st- Soup du Jour/Salad du Jour

2nd- Entrée (select one(1) of following, per person):

a- Burger w/2 toppings

b- Crab Cake

c- Grilled Chicken Sandwich

d- Grilled Salmon

e- The Crab Cake, Grilled Chicken and the Grilled Salmon can be enjoyed as a topping for an entrée sized salad if that is preferred to a sandwich.

3rd- Dessert- mixed pastries (cookies/brownies etc)

Choice of beverage; soda, coffee, tea.

Not included are wine, beer, liquor, or other alcoholic beverages; there is a cash bar for those.

Those planning on attending are requested to RSVP not later than 31 Oct 2016 to Alan Aptner at

Email or phone 215-321-8312.

At that time please let Alan know the following:

a- How many people in your party (total number) and-

b- Whether or not you (and they) will be attending lunch, with us at La Verona and, if so-

c- Selection of one entrée per person, from menu selections above and-

d- Cell phone participant will be using on tour day

Please Note- Participants, if attending lunch, will be required to be prepared to pay, either by

check (payable to Alan Aptner) or cash, no credit cards, on tour day, prior to departure from the start point.

Also PLEASE NOTE- Once participants have committed to lunch with the club at La Verona

in the RSVP, they will be obligated to pay, whether or not they or their guests actually attend.

This is necessary because the club (and the organizers) will be committed to the restaurant for the head count based on input from the RSVP.

Also, participants and their partners/guests are required to complete, sign, date, and turn in to either Alan, Jon Kligerman, or Jack Stoll, upon arrival at the start point on tour day, the attached Driving Event Release Form.

All participants are to be at the start point, located at the parking lot of The Kimberton Inn, 2105

Kimberton Rd, Kimberton PA 19442 (for GPS – use Phoenixville PA 19460), NOT LATER than 9:00 AM Sunday, 6 Nov 2016. If anyone has a problem on tour day they should call either Jack Stoll (cell ph 215-933-9790) , Jon Kligerman (cell 215-205-2876), or Alan Aptner (cell 215-630-5904)- DO NOT CALL home phone of any of these individuals on tour day!

Drivers should re-fuel prior to arriving at start point.

Fall Picnic Sunday October 16th , Bob Brady is bringing back the Fall Picnic !!!!!!

You are cordially invited to this year’s DVAROC fall picnic, to be held at Le Petit Mont (often referred to as the Villa d’Este of Chester County). Join us high above the picturesque Brandywine Creek for a lovely afternoon among beautiful cars, breathtaking scenery, and a warm community of enthusiasts. The event will take place on Sunday, October 16th and will start a little before noon. Gourmet lunches and drinks will be provided. A $10/person donation is requested to help defray a portion of the costs. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and Alfa Romeo related trinkets that can be given away as prizes.

In addition to the gathering of cars and Alfisti, we’ll have games, entertainment and the DVAROC will hold annual elections. If you are interested in running for a position, please contact Jon Klingerman at prior to the event.

RSVP by October 13th to Bob Brady at: 302-420-6529 or Look for a future posting with directions and more.

Coatesville Vintage Race September 24th

Get ready to start your engines!
City of Coatesville will be hosting the 1st Coatesville Vintage Car Grand Prix.
September 24, 2016
Register your vintage car for the event or just drop by for the festivities
For special event rates, contact the following hotel and ask for Coatesville Vintage Grand Prix rates. Reservations must be made by September 8th and are for Sept. 24 and 25. If you need additional nights, contact Vicki O’Connell at or 610.353.8330

Courtyard Philadelphia Coatesville/Exton
Address: 600 Manor Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
Phone: (610) 380-8700

For special event rates, contact the following hotel and ask for Coatesville Vintage Grand Prix rates. Reservations must be made by September 8th and are for Sept. 24 and 25. If you need additional nights, contact Vicki O’Connell at or 610.353.8330

Courtyard Philadelphia Coatesville/Exton
Address: 600 Manor Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
Phone: (610) 380-8700


Radnor Hunt Concours Show and cars and coffee Sept 10th and 11th.

Saturday September 10th  at 8:30 am  there will be a  Free Cars and Coffee as part of the Radnor Hunt Concours, near Malvern, PA. There will be free coffee and donuts.  The 100 cars of Radnor Hunt show will be Sunday September 11th.  Lancia is one of the featured Marque.

2016 Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance celebrating it’s 20th year
2016 RADNOR HUNT CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE ANNOUNCES FEATURED CLASSES Lancia, Previous Concour Winners and 300SL Mercedes-Benz. To Share Radnor Hunt Show Field with: Motorcycles from the Land of the Rising Sun and Fast from the Past. Malvern, PA
click on below for more info.

La Locanda Monaco Grand Prix Brunch May 29th 7:30 AM!

Don’t miss this fine Grand Prix Brunch located at 4589 West Chester Pike  in Edgemont PA.  610-353-7033. Be prepared for a fine display of vintage cars and exotic sports cars in the parking lot.   

Mario Palumbi and Franco Stefanatto, avid Italian car enthusiast and Formula 1 Grand Prix Racing fans will once again host the Monaco Grand Prix Grand Prix Race . Enjoy a delicious brunch and a fantastic Grand Prix Race featuring the Alfa Romeo Sponsored Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix Race Car. The parking lot will be filled with fantastic sports cars!!!!

Opened in 1997, La Locanda believes in combining traditional Abruzzi Cuisine with new world style. Sharing a passion for food, wine and celebration is the foundation in which this restaurant was built, and is what La Locanda continues to stand on today. Opening with a menu full of recipes inspired by an old family cookbook, Mario Palumbi and Franco Stefanatto have allowed their restaurant to grow with the industry, while staying true to their Italian traditions.

La Locanda 

4989 West Chester Pike

Ragtops and Roadsters Open House May 14th

Located at 203 S. Fourth Street  Perkasie, PA 18944 .

Dave is Ragtops & Roadsters’ Operations Manager is a long time British car enthusiast with a 1961 Triumph Italia (restored here by Ragtops &Roadsters in 1995) will host an Open House of this fantastic restoration facility that specializes in British Sports Cars. Enjoy a vast array of classic cars and interesting shop talk about their past and current projects.

Join them on Saturday May 14, 2016 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Scones, tea and coffee will be served in the morning and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

They will also have a British Car “Autojumble”; that’s new old stock and used vintage parts for sale. Our “Car Corral” will offer a variety of cars from show quality to project cars. No need to register, just stop by!

If the weather looks questionable please call 215-267-1202

Saturday morning as  it may move the  event to Sunday May 15.