All posts by Bob Brady

Fall Winery (and Cheese!) Tour – Sunday, November 12th

Our last driving event for the year will be our fall tour. We’ve rescheduled it to November 12th to avoid any Eagles’ fans’ conflicts – so now, you have no excuses!

This year, we’ll be visiting two wineries, as well as a cheese farm. After the second winery, we’ll drive a short distance to a local Italian restaurant for a late, Sunday lunch.
The club will meet at Wawa in Chester Springs – see map below – before 10:30am. There, you’ll be able to tank up on gas and coffee. We’ll leave promptly at 10:45 and drive to our first stop, Stone Barn Cellars Winery www.stonebarncellars.com where we’ll sample their wines and enjoy a few club provided snacks. Cost for wine tasting there is $10. From there, we’ll hit the back roads and stop at Amazing Acres Goat Dairy www.amazingacresgoatdairy.com where they’ve graciously agreed to give us a tour of their cheese making facility, and will let us enjoy their goats. After the goat farm, it’s back to some beautiful roads for a half hour drive to Manatawny Creek Winery www.manatawnycreekwinery.com for another sampling of Pennsylvania’s best wines, some more snacks, and maybe some goat cheese. Tasting at Manatawny Creek is $5, refundable with wine purchase. Finally, once we’ve finished sampling, we’ll take a short drive to Vincenzo’s www.vincenzosristorante.org for a Sunday meal together. You can check out the menu online – both Lunch and Dinner selections should be available.

Click on the map below to enlarge it:

The total tour length is only about 35 miles, but with stops, tours, tastings and pettings, expect to arrive for lunch around 2pm. You can find a map of the approximate route here: tour map.

There is no cost to participate in the tour. The club will provide some snacks to go with the wine tastings. Participants are responsible for the costs of tastings and lunches – from the restaurant’s menu.

If you want to attend, please RSVP to Bob Brady at: 302.420.6529 or preferably, robertanthonybrady@gmail.com by Friday, November 10th.

Hope you can make it!!

Delaware Valley AROC Fall Picnic! Sunday, October 15th

Please join us at this year’s DVAROC fall picnic, to be held again at the Brady’s in Unionville, Chester County. Join us atop our “petit mont” where you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Brandywine Creek valley while sharing a lovely afternoon among beautiful cars, and fellow Alfa enthusiasts. The event will take place on Sunday, October 15th 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 Pat Carzo at p49c8e47@aol.com prior to the event.

RSVP by October 132h to Bob Brady at: 302-420-6529 or robertanthonybrady@gmail.com 
Rain Date is October 22rd.

Summer Picnic and Rally – Ridley Creek State Park – Sunday, July 30th

Get ready for some summer fun!

The Delaware Valley Alfa Romeo Owners Club will hold our Summer Picnic and Rally at Ridley Creek State Park on Sunday July 30th. The event will include a fun rally, which should take less than an hour to complete, followed by a picnic in the park. You’ll have a chance to show off your car, demonstrate your navigation skills, and enjoy some good food and friends.

We’ll gather at Ridley Creek State Park at 10:30. Refer to the map below (click to enlarge):


After everyone arrives, we’ll go over the rally instructions and then have a Le Mans style start. The rally will take participants through some very pretty Chester County horse country. The course is designed to make for fun competition that won’t reward use of GPS or following another car.

The rally course will take less than an hour to complete. Once everyone is safely back to the park, we’ll enjoy some lunch together.

Picnic lunches – hoagies, salads and drinks will be provided. We’ll ask each participant to provide $10 per person to the club, to help defray costs.

If you want to attend, please RSVP to Bob Brady at: 302.420.6529 or preferably, robertanthonybrady@gmail.com by Friday, July 28th so we can plan food and hand-outs, accordingly.

Hope to see you there!!

Summer Picnic/Rally Rescheduled to July 30; New Hope Car Show Sunday, August 13th Only

We’re rescheduling our Summer Picnic/Rally from July 2nd to July 30th. Have a great Fourth of July weekend and hope to see you on the 30th.

Also note, the New Hope Car Show has changed to a one-day only event, this year. It will be Sunday, August 13th. For more information, go to: http://www.newhopeautoshow.com/the-show/

Note also that New Hope is also having a road rally on July 25th.

DVAROC Spring Tour – Bucks County – Saturday, May 27th

Spring has sprung! After the inspirational Tech Session on April 15th, we’ve all got our Alfas tuned and ready for fun….. of course you have!

Our Spring driving tour will take us along the Delaware River, through beautiful Bucks County, back and forth from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, through some lovely covered bridges and finish in Doylestown for lunch. Along the way, we’ll make some stops to stretch our legs and enjoy some sites and towns. Expect the total length to be about 70 miles and the drive to take about three hours (including stops).

The tour will leave at 9:30am, from the parking lot at Washington Crossing Park, in Pennsylvania. Refer to the map below:

From there, we’ll drive into New Jersey, back into Pennsylvania and make a first stop in Lumberville. There, we’ll take a walk across the river to Bulls Island before we continue north. From there we’ll visit Frenchtown and maybe stop at Ringing Rocks. We’ll then drive inland through a few covered bridges and along some beautiful woods and streams. Afterwards, we’ll head back to civilization and park at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. From there, we’ll take a short walk to a local restaurant for lunch together – venue TBD, depending on how many attendees we get. Finally, after lunch, you’re welcome to tour the town, the fabulous Mercer Museum or the Michner art museum across the street.

Just like we did in the last tour, we’ll order lunches from the restaurant’s menu, so no need to pre-pay or feel limited to selections. There is no cost for the tour. Cost for lunch and/or museum visits is up to you.

If you want to attend, please RSVP to Bob Brady at: 302.420.6529 or preferably, robertanthonybrady@gmail.com by Friday, May 19th .
Hope you can make it!!

April Events: Spring Tour (April 2) and Tech Session (April 15)

Ignore the impending snowstorm! Spring is right around the corner and your Alfa club is ready to bloom.

On April 2, join us for a driving tour through Chester and Lancaster county as we make our way to the AACA museum, in Hershey PA. They are featuring Italian cars, some of which are owned by DVAROC members. Afterwards, we’ll dine on some local Italian food at Fenicci’s of Hershey. Please RSVP to bob brady robertanthonybrady@gmail.com by March 17 so that we can get an accurate headcount.

On April 15, Nick Falcone Enterprises will welcome us back for our annual spring tech session. Plan to arrive around 10am and enjoy the donuts, guibos, synchros and other things Alfa. This is always a well-attended event and the perfect venue for new members, and those thinking of joining, to get to know the club. No RSVP necessary – just show up!

For a full listing of events, go to our calendar page.