Despite the snow dump, spring is officially here. To help you get in the mood, and get your favorite cars ready to drive, we’ll be having our annual Spring Tech Session on Saturday, April 14th, at Nick Falcone Enterprises in Bala Cynwyd, PA.
The tech session will start at 10am. We’ll have plenty of coffee and snacks.
As of now, we don’t have any particular topic, but that’s never stopped us before. Bring your cars and your problems, and we’ll help you out with some Alfa therapy.
No need to rsvp, just show up. See you there!!
Jon Kligerman found this great show on how the 4C is built:
The Smithsonian TV channel has a program called Supercar Superbuild and last night the program was on the Alfa 4C. It went through just how a 4C is built, from start to finish and I found it very interesting. The program is available to purchase, but you can watch a preview of it here:
Watch the Preview and/or Buy the Show Here
I want to thank everyone who came out to La Locanda on Sunday, March 11th. It was great to re-connect and take a lovely afternoon off, from the cold and snow.
Welcome to 2018!
The club had a great year in 2017 and we’re planning another great one for 2018. Go to the Events Calendar link to see a list of what we are planning. Also, check out our newly added events calendar where you can see not just DVAROC events, but other events of interest to club members, as well.
If you have any ideas for something you’d like to see the club do, please let one of your officers know.
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, email@example.com by Friday, November 10th.
Hope you can make it!!
Recognizing that November 5th might have some distractions for Philadelphia sports fans, we’re moving our Fall Winery Tour and Lunch to November 12th.
Look for more details shortly, but we’ll likely start at a cheese farm, then visit a couple of wineries, and finally finish for a late lunch together.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event.
RSVP by October 132h to Bob Brady at: 302-420-6529 or email@example.com
Rain Date is October 22rd.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 28th so we can plan food and hand-outs, accordingly.
Hope to see you there!!
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.
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, email@example.com by Friday, May 19th .
Hope you can make it!!