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The Classics at Brantwyn

Alfisti, this note came in from Paul Merluzzi:

Hi,

I was the “foreigner” in the green Jaguar XK-150 at the Alfa Club tour on November 6.

I run a benefit car show for the Kennett Symphony Orchestra. It is an elegant affair with 30 invited cars and 300 invited guests. Here is a Fact Sheet and a Newsletter to check out.

The event is scheduled for October 7 this year (always the 1st Sunday in October). It’s the 5th anniversary of the event and we are trying to get participation by car clubs, like the Alfa Club, Ferrari Club, and Delaware Valley Jaguar Club. The 30 (approx.) show cars are displayed in the rear garden of the Brantwyn Mansion. In the front of the mansion there is a huge lawn area that we designate as “The Cool Car Corral”. That’s where we put the car clubs in clusters. We have a committee meeting next week where we will discuss pricing for the event and I hope to offer a discount to car clubs if participation exceeds a certain number of cars.

It is not like most car shows – it’s more like a wedding reception. The guests get a gourmet brunch and open bar catered by the DuPont Country Club with live entertainment. Mike Tate has attended the last three events and has written about it in his Roving Reporter column for the Jaguar Club monthly newsletter, the ‘Purr’¬†(See page 8).

I’d love to have the Alfa Club participate as a club event. Let me know if there is any interest.

Regards,
Paul

 

Club members:

Now, this seems like a lot of fun if we can get some steam behind it. If any club members are interested, let’s try to get some consensus going, so email me at mike@dvaroc.org and fit this in the club calendar.

Mike S.

 

Awesome Autumn Alfa Tour

Special thanks to Alan and Jack for a terrific drive through New Jersey with a great collection of Alfas! The weather was perfect and so was the company. If you took photos during the drive or want to post your impressions, please email us at mike@dvaroc.org.

Thanks everyone who attended and again to our hosts and organizers, Alan and Jack. Another great event!

 

 

Welcome to the updated DVAROC site!

Welcome Alfisti!

We’ve been very busy updating the website recently- loaded in new features and tools to help keep the club more connected. Follow us through the evolution of this site, our goal is to make it easier to reach out to other members, to organize ad hoc club events, post lots of pictures and document the journey of alfa ownership.

Club members:

Let’s chat! We want to hear from you. We’re sending out some emails shortly to learn the preferences of our membership a little better, to find out what kind of events you’d like to attend, and align our agenda for the next year to what you want out of the club.

In addition to what’s become our standard means of communication, we’ve added a Facebook page, a twitter account, a youtube channel, a flickr account. Next up is feedburner/rss, and then a good calendaring application (with .ics file downloads and xml or icalendar subscriptions). We’re still doing some engineering to tie it all together so we can distribute the same message across all the channels (better chances of finding you wherever you hide online).