Alfisti, Thanks to everyone who made it to the tech session last Saturday and to Vince and Ruth for hosting. Jon Goodman’s Super really was Super to see!
The Events Calendar has been updated and we’ve got some great events coming up in May and June.
Get out and drive!
Okay, I realize that some of you drive your Alfa all year round, and kudos for that. But, some (maybe most) of our little Italian pets spend most of the winter hibernating in garages throughout the Delaware Valley. So, every year, when the days begin to get longer, and the trees begin to bud, it’s time to take the covers off, and fire them up.
As is our longstanding spring tradition, we’ll gather at Nick Falcone Enterprises in Bala Cynwyd on April 20 (note the day change) for our spring Tech Session. This is always a great time, so please join us.
The weekend before, on April 13th, the Simeone Foundation will be taking out their Alfa 8C 2300 Monza out for a spin, along with some other Monza favorites.
And, finally, mark your calendars for our spring tour on May 25th. More details to follow.
For all our events, please refer to our events page at: Events
We’ve made some updates and confirmed some dates for our 2019 events calendar. Check it out at: Calendar
In addition, note that the AROC national convention is within striking distance of our chapter, this year. It will be held in Pittsburgh on July 16-21 and coincides with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. This is an uncommon opportunity to hang out with the Alfisiti as well as enjoy a premier vintage race. For more details go to: AROC National Convention and Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
I hope everyone had a great New Year and that your Alfa collection expanded.
We’re in the process of developing our slate of events for 2019. Go to our events page for more details. Here’s what we have, so far:
April (TBD) – Tech Session
May 25 (TBC) – Spring Tour (Bucks County and along the Delaware)
June 2 (TBC) – Horses and Horsepower at Brandywine Polo – Car Show
June (TBD) – Italian Festival at Rose Valley – Car Show
July 14 (TBC) – Fall Picnic and Rally – Ridley Creek State Park
August (TBD) – New Hope Auto Show
September 8 – Radnor Concours d’Elegance – Car Show
October 6 (TBC) – Fall Picnic
October 27 (TBC) – Fall Winery Tour
November 9 – Demo Day at Simeone Foundation
If you have an idea or a suggestion, just get in touch with one of your DVAROC officers.
Our last driving event for the year will be our fall tour. We’ve rescheduled it to November 11th to avoid any Eagles’ fans’ conflicts – so now, you have no excuses!
This year, we’ll be visiting two wineries and will finish up at a brewery for a late lunch.
The club will meet at Wawa in Chester Springs – see map below – before 10:15am. There, you’ll be able to tank up on gas and coffee. We’ll leave promptly at 10:30 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 cheeses and snacks. Cost for wine tasting there is $10. From there, we’ll hit the back roads and for a 45 minute, or so, drive to Black Walnut Winery www.blackwalnutwinery.com for another sampling of Pennsylvania’s best wines and some more cheeses and snacks. Tasting at Black Walnut is between $5 and $10, depending on how much you want to taste. Finally, once we’ve finished sampling, we’ll take a short drive to Victory Brewing in Parkesburg for a late Sunday lunch and maybe some beer sampling.
The total tour length is only about 35 miles, but with stops, tours, tastings and pettings, expect to arrive for lunch around 2pm.
There is no cost to participate in the tour. The club will provide some cheese and other 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, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 9th.
Hope you can make it!!
Thanks to everyone who made our fall picnic another great success. Hope to see you all again next year.
Lunches and drinks will be provided, Cost is $10 per person. RSVP by Friday October 12th to Bob Brady at 302-420-6529 or Robertanthonybrady@gmail.com
Location : 631 Harvey’s Bridge Road , Coatesville PA 19320 610-486-1132
If you are interested in running for an officer position contact me @ 201-658-0190
Cars and Coffee will be Saturday September 8th , and the Concours Show is September 9th.
For complete information go to radnorconcours.org.
Radnor Hunt Concours
P.O. Box 326
Edgemont, PA 19028
Michael G. Tillson III
Jane L. Altmann
Silent Auction Chair
Brian P. Bowie
Secretary/MotorSport Park Co-Chair
Mark P. Bowie
Motorsport Park Co-Chair
Motorcycle Committee Chairman
Friday Night Welcome Barbecue
The Chester County Road Rally
Cars and Coffee
Black Tie Gala, Live Auction and Art Show Preview
The Concours d’Elegance
Coaches and Carriages
The show is Sunday August 12th at New Hope-Solebury High School. Show opens at 9:00 AM and closes at 4:00PM.
To register go to www.newhopeautoshow.com , Phone number 215-862-5665.
We will have DVAROC.ORG presence in the judging this year.
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 15th. 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:
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, email@example.com by Friday, July 13th so we can plan food and hand-outs, accordingly.
Hope to see you there!!