Category Archives: News and Noteworthy

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


DVAROC Spring (Summer) Tour- Del Water Gap 2016

To: Alfisti and FoA (Friends of Alfisti)

Here we are again into the prime driving season for our favorite marque.  Time to start setting up our calendars for up-coming events.

With the Italian Heritage Festival in Media PA, on 5 June and the AROC National Convention from 15-19 June, that month is already substantially filled up. Members should mark their calendars for Sunday 3 July (yep- 4th of July week-end) for an early summer tour.

Something a little different this year; starting in the central Bucks Cty area (probably Peddlar’s Village which is probably familiar to most DVAROC members) then a fairly straight forward run north up along the Delaware River to the Delaware Water Gap, then cross over into NJ for a short jaunt on what is reputed to be the oldest paved road in the U.S. still in daily use (should be interesting!).A short break/pit stop at Millbrook Village Historic Site- approximately 20 minutes north from the crossing, then return via the tollbridge ($1.00 per car) at Dingman’s Ferry and south to lunch, probably at the Sycamore Grill, in the Water Gap area.

Total mileage is estimated to be 80-90 miles, from start to finish at the restaurant, which is a bit longer than previous tours, but should be approximately the same time because of the substantially straight sections of road, as opposed to the twisting back roads with numerous stops turns.

Mark your calendars now to hold open 3 July — More details to follow.


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.

William J. Conway will be assuming the vacated Vice President Position.

I will assume the recently vacated Vice President Position until fall elections.  I will also continue to serve  as Treasurer. I intend to run for re-election as Treasurer and will also hope to get nominated to run for Vice President.  I have been a member of for over 30 years, and have served as Treasurer at the request of Bob Brady  and other officers, since October of 2010. During my term I secured the first Tax ID number for the club and registered the club at my residence. I opened a Commercial Money Market account with free checking, and during my term funds have grown to over $6,000 for the first time in the history of the club. In addition to this I have contributed to much of the content on our website, and did event planning with Mike Sents, and often without his assistance. I published the traditional Lavoce newsletter in 2013 , 2015, and again in 2016. I was always in attendance in almost all of our events , and have facilitated dealership held events. I hope to find the required 5 nomination to continue as Vice President.