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May Tour – Saturday May 26th

DVAROC Spring Tour – Bucks County – Saturday, May 26th

So far, it’s been an unusual spring, but that hasn’t stopped us from enjoying our Alfas.  With summer quickly approaching, it’s time for our May tour.

This year, we’ll return to the Delaware River valley.  Like last year, we’ll travel through beautiful Bucks County, back and forth from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, through some lovely covered bridges and finish in Doylestown for lunch.  Although the locale is the same, the route is quite different, and will take you to some new places.  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 60 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 through Bucks County, Washington Crossing, and New Hope, crossing into Lambertville, New Jersey.  Our first stop will be Bulls Island state park, where we’ll cross the foot bridge into Pennsylvania, reversing our path from last year.  Then, it’s up to Frenchtown, this time approaching it from the New Jersey side.  We’ll take a little break there, to stretch our legs, get some gas, if necessary, and enjoy the town.  From there, we’ll cross back into Pennsylvania and drive down, along River Road.  Before we get to New Hope, we’ll turn inland and head to Doylestown for lunch at the Station Taphouse.  After lunch, I’m hoping we can get a bunch to walk down to the Mercer Museum where they are featuring an exhibit on the Racing History of Bucks County.

Lunches at the restaurant will be from the 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 18th .

If we get enough participants, I might even break up the tour into two groups, with slightly different directions – just to mix it up a bit!

Hope you can make it!!

Thanks for a Great Tech Session – On to the next Events!

I want to thank everyone who came out for the tech session.  We had an exceptional turnout, including lots of new faces and Fiats to join the Alfas.

I want to especially thank Ruth and Vince for holding the event, especially under less than ideal circumstances!

We’re springing to life with events over the next few months!!

On April 29th, the Wheels of Wayne car show will take place.  Bring out your Alfa and show it off!! Don’t forget to register first!

On May 5th, Ragtops and Roadsters will be holding their open house.  This is always a super event.  Although they specialize in British cars, they dabble in Italian cars, as well.

On May 20th, come to south Philadelphia for an Italian festival and car show.  If you remember how much fun the Headhouse Square show was, this event will bring back memories.  Remember, you need to pre-register for this event.  For more information, go here.

On Saturday, May 26th, we’ll hold our Spring Tour.  Like last year, we’ll start at Washington Crossing and head north, crisscrossing the Delaware river along the way.  We’ll make some pit stops to enjoy the sights and stretch our legs.  Then, we’ll finish off in Doylestown for lunch and an after-lunch visit to the Mercer Museum, where they are featuring an exhibition on the colorful history of racing in Bucks County.  Stay tuned for more details.

Finally, on May 27th, join us at LaLocanda for a Monaco Grand Prix brunch.

See our Events Calendar for details.

Get Ready for Spring! – Tech Session at Falcones – April 14th

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!!

2018 Events Calendar Updated

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.

Best,

bob brady

Massey House Frostbite Run Thanksgiving Morning November 23rd 8:00 AM

DVAROC joins The Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania , the oldest car club in Pennsylvania, at the Thomas Massey House.

Enjoy over 350 cars from Isetta’s to Rolls Royce, and W. O. Bentleys.

Bring TOYS FOR TOTS , and enjoy coffee donuts and hot Apple Cider. The show is a long standing Thanksgiving Broomall tradition.

Tour the historic Massey House , established 1696

The Massey House is located on Lawrence Road just before the Lawrence Park Shopping Center in Broomall .

www.thomasmasseyhouse.org

If interested call me at 201-658-0190, or just show up!!!

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!!