Category Archives: News and Noteworthy

Monaco Formula One Breakfast at La Locanda Sunday May 28th!!!!!!!!! 7;30 AM

Once again Franco and Mario will host the viewing of the Grand Prix with their wonderful breakfast, along with Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s starting at 7:30 am. Join the party and bring your car!
Watch the Alfa Romeo sponsored Formula 1 Ferrari compete for the 2017 world championship.

Lalocanda Restaurant is located in Newtown Square , PA AT 4989 West Chester Pike

Phone 610-353-7033

DVAROC Spring Tour – Bucks County – Saturday, May 27th

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, by Friday, May 19th .
Hope you can make it!!

April Events: Spring Tour (April 2) and Tech Session (April 15)

Ignore the impending snowstorm! Spring is right around the corner and your Alfa club is ready to bloom.

On April 2, join us for a driving tour through Chester and Lancaster county as we make our way to the AACA museum, in Hershey PA. They are featuring Italian cars, some of which are owned by DVAROC members. Afterwards, we’ll dine on some local Italian food at Fenicci’s of Hershey. Please RSVP to bob brady by March 17 so that we can get an accurate headcount.

On April 15, Nick Falcone Enterprises will welcome us back for our annual spring tech session. Plan to arrive around 10am and enjoy the donuts, guibos, synchros and other things Alfa. This is always a well-attended event and the perfect venue for new members, and those thinking of joining, to get to know the club. No RSVP necessary – just show up!

For a full listing of events, go to our calendar page.

Frost Bite Run 2016 Date: 11/24/2016 8:00 AM!

The 2016 Frostbite Run will take place on at 8:00 am Thanksgiving Day, Thrusday, November 24th, at the Massey House (Lawrence Road off of West Chester Pike or Springfield Road). We ask that you bring a new unwrapped toy to donate for the United States Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” Drive and a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. Free donuts and coffee will be provided by HCCP.


Hershey Italian Car Show 11/18 to 11/20

Italian Car Show starting on 11/18/16 at AACA Museum in Hershey – several Alfa’s will be featured. Opening Reception – Amore Della Strada: Italian Cars; November 18 from 6 – 8 PM. In addition the museum will have their Christmas decorations on display. The cars will be on display until April. Our own Bob Conlan’s 164l has been selected for the diplay(did I say that?)

November 6th Wine Tasting Tour


Members are reminded that the wine tasting tour, scheduled for 6 Nov is rapidly approaching. The normal end-of-tour luncheon this year will be held at La Verona, in Kennett Square. Menu selections, and pricing, as negotiated by the club’s Tours and Events Coordinator Alan Aptner, are shown below.

The price for the wine tasting is $12.00 per person payable at the winery. The price for the lunch, per person is a reasonable $32.50, INCLUDING TAX AND TIP, and includes three (3) courses, as follow:

1st- Soup du Jour/Salad du Jour

2nd- Entrée (select one(1) of following, per person):

a- Burger w/2 toppings

b- Crab Cake

c- Grilled Chicken Sandwich

d- Grilled Salmon

e- The Crab Cake, Grilled Chicken and the Grilled Salmon can be enjoyed as a topping for an entrée sized salad if that is preferred to a sandwich.

3rd- Dessert- mixed pastries (cookies/brownies etc)

Choice of beverage; soda, coffee, tea.

Not included are wine, beer, liquor, or other alcoholic beverages; there is a cash bar for those.

Those planning on attending are requested to RSVP not later than 31 Oct 2016 to Alan Aptner at

Email or phone 215-321-8312.

At that time please let Alan know the following:

a- How many people in your party (total number) and-

b- Whether or not you (and they) will be attending lunch, with us at La Verona and, if so-

c- Selection of one entrée per person, from menu selections above and-

d- Cell phone participant will be using on tour day

Please Note- Participants, if attending lunch, will be required to be prepared to pay, either by

check (payable to Alan Aptner) or cash, no credit cards, on tour day, prior to departure from the start point.

Also PLEASE NOTE- Once participants have committed to lunch with the club at La Verona

in the RSVP, they will be obligated to pay, whether or not they or their guests actually attend.

This is necessary because the club (and the organizers) will be committed to the restaurant for the head count based on input from the RSVP.

Also, participants and their partners/guests are required to complete, sign, date, and turn in to either Alan, Jon Kligerman, or Jack Stoll, upon arrival at the start point on tour day, the attached Driving Event Release Form.

All participants are to be at the start point, located at the parking lot of The Kimberton Inn, 2105

Kimberton Rd, Kimberton PA 19442 (for GPS – use Phoenixville PA 19460), NOT LATER than 9:00 AM Sunday, 6 Nov 2016. If anyone has a problem on tour day they should call either Jack Stoll (cell ph 215-933-9790) , Jon Kligerman (cell 215-205-2876), or Alan Aptner (cell 215-630-5904)- DO NOT CALL home phone of any of these individuals on tour day!

Drivers should re-fuel prior to arriving at start point.

Fall Picnic Sunday October 16th , Bob Brady is bringing back the Fall Picnic !!!!!!

You are cordially invited to this year’s DVAROC fall picnic, to be held at Le Petit Mont (often referred to as the Villa d’Este of Chester County). Join us high above the picturesque Brandywine Creek for a lovely afternoon among beautiful cars, breathtaking scenery, and a warm community of enthusiasts. The event will take place on Sunday, October 16th 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 Jon Klingerman at prior to the event.

RSVP by October 13th to Bob Brady at: 302-420-6529 or Look for a future posting with directions and more.

Coatesville Vintage Race September 24th

Get ready to start your engines!
City of Coatesville will be hosting the 1st Coatesville Vintage Car Grand Prix.
September 24, 2016
Register your vintage car for the event or just drop by for the festivities
For special event rates, contact the following hotel and ask for Coatesville Vintage Grand Prix rates. Reservations must be made by September 8th and are for Sept. 24 and 25. If you need additional nights, contact Vicki O’Connell at or 610.353.8330

Courtyard Philadelphia Coatesville/Exton
Address: 600 Manor Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
Phone: (610) 380-8700

For special event rates, contact the following hotel and ask for Coatesville Vintage Grand Prix rates. Reservations must be made by September 8th and are for Sept. 24 and 25. If you need additional nights, contact Vicki O’Connell at or 610.353.8330

Courtyard Philadelphia Coatesville/Exton
Address: 600 Manor Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
Phone: (610) 380-8700