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Fall Art Star Craft Bazaar at Simeone Museum

at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum


6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
$3 Door Fee to enter both the bazaar + the museum
Kids 12 and under get in free!
(please note the museum normally charges a $12 admission fee,  but for our bazaar you will be able to get in for the discounted rate of $3. This includes admission to the bazaar AND the museum!)
Street Parking (free) or $5 to park all day in the Museum’s Parking Lot
Rain, Snow or Shine!

Free Tote Bags for the first 150 guests each day! (includes $5 Art Star Bucks and small goodies)

EVENT: 2014 Fall Tour – November 2nd

You can tell Fall is almost here again; it’s time to fast-forward the calendar to November and mark it to reserve Sunday the 2nd for the annual Awesome Autumn Tour of the DVAROC. The good weather we have been experiencing recently will of course, be expected for the event (fingers crossed!).
Alfisti and friends should plan on meeting, not later than 9 AM (keep in mind daylight savings time ends), in the parking lot at Peddler’s Village, behind the U.S. Post Office in Solebury/Lahaska, PA (same as last year’s tour). Again, the “Town Crier Bakery” will be open at 7 AM for coffee and pastries.
We will leave promptly at 9:30 AM and cross the river at Stockton, NJ, then travel roughly north and east up through Hunterdon and Warren Counties. The first break will be approximately one hour (35 miles) into the tour.
The plan is then to proceed back toward the river and south to spend about an hour break meandering in the historic town of Frenchtown, NJ. The tour will then conclude with what promises to be another outstanding luncheon, at the Black Bass Inn in Lumberville, PA, along the Delaware River. The pricing will be the same as previous years for a three course menu with a pre selected entree. Stay tuned for further details.

Armenian Picnic & 4th Annual Car Show

St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church

Armenian Picnic & 4th Annual Car Show

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 12:00 Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Registration $15.00 Day of Show includes $5 food voucher.

Rain or Shine event
Show is open to all years, makes, & models, Customs, Classics and Trucks

For car show information, please email or call 610-642-4212

630 Clothier Road, Wynnewood PA 19096

The Spaced Out Italian Car Show

The spirit of Mike Space will live on this year as we celebrate the joy of Italian autos once again.  Reserve the date, June 7, 2014.  Now known as The Spaced Out Italian Car Show.   The location will remain at the bucolic Alfred  J. Fritchman Resevoir Park in Hellertown, Pa.

Click link for location:

As Mike always intended, it will be a low key, laid back affair.  Lots of opportunity to mingle, schmooze, eat, enjoy music, and drink in the beauty of the automotive arts as practiced by the likes of Pininfarina, Bertone, Carrozzeria Touring, Vignale, Zagato, Guigaro,  Frua, and Ghia.  And that’s just the body work.  Beneath the skin there is more to marvel, admiring the intricate engineering for which the Italians are renowned.

There will be plenty of cars represented with support from the Delaware Valley Fiat chapter (formerly FLU) as well as the Delaware Valley Alfa group.  As in the past, there will be Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati representation.  Motorcyclists can enjoy Guzzi, Ducati, and Aprilia.  The centerpiece of the show will be Mike’s collection of Lancias –  Aurelias, Appia, and Fulvia.

Feel free to make this a weekend event.  Following the show, there will be a drive sampling some of the tasty backroads in the area.  Choose from a host of fabulous dining experiences and top it off with entertainment in South Bethlehem, or enjoy an outdoor movie and the best ice cream you’ve ever had at the Inside Scoop in nearby Coopersburg.  After a Sunday morning group  breakfast, find your way back to the park to enjoy the British Car show put on by the Keystone MG club.  This is a long standing show drawing a nice variety of British cars from a multi state area.  The setting and vibe keeps participants coming back year after year. See a nice video of last year’s British show here:

A couple of shots from early in the day at the Italian show last year can be seen here:

I think you will agree that this is a one of a kind automotive event weekend that rivals the best offerings in the area.  Register early and receive a packet of information including:

Drive Map
Discount coupons at area hotels and restaurants
Weekend activity calendar for local clubs and galleries (including Sands Casino and SteelStacks)
as well as regular registration materials.

Cost to remain at $15.00 before May 30, $20.00 at the gate. for a car in the show.  $10.00 for motorcycles prior to May 30th, $15.00 at the gate.  Spectator admission $2.00 with kids under 12 free.

Send check made out to “Glenna Lecha, Inc.- Spaced Out Car Shows”.  Fill out info on attached form and sign waiver.

Mail to:  THOMAS POTTS    2200 Hamilton St. Suite 210, Allentown, Pa. 18104.

Alfa and FIAT Club Social

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Riccardo Salvia, club member and Sales Manager at Reedman Tool FIAT of Langhorne is once again hosting a joint social with the FLU folks.


He’ll provide light refreshments and a chance to check out the new FIAT 500L. We’ll rub elbows with the FIAT folks, brag about the first 500 Alfa 4Cs that are either in cargo containers, or have already landed on US soil, (or never left Italy), while chomping on free hot dogs from Riccardo’s hot dog cart. The last time we spent the day at Riccardo’s place, he let us take our cars on the Reedman onsite test track. Then our club president spun his GTV off the track and into the grass (it’s true). So no guarantees he’ll let us do THAT again. But if we ask nicely…

Fun starts from 11am to 5pm

You can rsvp to Riccardo ( or just roll on up. But by all means, drive it like it was meant to be driven!

Get directions to Reedman Toll FIAT


Event: 21 September – 25th Annual Haddonfield Auto Show

Haddonfield New Jersey Antique Auto Show with Ankoakas Region of the Antique Automobile Club:

Saturday, September 21, from 11AM-3PM

(If it rains the date will be 9/28)

The show is free for all to see, but to enter a car there is a small charge:

$15 to preregister by september 18

$20 at the door

The show is limited to 250 cars (not met yet).

Our registration class is 15-Foreign Cars

The Borough of Haddonfield has provided for the Car Display area to include the historic area of Kings Highway from the PATCO High Speed Line overpass thru to Haddon Avenue. Cars will be parked head in to the curb with ample space between cars. The street will be filled with classic and antique automobiles.

Live music will be provided by the Sleepless Knights, with the Dovells making a special appearance. Only makes and models of cars manufactured before 1996 will be on exhibit, including vehicles as old as the early 1900s. Prizes will be awarded for top autos, including a mayor’s award.


charie_haddonfield has long supported this event (including a win of the foreign car crowd pleaser award by member Charlie Crothers’ 62 Giulia Spider in 2007)!

Haddonfield New Jersey is a lovely, historic and picturesque town worth a visit on any weekend with your spouse or partner. Classic cars and the Alfa Club are wonderful secondary inducements!

Please email club vice president Jon Kilgerman for more information or call him at 215-205-2876.



Alfa claims 237hp for 4C and will be ‘quicker’ in corners than Bugatti Veyron


Two weeks ago, we told you that the Alfa Romeo 4C “compact supercar” went into production. We detailed some of the body structures and materials at the core of its lightweight mentality. But what will power it, you wonder? We now know.

Although Alfa has long told us its turbocharged 1.75-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine would power the 4C. What it’s been reluctant to tell us, though, is how much power the mid-mounted engine would produce.

We’ve learned the oddly sized four-cylinder will make 237 horsepower. Based upon the engine in the European Giulietta, the 4C’s engine has been formed from alloy instead of iron, which saves 65kg.

“We could see a situation where a 
4C driver might easily be quicker on tight, twisting roads, like a mountain pass, than a supercar like the Bugatti Veyron because of its agility and compact size,” Alfa’s European sales boss, Louis-Carl Vignon, told Autocar.

If the 4C is the success that Alfa hopes it will be, more engine options could be offered down the line, including a V6. As it stands, though, the four-cylinder 4C will be pretty peppy, making a 0-62mph run in 5.0 seconds and top speed of 155.

As we’ve mentioned before, Alfa was obsessed with saving weight on the 4C. This pushed to designers not to include any sort of power steering – hydraulic or electronic – so it should be a struggle to parallel park.

Also, the air conditioning system won’t be automatic or dual-mode, like so many performance cars on the market today. With a manual adjustable A/C, Alfa saved the weight of a climate control ECU.

3rd Annual Armenian Food Festival and Classic Car Show

Sunday, 8 September 2013

St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church
630 Clothier Road, Wynnewood PA 19096

Festival runs from 12-6, participants should arrive between 11 and 11:30.

Judging will take place around 4-4:30.

Event features live Armenian music, fun games for children of all ages, tasty shish kebab, luleh, chicken, pilaf, boreg, baklava, kadaif, & other delicious Armenian treats

There will also be a raffle to win a Microsoft Surface 128GB!

Just show up early or for additional info you may email or call 610-642-4212

In the event of rain the picnic portion of the event will be held indoors.


You can check out pictures from previous events: