All posts by Mike S. - President

The Classics at Brantwyn

Alfisti, this note came in from Paul Merluzzi:


I was the “foreigner” in the green Jaguar XK-150 at the Alfa Club tour on November 6.

I run a benefit car show for the Kennett Symphony Orchestra. It is an elegant affair with 30 invited cars and 300 invited guests. Here is a Fact Sheet and a Newsletter to check out.

The event is scheduled for October 7 this year (always the 1st Sunday in October). It’s the 5th anniversary of the event and we are trying to get participation by car clubs, like the Alfa Club, Ferrari Club, and Delaware Valley Jaguar Club. The 30 (approx.) show cars are displayed in the rear garden of the Brantwyn Mansion. In the front of the mansion there is a huge lawn area that we designate as “The Cool Car Corral”. That’s where we put the car clubs in clusters. We have a committee meeting next week where we will discuss pricing for the event and I hope to offer a discount to car clubs if participation exceeds a certain number of cars.

It is not like most car shows – it’s more like a wedding reception. The guests get a gourmet brunch and open bar catered by the DuPont Country Club with live entertainment. Mike Tate has attended the last three events and has written about it in his Roving Reporter column for the Jaguar Club monthly newsletter, the ‘Purr’ (See page 8).

I’d love to have the Alfa Club participate as a club event. Let me know if there is any interest.



Club members:

Now, this seems like a lot of fun if we can get some steam behind it. If any club members are interested, let’s try to get some consensus going, so email me at and fit this in the club calendar.

Mike S.


DVAROC Winter Lunch and Learn at Otto’s Brauhaus


Alfa spring is right around the corner. To get everyone ready for the upcoming driving season we’ve invited Tim McNair from GP Concours to meet up with us and give us some pointers at our annual winter luncheon.

We’re very excited about this special opportunity! Tim has prepared some of the absolute top cars for events such as Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, and Radnor Hunt. If you don’t know of Tim yet, take a moment to look at his company web site or browse these links:

Tim will do a short presentation on how to take care of your Alfa, answer questions, and join us for lunch and casual conversations!

The lunch will be on Saturday, February 18th at 1:00, the price is fixed at $25.

Otto’s Brauhaus (215.675.1864)
233 Easton Rd (Route 611), Horsham, PA, 19044

See Otto’s on the Google Maps

Please preselect your lunch choice of: Stuffed Chicken Breast, Roast Loin of Pork or Broiled Flounder and respond with number of attendees and meal selections to

Delicious à la carte cocktails will be available from the bar.

Alfa Optional/Weather Permitting!

NOTE: an EARLY RSVP is requested. Please reply to ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 10TH to let us know you can make it!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Mike S.



2012 FIAT FreezeOUT Invitation


The Delaware Valley Chapter of FIAT Lancia Unlimited, our dear sister car club has thoughtfully invited us to their winter shindig on Saturday, January 28th at 5PM!

FIAT of Maple Shade (NJ) is hosting the party. The address is:

587 West Route 38 Maple Shade, NJ 08052.

Along with great company, we’ve been promised food, beverages, and music!

The only catch is you need to RSVP. Send an email to Sherman Barton at with the subject FIAT FreezeOUT and the number of attendees, or by phone at 609-923-7426.

It promises to be a lot of fun, so please don’t hesitate to RSVP today!

Mike S., DVAROC President