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Monday, November 17, 2014

2014 MAARC Holiday Party Reminder

Alfisti -

Just a reminder that our Holiday Party is fast approaching.  We a trying a new location this year  -New Bern, N.C.  (sort of half way between Manteo and Morehead City).  The main party will be on Saturday, December 13th.  Please check out the Meetup link for all the details:


Ho-ho-hope to see you all there!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Alfisto Stefano and Maria Leah have safely returned from Italy

Alfisto Stefano and Maria Leah return safely from Italy!

We can highly recommend Hotel David just south of the Arno River (Fiume Arno) near Florence (Firenze) http://www.hoteldavid.com/

Another hotel we enjoyed inside Siena's wall was the Palazzo Ravizza http://www.palazzoravizza.it/en/

We spent 6 days between these two Italian hotels and another 7 days staying in two US Army hotels near Vicenza and Pisa. Caserma (Camp) Ederle and Caserma (Camp) Darby.

We rented from Avis IT a Fiat 500 and tested my meddle navigating the highways and byways of Italy.  Survived rush hour traffic in Florence twice and ran out with the best of the Alfas, Bimmers, Mercedes and Volvos on the Autostrados, SuperStrados, and country roads. Oh I forgot to mention the semi trucks!

We drove north to see my friend Chris and his wife Susan. they live near and work at Aviano Air Base. they have a nice home in small town called Casarsa della Delizia located northwest of Trieste.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casarsa_della_Delizia

He is retired from USAF and is also an Alfaholic who drives what else but a 1989 Alfa Romeo 164 Twin Spark.  He even let me drive it and his wife said you must be a special friend because nobody has ever been allowed to drive it.

Susan was born down under in AU to Italian parents who had immigrated there, then met and married in AU.  They brought her kicking and screaming to IT when she was 14. Boy Howdy can she cook!

We took our Flat Jesus (church project) with us to Italy and managed to get a few pix with him in it.  Some of you may have had a Flat Stanley school project with your kids?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Anyone interested in going to Canadian GP?

Rick Reynolds, part of our Hokie Mountain contingent, is looking for an F1 race fan to split the cost of the Canadian GP race weekend (June 6-8).  If interested, contact him at rickrey12@yahoo.com for details soonest!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

See you at Hampton Roads Feb 17 Monthly Meeting?

This Meetup will be better if more people hear about it…
Simply forward this email to a friend and have them join the Meetup.
Monday, February 17, 2014
at 7:00 PM
Mama Rosa's Italian Restaurant
617 E Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23663

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Guest Speaker Monday Jan 20 MAARC HAMPTON Meeting

Alfisti and Friends,
Guest Speaker Monday MAARC HAMPTON Meeting
My long time friend Larry Felton will be our guest speaker Monday Jan 20 at 7 p.m at Mama Rosa's 617 E Mercury Blvd Hampton, VA  757-723-3560.
His presentation will be covering some of his many trips to Monterey Concorso Italiano. http://concorso.com/ held every August along with Pebbles Beach Concours.  We have contacted Stefano manager at Mama Rosas and gotten approval to show Larry's presentation on the wide screen TV in our meeting room.
Please join us.
Alfisto Steve