Lou Grasso

After sending my TR6 to the rust graveyard with over 250M miles on it, I didn't get the "bug" for another sports car until September of 1990, when I saw an ad for the 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce on the back of a magazine. I ran right down to the dealer and test drove it. It was amazing compared to the TR6... what a ride. I ordered it and joined the AROC as soon as I took delivery. My first event at the NY Chapter was a rally. It was great fun. I met the core members who loved the marque and shared their enthusiasm over the "new look" Spider. Since then my wife Joann and I became part of the Alfa Family, attending many car meets and social events. Recently we began having "unofficial" Sunday breakfasts which are now ritual. Breakfast is a great way for members who don't attend events to come and meet a great group of people. It becomes a mini car show, a clinic (we usually have a mechanic or two present) and a good reason to drive your Alfa. On Sunday mornings I encourage all members to come and enjoy the camaraderie of our group. I guarantee a warm welcome and the beginning of many new Alfisti friendships.