A Celebration of Italian Vehicle Excellence and Beauty: A display of "art forms on wheels” as a means of illustrating one form of Italian culture. A Stony Brook University Homecoming Weekend Event
A major contributor to Italy’s dramatic post World War II industrial rebirth, Italian cars and motorcycles continue to set trends and attract countless enthusiasts. This event was the first annual all Italian car show at the beautiful Saratoga Auto Museum
A group from NYAROC, Mike Bange, George Pezold, David Rivkin & John Catera attended as well as Mike, George, John and Frank LaSala from the AROC-CT chapter. AROCNY members drove down together in a caravan of 2 Alfa 164’s and a Nissan(!) with an Alfa Rally logo on the driver door!!. We started our drive from the Molly Pitcher Rest stop on the NJ Turnpike on July 13th and completed half the drive stopping over in Fairmont, Va for an overnighter.
The drive through Western Maryland and West Virginia was unbelievable. The roads wound their way through green mountains and valley’s perfect for Alfa’s. The views were stunning. We actually drove thorough the Cumberland Gap. Continuing our drive on July 14th, we arrived in Lexington late afternoon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The Convention was well attended. The keynote speaker was Keith Martin, publisher of Sports Car Market magazine and host of the cable TV program, What’s My Car Worth. Keith gave a terrific speech on his involvement with sports cars and Alfa’s and the collector car market. His main point was that buyers should not be afraid to pay up for a car in top condition, rather than spending less and having to invest 1000’s to get the cheaper car in top condition.
The Concorso was held at the historic Keeneland Race Track and was well attended. The attached pics show the large number or Alfa’s on display and the quality of the cars. The Gimmick Rally was a great time, unfortunately your NYAROC teams did not finish in the money!!!
Congratulations go out to Frank LaSala from the Connecticut Alfa Club whose ’94 Alfa 164 LS was judged 1stin class at the Concorso.
Once again NYAROC member George Pezold opens his beautiful home to us and hosts a fantastic summer BBQ and allows to drool over his stunning TZ.
One of the first events of the year is also one of our most popular. A beautiful setting for a great collection of cars.
Our fellow Alfisti in Connecticut invited NYAROC to the event they set up at Dragone Classic Motor Cars new showroom in Westport CT. Dragone specializes in high end and big ticket classic cars including Alfa Romeo. Several beautiful and rare Alfas were on hand for our viewing pleasure. No test drives were offered unfortunately.
A collection of photos from photos taken at Casa Gesualdo. We had a good time with great company, food & a roaring fireplace
The following photos and text was provided by NYAROC member Griffith G de Noyelles jr.: These photos are from Team Shoestring which was founded one morning at Lime Rock by me, Joe LoRe and John Torello, with "steep" membership requirements: have a GTV6, get it on a race track (HPDE/track days would do) The founders were fairly serious time trialers, and most important, have not nearly enough budget for the car - hence the name. Although we did award an honorary membership to David Rivkin, he did race his GTA after all, so this was consistent with the founding philosophy or actually doing something with our cars.