Old Westbury Gardens -2010 - 100 years for Alfa Romeo

For the last 44 years in June, the Greater New York Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America has held one of the most prestigious Auto Show-Concourse d'Elegance in the Northeast at Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island. This year due to the leadership of NYAROC President Dr. Dino Pappous, Board Member Vic Cerami and member of both clubs, Stuart Light, Alfa Romeo was chosen as the featured marque for 2010 in honor of our storied marques 100th birthday. Old Westbury Gardens was the home of the Phipps family ( US Steel ) and consists of 160 acres of manicured parkland with a mansion built in the manner of a Charles II stately home. Completed in 1906, Old Westbury Gardens is located on the historic North Shore of Long Island, associated with the Gilded Age of the Robber Barons and the Society types portrayed in The Great Gatsby. It is now a public park trust. Every Sunday members of NYAROC meet for breakfast at a local Diner. That the Diner was only two miles from the Show site was a happy coincidence. Lining up in the order of display as determined by Stu Light, Sedans, GTV6s, Spiders and Sprints, 26 Alfas dominated the local roads as we made our way through the imposing wrought iron, gilded gates to the display area. 23 more Alfisti arrived and were parked according to type in the featured marque area. Hot, clear weather, people in period dress, a beautiful setting and relaxed Alfisti. A great way to spend a Sunday -- David Rivkin NYAROC