Team Shoestring - NY members vintage racing photos

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.

NYAROC 25th Anniversary Dinner - 2009

The NYAROC annual Awards Dinner and 25th Anniversary event was held on November 14, 2009 at the historic George Washington Manor in Roslyn, Long Island. On this special evening we were fortunate to have both co-founders of our chapter in attendance. Co-founder and first President Tom Muccino (LIAROC) flew in from Arizona and was presented a Founders award along with our other co-founder and current Treasurer George Pezold. Lou Grasso, a long-serving Director, was presented with an outstanding handmade Alfa model which was an artistic rendition of his beloved spider. Lou also was inducted into the "Order of the Serpent" in recognition of his many contributions to our club. 

Our very successful evening was the result of the considerable efforts of the event group which was headed by Dino Pappous. Dino also performed, along with our President George Linton, the very entertaining MC duties.  A special thank you to past President Harry Krause for creating and presenting the photographic gift for Tom Muccino.

This was a truly wonderful evening. We remembered our recently departed members, past President Enzo Rella and Director Donald Tsakis. We honored our club Presidents and, incredibly, eight were in attendance: Tom Muccino, Harry Krause, Briggs Cunningham, Frank Gesualdo, Frank Sapienza, Harry Nicolaides, George Linton and Vic Cerami.  It was great to see the long-time members attending including current Club Secretary John and Cornelia Catera, Joel and Cammy Belser, Irv and Maxine Wolberg, Mike and Linda Bange, Alan Elton, Frank Como, Mike Intintoli, and Director David Rivkin and Susan.

Old Westbury Gardens Auto Show - 2009

Sunday June 7th the NY region of the AACA hosted one of the largest auto shows on Long Island. A wide variety of classic and antique autos, trucks were on hand along with the New York Alfa Romeo Owners Club. The weather was perfect and so were all the Italian Machines. We look forward to this event next year as Alfa Romeo will be the featured Marque.