Robert D. Cess Concorso d'Eleganza - 2019

Thanks to all for a very nice day today at the Bob Cess Concorso event, hosted by the Italian studies Dept. with much assistance from Jo Fusco and Vinny. Great people, cars and weather!

And again a great MC job by our president Dino with very nice Alfa specific awards given.  The after lunch at Savino's was again also excellent, many thanks to ken.

Thanks to Chris Cannizzaro for the photos

AROC 2019 National Convention - Pittsburgh PA

A big thanks for provided photos:
Anthony Intintoli, George Pezold, Greg Mason,
Aldo Gloddeck, GT Linton and Mike Bange

Italian Festival Cultural Showcase

New York State Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Italian Festival Cultural Showcase
at the Smithtown Historical Society

A wide range of Alfa Romeo cars represented the New York Alfa Romeo owners club at the Italian Festival in Smithtown, on June 29th.  Hosted by The Culture and Heritage Italian Fair 2019,  the Alfisti provided a  taste of the Italian “Biscione”  from the classic Spider Graduate up to the modern and most recent offerings, the Giulia and Stelvio. Other classic Alfas included the GTV coupe and the unforgettable Alfa 164 S. As a mascot, there was also a Fiat X1 Bertone.

   “We really thank the NYS Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy for having us today” said the members of the local Alfa Romeo Club at the Frank Brush Barn. “We really enjoyed answering  the visitors questions and introducing our Alfa Romeos to the audience”.

- text by Lory & Ricky Dalla Rosa / photos by Michael Laurie

Greenwich Concours D'elegance 2019

The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance | May 31st – June 2nd, 2019. 2019
Recognized as one of the premier concours in the country and the largest in the Northeast, Greenwich is unique in that it is two concours back to back.

Sunday - European car day started off damp and foggy but eventually they sun broke through and illuminated a stunning collection of classic cars including the fabulous featured marque of Italian coach builder Zagato who is celebrating their 100th anniversary during the 2019 year.

NYAROC members were in attendance; Mike Bange, Rob and Joyce Rizzo, Vic Cerami, George and Barbara Linton, Gary Pezzella, Bert Wong, Tom Carren, Doug Perrone, Robert Wilder, Lawrence Auriana and John Catera who was displaying his beautiful and just restored 2600 Zagato.  Many other fine Zagato automobiles where in on display as well all overseen by third generation boss, Andrea Zagato who generously surprised Zagato owners with a custom canvas bag containing a beautiful new Zagato hard-cover book. 

Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance 2018

Sunday, February 25th 2018
A group of NYAROC members attended the Boca Raton Concourso. This is a yearly expanding event with Jay Leno, Wayne Carini, Tim Allen, Keith Martin  and other celebrity car people in attendance. The field held about 250 automobiles and motorcycles. A limited group of beautiful Alfa Romeos were displayed and a 1948  Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabrolet won its class!

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Alfas at the Glen - Celebrating the History of Alfa Romeo Racing 7/23/2015

This event this year at historic Watkins Glen speedway was a sensational four day affair. We were treated to mucho vintage track events including an "Alfa only" race which was won by Jay Ilohans 1968 Tipo 33/2 Daytona. Also appearing was another 33: Toni Kasemets's red 1971 Tipo33 #50.
The preceding endurance race was won by Joe Colasacco in a yellow TZ1 which took the Nuvolari trophy. There were over thirty Alfa racers which competed in a number of races including the three GTA Trans-Am Championship Alfa's from 1970 ! The GTA's owned and raced: #3 Bernie Martinez, #25 Sam Cummings and #93 Dave LeBraun. And the Peter Giddings 1935 8C looked, sounded and ran amazing. 

Mike Besic ran several beautiful GTA's, Joe Cannella superfast '68 GTV. Tom Lacosta, Sam Cummings and Rob Davenport all ran and showed GTA's. Eliseo Carrillo's #99 '63 green Giulia Spider, tech by Rex Chalmers, was lightning, and Rob Mocas piloted his cool yellow/black '67 GTV. 

A very interesting "barn find" was Ken Geiger's unrestored 1965 GTA Stradale RHD. 

There was also a classic car show, a reception at the Corning Glass Museum, Police escorted racecars, and a wonderful dinner banquet with guest speaker Robert Little featuring his personal slide presentation: "Inside the Walls" of AUTODELTA and ARI Racing! Afterward, Robert was presented with a special memento of Autodelta Alfa Montreal by Dr. Martinez. 

The Rita award was presented by SVRA Robert Mocas who made an emotional speech regarding the late and highly respected racing lady. 

AROC/NYAROC members attending/pit crewing: Joel Belser, Bactosh and Jen, Keith Goring and Vic and Gail. 

It seems that every five years there is a special Alfa Romeo Dedication and this year was it. A fair number of our NYAROC members went up for 2005 and a larger group attended the 2010 event which was a blast. 2015 was great and hopefully we'll all be around to do it again.

Photos by Gail Cerami. 
Text by -Vic Cerami - NYAROC / AROC