2018 Christmas Party
I'm very happy to announce that the 2018 Christmas party will be held at the Arizona Biltmore on December 1st. Save the date! I will be posting an Event Registration with more information in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!!
The Biltmore has offered a special holiday discount of 10% off published guest rooms rates. This discount is applicable to a maximum of 14 guest rooms and applies only to rates published by the Arizona Biltmore website. It is not valid with conjunction with other discounts, package pricing, or rates from third party websites. As supply is limited, make your reservations ASAP.
Please refer the Group Code HOL18 when booking your discounted room rate by calling 1-800-950-0086 for the reservation center. You may also call the main hotel at 602-955-6600 and ask for In-House Reservations. Hours for In-House Reservations are from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Phoenix Wine Social!
Ferrari Wine Tasting - For the last two years we have had a wine tasting at Phoenix Wines and both times sold out. This year we will be tasting Ferrari-Carano Wines accompanied by pizza. The date is Thursday July 26 at 6PM and the cost is just $30 per person. Attendance is limited to 30 people so sorry but only one spouse (you should only have one anyway) or guest.
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TOMMY V'S DINNER!
Thanks to all those who attended the dinner at Tommy V's last week. I think everyone had an enjoyable evening. Zoran the owner and I would like to apologize for the delay in getting your checks to you. He and I had a misunderstanding about the paying of the bill, and then to complicate the problem, his payment systems chose to throw a fit at the same time. Our apologizes to all! Dennis
Canadian Grand Prix!
What could possibly be better than watching the Canadian Grand Prix on a huge screen?
Watching it on two huge screens with 68 of your closest friends and fellow Tifosi. And with a delicious brunch of overstuffed sandwiches and wraps, gourmet potato salad and pasta salad, chewy cookies and deserts, a cheese platter, fresh fruit, and cold drinks.
But as wonderful as all this was, with great thanks to Gary Simon and his colleagues at Scottsdale Ferrari and the Penske Racing Museum, the real icing on the cake was Sebastian Vettel leading from the pole and never under threat to win the race, and once again taking the lead in the World Driver's Championship.
We had a record attendance of 69 members and guests, and no there is no hidden meaning in that number. A Contest to win a beautiful hard-cover coffee-table book entitled "Gentlemen Start Your Engines" was won by Carlo Rao who came closest to forecasting where Vettel and Raikkonen would finish.
The next race will watch at the Museum is the US Grand Prix on Sunday October 21. Watch for the announcement and do register early as we almost reached our maximum limit of 75 this time.
Carlo successfully guessed the finishing order of Team Ferrari, and was the big winner!!
Welcome to our new sponsor Oliver Smith Jewelry!
We'd like to welcome and introduce our latest sponsor, Oliver Smith Jeweler. Many of you know Oliver who very generously always provided espressos and cappuccinos for the monthly Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering (aka Cars & Coffee) when it was held at the Shops at Gainey. He also invited the whole club to attend his annual December Cars & Cigars where he provided a delicious barbecue lunch, live music and premium cigars.
Oliver is a car guy himself but sadly with one of those over-priced Volkswagen's called Porsche. Many of the club members are already customers of Oliver's and we are diligently working on him to upgrade to a Ferrari, which would be far more commensurate with the fine styling and quality of his jewelry.
President, designer, owner, and all around Big Parmesan, Oliver Smith got his start in the jewelry industry after graduating from Lock Haven University with a BA in Economics. Originally from Worcester, Pennsylvania, this GIA graduate gemologist came out west in 1981 to start his own jewelry business and has been successful ever since. With exquisite designs, competitive pricing, and the highest quality of craftsmanship and ethical standards, Oliver creates jewelry to last a lifetime.
Oliver also represents many of the finest Swiss watch brands, several of which are exclusive to Arizona including Richard Mille, Panerai, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Hermes.
When not hard at work, Oliver enjoys being outdoors, playing golf, hiking, horseback riding, surfing, doing yoga, and barbecuing with his family.
Oliver invites all club members to drop in to have a coffee while seeing the extensive inventory of new Oliver Smith designs and estate pieces, and of course special FCA pricing will apply when possible so please ask.
Oliver Smith Jeweler
8787 N. Scottsdale Rd. Ste. 116
Scottsdale, AZ 85253