MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Rob Biddle and I are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the honor to host the Ferrari Club of America National Meet for 2019. This is held every year in a different place but has never been in Arizona, so we get to show off our wonderful state. It will be held from November 6-11, 2019. Many members have warned us that we are crazy to take on this workload but we are hoping, actually confident as we already have over 50 volunteers, that we can show the rest of the country how good we are and have them leave with a great impression of Arizona. While November 2019 may seem like a long way off there is a lot to do. We have already contracted with the Doubletree on Scottsdale Rd. as the official hotel and with Bondurant to be the official track. Scottsdale Ferrari/Maserati has also very graciously offered to host a cocktail party at the Penske Museum. We hope to have a concours site booked within the next few weeks. We will give you updates as things fall into place but welcome any suggestions and assistance. If you too would like to volunteer please send me an email.

Well summer is finally here and the last of the snow in Scottsdale has melted so you can all get your Ferraris out of winter storage. Oh sorry - that's for the members up north. 

We have some new events for July but attendance is limited so sign up now as we've been selling out fast.

 

Review of Pomo Dinner

What a great evening this turned out to be. Our hosts at Pomo went all out for the fifty plus members who enjoyed a wonderful, hearty Italian dinner. Our gratitude goes out to to Stefano and Cricket who comped us Prosecco to start and Limoncello to finish. Reserved parking right in front turned into a very colorful display of Ferraris and Maseratis. The consensus was that we need to have an FCA dinner at Pomo every year.

 

Review of Canadian Grand Prix & Brunch at Penske Racing Museum

Well Scottsdale Ferrari/Maserati certainly raised the bar with a total first class event. Our thanks goes out to our hosts - Gary Simon, Tim Cupp, Chad Morgan and Valentina Dibbern. A special cinema setting was laid out by LMC (Legendary Music & Cinema) with a huge screen and what we estimate was at least $250,000 worth of audio equipment, which in many ways was better than actually being in Montreal for the race. A fabulous brunch buffet of a variety of delicious, overstuffed sandwiches, huge bowls of potato and pasta salad, cheese platters, gourmet cookies, blondies and brownies plus cold drinks kept us all well fed and quenched. An over-enthusiastic young Dutchman took Vettel's front wing off within the first few corners relegating him to almost the very back of the pack but his skill and tenacity combined with the best F1 car in the world enabled him to finish an amazing fourth, and with just a few more laps, inevitably a podium. Kimi came in seventh with overheating brakes. Still it was an exciting race with lots of overtaking. We have been invited back for the USGP on Sunday October 22nd and LMC are installing an even larger screen and more equipment. LMC is the southwest's premium retailer, designer and installer of world-class audio/video components so we can expect something spectacular.

Review of Sedona & Hummer Off-Road Tour

A dozen or so Ferrari's plus one Maserati took to the scenic road and headed for Jerome. There they were treated and greeted! Treated to a wonderful lunch by Gary Simon from Scottsdale Ferrari and greeted unofficially by a gathering of Hell's Angels! They continued the drive to Sedona and enjoyed a nice evening at Cucina Rustica celebrating fellow club member, and Maserati driver, Barby Barone's birthday. On Sunday club member Marc Balocco, owner of Sedona OffRoad Adventures, treated participants to a rugged Hummer ride through the beautiful red rocks of Sedona. The highlight was a white tablecloth lunch of caviar and smoked salmon topped off with champagne from Ferrari embossed glasses and creme brûlée! A big thank you to Gary and Marc for their generosity.